An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed the greatest transformations of her time.


Splitopia challenges outdated, negative assumptions about divorce and offers guidance for healthier, happier splits.

Excellent Daughters

For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role...

One Child

An intimate investigation of the world’s largest experiment in social engineering and how its effects will shape China for decades to come.

Broad Influence

Jay Newton-Small takes readers through the corridors of Washington, D.C. to demonstrate how women are affecting lasting change.

The Powerhouse

A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. Can the U.S. win?

The Great Race

The Great Race recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance.

The Fierce Urgency of Now

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it.

The Test

Standardized assessments test our children, our teachers, our schools—and increasingly, our patience.


A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today.

The Teacher Wars

The Teacher Wars upends the conversation about American education by bringing the lessons of history to bear on today's dilemmas.

No Good Men Among the Living

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan.