In the past few weeks, Lance Armstrong’s name has appeared in news headlines around the world.  Today we offer an excerpt from THE SECRET RACE, the definitive look at the world of professional cycling—and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong. Over the course of two years New York […]

Catherine the Great is one of the most fascinating rulers in history—a monarch whose thirty-four-year reign brought Russia into the modern industrial world, whose affairs were the scandal of her court, and who truly embodied the ideals of the Enlightenment. In Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak you can enter the passionate, intimate, and treacherous world […]