The former editor of Time magazine and CEO of CNN talks to us about the life and work of Albert Einstein, including the bet with his wife that left her with his Nobel Prize money and him with a divorce.
William Wordsworth probably did not get his greatest creative impetus from solitude, but from his extremely close relationship with his sister, suggests Oxford scholar Lucy Newlyn
The Soviet writer bore witness to the horrors of Russia's World War Two and the Shoah — and deserves a place in literary history, says scholar Maxim D Shrayer. He recommends the best books by and about Vasily Grossman.
The best presidential biographies contain insights into both the personal and the political, says the historian HW Brands. So which presidential biographers does he rate highly?
The professor of English tells us about the joy of rereading Austen and the hidden layers of complexity that emerge from the writing when one does so. She chooses the best Jane Austen books.
Many thought that 9/11 was the start of an Al-Qaeda assault on the West, but it turned out to be Bin Laden’s Pearl Harbor – a victory that led to strategic defeat – says one of the few reporters who met the Saudi-born militant