Traces the author's experiences as an English teacher to the sons of North Korea's elite during the last six months of Kim Jong Il's reign, an effort complicated by oppressive regime enforcers, propaganda, and evangelical missionaries.
A music writer chronicles 1971 as the decade's busiest, most innovative and resonant year, tracing the musical achievements of such forefront artists as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and many more.
Based on new evidence, an important work on 17th-century New England reclaims the lives of so many long-forgotten enslaved Africans and Native Americans, forcefully demonstrating that the history of American slavery can no longer confine itself to the 19th-century South.
Recounts the author's experiences as one of the 60,000 children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, discussing her forced marriage, her part in a peace delegation, and her work as a human rights advocate.
Lucie Amundsen describes how she and her husband quit their primary source of income to launch a commercial-scale, pasture-raised egg farm in spite of no agricultural experience.
The founder of Feministing.com examines the toll everyday sexism takes on women, and shares funny, embarrassing, painful, and sometimes illegal moments from her own life that illuminate what it's like to be a woman today.
A digital-culture expert who writes for The New York Times Magazine discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy and versatility.
Erin Thompson, "America's only professor of art crime," examines antiquities collectors in this new book — the lengths to which they go, the justifications they give, and the politics around their acquisitions.
In a powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict, the author challenges Americans to address hard questions about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A respected science writer explores the world's meat cultures and traditions to share insights into why a craving for animal protein evolved in humans and why vegetarian lifestyles are so difficult to maintain in spite of health warnings. 20,000 first printing.
A New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian chronicles the discovery of Joe Gould's long-lost manuscript, ���The Oral History of Our Time,��� and the violence, betrayals and madness that led to its concealment. By the author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman.
Describes how the loyal and affectionate dog breed that once earned presidential recognition for their roles on the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne and appeared in films and TV, became demonized and stigmatized through urban dog-fighting rings.
Drawing on hundreds of previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, the author sheds new light on China's most tumultuous era, during which the country descended into violent purges and entrenched fear. By the author of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize-winning Mao's Great Famine.
Through a mix of personal stories, philosophical reflections and scientifically informed analyses of animal behavior and natural history, a bioethicist takes readers on a mindful exploration of the ethics and experiences of pet ownership, and asks if we are doing the right thing, keeping these independent beings locked up, subject to our control.