SUPERANNO Presents the first modern biography of the greatest traitor—and one of the most colorful characters—in American history. Patriot, traitor, general, and spy, James Wilkson was a consummate contradiction. Brilliant and precocious, at age twenty he was both the youngest general in the revolutionary Continental Army, and privy to the Conway cabal to oust Washington from command. A superb writer and storyteller, Linklater captures with brio Wilkinson's charismatic ability to live a double life in public view.
Relates the story of James Earl Ray's pursuit of Martin Luther King, Jr., across the country until finally killing the civil rights leader in Memphis and describes the ensuing international manhunt for Ray against the backdrop of the nationwide riots that followed the assassination.
Presents the stories of women who are bringing change to the Middle East while working within the strictures of Islam, efforts that involve progressive interpretations of their faith to bridge conflicts between reformists and oppressors.
From the bestselling author of "Sea of Thunder" comes a riveting narrative about America's ferocious drive towards empire during the Gilded Age, and the uncanny resemblance of the Spanish-American War to the Iraq War of today.
An award-winning journalist who spent 44 years in Louisiana prisons tells his story in which he killed a woman in a moment of panic during a bank robbery, worked to redeem himself, exposed a profoundly corrupt penal system and fought to reform it.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Kai Bird's vivid memoir of an American childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia.
Provides a firsthand account of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, from the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, offering a study of the people involved from all sides of the conflict.
Describes how a small and impoverished region in the Dominican Republic grew to produce some of Major League Baseball's greatest talents, citing the influence of sugar industry migrant workers and the role of race in transforming the sport.
"The saddest story ... of the war in Vietnam had nothing to do with soldiers or ideology and has never been fully told. ... Thankfully, Dana Sachs fills that void with The Life We Were Given, one of the bravest and most wrenching books I have read about the war. All the victims and heroes of the Orphan Airlift come unforgettably to life in this beautiful book."—Tom Bissell, author of The Father of All Things.