The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia
Offers a biographical novel of the Russian writer and political dissident and his unconventional, adventurous life as a dissident in Soviet Russia, a bum in New York, a celebrated writer in Paris, and an opposition party leader in post-communist Russia.
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
The co-host of NPR's "Morning Edition" describes his travels along the Trans-Siberian Railroad, from Moscow to Vladivostok, describing the people he met, from singing babushkas to entrepreneurial teens to political activists, and discusses the challenges faced by 21st-century Russia. 35,000 first printing.
Traces the unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and a former armed robber who purchased uncollected debt rights from banks and engaged in misrepresentation, illegal threats and deceptive claims to gain illicit profits.
Eric Kaplan offers a humorous philosophical investigation into the existence of Santa, examining the theories of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, the wisdom of the major religions, and classic bits of comedy.
Presents Capote's masterful account of the senseless 1959 murders of four members of a farm family in Holcomb, Kansas, and the search for the killers, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith. Reissue.
Collects over one hundred letters providing a glimpse into famous events and people in history, penned by such authors as Ray Bradbury, Katharine Hepburn, Galileo, and Flannery O'Connor.
Presents a fully illustrated investigation into how people visualize images while reading works of literature, sharing fragments of artwork that provide insights into how authors imagined their characters and settings.
A biography of one of America's most treasured playwrights describes the writer's public persona as well as his personal life, including conflicts with his family, his sexuality and multiple affairs and even his misreported death.
Following three Afghans — a Taliban commander, a U.S.-backed warlord, and a housewife trapped in the middle of the fighting — this narrative reveals the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony.
The Newbery Award-winning and National Book Award finalist author of Bomb presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.
A twenty-first-century philosophical argument against mechanistic views of human life outlines expansive and advanced theories on human behavior to consider how humans are supremely different from all other species.
Documents the political, economic, and cultural changes occurring in China, examining a transition from Communist to personal power while addressing questions about freedom, generational identity, and the influence of the West.
In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.
A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.
A developmental psychologist shares scientific insights and examples from real life to explain the importance of face-to-face social interactions in relationships, arguing that in-person human contact promotes health and happiness.