Traces the evolution of a literary form of journalism within the context of the history of America since the end of the Second World War, offering incisive profiles of such gifted writers as John Hershey, Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joan Didion in terms of their lasting influence on American journalism and cultural life.
Describes one Honduran boy's difficult and dangerous journey to find his mother, who had made the trek northward to the United States in search of a better life when Enrique had been five years old, but who had never made enough money to return home for her children, in a poignant account that addresses the issues of family and the implications of illegal immigration.
An anthropologist describes life among the Eveny people of Siberia, detailing their nomadic way of life in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, their close relationship with the reindeer who share their environment, and their successful survival despite their harsh living conditions and Soviet efforts at control.
Evaluates the second half of the twentieth century in light of its first fifty years, chronicling how the world transformed from a dark era of international communism and nuclear weapons to a time of political and economic freedom. 40,000 first printing.
A memoir by the ex-NFL football player offers a portrait of his life as a gay man, recounting his painful childhood, his fear of exposure while playing in the NFL, the strength he found in Christianity, and his decision to come out publicly.
A history of the Hawaiian leper colony discusses how its residents endeavored to create a community with few resources, and describes how thousands of victims were subjected to medical experiments and the criminal activities of fellow exiles.
Presents an analysis of Wal Mart business tactics, where the company's efforts to lower prices has had far-reaching effects on its suppliers, competitors, employees, and foreign manufacturers.