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.