An NPR journalist chronicles the changes in immigration in America over the past half-century by examining the dramatically shifting demographics of a single county in Virginia, which now includes large populations of Asians, Latin Americans and Middle Easterners.
Filled with gossip, bitter rivalries and unlikely alliances, a candid account of the people, the money and the power that re-invented Times Square tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that rebuilt a city in grand style, revealing that the backstage drama often rivaled what transpired onstage.
Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity and productivity — and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
Female friendships are the subject of song and story today, but that wasn't the case — The Social Sex traces the evolution of female friendship, all the way back to the era when conventional wisdom held that women were incapable of forming friendships.
A behind-the-scenes account of the high-stakes race to reform Newark's failing schools draws on inside access to such figures as Mark Zuckerberg, Cory Booker and Chris Christie to offer insight into the initiative's obstacles, detractors and economic realities. 40,000 first printing.