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Timothy Shriver's new memoir is a look at the inspirational people he met as chairman of the Special Olympics. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Shriver about his book, Fully Alive.
Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.
Charles D'Ambrosio's new essay collection wanders through topics journalistic and personal; reviewer Annalisa Quinn says it delivers a primal pleasure of reading: the feeling of being understood.
Sir Roger Moore has played James Bond more than any other actor; his new memoir One Lucky Bastard chronicles a life spent working and laughing with stars — and learning how to kiss from Lana Turner.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince takes a look at the military contractor's history and the controversy surrounding it in Civilian Warriors. It appears at No. 15.
Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, a collection of short stories following a retired Maine school teacher, appears at No. 10.
Evan R. Chesler, the chairman of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, will take over as the library chairman from Neil L. Rudenstine.
In Cornwell’s new thriller, Kay Scarpetta’s expertise is needed with a murder victim, a man once accused of being a terrorist.
Between the Great War and the Depression, the world was remade by American economic and military power.
A transgender writer’s memoir of forgiveness and discovery.
Tennessee Williams spun unhappiness into dramatic gold, John Lahr’s study shows.
A writer finds sublime poetry in the world of mixed martial arts.
Born into slavery, William Wells Brown escaped to freedom and reinvented himself as an author, lecturer and doctor.
Nelson Rockefeller, the subject of a new biography, was a big-government, big-spending liberal — and a Republican.
Four university students tried to create a nonprofit, privacy-protected alternative to Facebook.
New books by Ian Leslie, Daniel J. Levitin, Judy Wajcman and Michael Harris.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Brian Morton’s “Florence Gordon,” Matt Bai’s “All the Truth Is Out” and more.
In the early 1900s, an American huckster brought despair to a group of Filipino tribespeople.
In “Why We Lost,” Daniel Bolger says abysmal generalship doomed American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
John Cleese, whose memoir “So, Anyway. . .” is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once wrote to a fan: “I am very very very very very very important.”