A panoramic history of the vast migration of Eastern Europeans to the West by a recent winner of a MacArthur Fellowship.
The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on the Adventure of a Lifetime
In 1976, America's bicentennial, 24 young men set out to re-create French explorer La Salle's voyage down the entire length of the Mississippi River, abandoning their modern identities in order to live like the voyageurs of the 1600s.
A world-renowned classicist presents a thrilling revisionist biography of the Bible’s most controversial figure.
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.
A blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from "a graceful and passionate writer" (The Washington Post).