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.
"New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler goes behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. With all the sweep of a grand history—and enlivened by an insider's access and plenty of news—Landler digs deep into the complex relationship between thesetwo leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama's legacy and Clinton's promise"—
To save precious centuries-old Islamic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of "Ocean's Eleven."
Reveal the massive enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, describing how kidnapping and forced labor played a key role in the decimations of Indian populations across North America.
Traces the workings of the underground railroad in slave-dependent New York by three lesser-known heroes who coordinated with black dockworkers and counterparts in other states to help thousands of fugitive slaves between 1830 and 1860.
Looks at how the Asian Silk Roads have acted as a crucible of culture throughout history, capturing the importance of these networks that linked the Atlantic with the Pacific, the Mediterranean with India, and America with the Persian Gulf.
A pop music critic relates how his love for soul music was fostered by records his father left behind when his parents divorced, and he explores how he tried to make sense of living in Arkansas during the 1980s and 1990s.
An account of the British prime minister's struggles with finances discusses his chronic money shortages, extravagant spending and recurring losses from gambling and trading before his celebrity enabled him to build a personal fortune.