Mary V. Dearborn’s biography of Ernest Hemingway takes him apart in minute pieces. To say that he was a complex character is an understatement.
In her brilliant 1977 one-woman Broadway show entitled On Stage, Lily Tomlin performed a bit in which middle-aged married couple Lud and Marie discussed a cake that they had eaten, endless
New York is a different city in 2017 than it was in 1975.
“beautifully written narrative. . . . Menkedick is a writer to watch.”
Gabourey Sidibe’s meteoric rise to fame in the film Precious has reached a new level in her career with the release of her new memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.
“One of the greatest contributions of Judaism to the world is doing things for others. It is the reward of our lives.”—Viktor Frankel, Holocaust survivor, author
“demonstrate[s] the war’s sheer and utter waste of life and resources even as the old mainland Europe monarchical order brought about its own demise.”
“inviting and engaging . . . a well-presented lure into the potentially overwhelming world of art history.”
Fred Herzog’s images in Modern Color were created over 50 years ago and still have the power to stop you in your tracks.
Every generation spawns a handful of academics who become public intellectual rock stars resonating across a broad swath of social concerns far beyond their specific specializations.
It’s become something of a cottage industry for publishers in recent times to take an address that a noted personage gives to a respected college or university and slap it between hard covers to se
Every man of God has two religions, according to writer Patricia Lockwood: one belonging to heaven and the other to the world.
Why is an armadillo covered in armor? Just how lazy is a sloth? Why does a beaver chomp through trees? Just what is a binturong?
Baby boomers were told all they needed was a high school diploma and with a good job, they were almost assured a place in the middle class.
In late 1942, aviators of the 31st Fighter Group arrived in England. Included were thousands of others who served in the Eighth and Ninth U.S. Army Air Forces in that embattled nation.
"...beautifully captures a universal life moment..."
Shoes is an amazing and extensively researched volume that speaks only to the subject of shoes.
People of London is a collection of street portraiture that celebrates photographer Peter Zelewski’s passion for the city.
You may be able to speak to the subject of “it” bags from this year’s fashion cycle, but can you speak to the subject of why and which was the “it” bag of the 16th century until the present day?
Baseball has served a distinctive slice of the American social experience for over 170 years. It has been the subject of countless fiction and nonfiction books, movies, plays, and music.
“will most certainly satisfy those readers who enjoy the combination of the psychology of marriage and true crime.”
In his 1943 classic, The Machiavellians, the political philosopher James Burnham praised Niccolo Machiavelli for writing truthfully and unsentimentally about the way political leaders gain
“. . . introduces Millay as a fascinating personality. . . . an iconic American female (and feminist) poet . . . and the book enhances details of her life long overlooked.”
“Off Speed is very much like the perfect game it describes: a true gem.”
“Byrne touches on a broad array of forces that influence and shape the musical experience—from how it is created, performed, recorded, and distributed to more personally meaningful aspects