An Idea Whose Time Has Come, by Todd S. Purdum

Todd Purdum's work of journalistic history on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is ultimately a story about politicians doing the right thing.

Christians killing Christians

Philip Jenkins vividly synthesizes a specialized historiography: World War I as a global religious conflict.

The Death Class, by Erika Hayasaki

Erika Hayasaki, having reported on a succession of traumatic events, read about a popular university class on death. She decided to enroll.

Dust, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Owuor's novel wrestles with Kenya's bitter remnants of colonialism. Yet it suggests that the future can be shaped by people who are willing to incorporate the past with honesty and integrity.