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WORLD WAR I

Remembering World War I with 10 Astounding Books

Remembering World War I with 10 Astounding Books

This summer marks the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I. Whether you’re a history buff well-versed in the events of the Great War, or someone who has just begun to be curious, we’ve got a collection of […]

by × July 18, 2014 ×

FILM HISTORY

Essential Reading for Film Fans: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

Essential Reading for Film Fans: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

Watching as the legendary Sidney Poitier walked across the stage at the Oscars last night to present an award 50 years after he took home his own historic statuette, the first ever Best Actor award given to an African American, […]

by × March 3, 2014 ×

INDIE ROUNDUP

December Indie Books Roundup!

December Indie Books Roundup!

We love independent publishers, but great indie releases have a way of getting past us. Enter the Indie Roundup, a monthly review of new books we’re excited about, from independent, university, and small presses we love. December’s Roundup is less […]

by × December 10, 2013 ×

AMERICAN HISTORY

4 More Years That Deserve the Bill Bryson One Summer Treatment

4 More Years That Deserve the Bill Bryson One Summer Treatment

Reading Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America, 1927 is like having your favorite uncle read you bedtime stories—about bizarre homicides, persnickety aviators, people Calvin Coolidge hated, and the life and times of Babe Ruth. One of 2013′s most enjoyable reads, One […]

by × November 20, 2013 ×

GIFT GUIDES

12 Great Books for Dad

12 Great Books for Dad

Throughout the holiday season, we’re gathering books that make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list—from your mother and the teen in your life to your foodie friend and the coworker who loves Harry Potter. Need more ideas? Check out all of […]

by × November 12, 2013 ×

STRANGER THAN FICTION

7 Books You Won’t Believe Are Nonfiction

7 Books You Won’t Believe Are Nonfiction

You’ve heard that truth is stranger than fiction, but have you heard that reality is more kickass than fantasy, and nonfiction can righteously destroy science fiction’s behind? Because let me tell you, after you’ve read about these 7 books, you’ll […]

by × August 16, 2013 ×

BOOKS WE LOVE

The Best Books about Dogs

The Best Books about Dogs

Dogs are humanity’s greatest achievement. Ever since we began domesticating them some 15,000 years ago, they have been our providers, entertainers, rescuers, colleagues, counselors, and, most importantly, our best friends. It’s no surprise that a species that’s played such a […]

by × August 15, 2013 ×

BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ

Five Books Guaranteed to Make You Sound Brilliant

Five Books Guaranteed to Make You Sound Brilliant

Reading is a solitary pursuit. There’s no better shield from the outside world than a book, and no more trusted witness to our terrible snack habits and bedtime hygiene. Paradoxically, books can also bring us closer together, enabling us to […]

by × June 27, 2013 ×

COVER STORIES

A Missing Face Makes the Cover

A Missing Face Makes the Cover

Nancy Rubin Stuart specializes in women’s and social history, and she often highlights unsung heroines of history. Her latest book, Defiant Brides, delves into the “dusty male-oriented archives” of history and finds two romances. But one of the women she profiles, Lucy […]

by × May 24, 2013 ×