Skip to main content


Carl Bernstein, author of Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom

In 1960, Carl Bernstein was just a 16-year-old at considerable risk of failing to graduate high school. Inquisitive, self-taught --- and, yes, truant --- Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star, the afternoon paper in Washington. By 19, he was a reporter there. In CHASING HISTORY: A Kid in the Newsroom, Bernstein recalls the origins of his storied journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes. He spins a buoyant, frenetic account of educating himself in what Bob Woodward describes as “the genius of perpetual engagement.”

Week of January 16, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of January 16th include THE MAGNOLIA PALACE by Fiona Davis, a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions; Diane Chamberlain's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, a riveting, powerful domestic thriller in which a community’s past sins rise to the surface when two women, a generation apart, find themselves bound by tragedy and an unsolved, decades-old mystery; CHASING HISTORY, a triumphant memoir from Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN and pioneer of investigative journalism, who recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation’s capital --- a winning tale of scrapes, gumshoeing and American bedlam; and THE LOVE OF MY LIFE by Rosie Walsh, a love story wrapped in a mystery --- an up-all-night page-turner with a dark secret at its core.