Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond has spent nearly 50 years studying cultures in Papua New Guinea. Now, he collects his decades of fieldwork to argue that traditional societies still have much to teach us on a wide spectrum of topics — from ways to eat and stay fit to methods of raising children and organizing communities.
The author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation offers a new history of the Kennedy assassination.
The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. Translated by Catharine Edwards.
A cultural history exploring how candy became food in America shares reassuring facts about its actual nutritional risks while revealing the historical influences that have inaccurately rendered candy a guilty pleasure associated with a wide range of health problems.
For two years, Óscar Martínez traveled up and down the migrant trail from Central America to the United States. In this book he tells the story of that perilous journey — embarked on by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington.
Piper Kerman's memoir explores her time at a women's prison in Connecticut, where she was incarcerated for drug trafficking.
From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes an encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex and more.
The only sketch artist to cover the courtroom proceedings in Guantanamo, Cuba from 2006 to the present showcases 150 of her revealing sketches of the trials of alleged terrorists along with her running commentary of the proceedings.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of America: What Went Wrong? present an indictment of the challenges facing the middle class. They criticize government priorities, arguing that the middle class has been systematically impoverished, and call for fundamental changes to support American prosperity.
An award-winning journalist, combining in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, investigates the psychological, social and industry factors that have caused rising rates of alcohol abuse and binge-drinking among women and girls.