Offers a dramatic account of the largest-ever forest fire in America, which cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy because the heroism shown by the forest rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, which Roosevelt wanted to conserve, in a book by a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. A best-selling Washington Post Book of the Year.
Identifying what the Slate wine-columnist author terms an upheaval in French gastronomy due to the economy, this book describes the author's trip to France to investigate a financial crises in the wine industry, endangered artisanal cheeses, and disappearing bistros and brasseries.
The son of a Swarthmore College president evaluates the culture through which privileged families like his own thrived and dominated America for centuries before their fortunes failed in the 1960s, a period during which he assessed both the heyday of "Wasp" life and the dysfunction that had come to dominate his family.
Chronicles the revolution of women's civil rights throughout the past half century, drawing on oral history and research in a variety of disciplines while celebrating Hillary Clinton's recent presidential campaign.
A history of the end of the arms race describes the Soviet Union's development of an automatic retaliatory attack system, the United States's efforts to create space-based missile defenses, and the struggle to prevent nuclear weapons from being acquired by terrorists.
Chronicles the military conflicts of Afghanistan throughout the past two centuries, evaluating the roles of misunderstanding and broken agreements and offering perspectives on how foreign occupiers underestimated Afghani capabilities.