I Want My MTV shows how the channel grew from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion and politics.
The Generals describes the values, strategic thinking and leadership qualities of military leaders from World War II to the present day and how the widening separation between performance and accountability has not resulted in any recent Marshalls, Eisenhowers or Pattons.
Showcases the triumphs and defeats of 500 years of Western cultural history, highlighting the contributions of women and arguing that decadence is required in order to spark creativity in the next era.
Muck City traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student. Their prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades.
A reassessment of the third president draws on new archaeological studies and previously disregarded personal records to explore his contradictory views on slavery while examining what is revealed by his monetary records.
A five-time Grammy nominee presents an illustrated tribute to the lives and legacies of the Gershwins that is presented through the stories of 12 of their most enduring songs, including "Strike Up the Band" and "Love Is Here to Stay," in a volume that is complemented by a CD of original recordings.
A historical chronicle of Victorian London's worst cholera outbreak traces the day-by-day efforts of Dr. John Snow, who put his own life on the line in his efforts to prove his previously dismissed contagion theory about how the epidemic was spreading. Reprint.
The Finish recounts the hunt for Osama bin Laden. It draws on primary sources to trace how key decisions were made leading up to his death, and reveals events from the perspectives of President Obama and an increasingly despondent bin Laden.
A journalist and industry specialist for Reuters examines the growing disparity between the rich and the poor, taking a non-partisan look into the businesspeople who are amassing today's colossal fortunes and preferring the company of similar people around the world.
The race for the Republican nomination of 1860 was one of the greatest political contests in American history: Abraham Lincoln versus Salmon Chase versus William Seward. Seward might have lost that campaign, but his greatest role was still to come — as the Secretary of State in Lincoln's famed "team of rivals." Walter Stahr describes how a man who was Lincoln's fiercest and most critical opponent eventually became his most loyal and trusted adviser.