Draws on two national surveys on religion, as well as research conducted by congregations across the United States, to examine the profound impact that religion has had on American life and how religious attitudes have changed in recent decades.
The best-selling author of Explaining Hitler presents a sobering analysis of how close the world has come to nuclear annihilation and why he believes we are once again on the brink, citing such factors as the Obama administration's intention to cut nuclear stockpiles and the expiration of a warhead quantity treaty.
Draws on firsthand accounts in a portrait of Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin that considers how the nation has not been the democratic ally hoped for by the West, offering insight into Putin's political history and his aspirations for a post-Communist Russia.
The story of an underdog Chinese basketball team and its American coach's thwarted effort to teach them the strategies of American NBA stars argues that the team's failures reflect Chinese culture and the nation's resistance to change.
Looks at the 19th-century clash between the Polynesian people and the expanding capitalist powers of America, Britain and France, centering on Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii.
Media expert Joseph Turow argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the customized media environment we inhabit today actually means diminished consumer power. Drawing on groundbreaking research, including interviews with industry insiders, this book shows how advertisers have come to wield unprecedented power over individuals and media outlets — and what can be done to stop it.
The author of The Hiawatha presents an insider chronicle of the history of reservations and contemporary Native American life that challenges misconceptions about sovereignty, treaty rights and natural resource conservation. It explores topics ranging from political tensions and casinos, to crime and cultural preservation.
An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, And The Inspiring Story Of How She Changed An African Village
Documents the story of an American secretary who was declared the monarch of a small fishing village on Ghana's central coast, recounting the challenges she faced in improving local circumstances, providing education and countering regional corruption.
Presents the history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations, detailing how the bureau has been used to conduct political warfare, and how it became the most powerful intelligence service in the United States.
An assessment of the political and physical dangers faced by the newly elected President Roosevelt in 1933 profiles such adversaries as would-be assassin Giuseppe Zangara and populist demagogues Huey Long and Charles Coughlin.