"New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler goes behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. With all the sweep of a grand history—and enlivened by an insider's access and plenty of news—Landler digs deep into the complex relationship between thesetwo leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama's legacy and Clinton's promise"—
An account of the British prime minister's struggles with finances discusses his chronic money shortages, extravagant spending and recurring losses from gambling and trading before his celebrity enabled him to build a personal fortune.
An assessment of the multi-billion-dollar international drug industry examines its dynamics from a business perspective to consider how it might be more appropriately countered through strategic understandings of supply and demand, research and development, and human resources. 25,000 first printing.
Saru Jayaraman critiques less-examined aspects of worker exploitation as a dynamic that affects restaurant dining. Jayaraman considers such topics as food preparers who must work while sick because of benefit limits, opportunity restrictions for foreign employees and sexual harassment endured by tip-dependent servers.
Presents a look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the present, discusses the perpetrators who have acted both in the U.S. and abroad, and examines the controversial tactics used to track potential terrorists.
An insider to Chris Christie's anticipated 2016 presidential campaign presents an anecdotal account of the New Jersey Governor's controversy-marked political career to include coverage of his surprise election and the truth behind the "Bridgegate" lane-closure scandal.
The co-founder of the largest abolitionist organization in the world identifies key links between environmental destruction and human trafficking while outlining new approaches to solving both crises. By the author of Disposable People.
A researcher for Human Rights Watch describes the refugee camp in Dabaab, home to those fleeing civil war in Somalia, and highlights the life of various residents, including a former child soldier, a schoolgirl, and a youth leader.
This definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. "In the first sweeping history of Parks's life, Theoharis shows us that Parks not only sat down on the bus, but stood on the right side of justice for her entire life." —Julian Bond, chairman emeritus, NAACP.
Takes the radical position that humans shouldn't cede every bit of control, humanity and decision-making to technology and that techno-futurists have things dangerously backwards, in a book that offers alternatives to an all-technology world.