An excerpt from Nina Burleigh's book, The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America's Greatest Museum
March 01, 2007 | By Nina Burleigh
A new book argues the case for the mugshot as art
January 2007 | By Katy June-Friesen
Bugs in trees and kids in labs get their due in a new book by "Canopy Meg"
December 2006 | By Marian Smith Holmes
Psychiatrist Stuart Hauser answers questions about his new book, Out of the Woods, which chronicles four emotionally disturbed teenagers
December 01, 2006 | By Amy Crawford
Ben Block spoke with Josh about Iraq and reporting in dangerous regions of the world.
October 01, 2006 | By Ben Block
Her new book says our views of Africa are outdated.
September 2006 | By Amy Crawford
This novel about a 12-year-old mill worker was inspired by a Lewis Hine photograph.
September 2006 | By Elizabeth Winthrop
In a new book, "Patriot Fire," the author of "Forrest Gump" paints an uncommonly vivid picture of an overlooked chapter in American history -- and its unlikely hero.
August 2006 | By Winston Groom
In a new book written with his wife, Nancy Abrams, cosmologist Joel Primack argues that the universe, far from being a meaningless void, was meant for us. Sort of.
July 2006 | By Jerry Adler
The untold story of those who survived the great American Dust Bowl
March 2006 | By Kathleen Burke
The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World, by Nicholas A. Basbanes
February 2006 | By Reviewed by Kathleen Burke
The author of a new biography of the artist argues that the women he painted were full partners in the creative enterprise
October 2005 | By Hilary Spurling
Fifty years ago a brewer's bet spawned a compelling compendium of feats, stunts and trivia
August 2005 | By Bruce Watson
A new book about atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer charts the secret debate over deployment of the first A-bomb and the anxiety that suffused its first live test
August 2005 | By Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
August 2005 | By Smithsonian magazine
Fifty years ago, a scientific panel declared Jonas Salk's polio vaccine a smashing success. A new book takes readers behind the headlines
April 2005 | By Jeffrey Kluger
April 2005 | By Smithsonian magazine
More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure
May 2004 | By Owen Edwards
A new book, At First Sight, draws on all the Smithsonian's vast archives to chart photograph's profound place in history
April 2004 | By Merry A. Foresta
Rockefeller Center symbolizes the heart of Manhattan
March 2004 | By Owen Edwards