Follows the sensational 1925 murder trial of African-American doctor Ossian Sweet, who was accused of murdering a white person during a mob attack on his home, in a tale that includes a history of the Sweet family and a portrait of his attorney, Clarence Darrow. 25,000 first printing.
Pollack, a former CIA analyst and National Security Council official, analyzes the long and ongoing clash between the United States and Iran, beginning with the fall of the Shah and the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran in 1979. Pollack examines all the major events in U.S.-Iran relations—including the hostage crisis, the U.S. tilt toward Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, the Iran-Contra scandal, military tensions in 1987 and 1988, the covert Iranian war against U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf that culminated in the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, and recent U.S.-Iran skirmishes over Afghanistan and Iraq. He explains the strategies and motives from American and Iranian perspectives and tells how each crisis colored the thinking of both countries' leadership as they shaped and reshaped their policies over time.
Chronicles the evolution of American pop culture throughout the past century, explaining how consumer trends and product popularity shaped the nation's self-image, transformed neighborhoods, impacted international style, and changed perspectives on mainstream value. 40,000 first printing.
A dual portrait of Orwellian leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il traces events from the end of World War II to the present, cites North Korea's stockpile of chemical weapons, describes Kim Il-Sung's numerous leadership roles, and warns readers about the threat posed by North Korea to American security. 40,000 first printing.
The best-selling author of Roosevelt's Secret War re-creates November 11, 1918, the final day of World War I, when Allied military commanders in search of glory and advancement, flung men against an already beaten enemy, leading to eleven thousand casualties. 75,000 first printing.
Showcases the richness and depth of the thousands of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and mementos amassed by the Veteran's History Project, illustrating how the experience of war has affected every generation in the twentieth century.
Addresses controversial issues surrounding the complex and sometimes confrontational relationship between African-Americans and Latin-Americans, challenging assumptions that the two groups are natural political allies while offering insight into how communities can benefit from mutually beneficial agendas. 30,000 first printing.
Describes how Richard Randolph, a cousin of Thomas Jefferson, left land upon his death for his former slaves to build new lives for themselves, detailing the evolution of a vibrant community called Israel Hill along the Appomattox River until the Civil War ended slavery.