A music writer chronicles 1971 as the decade's busiest, most innovative and resonant year, tracing the musical achievements of such forefront artists as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and many more.
Based on new evidence, an important work on 17th-century New England reclaims the lives of so many long-forgotten enslaved Africans and Native Americans, forcefully demonstrating that the history of American slavery can no longer confine itself to the 19th-century South.
Recounts the author's experiences as one of the 60,000 children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, discussing her forced marriage, her part in a peace delegation, and her work as a human rights advocate.
Lucie Amundsen describes how she and her husband quit their primary source of income to launch a commercial-scale, pasture-raised egg farm in spite of no agricultural experience.
The founder of Feministing.com examines the toll everyday sexism takes on women, and shares funny, embarrassing, painful, and sometimes illegal moments from her own life that illuminate what it's like to be a woman today.
A digital-culture expert who writes for The New York Times Magazine discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy and versatility.
Erin Thompson, "America's only professor of art crime," examines antiquities collectors in this new book — the lengths to which they go, the justifications they give, and the politics around their acquisitions.
In a powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict, the author challenges Americans to address hard questions about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.