A revealing personal account by the legendary basketball star traces his childhood in Harlem, his professional career, and the pivotal influence of the Harlem Renaissance on black culture in the United States, in a volume that features interview excerpts from Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, and others. 100,000 first printing.
Provides a provocative study of the history of medical experimentation on African Americans, from the colonial era to the present day, revealing the experimental exploitation and poor medical treatment suffered by blacks, often without any form of consent, and offering new details about the infamous Tuskegee experiment and other medical atrocities. 25,000 first printing.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president shares an assessment of what he believes is necessary to bring lasting peace to Israel while preserving Palestinian dignity, in an account that draws on Carter's intimate understanding of Middle East history and his personal relationships with regional leaders and political issues. 300,000 first printing.
Profiles the increasingly popular method of natural burial as an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional burials, citing the toxic hazards and high expense of embalming methods while discussing the benefits of chemical-free cremation, home burial, and burial-at-sea options. 35,000 first printing.
In an unflinching memoir, a young woman who grew up with a disability that forced the childhood amputation of her entire leg below the knee details her struggle to learn to live with the problem, her role as a poster child for the March of Dimes, dealing with her teenage self-image, and the ultimate coming to terms with her body in a society that values beauty. 50,000 first printing.
Retraces the complex and turbulent story of Burma, from the time of Portuguese pirates to the sixty-year-old civil war that continues today, in an insightful narrative that portrays Burma's rise and decline through the stories of the author's family and others.
Written by U.S. troops and their families during the combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, a compilation of one hundred never-before-published letters, poems, memoirs, journals, e-mails, and stories offers a firsthand, front-line account of the conflict from the perspective of the soldiers who participated and the family members left at home. 75,000 first printing.
Describes the achievements of one dozen pioneering African-American Pepsi Cola businessmen who successfully increased the company's post-World War II profits by effectively tapping African-American markets, an endeavor that was fiercely challenged by Jim Crow laws and corporate bigotry. 50,000 first printing.
The author of the critically acclaimed Blood Rites examines the human impulse toward collective joy, historically expressed in communal celebrations, reflecting the human nature as social beings, involving ecstatic revelries of feasting, costuming, and dancing, from the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysus to the more recent "carnivalization" of sports. 60,000 first printing.
A history of race and class in diverse areas in the South explores the experiences and attitudes of white Southerners during the civil rights era, as their relationships with blacks were changed forever. 30,000 first printing.
The critically acclaimed author of The Scarlet Professor journeys inside the White House during the turbulent thirty-one days that followed Nixon's resignation and the swearing in of Gerald Ford, documenting the congressional hearings, the political power struggles, the infighting, and day-to-day politicking that occurred. 50,000 first printing.
Traces the salvage operation of Oxford archaeologist Mensun Bound to recover a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain from the Hoi An shipwreck hundreds of miles beneath the Dragon Sea, documenting his team's dramatic accomplishment and how it served to revolutionize thinking about Vietnamese ceramics.
The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.