A military historian offers a lively, insightful study of Carl von Clausewitz's landmark work on military strategy, first published in Germany following the Napoleonic Wars, analyzing the often confusing text of the book and assessing its continued influence on the history of modern warfare.
Drawing on firsthand interviews and dialogues with young women from around the country, the author of A Return to Modesty looks at the current prejudices against the "good" girl and offers a new set of definitive role models for the young women of the next generation. 25,000 first printing.
Documents how luxury goods have been transformed by a shift from exclusive distribution practices by quality-minded family businesses to mass production by profit-minded big corporations, revealing the secrets of top designers while examining the ways in which today's methods have had a negative impact.
A history of the Cuban Revolution focuses on the role of William Morgan, a young American who left Ohio to battle alongside Fidel Castrol and Che Guevara to expel the corrupt Batista administration from Cuba.
Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures—and how they may reconnect.
Dishing the Dirt, Getting the Gossip, and Selling My Soul in the Cutthroat World of Hollywood Reporting
A former newspaper writer details her two-year tenure as a tabloid reporter for Globe Communications, during which she used various disguises and dubious tactics to obtain details about the lives of celebrities to create sensational headlines and stories.
Pays tribute to men and women who were important examples of composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of tough decisions, in a volume that cites the examples of such figures as Henry Ford, Branch Rickey, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The junior U.S. senator from Illinois speaks out to all Americans on how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can be adapted to such controversial issues as globalization, the function of religion in public life, and the struggle to bring people together in a nation torn by differences.
A guide to the economics seen in every day life reveals the economic principles behind such oddities as why drive-up ATMs have braille on their keypads and why child safety seats are not required on airplanes.
The leader, and only survivor, of a team of U.S. Navy SEALs sent to northern Afghanistan to capture a well-known al Qaeda leader chronicles the events of the battle that killed his teammates and offers insight into the training of this elite group of warriors.
A history of the high-profile spiritual figure's relationships with eleven U.S. presidents evaluates his counsel to national leaders as well as his role in cementing faith and politics throughout the past half century.