Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ron Powers draws on heart-wrenching personal experience in writing about the way society treats the mentally ill.
Journalist Chris Hayes argues that some US politicians and law enforcement officials act as if whole areas of America constitute a separate realm of less value where different rules apply.
This is a handsome book with lots of extras to enhance the marvelous comic strips.
In the most pleasing possible way, biographer Richard Holmes comes across in his own collected writing as contagiously curious, casually erudite, and just a bit daft.
Scottish historian James Crawford finds meaning in lost landmarks.
Novelist Deepak Unnikrishnan tells tales of 'people from elsewhere' who live as perpetual foreigners, often in fear, with precarious futures.
Journalist Will Englund suggests that World War I set both the United States and Russia on the paths they would follow for the next century.
The much-heralded graphic novel 'Flight of the Raven' is finally available in English.
Journalist-turned-popular historian G.J. Meyer details the skewed perspective the Woodrow Wilson administration maintained toward Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Of course, as rational creatures we know that dictionaries must be made by people, yet we don’t really think of them as human productions. They seem to be just there like works of nature or age-old monuments. Not that you notice dictionaries much until you need to look up the meaning of a word.
There was never another country quite like the Venetian Republic, and there was never another Venetian quite like Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). Con artist, poet, spy, philosopher, polymath, librarian, lecher and proud owner of one of the most indestructible egos of all time, Casanova the man is largely forgotten today while his name lives on as a generic label for chronic Don Juanism.
In a few hours of surfing Amazon’s Books category, I noticed that this American giant of online sales is infested with Holocaust deniers. These are books...
A major question surrounded both cars – which Nazi had used them?
But the heart of this book's tale is in the bookshops of Paris, where it should be.
Historian David Armitage packs a great deal of learning and insight into a text of little more than 200 pages.
Readers would do well to follow the route mapped out in 'South and West': to be inquisitive about those with whom they seem to have nothing in common, including electoral preferences.
Originally published on www.californiamag.org If Donald Trump has his Boswell, it could well be Milo Yiannopoulos. The proudly gay Brit-born scribe...
The first annual Lambda LitFest, celebrating the work of LGBTQ writers, will be hosted in Los Angeles.