The author of Born to Run describes his investigation into ancestral training techniques that have enabled Mediterranean athletes to achieve extraordinary levels of strength and fitness.
A former U.S. Treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution of China's state-controlled capitalism.
The New York Times columnist and author of The Social Animal evaluates America's transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility, explaining the importance of an engaged inner life in personal fulfillment.
Part master class, part exceptional analysis, one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare explores the women of his plays, illuminating the playwright's changing understanding of the feminine and revealing some of his deepest insights.
Recounting his move to Vietnam, a journalist takes travelers along for the ride as he searches for authentic Vietnamese food, which leads him all over the country and introduces him to a remarkable populace, including his wife.
This collection of essays depicts misfits, loners and troubled young men who seek a more intense lifestyle including a man who immunizes himself against venomous snake bites, a mogul who lives on a crocodile-infested island off Australia and Amish baseball players.
This collection of Adler's nonfiction draws on her early essays, reporting, and criticism, which describe the major crises and hopeful turmoil of the 1960s, and more recent pieces concerned with, in her words, "misrepresentation, coercion, and abuse of public process, and the journalist's role in it."
A personal account by the sight-impaired Chinese activist who defected to America in 2012 describes his disadvantaged childhood, the illness that cost him his sight and his advocacy of the poor.