Jul 21, 2014 — Chris Tomlinson covered conflict, including apartheid in Africa, for 11 years. Then the great-great-grandson of Texas slaveholders realized he needed to write a book about his family's history.
Feb 5, 2013 — In fiction, a novel from Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer, a posthumous thriller from Michael Crichton and a sensual werewolf tale from Anne Rice arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Paul Krugman confronts our economic depression, and Charles Murray looks at the U.S. class divide.
Feb 9, 2012 — Debuting at No. 15, Coming Apart explores social polarization in working-class America.
Feb 6, 2012 — In his new book, Charles Murray, co-author of the controversial The Bell Curve, argues that in an increasingly economically stratified America, the white working class is slipping behind.
Nov 23, 2010 — In fiction, Herta Mueller, winner of 2009's literature Nobel, writes poetically about life under totalitarianism, and Elizabeth Berg crafts an entertaining account of a 40th high school reunion. In nonfiction — John Adams' letters, America's tacky Christmas traditions, and the sequel to Stuff White People Like.
Mar 15, 2010 — Conversations about race often focus on what it means to be black. But in her new book, The History of White People historian Nell Irvin Painter explores the concept of "whiteness" — and finds that who is "white" has actually changed throughout America's history.
Oct 6, 2009 — In his book, Searching For Whitopia, Rich Benjamin lists every city in the U.S. that is "whiter than the nation, its respective region, and its state." He explains why "whitopias" are growing, and what it means for the U.S.
Mar 10, 2009 — American literature is chock full of stories of light-skinned black people passing as whites. But, white people passing as blacks are a phenomena not so well mapped. It's the subject of a new book by Baz Dreisinger, called Near Black: White to Black, Passing in American Culture.
Dec 9, 2008 — In 1984, author Peter Godwin began a series of pilgrimages to Zimbabwe. He started to chronicle the nation's downward spiral in the hands of Robert Mugabe's regime. Godwin talks about his new book, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir Of Africa.
Sep 29, 2008 — Author and commentator Tim Wise says Sen. Barack Obama's race is still a major factor this election year. Wise is an anti-racism activist whose recent essay, "This Is Your Nation on White Privilege," sparked much conversation.