An account of the intertwined lives of the first two women to be appointed to the Supreme Court examines their respective religious and political beliefs while sharing insights into how they have influenced interpretations of the Constitution to promote equal rights for women.
Follows the true story of a young Jewish woman who vanished into the city and lived under an assumed identity, relying on safe houses, foreign workers and communists in order to survive in World War II Berlin. Translated by Anthea Bell. Foreword and afterword by Hermann Simon.
David Vine calls for a re-examination of the tenets of U.S. military strategy while demonstrating how American overseas bases raise geopolitical tensions and provoke widespread antipathy towards the United States.
Narrated through the lives and deaths of a single family, this nonfiction epic follows a young man from the sleepy south Indian coast who follows his brothers-in-law into the army and onto the front lines of India's Second World War where he witnesses a quickly changing world and devastating violence.
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.
Published to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a shocking true story of police brutality investigates the cover-up of a deadly New Orleans Police Department cops' shooting of six unarmed African-American citizens as they were crossing the Danzinger Bridge six days after the hurricane's landfall.
Examines the status of women in Arab countries, arguing that misogyny in the Middle East and North Africa is rampant as a result of an unfortunate mixture of cultural and religious factors, and that the women of the region must fight for their rights.
Explores the changing aspects of sexual morality in the Western world, from when it was acceptable for husbands to rape their wives, to the sexual revolution, and the fight for gay rights and discusses how the laws always lag behind popular acceptance.
Recounts the transformation of American democracy after the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act and discusses how a half-century later the issues of race, representation and political power are just as heated as ever before.
A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France
The author of The Liberator documents the story of an American doctor in Paris and his life-risking espionage contributions to the French resistance during World War II.
Changing the way we think about food forever, an eye-opening exposé shows how the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate plans, funds and spreads the food science that enables it to produce cheap, imperishable rations, examining the U.S. military's influence on the American food industry.