Over 10 years, Ron Capps served as a U.S. Army officer and a State Department Foreign Service officer in some of the world's deadliest places, witnessing war crimes, ethnic cleansing and genocide. Experiencing those horrors led to post-traumatic stress disorder and the disintegration of his State Department and Army careers, as well as his 25-year marriage
Draws from popular books, movies, comic strips, management literature, and business history to show how the white-collar world came to be, from the mid-nineteenth century to today, and reveals what it might become.
Draws on interviews and in-depth reporting to present an insider's account of a national civil rights struggle to stop Proposition 8, which removed the right of gay men and women to marry, and the campaign to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act.
Amir Alexander takes readers from the religious strife of the 16th century to the battlefields of the English civil war in order to recount the epic battle over a simple, yet forbidden, mathematical concept that would eventually become the foundation of calculus.
Drawn from letters submitted to the popular advice column of The Forward, a widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun in 1906 New York, this illustrative tribute to the turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants who transformed New York City offers insight into a segment of America's rich cultural past.
A historian presents the stories of six different African-Americans over three centuries to illuminate the long-standing issues of race and economic injustice that continue to cause division and tension in the modern United States.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor details how runaway slaves turned to invading British forces for freedom and protection during the War of 1812. In exchange, the former slaves put their intimate knowledge of American waterways and countryside toward the British war effort.
The first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades asa lawyer in South Africa.
A New York Times foreign correspondent looks at the fallout of Sept. 11 through first-hand accounts from Taliban warlords, intelligence thugs, American generals and Afghan politicians.
Twenty five years after Tiananmen Square, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim explores how China was changed by the events of June 4, 1989 — when soldiers shot and killed unarmed civilians in Beijing.
A new edition of a classic account about the 1964 Mississippi murders of three young civil rights activists by the Ku Klux Klan is updated to include information about the recent prosecution of Edgar Ray Killen and offers insight into the roles played by Robert Kennedy, the Freedom Riders, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Reprint.
Narrates the extraordinary story in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were instruments of America's secret service, many as unwitting participants in the CIA's cultural operation, while others as willing collaborators.
The investigative journalist analyzes the emotionally galvanizing wealth gap in America and how it is transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.
In a layered narrative, Todd Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible. From the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey, Purdum shows how these all-too-human figures managed, in just over a year, to create a bill that prompted the longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate, yet was ultimately adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Revealing competitive walking as the most popular American spectator sport in the late nineteenth century, this history of pedestrianism explores how the sport bridged cultural boundaries and spawned the nation's first celebrity athletes.