"Black Death" is a thought provoking and frightening tale set in 1348 England.
The book has romance, adventure and a touch of intrigue.
It is time to restore Richard Wright's place fully as a major people's artist and ground breaking journalist of the 20th century.
Frederick Douglass was one of the great people’s leaders of the 19th century. And yet his towering intellect and multifaceted political experience have been insufficiently appreciated.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan proclaimed it was "Morning in America." But many of us knew that in reality he was ramrodding wage-cut policies that busted unions, undermined New Deal programs, and deregulated the banks and corporations.
The New Deal economic recovery programs during the Great Depression of the 1930s showed how to solve economic crises without resorting to war.
Some groups want to remember the Confederacy "the right way." Whatever can they mean?
The best scene in the new British film, "Made in Dagenham," comes when a reporter asks Mrs O'Grady how her band of strikers will be able to cope. "We're women!" she explains pointedly.
New tapes from the Nixon White House show Nixon's pathologic prejudices against virtually every ethnic group, particularly his crude anti-Semitism.
Jill Lepore's "The Whites of Their Eyes" is two distinct histories in the space of a single volume.