The longtime head (now retired) of Malvern-based Vanguard Group has written his 12th book, full of the pointed, direct advice he's known for, plus a look back (and forward) at the history, future, and mission of his company.
Jane Leavy's "The Big Fella" not only gives us a masterful bio of Babe Ruth, with plenty of new information; it also gives us a history of the early-20th-century celebrity industry, which, Leavy persuasively argues, Ruth all but created.
This book is stuffed with cool things – often astonishing physical items with stories to tell. Gifted historians and storytellers, the authors give us a bristling, three-dimensional view of the Middle Ages.
Two new books demonstrate that Benjamin Rush, physician and scientist, was always in the ear of early America's most-prominent figures. Journalist and biographer Stephen Fried and prolific historian Harlow Giles Unger both pull from similar sources, some newly accessible.
Torday, director of the creative writing program at Bryn Mawr College, sets his tale in the contentious landscape of our national debate, creating a thoughtful, taut, and engaging commentary on how social media can escalate personal angst into a terrorist act that turns deadly.
Lewis, the author of "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short," makes a compelling argument that the "willful ignorance" of the Trump administration allows it to maximize short-term financial and political gain "without regard to the long-term cost."