The author took a 2000-mile trip on the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules. He discusses the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration and its significance to the United States.
A reformed gang member who became a community activist describes his experiences working with young men in South Los Angeles, helping them to become better fathers despite their struggles and lacking of their own father figures.
The stand-up comedian and star of Parks and Recreation evaluates how technology is shaping today's romances, citing the work of forefront social scientists while considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.
The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety.
Mixing together historical examples, scientific studies and compelling court cases, a crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system and proposes a vast array of reforms that could prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and equality before the law.
Recounts the authors' experiences as filmmakers who were working on a project on Mike's Place, a Tel Aviv blues bar where Jews, Christians, and Muslims freely mingled with expatriates, when the place was destroyed in a suicide bombing, and the events that led up to it.
The author describes how a few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947 — the Partition of India, which led to the creation of Pakistan — largely explain the world that troubles us today.