A celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first moon landing offers an accessible history of the Apollo space program from its less-than-auspicious beginnings, through its greatest triumphs, to its untimely end. Reprint.
Featuring a new introduction by the author, a lavishly illustrated, slip-cased edition of the best-selling work features thirty-five removable facsimiles of historical documents, including Washington's commissions as commander-in-chief, his hand-drawn maps of Boston, and diary entries from enlisted soldiers. 250,000 first printing.
Our national conversation about race is out-of-date. Hip-hop is the key to understanding how things are changing. In a book that will appeal to hip-hoppers both black and white and their parents, Kitwana teases apart the culture of hip-hop to illuminate how race is being lived by young Americans. He poses and answers a plethora of questions, among them: Does hip-hop belong to black kids? What in hip-hop appeals to white youth? Is hip-hop different from what R&B, jazz, and even rock 'n' roll meant to previous generations? What does class have to do with it? How do young Americans think about race, and how has hip-hop influenced their perspective? Kitwana addresses uncomfortable truths about America's level of comfort with black people, challenging preconceived notions of race. With this brave tour de force, Bakari Kitwana takes his place alongside the greatest African American intellectuals of the past decades.—From publisher description.
The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African Americans (Previously Known as Blacks and Before That Negroes)
A social critic and award-winning author of Hip Hop America describes the splintering of African-American culture in the 1980s, examining the dichotomy between influential black entertainers, athletes, politicians, and spiritual leaders and the rampant drug use and crime that ravaged once-vital black neighborhoods. Reprint.
Traces the author's decision to broaden her cultural horizons by working as a Beijing consultant for an American PR firm in China for five years, a period during which she starred in a popular Chinese-western soap opera, experienced a cross-cultural private life, and witnessed numerous changes throughout the country. 30,000 first printing.
A critical exposé of the impact of colonialism and power politics on the African nation of Eritrea contends that the small country endured decades of conflict and occupation only to be exploited by powerful outside nations. By the author of In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz. 25,000 first printing.
Follows a year in the events of a felony courthouse and the lives of men and women on both sides of the law, chronicling cases from the point-of-view of the prisoners' lockup, the jury room, the spectators' gallery, and the judge's chambers.
A chronicle of Ferdinand Magellan's sixteenth-century voyage around the world draws on first-person accounts and describes his crew's experiences with mutiny, navigation, death, and Magellan's ruthless leadership.
The author of King Leopold's Ghost offers a stirring account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. Reprint.