My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song

The problematic past and hopeful future of a contentious tune.

Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid

The rollicking account of a Bonnie-and-Clyde-like duo's Jazz Era escapades.

The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies

It’s this book’s account of history, not homicide, that’s truly riveting.

Lincoln and the Fight for Peace

A stirring account of how the great man’s legacy endures.

The Triumph of the Amateurs

By William Lanouette

The Triumph of the Amateurs

A detail-rich — if somewhat flat — look at a brief era when scullers were superstars.

The Age of Acrimony

By Jon Grinspan

The Age of Acrimony

Recalling a turbulent time in U.S. history that bears an uncanny resemblance to today.

The Republic of Violence: The Tormented Rise of Abolition in Andrew Jackson’s America

A propulsive account of anti-slavery crusaders in the early 19th century.