Critically analyzes how the new stories, editorials, and photographs in the American press—as well as the journalists responsible for them—helped transform the nation's attitude toward civil rights in the South during the 1950s and 1960s, looking at the Emmett Till case, the Montgomery bus boycott, the Birmingham bombings, and other key events and personalities. 30,000 first printing.
Two senior policy analysts representing both sides of the political spectrum provide an incisive critique of the problems with American foreign policy and what can be done to solve them, arguing that the nation has lost its moral compass and calling for a return to a policy of ethical realism. 25,000 first printing.
Offers an insightful study of the murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, killed in a 2005 explosion, tracing the final weeks of Hariri's life, his influence on Lebanese politics, the truth about the assassination and those responsible, and the repercussions of his death on the Middle East. 20,000 first printing.
Discusses why sixty percent of young adults find themselves financially struggling as they try to build careers, buy homes, and start families, analyzing the economic and social trends and government policies that have led to the problem.
The Washington Post's Moscow correspondent chronicles the collapse of the Soviet empire, from the rise of glasnost, through the final lowering of the Soviet flag, to the start of the post-communist age. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president shares an assessment of what he believes is necessary to bring lasting peace to Israel while preserving Palestinian dignity, in an account that draws on Carter's intimate understanding of Middle East history and his personal relationships with regional leaders and political issues. 300,000 first printing.
Recounts the tumultuous, decade-long love affair between Voltaire and Emilie du Chatelet, one of the most gifted and radical scientists of the eighteenth century, whose contributions to the world of science have been ignored by history, set against the backdrop of the Enlightenment. 50,000 first printing.
Drawing on complexity theory, new brain scanning techniques, and the latest scientific research, a fascinating look at what makes us human identifies six traits—the big toe, an opposable thumb, the pharynx, and the ability to laugh, cry, and kiss—that separate us from the other members of the animal kingdom.
The best-selling author of An Invitation to Indian Cooking offers a charming memoir of growing up in Delhi, India, detailing life in a large family marked by dinners in which forty or more members of her extended family would enjoy the savory dishes of the region, recalling her childhood through the window of the food she experienced. 40,000 first printing.
A journey inside modern-day Japan reveals the economic and social realities that have created a lost generation of Japanese young adults, examining the country's a high suicide rate, low birthrate, untreated cases of depression, young men who have become recluses from society, and young women who have rejected the traditional path to marriage and motherhood. 30,000 first printing.