Odessadescribes the vibrant Black Sea port city of Odessa and the thriving Jewish population that included Alexander Pushkin, Isaac Babel, Zionist activist Vladimir Jabotinsky and immunologist Ilya Mechnikov and the mass murders of the Romanian occupation during World War II.
The author of Dark Bargain evaluates the role of the late-19th-century Supreme Court in setting the stage for the Jim Crow era, documenting the overturning of 1875's Civil Right's Act and subsequent migrations of black citizens to less prejudiced regions.
In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.
The author's investigation into all facets of Yucca Mountain, a desert range near Las Vegas slated to be a federal nuclear waste storage facility, turns personal when his research unearths a report of a teenager's suicidal plunge off the roof of the Stratosphere Hotel, a boy the author believes he spoke with before his suicide. Reprint.
The author explores Harlem's legacy through the lives of people who lived there, both celebrities and everyday people, including her own experiences, in a book that looks at the growing gentrification of the culture-rich New York neighborhood.
Chronicles a senior military interrogator's efforts to capture a notorious terrorist behind al Qaeda's suicide bombing campaign in Iraq, tracing an adrenaline-filled, 30-day period during which a small Special Operations task force conducted a series of daring raids.
The author of The Africa Cookbook presents a history of the African Diaspora on two continents, tracing the evolution of culturally representative foods ranging from chitlins and ham hocks to fried chicken and vegan soul.
An insider's history of the online social network traces the collaborations and conflicts among its founders, the personalities that shaped its development, and the ways in which the site has become an integral part of contemporary culture.
The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking best-seller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty in this wake up call to parents that offers ways to prevent raising daughters who only care about image. 35,000 first printing.
A history of the 1950s polio epidemic that caused panic in the United States examines the competition between Salk and Sabin to find the first vaccine and its implications for such issues as government testing of new drugs and manufacturers' liability.
The author of Marriage, a History chronicles the impact of Betty Friedan's landmark feminist book Feminine Mystique on stay-at-home married women of the early 1960s, who had become dissatisfied with domestic life.