A vibrant portrait of the one of the world's fastest-growing, politically complex cities by the co-host of NPR's Morning Edition.
Into the Blue
Edited by Joseph J. Corn
Library of America, $40
This collection includes essays by Benjamin Franklin, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Chris Jones, who recalls being marooned on the International Space Station.
It Calls You Back
An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions and Healing
Luis J. Rodriguez
The author of "Always Running" chronicles his journey from gang member to his place as a noted figure in Chicago literature and American letters.
I Want My MTV
The Uncensored History of the Music Video Revolution
Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum
An oral history of the pop culture phenomenon that now plays everything but popular music.
Simon & Schuster, $27.50
Looks at Caravaggio, Rin Tin Tin and Ike's White House years are among the top picks.
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