Her new book says our views of Africa are outdated.
This novel about a 12-year-old mill worker was inspired by a Lewis Hine photograph.
In a new book, the author of "Forrest Gump" paints an uncommonly vivid picture of an overlooked chapter in American history and its unlikely hero
Andrew Lawler discusses imperialism and the natural romance of studying ancient cultures.
The authors of "Building an Arc" talk about wildlife conservation and what drew them to work with tigers.
The author talks about what makes the newly renovated Patent Office Building special
The author of "Berried Treasure" discusses fruit mysteries and pith helmet style
The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World, by Nicholas A. Basbanes
A book about atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer charts the debate over deployment of the first A-bomb and the anxiety that suffused its first live test
Fifty years ago a brewer's bet spawned a compelling compendium of feats, stunts and trivia
Fifty years ago, a scientific panel declared Jonas Salk's polio vaccine a smashing success. A new book takes readers behind the headlines
A new book documents a week in the life of America in all its rich, colorful, contradictory, nostalgic, emotional, heartfelt and, oh yes, exuberant...glory
But no exorcisms, please these rare orchids are the stars of a hit movie and a best-selling book
Our unusually far-flung correspondents report
A new book traces the Wright brothers' triumph 100 years ago to an innovative design and meticulous attention to detail
The house where the conspirators hatched their heinous plot now serves sushi, and the yard where they were hanged is a tennis court
Henry Kissinger's new book revisits America's troubled extrication from Indochina
Thanks to the mega-selling Worst-Case Scenario handbooks, we now know how to cope with charging bulls, plunging elevators and runaway locomotives
Dragon's drool, frog's glands and shark's stomachs have all been recruited for the fight against drug-resistant bacteria
Thanks to new technology, backyard stargazers have traveled light-years of late to join professionals in mapping the heavens
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