An expert on al-Qaeda draws on his unique first-hand interviews with Osama bin Laden, top-level jihadists, and Washington officials to offer insight into the war on terror from both sides.
A full-length account based on an admired New Yorker article that traces the experiences of classmates Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, who in 1916 left their affluent New York lives to teach school on the Western frontier.
The author discusses her marriage to a man from Beirut, the bond she forged with her Lebanese in-laws, and how she found love, good food, and a meaningful life, despite dividing her time between wartorn Iraq and Lebanon.
When life draws to an end, we face a flurry of often heartbreaking decisions. Are there any last treatments to try? How much longer can a patient hold on? When is it time to turn off the ventilator — and who should make the call? Lee Gutkind's essay collection Twelve Breaths a Minute captures the experiences of doctors, caregivers, family members, 911 dispatchers and others who have learned valuable lessons from witnessing life's final moments.
A dramatic account based on previously unseen journals and records reveals the mid-20th-century writer's hidden sexual life, marked by relationships with famous contemporaries and the identities he created as Phil Sparrow and Phil Andros to conduct his research. Reprint.
A narrative exposé based on the journalist author's daring infiltration of hidden Somalian pirate havens evaluates the conditions that led to regional piracy operations, traces some of their more audacious activities and profiles the unrecognized autonomous mini-state of Puntland and its efforts to counter piracy.