A history of Cuba as reflected by the dynasty of the famous Barcardi rum family traces five generations during which they served as an example of business and civic leadership while alternately fighting for national freedom and honoring their country as exiles. 30,000 first printing.
An irreverent tour of the science of everyday life by a veteran NPR correspondent draws on his conversations with such authorities as E. O. Wilson and Carl Sagan to investigate such fields as stem-cell research, genetic engineering, and alternative energies. 30,000 first printing.
Argues that future generations are being harmed by a restrictive copyright system that protects corporate interests, in a report that calls for an end of the practice of criminalizing artists who build on the creative works of others and for implementing a collaborative and profitable "hybrid economy" that protects both creative and ethical needs. 30,000 first printing.
An award-winning journalist traces a year during which she and her partner struggled with a pledge to avoid consumer spending practices in spite of their American conditioning, an effort that had a profound impact on their careers, family relationships, and personal identities. By the author of Do You Remember Me? Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The team from BBC Radio's More or Less demonstrates how to better understand the world and make more responsible consumer choices using accessible mathematical principles, in a lighthearted guide that redefines the concepts of averages, risks, and statistics. 30,000 first printing.
Presents an examination of the author's long and complex relationship with the FBI official responsible for providing him with the details of the Watergate break-in, which ultimately resulted in the resignation of President Nixon.
Outlines the Bush administration's intricate decision-making process that is influencing the war in Iraq and defining the president's final years in office.
The former editorial director of the Free Press and son of the great American novelist serves up a delicious exploration of nepotism, the favored treatment of one's relatives, in our times, arguing that the much stigmatized practice has its roots in human biological behavior and that it represents the bonds of human society and the transmission of family legacies. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
A collection of World War II accounts by the influential journalist and author of Why Sinatra Matters includes The Road Back to Paris, Mollie and Other War Pieces, and Normandy Revisited, in a volume that also features twenty-nine previously uncollected New Yorker articles. 10,000 first printing.
The award-winning author of A People's Tragedy furnishes an incisive portrait of everyday Russian life during the repression of the Stalin years, analyzing the regime's effect on people's personal lives as they struggled to survive in the middle of the fear, mistrust, betrayal, and compromise of the world in which they lived. 40,000 first printing.
Predawn, April 30, 1871, a party of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O'odham Indians gathered outside an Apache camp in the Arizona borderlands. At first light they struck, murdering nearly 150 Apaches, mostly women and children, in their sleep. In its day, the atrocity, known as the Camp Grant Massacre, generated unparalleled national attention—federal investigations, heated debate in the press, and a tense criminal trial. This was the era of the United States' "peace policy" toward Indians, and the Apaches had been living on a would-be reservation, under the supposed protection of the U.S. Army. President Grant decried the act as "purely murder," but American settlers countered that the distant U.S. government had failed to protect them from Apache attacks. The massacre has since largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, newspaper reports, and participants' accounts, author Karl Jacoby brings this horrific incident and tumultuous era to life.—From publisher description.
Reviews the significant and complex relationship between churches and the African-American community with regard to civil rights, politics, and poverty, the role they have played in changing history, and the opinions given on the topic by such notable figures as Benjamin Mays and Charles S. Johnson.