Book cover of Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces by Miles J Unger
Biography & Autobiography

Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

Michelangelo stands alone as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture, a man who reinvented the practice of art itself. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by insisting that he had no master but his own demanding muse. Michelangelo was ambitious, egotistical, and difficult, but through the towering force of genius and through sheer pugnaciousness, he transformed the way we think about art. […Learn More]

Book cover of 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War by Andrew Nagorski
Europe

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

Bestselling historian Andrew Nagorski “brings keen psychological insights into the world leaders involved” (Booklist) during 1941, the critical year in World War II when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance that defeated Nazi Germany. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski
Biography & Autobiography

The Nazi Hunters

After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. “Absorbing” (Kirkus Reviews) and “fascinating” (Library Journal), The Nazi Hunters focuses on the men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
History

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey 

An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn’t been attempted in a century—which also chronicles the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. […Learn More]

Book cover of River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard
Africa

River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile

The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic

For millennia the location of the Nile River’s headwaters was shrouded in mystery. In the 19th century, there was  a frenzy of interest in ancient Egypt. At the same time, European powers sent off waves of explorations intended to map the unknown corners of the globe – and extend their colonial empires. […Learn More]

Book cover of Stan Lee: A Life by Bob Batchelor
Biography & Autobiography

Stan Lee: A Life

The definitive biography of Marvel legend Stan Lee, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Stan Lee’s extraordinary life was as epic as the superheroes he co-created, from the Amazing Spider-Man to the Mighty Avengers. His ideas and voice are at the heart of global culture, loved by millions of superhero fans around the world. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's Evil Genius by Bob Batchelor
Biography & Autobiography

The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius 

The rise and fall of the man who cracked Prohibition to become one of the world’s richest criminal masterminds—and helped inspire The Great Gatsby.

Love, murder, political intrigue, mountains of cash, and rivers of bourbon…The tale of George Remus is a grand spectacle and a lens into the dark heart of Prohibition. Yes, Congress gave teeth to Prohibition in October, 1919, but the law didn’t stop George Remus from amassing a fortune that would be worth billions of dollars today. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination by Barry Strauss
Ancient Civilizations

The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination 

Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on March 15, 44 BC—the Ides of March according to the Roman calendar. He was, says author Barry Strauss, the last casualty of one civil war and the first casualty of the next civil war, which would end the Roman Republic and inaugurate the Roman Empire. “The Death of Caesar provides a fresh look at a well-trodden event, with superb storytelling sure to inspire awe” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). […Learn More]