Explores the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the subterranean landscape, discussing the nature of human relationships with caves, catacombs, subway systems, and abandoned mines.
An homage to the author's mother relates how she cleverly played Detroit's illegal lottery in the 1970s to support the family while creating a loving, joyful home and mothering her children to the highest standards.
Looks at how an international group is working to preserve Afghanistan's wildlife in the wake of years of war, describing how they have risked their safety to create a national park, perform wildlife surveys, and fight poaching.
My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison--Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out
The former Tehran bureau chief describes how he was kept hostage for 18 months on trumped-up charges of espionage and rendered a pawn in high-stakes diplomatic talks that became a part of the Iran nuclear deal. 100,000 first printing.
Draws on interviews with major political leaders in an account of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign to secure the Democratic presidential nomination from incumbent Jimmy Carter that discusses how their rivalry reflected significant party changes. 50,000 first printing.
Presents the previously untold story of a pre-Revolutionary War assassination attempt against George Washington by some of his own bodyguards, exploring how the plot catalyzed the creations of the CIA and FBI.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Matter How Loud I Shout reveals key flaws in forensic science that have sent thousands of innocent people to jail, tracing the 1989 story of a wrongly convicted mother of three.
A scholarly reinterpretation of inequality and injustice in America draws on extensive original research to reveal how a massive petty offense system produces more than 13 million annual cases and systematically stigmatizes minorities and the poor. 15,000 first printing.
"An acclaimed historian's definitive biography of the most important African-American figure of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass, who was to his century what Martin Luther King, Jr. was to the 20th century"—