How a Wolf Named Romeo Won Hearts in an Alaska Suburb.
Type the word “Atlantis” into Google and 120 million results pop up. Like El Dorado or Shangri-la, the legendary sunken city of Atlantis hovers on the horizon of our imagination, tantalizing, mysterious, unreachable. Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City pulls together the tangled web of conjecture—and sticks a new locator pin in the map.
One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1915, the Cunard luxury liner Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo off the Irish coast. It was the fastest, most luxurious passenger ship ever to have sailed the seas and, like the Titanic, was believed to be invulnerable. But of the 1,959 passengers on board, 1,195 perished, among them 128 American citizens.
Helen Macdonald talking about H Is For Hawk
Allison and Busby, an independent UK publisher, who will bring out The Very White of Love as a novel in September this year.
My contribution to National Geographic’s My Town series, where writers and photographers reflect on the places they live. This is about a remote village in England which has preserved a way of life that is disappearing elsewhere.
The U.S. Army lifted its ban on women in combat roles only last year. But more than 70 years ago, a group of intrepid women was recruited to fight alongside men as agents by a secret British organization called the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
Talking from her home in Palo Alto, California, Adrienne Mayor explains what Johnny Depp has in common with Amazons, why the Amazon spirit is breaking out all over pop culture, and who invented trousers.
News from Booktalk: all the latest author Q&A’s.
The latest on Book Talk from National Geographic on rewinding;jaguars; a doomed American Arctic expedition; and the riddle behind Ebola.