An inside account of the Duke Lacrosse rape case by the team's former head coach discusses the events that took place on the night of the alleged crime, cites DNA evidence and contrary testimony that supports the accused team members' innocence, and decries the media practices that resulted in damaging prejudgment. 175,000 first printing.
Pesents brief summaries of the jobs of ordinary people who lived in ancient Greece and Rome, covering work associated with farming, the slave trade, temples, law courts, household goods, education, medicine, and entertainment.
Traces the history of the CIA from the end of World War II to Iraq, in a study that condemns the organization for its record, its inability to understand world affairs, the violence it has unleashed, and its undermining of American politics.
A journalist and unwed Muslim mother makes a pilgrimage to Mecca and reflects on the changing status of women in the Muslim religion and the impact of the modern world on the the practice of Islam.
An assessment of America's role in the Iraq War as viewed from the perspectives of senior military officers argues that the guerrilla insurgency after the fall of Saddam Hussein was avoidable and that officers who spoke against the war did so at the cost of their careers.
The author describes his relationship with a neighboring Swartzentruber Amish family, the Shetlers, over sixteen years, using the example of the Shetlers to look at the lives and customs of the Swartzentruber Amish in general.
Offers a compelling study that compares modern-day America to the rise and fall of ancient Rome, offering a series of warnings, nuanced lessons, and thought-provoking strategies designed to avoid the Roman Empire's fate.
Relates the story of Sandra Laing, a black woman born to white parents at the height of apartheid in South Africa, describing how she was reclassified as "coloured" and her subsequent struggle against South Africa's racial laws.
A guide to understanding the complexities and paradoxes of a group that remains entrenched at the heart of Middle East politics describes how Hezbollah developed, how it has evolved, and what direction it may take in the future.
The next installment in the Dangerous Book for Boys series includes great stories of courage and adventure, including pieces on George Washington, Daniel Boone, Martin Luther King Jr., Sitting Bull, the Siege of the Alamo, The Battle of Iwo Jima, Apollo 11, Harry Houdini and more. 40,000 first printing.