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.
Howard W. French documents the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa to examine China's potentially world-changing role in reshaping Africa's culture and economy.
A rerelease of the 1975 account detailing the extraordinary upheaval of the Watergate months exposes the corruption, ethics, and humanity of period Washington and is updated with a new introduction that places the scandal in a present-day context.
An investigative reporter for The Guardian presents an assessment of the NSA surveillance scandal that has triggered debates over national security and information privacy.
A retired Supreme Court Justice who served more than 30 years describes how the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended, detailing six specific changes that will protect democracy and ensure the safety and well-being of all American citizens.
Draws on interviews and in-depth reporting to present an insider's account of a national civil rights struggle to stop Proposition 8, which removed the right of gay men and women to marry, and the campaign to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act.
A new edition of a classic account about the 1964 Mississippi murders of three young civil rights activists by the Ku Klux Klan is updated to include information about the recent prosecution of Edgar Ray Killen and offers insight into the roles played by Robert Kennedy, the Freedom Riders, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Reprint.
In a layered narrative, Todd Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible. From the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey, Purdum shows how these all-too-human figures managed, in just over a year, to create a bill that prompted the longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate, yet was ultimately adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support.