A Worse Place than Hell How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation

Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their enduring legacy for America.December 1862 drove the United States...

Stronger Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence

An examination of the US–China relationship that charts a new path for America focusing on its existing advantages.Ryan Hass charts a path forward in America's relationship and...

Poisoned Blood A True Story of Murder, Passion, and an Astonishing Hoax

Pretty, smart, and pampered, Audrey Marie Hilley grew up in a small Alabama town believing she was entitled to the best of everything. But marriage to her high school sweetheart,...

The Beauty of Living E. E. Cummings in the Great War

Intimate and richly detailed, The Beauty of Living begins with E. E. Cummings's Cambridge upbringing and his relationship with his socially progressive but domestically...

Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

In his latest fresh and original collection, Gierach shows us why fly-fishing is the perfect antidote to everything that is wrong with the world.In Dumb Luck and the Kindness of...

And the Sea Will Tell

Alone with her new husband on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand...

Race and Reunion The Civil War in American Memory

No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past....

Still Life with Brook Trout

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.In Still Life with Brook Trout, John...

Food from the Radical Center Healing Our Land and Communities

America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country's history. People of all races, faiths, and...

Five for Freedom The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army

Late on the evening of October 16, 1859, John Brown and his band of eighteen raiders descended on Harpers Ferry at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. In an...

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