Tracing back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie, and presenting a remarkable social history of corporate greed, a fascinating inside story of the world's most famous board game reveals how Monopoly came into existence.
In a tribute to New York and the transformative power of art, Robert Christgau, who chronicled many key cultural shifts of the last half century and revolutionized the cultural status of the music critic, takes readers on a rollicking ride through his life and times.
The prize-winning author of Fire Season recounts the years he spent dealing with the aftermath of his brother's shocking death as he, paying tribute to the dead, unconsciously wills himself into all the wrong places.
Biographer Daisy Hay traces the unconventional 19th-century relationship between Mary Anne Lewis and Benjamin Disraeli, discussing Lewis' late husband's role in Disraeli's career, the events that cultivated their outrageous reputation and Lewis' considerable political acumen.
A civil rights scholar describes the life of the controversial, charismatic black activist who abandoned advocating for nonviolent protest measures and began calling for "Black Power," which urged African Americans to fight for freedom and their rights through any means necessary.