A true-life tale of espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, this book follows New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney's search for a team of German saboteurs who were planning a series of "accidents" using explosives and biological weapons.
Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.
Traces the World War II experiences of five legendary directors including John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.
This behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic 1976 movie features interviews with cast and crew, notes from the screenwriter, and a discussion of the film's lasting impact on broadcast television and pop culture.
Robert Caro has spent decades researching Lyndon Johnson's life; previous books in his massive biography of Johnson told the story of Johnson's rise to national prominence. In this fourth volume, Caro takes up Johnson's dismal years as vice president and his sudden presidency, which he used to shepherd the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress.
A culinary portrait of the 16th president reveals his cooking prowess while describing 19th-century kitchen practices, sharing dozens of period recipes and engaging stories about how Lincoln prepared and served favorite foods to guests and during rallies.
A wide-ranging portrait of the legendary leader of the Untouchables traces his years after his famous confrontation with Al Capone, documenting his efforts to end corruption in Cleveland and his achievements throughout the Torso Murderer case.
Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers to discuss five devastating mass extinctions and to predict the coming of a sixth.
The Iraqi translator "Johnny Walker," who risked his life working with the Navy SEALs to save countless American lives, reveals how his job made him and his family targets, forcing them to flee to California.