An illuminating account of how an obscure German princess became Catherine the Great of Russia
By Seymour I. “Spence” Toll
In a book that is about much more than farming, Arlo Crawford details the hard work required for agriculture and the work required for self-fulfillment and discovery.
Mark Perry provides readers with a riveting and accessible biography of General Douglas MacArthur, one of the most complex characters from American history.
If you have tired of watching Anna Karenina’s anguished life on film, seeing Raskolnikov’s next villainous act recreated in the comics, or enduring one too many Lolita wannabes in print or on the screen, it’s time to dig deeper into Russia’s literary troves. There, you’ll find rogues, critters, ghouls, and body parts — in other words, some of the most fascinating fictional characters you could ever hope to meet.
Ward Just’s latest novel is one part adventure story and two parts reflection