An Atlantic senior editor and former host of NOW with Alex Wagner documents her international travels in search of answers to the mystery of her ancestry and broader questions about the American experience of race and immigration, evaluating the cost of today's obsession with race and identity and whether or not it is possible for society to forge an all-inclusive future.
Bring the War Home gives us the first full history of the white supremacist movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War. Returning to an America ripped apart by a war which, in their view, they were not allowed to win, a small but driven group of veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified.
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Devil in the Grove documents the mid-20th-century case of a gentle, developmentally challenged youth who was falsely accused of raping a wealthy woman, in an account that traces the efforts of a crusading journalist to uncover the virulent racism and class corruption that led to his incarceration without a trial.
Describes the technological progress, terrifying possible mishaps and legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of autonomous weapons, which have the capacity to select and engage targets without human involvement.
A detailed, thoughtful journey into the necessity of daydreaming and leisure in our continually overbooked lives by making pilgrimages to places of repose and seclusion, including a Benedictine monastery and a trip floating down the Mississippi River in an old cabin cruiser.
Explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas while challenging popular stereotypes, offering insight into how the state boasts some of the highest rates of diversity, technology exports, and growth as well as the lowest tax models and government regulations.
The former FBI director shares previously undisclosed experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career, including Mafia prosecutions, the Martha Stewart scandal, the Bush administration's electronic surveillance and the Clinton email investigation.
Offers a selection of the humorous, heartfelt, profound, and simply silly typed messages left at a public typewriter in an Ann Arbor, Michigan, bookstore, as well as essays from the compiler and owner of the bookshop.
Provides a vivid account of the aftermath in Libya caused by the death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi through interviews with activists who were exiled, revolutionaries who transformed into jihadist recruits and an aging general who wants to return to the old authoritarianism.