Recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I, describing how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights.
The Chief of Psychiatry for Correctional Health Services in New York City presents a revelatory and compassionate memoir of her work inside Bellevue Hospital's forensic psychiatry unit to share insights into the cases, colleagues and system that have shaped her views about survival and humanity.
A true account of the early 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Traces Richard Nixon's early political ambitions in his post-military years, his achievements as a senator and vice president, and his forward-thinking ideas in health care, poverty, civil rights, the environment, and foreign affairs.
A portrait of the influential cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing astonishing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy. By the award-winning author of Go Down Together.
Drawing on interviews and internal documents, a highly regarded feminist cultural critic and professor demonstrates the chilling effect of Title IX on intellectual freedom and argues for more honesty about the sexual realities and ambivalences hidden behind the notion of rape culture.
Elizabeth Cobb chronicles the 223 women of the U.S. Army's Signal Corps who served as telephone operators in France during World War I. Cobb shows how integral these women's service proved to the suffrage movement, and documents their decades-long struggle to be granted veteran status.