A prominent classicist explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial rule, invented the concepts of citizenship and nation, and made laws about those traditionally overlooked in history, including women, slaves, and criminals.
Takes the radical position that humans shouldn't cede every bit of control, humanity and decision-making to technology and that techno-futurists have things dangerously backwards, in a book that offers alternatives to an all-technology world.
Taking readers behind bars, the coauthors, childhood friends — one an ex-con and the other a highly successful Hollywood character actor — provide 65 ramen recipes combined with stories of prison life from the inmates who devised them, including celebrities like Slash from the band Guns n' Roses and actor Shia LaBeouf.
In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows that America's century-old, love-hate relationship with the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and what we want our society to look like.
A feminist activist and co-founder of Ms. magazine presents a memoir comprised of reflections on definitive events in her career, from her time on the campaign trail and interactions with forefront political leaders to her visits to India and her encounters with civilian feminists.
Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik present an illustrated biography of the feminist icon and legal pioneer who has changed the world, especially in the realms of gender equality and civil rights.
A portrait of the popular French Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, discusses his nonpartisan influence on a fledgling United States, his relationships with the Founding Fathers and his contributions during the contentious 1824 presidential election. By the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation. 125,000 first printing.
In a thought-provoking volume that combines real-life stories of unimaginable selflessness along with the shocking implications of these ethical acts, a celebrated journalist delves into the psychological roots and existential dilemmas motivating those rare individuals practicing lives of extreme ethical commitment.
Traces the parallel stories of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, to explore the assassination's fundamental and wrenching impact on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.