Edison

From Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the g

One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America

On New Year s Day 2013, two time Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat That day chosen completely at random turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day Weingarten spent th

The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna

They believed they would live forever So begins Mira Ptacin s haunting account of the women of Camp Etna an otherworldly community in the woods of Maine that has, since 1876, played host to generations of Spiritualists and mediums dedicated to preserving the links between the mortal realm and the a

A Castle in Wartime: One Family, Their Missing Sons, and the Fight to Defeat the Nazis

An enthralling story of one family s extraordinary courage and resistance amidst the horrors of war from the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms As war swept across Europe in 1940, the idyllic life of Fey von Hassell seemed a world away from the conflict The daughter of Ulrich vo

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

They were the most famous sisters in China As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history Red Sister, Ching ling, married the Fat

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith

Tracing an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, the bestselling and virtuosic The Wall Street Journal writer explores the past and future of Christianity What a wondrous work This beautifully written and totally clear eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether

No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today

Spanning seven decades and linking a sprawling cast of heroes from every corner of the country, No Surrender is an unforgettable story of a father s extraordinary acts of valor in the treacherous final days of World War II and a son s journey to discover them Like most members of the Greatest Gener

Homewreckers

How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream In the spirit of Evicted, Bait and Switch, and The Big Short, a shocking, heart wrenching investigation into America s housing crisis

On Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Story of George Orwell’s Masterpiece

From the author of the definitive biography of George Orwell, a captivating account of the origin and enduring power of his landmark dystopian novel Since its publication nearly 70 years ago, George Orwell s 1984 has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modern age Politicians