A leading Internet policy specialist outlines arguments for protecting the public's personal rights in the face of rivaling corporations and countries vying for Internet control, addressing a range of topics from online freedom and privacy to legal concerns and Internet reputation.
An energetic introduction to the potential role of philosophy in a satisfying life shares anecdotal biographies of twelve famous philosophers including Plato, Aristotle and Kant to reveal how their views and examples can be applied to modern situations.
Glock tells the story of the American gun market as reflected by an Austrian six-cylinder revolver, tracing how it has become a weapon of choice on both sides of the law, in the entertainment industry and among Second Amendment enthusiasts.
The acclaimed author of Are We Rome? reveals how the sentiments of the Inquisition are thriving and influential in today's world, tracing the history of the Inquisition's legacy through a series of diverse stories that lead to such modern incarnations as Vatican edicts, the Third Reich and Guantánamo's detention camps.
Documents the dramatic 1897 flight of a visionary Swedish explorer who attempted to discover the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon, placing his story against a backdrop of period exploration and scientific discovery while describing the formidable environmental conditions that challenged his efforts.
An American Buddhist nun explains how to become compassionate and fearless by accepting the pain in individual lives in their present state through the study of fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings.
A social history of the concept of middle age traces the period from when the term was first coined in the late 19th century through the present, offering insight into the current midlife generation's considerable influence as well as the biological, psychological and sociological factors shaping the midlife experience.
The son of a lead prosecutor at Nuremberg and best-selling author of The Quality of Mercy considers issues surrounding the pending trial of Kalid Sheikh Mohammed to evaluate how society can lawfully handle extreme cases without global consensus, assessing such questions as the appropriateness of his trial by a military tribunal and the consequences of respective outcomes.
Jodi Kantor's book explores the Obama family's transition into the White House, capturing the emotions and personalities beneath the public facade as the president and the first lady deal with their new roles.