The author of An American Story speaks out candidly on the issue of race, condemning the manipulative racial myths and prejudices, as well as the social ills and pathologies, that are rampant in both black and white society, calling for self-reliance in the African-American community. 35,000 first printing.
Presents a history of counterterrorism efforts on the part of the federal government, from its beginnings following the aftermath of World War II through the miscalculations, oversights, and mistakes of the 1990s which culiminated in September 11th.
A collection of first-person narratives and anecdotes, close-up portrait photographs, and the author's personal and historical reflections capture the rich ethnic diversity of the people and landscapes of the borough of Queens in New York City. Simultaneous.
A cultural tour through history, written as a long conversation with an insightful friend, offers a glimpse into the heart's meaning and metaphors, and what it means to be human. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"Memoir of the author's experiences working in the White House during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, including inside accounts of his work on classified documents, U.S.-Soviet relations, and Truman's "Whistle-Stop Campaign," and his long association with the American Red Cross"—Provided by publisher.
Presents the story of Israel's secret operation to assassinate the members of the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September who were responsible for the death of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.
The author of King Leopold's Ghost offers a stirring account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. Reprint.
An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the strengths and abilities that enabled his election and describes how he used those same abilities to rally former opponents to win the Civil War.
The author, an eminent African-American scholar, recalls a century of memories as a tireless advocate for civil rights, from his attempts to make the Roosevelt administration respond to the Cordie Creek lynching through his subsequent involvement in the Civil Rights movement. 150,000 first printing.
Provides an account of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, discussing its impact on the cultural history of the 1970s and its implications for the evolution of women's sports.
Uses interviews with hundreds of legal and political insiders and information from formerly-private papers of the justices, chronicles the life and career of the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court.
A humorous history of the Yiddish language from the middle ages to today traces the origins of numerous everyday terms, citing events throughout the past one thousand years that contributed to Jewish European communication practices.
The author of A Civil Action offers a compelling account of the search for a long-lost masterpiece by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Caravaggio, one his era's most colorful and turbulent figures, following a young graduate student across hundreds of years and four countries to uncover the mystery of "The Taking of Christ." 250,000 first printing.
Looking at how we treat violent young offenders, a study goes inside Texas's Giddings State School to detail their remarkably effective treatment program for young offenders, following a boy and girl through the group sessions in which they relive their crimes and the abuse they suffered and assesses the influence of the unconventional therapy on their recovery.