Beethoven: The Universal Composer Edmund Morris

Washington Post Book WorldPulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, Dutch) is one of Americas most distinguished biographers, known for his rich, co...

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America Christopher Hitchens

Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and als...

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero Michael Korda

Grant a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature, and is today remembered as ...

Shakespeare: The World as Stage Bill Bryson

The author of 'The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid' isn't, after all, a Shakespeare scholar, a playwright, or even a biographer.

Reading 'Shakespeare The World As Stage', however, one g...