The author, an eminent African-American scholar, recalls a century of memories as a tireless advocate for civil rights, from his attempts to make the Roosevelt administration respond to the Cordie Creek lynching through his subsequent involvement in the Civil Rights movement. 150,000 first printing.
An illustrated collection of humorous anecdotes from homosexual men and women describes the moment when they first realized that they were gay, in a volume that features the editor's fashion and celebrity photography and includes contributions by such figures as B.D. Wong, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Fry. Original.
A reassessment of the life of Abraham Lincoln argues that America's sixteenth president suffered from depression and explains how Lincoln used the coping strategies he had developed to face the crises of the Civil War and personal tragedy.
On a journey across America to find the most typical American citizen, the author describes his encounters with "average" residents and businesspeople and dispels many myths and assumptions about the average American.
In a trenchant, perceptive collection of essays, a cultural critics examines the gap between illusion and reality for the post-civil-rights generation of Americans and reflections on some of the key political, social, and cultural issues of the time, from his own rise, fall, and resurrection to the problems confronting young black males to black political empowerment. Original. 20,000 first printing.
An account of one of the most important names in twentieth-century journalism examines Murrow's role in pioneering broadcast media, the famous stories that he covered, and his influential career, as well as evaluating the decline of broadcast news since the 1980s.
Examines the legacy of Italian fascism, discussing how Mussolini's execution, the display of his corpse, and his body's subsequent burial, concealment, and eventual enshrinement reflected the nation's struggle to become a republic.
An informative exploration of earthquakes places a particular focus on the San Francisco disaster of 1906, describing how it affected more than two hundred miles of California, triggered a vast firestorm, and destroyed the gold-rush capital.
A portrait of Bombay, India, and its people chronicles the everday life of the city and its inhabitants, from the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs to the diverse people who come from the villages in search of a better life.
A collection of trenchant and insightful essays by the author of Fraud provides an eye-opening glimpse of the pervasive greed, selfishness, vapidity, and vanity of contemporary America's culture of excess.