San Diego native Ted Williams remains the greatest hitter in baseball. A new biography explores his triumphs and troubled personality.
In 'The Man Who Saved the Union,' author H.W. Brands shows former U.S. President Ulysses Grant was a troubled man who became a great leader during a very difficult time in U.S. history.
While in San Diego for a book signing, chef Alice Waters discusses the "slow" food movement.
Bestselling author Amy Tan explores the world of Chinese courtesans, the relationships between mothers and daughters and themes of abandonment and identity in her new novel, "The Valley of Amazement."
Over the last 10 years more than 100,000 people have participated in StoryCorps, making it the largest single collection of human voices.
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David Thulin, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, flies across the world to capture architectural beauty as he sees it -- from a wheelchair. This is his story.
SDSU professor and author Joanna Brooks says some of what you thought you knew about America's first European immigrants — is not necessarily so.
Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs and Steel" talks about his new book about what we can learn from traditional societies.
Award-winning novelist Reyna Grande is out with a memoir about her childhood spent in Mexico — while her parents worked in the United States.
A new guidebook can help you through your next encounter with an unresponsive service worker, and even build some respect.
The stories and faces of people who've suffered the loss of a spouse are profiled in a new book by San Diego writer and photographer Judith Fox.
A new book pays homage to Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, who kept Americans in stitches -- mainly on the radio -- with their deadpan, ultra serious and totally absurd sketches.
San Diego mom Gretchen Breuner pulled her three kids out of school, put them in a used RV and took them on a 10,000 mile adventure across the United States.
It's been 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg. The book, Surgeon in Blue, introduces us to a Civil War hero who set the standard for military medicine in America's bloodiest battle.
As the San Diego Central Library empties five floors of its shelves and moves to a new nine-floor building, many hidden items will become available.