Frederick Taylor is no stranger to fractious topics.
It’s okay to giggle like a schoolboy at the title—even the author acknowledges so in his introduction to The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind the Things We Love to Catch, Whack, Thro
Making real people come alive to readers must be the Holy Grail of those who write historical fiction.
Fernando Tejerina edits this first single-volume survey of the evolution and current state of institutions of higher learning.
Writer Kevin Desinger found a great setup for his debut novel: A good citizen and wine steward, Jim Sandusky, is home one evening with his wife in a fine, quiet neighborhood when their peace is dis
Grace Balogh is almost 30 years old before she found out her birthday was April 6th and not the 16th.
The Islamic Golden Age is traditionally dated from the middle of the 8th century to the Mongol invasion in the middle of the 13th century.
Here, at the beginning of the 21st century, Noah Webster is an often overlooked fixture of American culture to a modern audience.
Battle of the City of the Dead by Dick Camp chronicles a three-week battle in the Iraqi War. Mr.
Freelance writer Katharine Greider works hard at doing right by her subject, a one hundred and 50-year-old tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side where she and her husband, David Andrews,
Liberty. One word—an idea, really.
To those used to the utter lack of respect given to artists in contemporary times, especially in America, the topic of Mr. Volkov’s book may seem puzzling.
Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base
Millions of words of have been dedicated to the discussion of World War II, its causes, its horrors and its aftermath.
In this first of four volumes, the editors present a chorus of contemporary voices to give the reader an unusual portrait of the Civil War.
The more I read and learn about early American history, the more resonant these two words become in relation to my own deficient education.
Europe in the year 1660 was an environment of interesting mixed historical contradictions.
Jim al-Khalili holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Surrey and is the chair of the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey.
Take note of this novel as you’re sure to hear about it again over the coming months.
A century of endeavor by Irish missionary priests, brothers, and sisters ebbs away.
Imagine, if you will, that our government wants more business growth in, say, lower Manhattan. It issues a charter to a worthy company—how about Goldman Sachs, for the sake of argument?
Where does folklore cross into history or religion? How do you study another culture’s stories, even their beliefs, without sounding like you are belittling them or attacking them?
The Crossing is a delightful recounting of George Washington’s journey into becoming one of the most memorable men that has ever lived.
What are the Northern Lights? Why might a tornado demolish one house and leave another unscathed?
When The Great Recession hit, Americans returned to their kitchens and the classics started to make a comeback.