The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Traces the unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and a former armed robber who purchased uncollected debt rights from banks and engaged in misrepresentation, illegal threats and deceptive claims to gain illicit profits.
Eric Kaplan offers a humorous philosophical investigation into the existence of Santa, examining the theories of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, the wisdom of the major religions, and classic bits of comedy.
Presents Capote's masterful account of the senseless 1959 murders of four members of a farm family in Holcomb, Kansas, and the search for the killers, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith. Reissue.
Presents a fully illustrated investigation into how people visualize images while reading works of literature, sharing fragments of artwork that provide insights into how authors imagined their characters and settings.
Documents the political, economic, and cultural changes occurring in China, examining a transition from Communist to personal power while addressing questions about freedom, generational identity, and the influence of the West.
In a twenty-fifth anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with fellow actors and producers of the film.
Documents the pivotal contributions of a feminist birth-control campaigner, a wealthy schizophrenic's wife, a disgraced Harvard scientist, and a boundary-breaking Catholic doctor in the development of the birth-control pill.
A biography of the first Latina Supreme Court justice, appointed in 2009 by President Obama, describes her journey to the federal bench, following her childhood in a Bronx housing project to Princeton University, Yale Law School and beyond. By the author of American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.