Safe Harbor, Fitful Prospects
How Philadelphia has repelled, attracted, and been reinvigorated by refugees.
The Lambs of War
Buzz Bissinger explores World War II through a group of football players pushed into the ultimate sacrifice. Daniel Akst probes the legacy of pacifist resisters.
A Penn Libraries exhibit melds Arthur Tress’s surreal photography with his voracious appetite for Japanese illustration.
For Efrén Olivares, whose childhood was split between Texas and Mexico, the push to reform US immigration policies and practices is both a marathon and a sprint. He shares his story of legal battles and personal struggles in an emotional new memoir, My Boy Will Die of Sorrow.
Marble Dignity, Hollow Soul
Allen Guelzo’s biography of Robert E. Lee depicts the Confederate general as a “complicated rather than complex person.”
Tales of Havoc
Sara Manning Peskin takes readers on a harrowing journey through the “hijacked brain.”
Shattered and Torn
In a new book, Dorothy Roberts extends her landmark critique of the US child welfare system.
Reconstructing America’s Story
Kermit Roosevelt launches a provocative interpretation of the Declaration of Independence.