Sometimes music writing feels like high school—all cliquish and exclusive.
The Crossing is a delightful recounting of George Washington’s journey into becoming one of the most memorable men that has ever lived.
Gerbert d’Aurillac’s life as a monk, mathematician, scientist, and spy spanned a turbulent time in European history. Europe in the year 1000 A.C.E.
The news is full of horrific stories about Mexico’s war with the drug cartels and the traffickers’ internecine rivalries that have resulted in thousands of deaths.
The best way to learn more about the wines of a particular region is to travel there and visit the wineries.
World of Wonders is an amazing voyage through stunning images that depict life and planet Earth in its most natural and awe-inspiring form.
The Writer’s Guide to Psychology is on a mission. Its title tells it all.
Is the term “nervous breakdown” an accurate description of what can happen to someone under stress and who might be struggling with a major depression or panic attacks?
Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past few years, you know that social media and social marketing are now the Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread.
Reading Ezra Pound can be a demanding experience as he often slips into French, Spanish, Italian, or ancient Greek—using the Greek alphabet of course.
I don’t know. I am torn over The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane. On the one hand, it is an encyclopedia of snail and slug information.
For the past four hundred years, Galileo, Siderius nuncius, and Galileo’s subsequent trial at the Inquisition have been used in many contexts to tell many types of stories.
George W. Bush’s Decision Points is a memoir of his eight-year presidency.
As we end the year, serious business readers (which outnumber frivolous scanners two to one, according to my statistics) have crumpled face first into a long winter’s nap.
To his loved ones who gathered about him as he lay on his deathbed in 1833, actor Edmund Kean famously said, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.”
As an analyst and analysand, who since her unconventional childhood has meditated and studied Buddhism, Pilar Jennings brings her professional expertise and personal experience into this rewarding,
The inside cover flap of Life, the much-anticipated memoir by Keith Richards, carries a note, in Richards’ handwriting: “This is the Life.
Trungpa Rinpoche’s controversial “crazy wisdom” methods of cutting through “spiritual materialism” to penetrate the superficially captivated, shopping-mall mentality of his Western audiences with t
Popular psychology books seem to always sell big. In many large bookstores they have their own section labeled self-help or psychology.
Leonard Bernstein was not a classically beautiful man. He was not the type of person to be featured on the cover of GQ or Vogue.
There is something wonderful about a book that is unafraid of its footnotes.
This 301-page book is an examination of what happens to a human body after death.
Six thousand entries on language, folklore, history, and myth enliven these 800-odd pages, edited by Seán McMahon from Derry and Kerry-born, Dublin-based Jo O’Donoghue with additional editing by Ma
In a crime investigation, a police detective usually asks, “Who had the means, motive, and the opportunity to commit this crime?” In the book Profiling: The Psychology of Catching Killers,