For Perry Wallace, civil rights was no easy layup

Andrew Maraniss's story does what few books for young readers do — it shows that the struggle for black dignity and equality was a human, messy struggle.

The girl without a country

Seventy years later, a Polish refugee brings back her family's ordeal in World War II with remarkably vivid recall.

‘Misfortune still pursues us’: Teddy Roosevelt’s treacherous tropical trek

Follow former president Theodore Roosevelt along a previously unmapped river in the Amazon.