A cultural exploration of vampire lore and the lifestyles it has inspired in the modern world recounts the author's visits to convergence sites in New York clubs, darkened parks, and chain restaurants.
The woman at the center of the Bush administration's CIA leak scandal breaks her silence as she describes her role as an undercover CIA operative, her training and experiences, her efforts to protect her children, and her battle with the CIA to reveal the truth.
Presents almost one hundred selections from the blog The Sandbox, posted by American soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, in which they comment on their daily lives and their missions.
In a series of candid interviews with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader speaks out about the land, people, culture, history, traditions, and spirituality of Tibet, discussing the role played by religion and spirituality in the nation's history, the Dalai Lama's flight into exile in 1959, his personal religious beliefs, and his lifelong study of Buddhism. Reprint.
Addressing the problems facing many communities in America, one of the most influential performers of the last half century and a veteran of the civil rights movement encourage people who are stuck because of feelings of low self-esteem, fearfulness, and anger to move forward in their lives. 100,000 first printing.
In November, 2004, a U.S. infantry squad in Fallujah plunged into one of the most sustained and savage urban battles in the history of American men at arms. Ssg. Bellavia and his men confronted an enemy who had had weeks to prepare, booby-trapping houses, arranging ambushes, rigging entire city blocks as explosive-laden kill zones, and even stocking up on steroids. Entering one house, alone, Bellavia faced the fight of his life against six insurgents, using every weapon at his disposal, including a knife. Bringing to life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, and populated by a well-drawn cast of characters, this is more than just another war story. The book develops the intensely close relationships that form between soldiers under fire, in a harrowing story of triumph, tragedy, and the resiliency of the human spirit.—From publisher description.
An ex-Marine captain shares his story of fighting in a recon battalion in both Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning with his brutal training at Quantico, Va., and, ultimately, fighting in the deadliest conflicts since the Vietnam War.
Spanning from 1885 to 1910, a collection of never-before-seen personal photographs and journals offers an intimate journey inside the lives of Countess Sophia Tolstoy and her famous husband, Leo, and brings to life the glittering world of literary Russia on the eve of World War I and the Russian Revolution. 50,000 first printing.
A critique of the modern-day American health-care system looks at the potential consequences of the current emphasis on overtreatment, revealing how modern medicine provides huge amounts of unnecessary care that is wasteful, expensive, and dangerous to the health of patients.
A scholar and leading expert on Middle Eastern politics presents an incisive analysis of Iran's politics and history, demystifying the Iranian regime and its policies in terms of the competing issues of Muslim theology, republican pragmatism, and factional competition and furnishing a new strategic approach for defining the relationship between the U.S. and Iran.