A former American diplomat assesses what she identifies as a disconnect between Washington policymakers and representatives in U.S. embassies, exploring the day-to-day work of U.S. diplomats and how American foreign policy plays out in countries around the world.
The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Disappearance describes his journey home to Libya after a 30-year absence due to his family's political exile and his father's kidnapping in Cairo, and his inextinguishable hopes that his father will be found alive.
Sheds new light on the era of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Warren Burger, arguing that the court made monumental decisions on affirmative action, presidential power, and money in politics.
Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities.
Recounts the author's experiences as one of the 60,000 children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, discussing her forced marriage, her part in a peace delegation, and her work as a human rights advocate.
The Editor-in-Chief of Salon reveals activities by Republicans—including Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie and Chris Jankowki—who organized the REDMAP to provide unofficial state-race funding to reshape districts and legislatures in favor of Republican interests.
"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.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and award-winning author of Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy presents an account of how the Obama administration has responded to and been shaped by the international dynamics of the post-September 11 world. 50,000 first printing.
Traces the parallel stories of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, to explore the assassination's fundamental and wrenching impact on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose under the leadership of terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and spread through the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama.