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 man who led the intelligence war that killed Osama bin Laden traces a life of leadership in public service, from his tenure in Congress through his years as director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense.
A political adviser to secretaries of state of both parties discusses how the expectation of greatness in our presidents has made it nearly impossible to be a "good" president in modern times.
Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba — beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo — this book chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 presents a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israel and Egypt to sign a peace treaty — the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day.
The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
Presents a cultural portrait of today's India that evaluates the role of political corruption, economic inequality, and civil rights violations in the economic promise of five years ago.
Brendan Koerner documents the 1972 story behind the longest-distance hijacking in U.S. history, tracing the events of the hijacking against a backdrop of civil unrest and the skyjacking wave of the early 1970s.
In 1952, Ernesto "Che" Guevara — then a a 23-year-old medical student — left behind his middle-class life in Buenos Aires to explore the South American continent with his good friend Alberto Granado.
Offers a thought-provoking look at the future of U.S.-China relations, and how the two world leaders' coming power struggle will reshape the competitive playing field for nations around the world.
Charles Cobb describes how the people most crucial to the success of the civil rights movement were nonviolent activists who carried firearms, and discusses the role guns played in the Southern freedom movement.