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Biographer Sally Bedell Smith on Where Prince Charles Goes From Here

We spoke with biographer Sally Bedell Smith about her research on the royal family, her new biography of Prince Charles, and where the Prince goes from here.


How E.L. Doctorow Expertly Wove History into Fiction

E.L. Doctorow, like his protagonists, was both a character from fiction and history, and a biography of the man would help reveal new sides to the author.


The 10 Best History Books This Fall

How did we get here, as a society and as individuals, and what might come next? All questions these ten fall history books can help us answer.


The 5 Best Marie Antoinette Books on the Last French Queen

Here are 5 of the best books on Marie Antoinette that explore how the polarizing queen was caught between the legacy of royalty and the push for revolution.


The Boundless Love of Jane Wilde, Oscar Wilde’s Mother

Oscar Wilde revered his mother and father, but his resemblance to his mother goes to the core of what made both of them remarkable, and prone to calamity.


A Q&A with Robert Kanigel on His Biography of Jane Jacobs

Robert Kanigel shares his motivations for writing a biography on Jane Jacobs, a woman who worked for architectural justice in New York City in the 1960s.