Examines the Stuart dynasty during a turbulent seventeenth century marked by civil war, the execution of Charles I, the rule of Oliver Cromwell, and the deposition and exile of James II.
Takes readers on a cultural and historical tour of how rock and roll was influenced and shaped by mystic, occult and supernatural traditions, from Elvis Presley and the British Invasion bands, to 1980s metal and modern hip-hop.
Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, presents a tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
The legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on his seven decades in music, tracing his early years as a musical prodigy and work in Miles Davis' second quintet to his multigenre explorations and collaborations with fellow artists.
Traces the author's experiences as an English teacher to the sons of North Korea's elite during the last six months of Kim Jong Il's reign, an effort complicated by oppressive regime enforcers, propaganda, and evangelical missionaries.
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.