Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe, Wingnut's War Against the Gap, and Other Adventures With the Totally Lost Tribes of America
Rolling Stone writer Wright offers 12 tales of outsiders, people more or less living off the grid in mainstream America. He profiles, for example, a member of Delta Company in Kandahar in southeastern Afghanistan dueling with the Taliban; a fun-loving regular at a dance hall; a committed local anarchist engaging in street theater at a global trade conference; a pastor of the Aryan Nation preaching against the evils of blacks and Jews; and two HIV-infected former porn stars.
Revised and updated for a new generation of readers, the definitive African American history retraces the origins of this community in Africa and the slave trade that brought these people to the West Indies, Latin America, and North America. Reissue.
In his new book, Rashid Khalidi dissects the crucial dynamics of power in the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union as it played out in the Middle East, compellingly arguing that the intense rivalry between the U.S. and the USSR in the region set the stage for the tragic conflicts that have followed in its long wake.
The host of NPR's "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me" presents a tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the culture of vice and excessive misbehavior, offering insight into the appeal and rewards of taboo hobbies and furnishing advice on how to indulge in covert activities while retaining one's dignity if discovered. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Examines the myths and realities surrounding the conflicts in Western-Muslim relations, addressing such issues as terrorism and energy dependence, and offers suggestions on how the Obama administration can set the stage for positive engagement.
Draws on interviews with top officers in Iraq to document the war as it has unfolded in recent years, focusing on the unorthodox strategies of General David Petraeus, from his work with foreign advisors to the ways in which his officers disagreed with key decisions.
Follows the U.S. Civil Rights Commission from its founding in 1957 to the present day, and discusses its role as an independent bipartisan federal agency and changes needed to preserve all human rights.
The author of Rise of the Vulcans presents a controversial analysis of the fortieth president's role in ending the cold war, in a provocative report that challenges popular beliefs, reveals lesser-known aspects of the Reagan administration's foreign policy, and cites the contributions of such figures as Nixon, Kissinger, and Gorbachev.
Describes the economic and social impact of the two income family, presenting a series of solutions on how to get the middle class back on financial track.