The courageous life and times of a women's suffrage heroine.
The author who famously moved to a sun-drenched European villa recollects her childhood in the American South.
The award-winning author on Zen monks, the man in Anton Chekhov's closet, and the commencement address that became his new book, Congratulations, by the way.
Why was Shirley Temple one of the most iconic figures of 1930s America?
Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?
The author of Naked Lunch led a life as darkly outrageous as his fiction.
The author of effervescent transatlantic fiction maps the Middle America of her forebears.
An oral history of the lives of the cloistered sheds light on life behind the walls of an American monastery.
The political battles and journalistic triumphs of the Progressive Era have never looked so timely.
Have we underestimated the artist who became our "national frame of reference"?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian on Teddy Roosevelt, Spielberg, the bravery of Progressive journalism, and what yesterday's politics can teach us about tomorrow.
How a public speaking teacher won fame and influenced millions.
A new book looks back at the life -- and premature end -- of an enigmatic actor.
The author of The Windsor Faction on "authorial sleight-of-hand" and putting words into the mouths of real people.
She was the beloved sibling and correspondent of one of our nation's founders. Why haven't we heard the voice of Jane Franklin?
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