Explores the general disillusionment and discontent that pervades Americans' lives, arguing that the turmoil that followed the 1960s collided with the media and technology revolution at the end of the twentieth century to create a cultural and ethical overload.
Offers a glimpse of the Lincolns' passionate, sometimes troubled marriage, from their early years in Illinois and their joys and sorrows as parents, to the White House years and Mrs. Lincoln's life following her husband's death.
An intimate portrait of Beijing by an award-winning travel writer, Peace Corps volunteer, and long-time resident describes his life on a hutong in the region's oldest neighborhood, a historically rich community that is being compromised by modern development and technologies. 35,000 first printing.
An eye-opening study of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis offers an hour-by-hour chronicle of the tense standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over the placement of missiles in Cuba, offering an in-depth analysis of the events and personalities involved that reveals how close the world actually came to all-out nuclear war. 50,000 first printing.
An American attorney born to immigrants Afghan parents describes her outrage over the detainments at Guantanamo, her volunteer role as an interpreter for prisoners, and her insights into her Afghan heritage, American freedoms, and the plight of those who have been detained for years without trial.
The never-before-published photographs and captions from Dorothea Lange's fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939 for the New Deal's Farm Security Administration come together in an iconic collection that includes defining images of that time in American history.
Examines how the U.S. made self-destructive decisions in pursuit of terrorism in the wake of 9/11 and reveals how these actions violated the Constitution, hampered efforts to bring down Al Qaeda, and damaged the nation's moral and political standing in the world.
Presents a complete collection of the Willie & Joe creator's World War II cartoons, in a volume that offers insight into how Mauldin's works reflected his military service, sparked the ire of military leaders, and commemorated his war losses.
Traces the history of conservative thought among African Americans from the nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, discussing such important figures as Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Colin Powell.