Aug 22, 2014 — Comics critic Etelka Lehoczky says the wildly discordant art styles in a new graphic novel compilation of World War I poetry work to illuminate the emotional chaos of soldiers on the Western Front.
Aug 21, 2014 — Two hundred years ago this week, invading British troops destroyed the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NPR wasn't there, but if we were, our coverage might have sounded something like this ...
Aug 20, 2014 — Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?
Aug 19, 2014 — Life as we know it is being threatened by everything from climate change to resource depletion. Commentator Adam Frank looks back at 1177 B.C. — and what we might learn from peoples past.
Aug 14, 2014 — Rick Perlstein's The Invisible Bridge describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid-'70s. It debuts at No. 10.
Aug 14, 2014 — In Manson, Jeff Guinn explores Charles Manson's crimes in the context of the turbulent '60s. It appears at No. 12.
Aug 12, 2014 — Eric Liu, a former presidential speech writer, addresses in his book how his American identity is "completely infused by [his] Chinese-ness."
Aug 11, 2014 — Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, spent six years researching America's nuclear weapons. In Command and Control, he details explosions, false attack alerts and accidentally dropped bombs.
Aug 10, 2014 — In spring 2001, Desma Brooks, Michelle Fischer and Debbie Helton signed up for the National Guard expecting just a few days of drills each month. Soldier Girls tells the stories of their deployments.
Aug 8, 2014 — In A Spy Among Friends, Ben Macintyre explores the relationships and betrayals of Cold War spy Kim Philby. It debuts at No. 1.