A multifaceted study of seventeenth-century Rome captures the political intrigues, personal rivalries, and Byzantine workings of the Vatican and the Catholic Church in a study of the Piarist Order, an educational order abolished in 1646 because of the sexual abuse of children.
The former governor of New York and current Lincoln scholar offers a politicized treatment of the famous president's legacy, arguing that the founder of the Republican Party would scarcely recognize the values preached by the current incarnation of his party. 75,000 first printing.
An anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community argues that Islamists are not against democracy, but specific U.S. policies viewed as threatening to their lands and religion allow al Quaeda to continue to gain support.
Cokie Roberts explores the lives of women who helped shape the United States, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin and Catherine Littlefield Greene.