A blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from "a graceful and passionate writer" (The Washington Post).
A microhistory in the vein of Salt and Cod exploring the biological, evolutionary, and cultural history of one of the world's most fascinating fibers.
An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world.
A riveting history of the month that transformed the world’s greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered the First World War.
A ground-breaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.