In a meticulously researched biography, the life of the distinguished American author and journalist is explored, taking readers on a journey back through time, following a young woman in Sacramento, through to her adult life as a writer, interviewing those who know and knew her personally.
David Vine calls for a re-examination of the tenets of U.S. military strategy while demonstrating how American overseas bases raise geopolitical tensions and provoke widespread antipathy towards the United States.
Narrated through the lives and deaths of a single family, this nonfiction epic follows a young man from the sleepy south Indian coast who follows his brothers-in-law into the army and onto the front lines of India's Second World War where he witnesses a quickly changing world and devastating violence.
He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa's casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
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.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times science writer travels across the country to evaluate the present state of the artificial intelligence and the intelligence-augmentation debate, delving into the science-fiction worlds that are fast becoming a reality and talks to the insiders who are shaping the future.
Published to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a shocking true story of police brutality investigates the cover-up of a deadly New Orleans Police Department cops' shooting of six unarmed African-American citizens as they were crossing the Danzinger Bridge six days after the hurricane's landfall.
An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual. Reprint.
Exploring the intersection of great books and great food, a blogger, butcher, pastry chef and avid reader presents a delicious literary feast based on food scenes from her favorite books, along with her own original recipes.
Examines the status of women in Arab countries, arguing that misogyny in the Middle East and North Africa is rampant as a result of an unfortunate mixture of cultural and religious factors, and that the women of the region must fight for their rights.
Explores the changing aspects of sexual morality in the Western world, from when it was acceptable for husbands to rape their wives, to the sexual revolution, and the fight for gay rights and discusses how the laws always lag behind popular acceptance.
A celebration of 78rpm record subculture reveals the growing value of rare records and the determined efforts of their collectors and archivists, drawing on historical research and preserver interviews to explore the music of blues artists who have been lost to the modern world.
The acclaimed poet reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband, discussing her personal quest for meaning and understanding, her renewed devotion to her teenage sons, and meditating on the blessings of love and family.