An analysis of the disparity between faith and logic in today's world tours humanity's willingness to challenge religious-based belief systems throughout history, citing the biological origins of spirituality while warning readers that tolerance for fundamentalism must occur with an awareness of the modern world's capacity for violence. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Seeks to establish a connection between industrial and technological progress and violence in the modern era, arguing that the twentieth century has been the most violent period in history in spite of unprecedented achievements. By the author of Paper and Iron. 100,000 first printing.
An offbeat odyssey into the heart of Italy and the Italian people captures the colorful character of the nation in a ten-day journey to thirty destinations that reveal Italy's best, worst, and most authentic aspects.
Traces the murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and great-grandnephew of Vincent van Gogh by an angry Muslim immigrant's son who promptly committed ritual suicide, describing how the event sent shock waves throughout Europe and tested the boundaries of the secular west's tolerance of other cultures.
A series of essays by twenty-five top women writers explores the dynamic between mothers and nannies as well as the spectrum of emotions experienced by mothers when relinquishing their children to another caregiver, in a volume that includes pieces by Susan Cheever, Joyce Maynard, and Jacquelyn Mitchard.
Presents doodles and drawings of each president of the United States, providing insight into their preoccupations, their leisure-time activities, and their sense of humor.
Presents a revealing look at life in Baghdad's Green Zone, the headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq, criticizing the follies and foibles of L. Paul Bremer in the invasion and reconstruction of Iraq.
An account of the 1906 race riots in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses how subsequent efforts to unite the city's black and white factions served to reinforce class prejudices in both communities.
A program that incorporates the principles of T'ai Chi into a walking regimen focuses on body alignment, strength, and muscle relaxation, in a guide that also provides specific recommendations for increasing energy and relieving tension. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Drawing on the latest archaeological research, an expert account of the famous historical battle confirms many details recounted in Homer's epic account, from Troy's alliance with the Hittite Empire and the role of Greek maritime commerce in the war to the significant fire at the end of the twelfth century and the facts about the Trojan horse. 50,000 first printing.
A community that is tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas is revealed in a thought-provoking account of Muslims in America today who are eager to share their own stories.
A portrait of the twentieth-century independent journalist offers insight into his outspoken, five-decade pursuit of truthful, anti-establishment journalism, in an account that includes coverage of his denouncements of Cold War policies, McCarthyism, and the Vietnam Gulf of Tonkin incident. 25,000 first printing.
Examines the jailing of Martin Luther King, jr., the end of segregation, and the growing rifts in the civil rights movement that led to calls for a more violent reaction to racism