Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

Our favorite non-fiction books of 2017 (so far) vary widely in format, tone and content, from Scaachi Koul’s humorous personal essays in One Day We’ll All Be Dead and...

The World Over Which Charles Lindbergh Flew

When Charles Lindbergh made history 90 years ago this weekend — on May 20 and 21, 1927 — by becoming the first pilot to fly solo nonstop over the...

How Anne Frank’s Family Found a Place to Hide

When the Frank family first moved to the Netherlands, as Nazi power began to rise in Germany, they hoped that they had found an escape from a homeland in...

The Day Israel Banned My Book

At 8 a.m. on December 31, 2015, I found myself in the studio of Israel’s Channel 2 morning show. Despite the coffee and the adrenaline, I felt sleepy, almost...

The Genius Innovation That Made the Great Library of Alexandria Work

As National Library Week begins — it runs from April 9–15 this year — the Library of Congress looks back at the ancestor of the card catalog, in this...

I Want You: The Story Behind the Iconic Recruitment Poster

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. joining World War I on April 6, 1917, a new TIME special edition looks back on the impact of that...

How American Troops Helped Turn the Tide in World War I

On April 6, 1917, Congress declared war on Germany, and a few days later, Theodore Roosevelt went to see President Woodrow Wilson. Roosevelt, a former Rough Rider in the...

Speedy Tuesday – Moonwatch Only 2nd Edition Book Review

Almost a month ago, I told you about the upcoming Moonwatch Only 2nd edition (60 years of Omega Speedmaster). During the annual trade show in Basel, I received a...

History’s Best Umpires—And One Who Got Banned From Baseball

Baseball umpires are a unique breed, the keepers of law and order on the field, required to make decisions, often almost in a split second, on every play. And...

This Woman Wants Your Baby to Be a Feminist

A New York author is hoping to grow the next generation of socially aware children with her upcoming board book for infants called Feminist Baby. The 22-page picture book, which...

These Found Vintage Snapshots Are a Testament to Americans’ Love of Their Cars

In recent years, the American Dream has seemed anything but secure. But in its halcyon heights, during the economic boom of post-war ’50s and ’60s, success and happiness were...

How Airbnb Is Spurring Innovation In Luxury Travel

There is now a cottage industry of short-term-rental start-ups, whether started before or after Airbnb. The category includes dozens of other companies: Roomorama, Love Home Swap, Stay Al­fred, and...

9 Literary Subscription Boxes for All Types of Readers

Bookworms, tune in. As National Reading Month draws to a close over the next week, we have reason to believe these subscription boxes will keep your momentum going throughout...

Chelsea Clinton Is Writing a Children’s Book Called She Persisted

Count Chelsea Clinton among the many people whom Elizabeth Warren inspired when she refused to be silenced in the Senate. Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary...

The Man Who Invented the Modern Bookstore

This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. Writing in his Memoirs of the First Forty-Five Years of the Life of...