"Most border 'experts' and immigration writers are mere tourists. This writer is not one of them. In Margaret Regan's The Death of Josseline, you have a writer who lives the story, reports from the heart of the killzone and works the territory on a regular basis. The many admirers of Enrique's Journey will find much to admire, and fear, in this powerful report." —Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway
An in-depth look at the events leading up to the impeachment trial of President Clinton, from the Whitewater investigation through the Monica Lewinksy affair, includes exclusive interviews and candid reflections from key players during this dark period of American politics.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Ghost Hunters chronicles the dramatic story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man and the crumbling bones of factory workers.
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.
The Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing explores how roads literally and metaphorically bind the world and change its landscape, citing examples in such regions as China, the Andes and the West Bank.
Identifies factors that are shaping the early digital news era, from evolving search practices to citizen journalism, while profiling both powerhouse news organizations and emerging players.
A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family, and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present
Makes predictions for mid-twenty-first-century America, assessing how an anticipated additional one hundred million citizens will transform everything from community life and employment to technology and renewable energies.
The award-winning author of At Day's Close describes the 18th-century kidnapping of British aristocratic heir James Annesley, which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, and explains how Annesley escaped indentured servitude in America to return to Dublin, bring down his nemesis and reclaim his rightful place in society.
The behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant.
A portrait of the iconic gladiator by an esteemed historian and popular History Channel guest traces his rise from slavery in Thrace and the gladiatorial school rebellion in 73 BC to his leadership at the head of a rapidly growing army and its frequent clashes with the Roman military.