"A detailed analytic portrait of Syria under the Asad dynasty, offering a new strategy for achieving American foreign policy and security objectives in the Middle East, largely independent of the Arab-Israeli peace process"—Provided by publisher.
Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, And The Extraordinary True Stories Of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes, And Frauds
Presents a look at some of the greatest deceptions in history, from the forged document that the Vatican used to lay claim to much of Europe, to the authorship of Hitler's diaries, to other great con artists, imposters, and scientific frauds.
An examination of the way in which the media shapes every aspect of our lives examines the far-reaching influence of everything from blogs, to the modern world of journalism, to reality TV on our view of media-saturated society and our role within that world.
A witty romp through history uses the codfish as its main character, showing how cod became the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, while also questioning how depleted codfish stocks might affect the world's future, given their impact on the past. Reprint. Tour.
Analyzes several of Albert Einstein's theories, including his particle theory of light, theory of Brownian motion, and theory of special relativity, and explores the context of these ideas and their continued impact on society.
Looks at American history with an irreverant and hard-hitting look at the nation's important people and events, concluding that the American Revolution was fought by conservatives and the First Amendment accepted state-sponsored churches.
One of the nation's leading commentators on race and homosexuality takes on the phenomenon of sex on the "down low" in the black community—the covert practice of gay sex by married black men who are in denial about their sexual proclivities.
The first comprehensive account of the relationship between President Johnson and Martin Luther King uses FBI wiretaps, Johnson's taped telephone conversations, and previously undisclosed communications between the two to paint a portrait of this important relationship.
In a social exploration based on Andy Warhol's prognosis that everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, the authors explore the consequences of short-period fame as experienced by one-hit-wonder artists, short-career professional sports athletes, political figures, reality television celebrities, and others. 30,000 first printing.
The author of Anam Cara draws on Celtic wisdom and his philosophical imagination to explore the role of beauty in human life, contending that people facing an unprecedented level of anxiety can turn to fine works of music and art in order to rediscover hope, creativity, and serenity. 25,000 first printing.
The intriguing story behind the creation of the collection of fairy tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm examines the contributions of women—rather than German folkloric scholars—to the preservation of these traditional tales, in a study set against the backdrop of the turbulent Napoleonic Wars and the intellectual spirit of early nineteenth-century Europe. 30,000 first printing.
A portrait of jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter traces the course of his fifty-year career, from his youth in 1930s Newark, New Jersey, to the present day, and assesses his influence on the development of modern jazz.