A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and his wife share the story of his 2008 abduction by the Taliban, a seven-month imprisonment marked by jihadist fervor, shifting alliances and frantic negotiations for his release. Co-written by the author of Endgame.
An environmental correspondent assesses climate change as it is occurring in China, offering insight into such topics as political and cultural influences, the impact of rapid development on everyday citizens, and China's stance on its high greenhouse gas emissions.
The first book to identify demographically proven "happiness hotspots" worldwide documents the happiest people on Earth and reveals how people can create their own happy zones.
Reveals the history behind the widely known photograph of the Warsaw uprising, tracing the extensively researched stories of three Nazi criminals and two Jewish victims from the time of their confrontation in 1943 through the rest of their lives.
This book is a sweeping and revealing insider look at court history and the life of William Brennan, champion of free speech and public access to information, and widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice of the twentieth century.
Explores death and the afterlife from lighthearted philosophical, theological, and psychological perspectives that consider that death may not be such a pessimism-inducing state.
The author of Off Ramp takes readers on a journey into the excess and beauty of Christmas in an American suburb by following three people through all their holiday preparations and celebrations. Reprint.
Author and veteran white person Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice for dealing with the Caucasian population. He explores the stuff white people like, coast to coast, from Seattle's sweaters to Maine's microbrews.
A historical assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the complex disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the developments of present-day treatments.
A comprehensive profile of the enigmatic jazz pianist and composer offers insight into his origins, his early musical career, and the mid-twentieth-century cultural upheavals that shaped his personal and creative life.
Documents the first year spent by the Harvard-graduate author with her new husband on their sustainable farm in the Adirondacks, describing how she withdrew from big-city life to be married in their barn loft, the difficult obstacles they faced attempting to provide a whole diet for one hundred locals, and the rewards of a physical-labor lifestyle.