Laura Rose Wagner was in Haiti to research her Ph.D. thesis when a devastating earthquake hit in 2010. Wagner, like many others, spent hours trapped under the rubble. Now she's out with a new novel about making it through Haiti's post-earthquake life.
When the government of Iran ordered reporters to stop covering protests that rocked the country in 2009, Nazila Fathi said no. But her refusal forced her to flee Iran with her family, and she recounts the turmoil — and her exile — in a new book.
Today, many private companies have serious cybersecurity chops — but it hasn't been that way for long. Journalist Shane Harris describes the major hacking incident that forced corporations to get serious about cyberwarfare in an excerpt from his book, "@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex."
Explorer and mercenary Captain John Smith shaped modern America in many ways, spurring its colonization by the English. And his story goes far beyond his friendship with Native Americans like Pocahontas. A new biography argues that this cruel and heroic former mercenary was also the first to formulate the American Dream.
The history of Washington features plenty of mudslinging, fighting and division, and that's without even going inside Congress. Here's how the capital developed from the small, dirty, disorganized town it was in the 19th century into today's capital — and how that history still shapes the city.