The star of Parks and Recreation and author of Paddle Your Own Canoe pays tribute to inspiring mischief makers, from George Washington to Willie Nelson, while expounding on such topics as religion, handcrafting and meat.
A discussion of America's ongoing pursuit of thin body types analyzes the negative consequences of critical messages targeting plus-sized young people, collecting autobiographical narratives by individuals whose lives have been compromised by unhealthy recommendations and discrimination.
Sam Quinones' account of addiction, marketing and the making of an epidemic weaves together the story of Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin while a massive influx of black tar heroin took the county by storm.
Presents a narrative history of President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross — two heroic, yet tragically opposed men whose actions decided the fate of states and Indian nations in America at a moment of transition.
Andrea Mays chronicles Henry Folger's efforts to collect as many of William Shakespeare's first folios as he could.
A collection of profiles of 25 chefs, farmers, and artisans in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota, featuring more than 50 seasonal recipes.
Using interviews with family and friends and journal pages, the author recreates the life of his charismatic stepbrother, Josh Mann, who died of a heroin overdose and examines the role and limitations of memory in trying to recall the past.
The author tells her family's history in photographs and words, after sorting through a box of old papers that revealed scandals, alcohol and domestic abuse, affairs, family land ownership, and racial complications.
The founder of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the United States, explains how she became a natural foods pioneer who made it her mission to bring organic foods to the American table.
One of the Grateful Dead's founding members shares his view of their improvisational style, their survival of shared and personal tragedies, and their collaborations with a wide range of fellow artists.
An accessible report on humanity's imminent potential for living in space includes coverage of topics ranging from China's 2020 space station and the colonization of Mars to space-elevator innovations and the mapping of Earth-like exo-planets.
A correspondent for Yahoo News and an Oklahoma City native returns home to provide an insider's account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, which struck May 20, 2013 and destroyed two schools while children cowered inside while teachers put their lives at risk to save their students.