Adam Hochschild’s ‘American Midnight’ tells a story of mass imprisonments, vigilante violence and killings of Black Americans during Woodrow Wilson’s second term.
Longtime Berkeley City Auditor Anna Rabkin is one of eight children whose experiences in the Holocaust are recounted in a new book by Deborah Cadbury.
Judy Gumbo’s memoir, ‘Yippie Girl’ is an often amusing account of her years as a would-be revolutionary.
Berkeley resident Aamina Ahmad’s stunning debut novel, The Return of Faraz Ali, follows a police detective assigned to cover up the death of a young girl.
In ‘By the Light of Burning Dreams,’ David and Margaret Talbot write about sweeping cultural transformation through profiles of people like Cesar Chavez, Bobby Seale, Anne Weills and Heather Booth.
UC Berkeley Professor Jennifer Doudna won the Nobel Prize for her part in unlocking the secrets of CRISPR.
This book, ‘Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age,’ is, above all, a wide-angle portrait of archaeologists at work.
The joint biography looks at Chester Nimitz, William Halsey, William Leahy and Ernest King.
Set in the East Bay, a young Black FBI lawyer is told to investigate a small group of eco-activist teens led by a charismatic Black man. Is the group really dangerous?
‘The Future of Another Timeline’ is the story of Tess, a middle-aged scientist who experiences 2022 as the present, and Beth, a teenage punk rocker living in the early 1990s.
Donald Trump won the 2016 election by convincing America’s right-wing populists to migrate ideologically. Can he do it again?
In ‘Scandinavian Noir,’ the Berkeley author explores what the genre tells us about the countries that spawned it.