Books in Popular Culture

Portraits of Genius Friends

Portraits of Genius Friends

Sandra Hochman

Sandra Hochman seemingly knew everyone, and throughout her life, she captured those friends' likenesses in one-of-a-kind watercolors that now adorn the walls of her Manhattan apartment. Hochman's...

Harry Potter and History

Harry Potter and History

Nancy R. Reagin

A guide to the history behind the world of Harry Potter--just in time for the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II) ...

Geek Physics

Geek PhysicsSurprising Answers to the Planet's Most Interesting Questions

Rhett Allain

Have you ever wondered whether a human could really fly with wings like a bird’s? What about how many zombies you could actually drive through? Or whether airplanes could save fuel by using iPads...


JackedThe Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

David Kushner

Inside the making of a videogame that defined a generation: Grand Theft Auto ...

The Science of Sherlock Holmes

The Science of Sherlock HolmesFrom Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

E. J. Wagner

"Holmes is, first, a great detective, but he has also proven to be a great scientist, whether dabbling with poisons, tobacco ash, or tire marks. Wagner explores this fascinating aspect of his...

The Hobbit and History

The Hobbit and HistoryCompanion to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Nancy R. Reagin

A fascinating guide to the history behind J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit—just in time for the final movie release, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ...

Bob Dylan

Bob DylanThe Biography

Dennis McDougal

The ultimate biography of the musical icon. ...


SupermanThe Unauthorized Biography

Glen Weldon

A celebration of Superman's life and history—in time for his 75th birthday ...