Visitors from mainland China turn to Hong Kong bookstores for forbidden delights: shelves of scandal-packed exposés about their Communist Party masters.
In “City of Ambition,” Mason B. Williams explores what drove a patrician Democrat and a street-smart Republican to revive New York City from the Great Depression.
Charles Kingsley’s 150-year-old morality fable reflects the contradictory impulses of the Victorian era.
At the center of the plot lines in Jean Thompson’s novel is a philanthropist who wants to bribe people into virtue.
“Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson is No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list — the second best seller spawned by the reality show “Duck Dynasty.”
The digital-age transparency we’ve grown accustomed to may threaten the spirit of democracy, Evgeny Morozov warns.
From the birth of the Republican Party to the Spanish-American War, John Hay was a seminal 19th-century figure.