Erik Larson presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.
An acclaimed education writer examines revolutionary technological changes happening in today's college systems that are transforming the ways in which higher learning will be offered and achieved in the near future.
Tracing back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie, and presenting a remarkable social history of corporate greed, a fascinating inside story of the world's most famous board game reveals how Monopoly came into existence.
In a tribute to New York and the transformative power of art, Robert Christgau, who chronicled many key cultural shifts of the last half century and revolutionized the cultural status of the music critic, takes readers on a rollicking ride through his life and times.
The author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist offers essays that discuss the similarities and differences in everyday living between the three countries he was able to call home at different periods of his life: America, Pakistan and England.
Offers a broad examination of the subject of longevity, looking at the current scientific understanding of aging, as well as simple things people can do to promote longevity and common myths, misconceptions and scams.
A follow up to Debt: The First 5,000 Years presents a tour through ancient and modern history to trace the evolution of bureaucracy while assessing the efficiencies and casualties of its practices in the modern world.