A thought-provoking essay on the troubling issue of racism explains how self-serving individuals and political hacks have used accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia, and other kinds of bias to further their own agenda, in a study that blends legal analysis and anecdotes to call for the treatment of racism as a social problem requiring understanding and honest evaluation.
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.
An account of the thirty-seventh presidency sets Nixon's administration against a backdrop of the tumultuous civil rights movement while offering insight into how key events in the 1960s set the stage for today's political divides, in a chronicle that documents such events as the Watts riots and Nixon's landslide reelection. 60,000 first printing.
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.
A private military contractor offers a look at the lives of hired mercenaries and their role in the private war with the insurgents in Iraq, going behind the scenes with the soldiers of fortune hired to protect executives, journalists, and other civilians.
Evaluates the ways in which the assassinations of key historical figures have shaped the modern world, in an account that also shares such lesser-known stories as the role of a rabid swamp rabbit in saving the life of Jimmy Carter and the orchestrations of a secret southern society in enabling the freedom of racist assassins. 15,000 first printing.
A veteran CNN correspondent evaluates North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear weapons program, analyzing what the author contends to be American foreign policy failures that enabled the adversarial nation to acquire nuclear technology. 35,000 first printing.
Unsure about the zany life she shares with her three best friends, reporter Sylvia Amenabar fights off her growing attraction to handsome police officer Carlos Ramirez but finds herself questioning her agenda when her latest assignment threatens to smear his reputation. Original. 35,000 first printing.