A survey of the way America honors fallen soldiers follows the experiences of a Marine major whose duties include casualty notification, a responsibility involving unexpected and untrained acts of compassion.
Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.
The author offers the first popular history of the emancipation of Europe's Jews in the 18th and 19th centuries—a transformation that was startling to those that lived through it and continues to affect the world today.
A candid and thought-provoking collection of twenty-six essays by both working and stay-at-home mothers of all ages and geographical locations explores the complex issues involved in how women balance their personal and professional lives, with contributions by Jane Smiley, Terri Minsky, Susan Cheever, and others. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Draws on a broad range of scientific evidence to theorize an evolutionary basis for religion, considering how religion may have served as an essential component of early society survival and that the brain may be inherently inclined toward religious behavior.
A profile of the conservative Supreme Court justice offers insight into his absolute belief system and considerable body of work, evaluating Scalia as an "apex of power" whose opinions may have far-reaching consequences in the social counterrevolution. 30,000 first printing.
Documents the founding of the monument cemetery on the former family plantation of Robert E. Lee, revealing how the site once intended for the burials of indigent soldiers became a national resting place of honor throughout the subsequent century.