Reinventing America's Schools Creating a 21st-Century Education System

In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city got an unexpected opportunity to recreate its school system from scratch. The state's Recovery School District...

El Paso

El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa, a much-feared outlaw and revolutionary, against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel. But when Villa kidnaps the...

Carolina Moon

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel of redemption and suspense, as a woman haunted by the unsolved murder of her childhood friend returns to her...

Guys Read: Against All Odds

Dustin Brown, all-star captain of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, tells his story of how he went from being a youth hockey player in Ithaca, New York, to becoming...

A Disposition to Be Rich How a Small-town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-hated Man in the United States

Ferdinand Ward was the Bernie Madoff of his generation-a supposed genius at making big money fast on Wall Street, who turned out to have been running a giant pyramid scheme that...

Mother Bruce

Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even...

Back Channel to Cuba The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana

Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of U.S.-Cuban relations. From John F. Kennedy's offering of an olive branch to Fidel Castro after the missile crisis,...

10 Books That Screwed Up the World And 5 Others That Didn't Help

You've heard of the "Great Books"?These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human...

Stonewall The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

The basis of the PBS American Experience documentary Stonewall UprisingIn 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's...

Guys Read: How I Won the World Series

Children's author and lifelong baseball fan Dan Gutman recounts how he himself was actually the hero in the New York Mets' miraculous defeat of the Boston Red Sox in Game Six of...

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