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...

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...

My First Summer in the Sierra

In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending...

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...

Murder In the Lincoln White House

On March 4, 1861, the air at the inaugural ball is charged with hope and apprehension. The last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings, so Lincoln's trusted...

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...

The Haunted House Diaries The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery

Nestled deep in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, a 1790 farmhouse sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion. The family that resides there regularly encounters its own...