American Comics: A History

A detailed account of the rise, fall, and potential resurrection of graphic storytelling in the U.S.

Plunder: Napoleon’s Theft of Veronese’s Feast

A riveting piece of European history told through a work of art.

The Man in the Red Coat

By Julian Barnes

The Man in the Red Coat

A tour-de-force account of La Belle Époque’s luminary figures.

Hidden Tapestry

By Debra Dean

Hidden Tapestry

A novelist teases out the truth about the elusive artist’s life.

The Last Castle

By Denise Kiernan

The Last Castle

Edith Vanderbilt shines in this history of North Carolina’s famed Biltmore Estate.

Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

Creative genius aside, the famed artist was hardly a good guy.

Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One

A novelist teases out the truth about the elusive artist’s life.

The Sagrada Família: The Astonishing Story of Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece

A fascinating depiction of an architect and his struggle to create a singular basilica.