The former president reflects on his lifelong commitment to the state of Israel and his efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors, calling for deep concessions on both sides to achieve a lasting peace.
A historical assessment of the bohemian socialites of 1920s London traces their half-century dominance over the western world's social scene and the ways in which they inspired the works of such authors as Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford, in an account that also explores their hidden struggles with wartime tragedies and addiction.
Recounts the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protege of Benjamin Franklin—an 18th-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the U.S.
A correspondent for Outside magazine details his participation in a hunt for American bison in the Alaskan wilderness while reflecting on the history of the buffalo, its influence on the American national identity, and the future of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. 75,000 first printing.
Identifies the forces of deindustrialization and ethnic discrimination that the author argues are trapping individuals within the illegal drug trade, in an account that examines the lives of two young black drug dealers in Detroit.
An analysis of the 2008 election examines why Obama did or did not win in each state, discusses the factors involved in each location, and explores how the voting patterns differed from those of 2004 and the direction in which states will go in 2012.
Examines the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan from the perspective of ground soldiers to offer insight into how the war was presented as a victory but experienced as a demoralizing defeat that had a substantial impact on the Soviet Union and its collapse.
Award-winning Civil War historian Trudeau has written a fascinating new history of Sherman's legendary and devastating march through Georgia. Told through diaries and letters of Sherman's soldiers, this work paints a vivid picture of an event that changed the course of America.
Part family memoir, part Studs Terkel, How To Live considers some unusual sources—deathbed confessions, late-in-life journals—as well as offering a rich compilation of interviews with the over-70 set to deliver a highly optimistic look at our dying days.
A history of Cuba as reflected by the dynasty of the famous Barcardi rum family traces five generations during which they served as an example of business and civic leadership while alternately fighting for national freedom and honoring their country as exiles. 30,000 first printing.