Wide Awake: The Forgotten Force that Elected Lincoln and Spurred the Civil War

A 19th-century political movement feels eerily familiar in the 21st.

In Sardinia

By Jeff Biggers

In Sardinia

A worthy corrective to the island’s unfairly tarnished reputation.

The Indispensable Right: Free Speech in an Age of Rage

A Trump apologist values at least some of the U.S. Constitution.

The Cleopatras: The Forgotten Queens of Egypt

A riveting look at the women behind antiquity’s most recognizable name.

Cunning Folk: Life in the Era of Practical Magic

When spells — and the fear of them — reigned supreme.

Patton’s Prayer: A True Story of Courage, Faith, and Victory in World War II

Appealing to the Almighty during the Battle of the Bulge.

Alfred Dreyfus: The Man at the Center of the Affair

Echoes from a long-ago antisemitic persecution linger today.

The Britannias: An Archipelago’s Tale

A charming sojourn to isles both familiar and foreign.