How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons from Our Top Presidents

What can we learn from our ablest commanders-in-chief?

Vagabonds: Life on the Streets of Nineteenth-Century London

Britain’s benighted scalawags had more agency than you thought.

Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar

A timely, tragic portrait of a transgender actress whose ambition couldn’t overcome discrimination.

The Blazing World

By Jonathan Healey

The Blazing World

A sweeping account of an especially volatile British era.


By Abraham Josephine Riesman


Did the wrestling mastermind really destroy politics in the U.S.?

What Iranians Want: Women, Life, Freedom

A heartening glimpse at recent protests inside Iran.

Vagabond Princess: The Great Adventures of Gulbadan

A detailed if dry portrait of 16th-century Central Asia.