The Culture of Narcissism American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of...

The Killing Zone My Life in the Vietnam War

Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow...

American Murder Houses A Coast-to-coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of Homicide

There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass-even centuries-but the mark of death remains. They are known as...

Lincoln's Greatest Journey Sixteen Days That Changed a Presidency, March 24 - April 8, 1865

March 1865: The United States was at a crossroads and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. "I am very unwell," he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible...

Double Ace The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales

Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia, with an oversize personality used dogged...

Murder in the Oval Library

With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun—and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population...

The Living Great Lakes Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas

If fresh water is to be treasured, the Great Lakes are the mother lode. No bodies of water can compare to them. One of them, Superior, is the largest lake on earth, and the five...

The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived A True Story of My Family

A veteran of the Washington Post and Miami Herald, Tom Shroder has made a career of investigative journalism and human-interest stories. His most fascinating reporting, however,...

The Math Myth And Other Stem Delusions

Andrew Hacker's 2012 New York Times op-ed questioning the requirement of advanced mathematics in our schools instantly became one of the paper's most widely circulated articles....

The Gluten Lie And Other Myths About What You Eat

Gluten. Salt. Sugar. Fat. These are the villains of the American diet-or so a host of doctors and nutritionists would have you believe. But the science is far from settled, and we...

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