Passing his time reading books and hanging out with fellow locals in his ramshackle Atlanta community, forty-something African-American Barlowe witnesses tensions between his neighbors and white newcomers who are promoting redevelopment efforts.
In a critical study of modern technology, a senior editor at The New Republic analyzes the World Wide Web and complementary developments in terms of its negative influence on the people who use them, arguing that modern technology has given rise to a new, malevolent mass culture that threatens the ideals of humanity, democracy, and the individual. 25,000 first printing.
A history of the role of religion in the White House throughout the past quarter century considers the faiths of its presidents, in an account that explains how religion both reflected and influenced each leader's personal life, policies, and campaigns.
Presents a dramatic comparison of the Fighting 69th Infantry before and after the September 11, 2001 attacks, describing how a unit of largely untrained and unequipped immigrants became a battle-hardened troop in one of Baghdad's most dangerous regions.
Profiles three royal cousins—George V of England, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia—whose actions shaped the course of twentieth-century history, drawing on hitherto unpublished diaries and letters.
Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.
An account of the 1972 chess match between Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky and American challenger Bobby Fischer offers insight into the personalities of the contenders and identifies the roles of Henry Kissinger, the KGB, and other forces in the match.
Documents the two-day firefight in Sadr City that began the Iraqi insurgency, during which eight 1st Cavalry Division soldiers were killed and numerous others wounded, an engagement that was vigilantly monitored by their loved ones back home.
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize describes the role of business in promoting social reform and his vision for an innovative business model that would combine the power of free markets with a quest for a more humane, egalitarian world that could help alleviate world poverty, inequality, and other social problems.
The author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word addresses the meaning and issue of "selling out," as he analyzes the ways in which the term is used by both blacks and whites, as well its influence on both individuals and society as a whole. 75,000 first printing.
The author of Mothers of Invention assesses the devastating impact of the enormous carnage of the Civil War on every aspect of American life from a material, political, intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual perspective, from the logistical challenges of burying the battlefield dead to the evolution of a federal system of national cemeteries. 35,000 first printing.