A National Geographic writer describes his harrowing journey with 34 other people into the depths of the Amazon rain forest, in an attempt to track one of the last uncontacted tribes on the planet, the "People of the Arrow," a group of deft archers who defend themselves with a vengeance.
Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history.
Chronicles five epochal years of music in the Big Apple against a backdrop of the period's high crime, limited government resources and low rents, tracing the formations of key sounds while evaluating the contributions of such artists as Willie Colón, Bruce Springsteen and Grandmaster Flash.
Author Jon Ronson finds real life, modern day superheroes — do-good citizens fighting crime in masks and capes. He profiles Phoenix Jones, who protects Seattle's streets with his band of fellow heroes, and others across America.
A humanities professor describes the impact of the translation of the last remaining manuscript of On the Nature of Things by Roman philosopher Lucretius, which fueled the Renaissance and inspired artists, great thinkers and scientists.
Chronicles the iconic chef's lesser-known contributions as a member of the OSS during World War II and her efforts at the side of her husband to support an agent accused of being a spy, drawing on recently declassified documents to reveal how their wartime experiences shaped their characters, relationships and ambitions.
An examination of the pervasive effects of the Cherokee nation's forced relocation considers the tribe's inability to acclimate to white culture and explores key roles played by Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and Elias Boudinot.
The popular creator of The Lindbergh Child presents a graphic account of a serial killing case in post-World War I New Orleans, augmenting dramatic details with black-and-white illustrations and line shading to establish a historical setting. Jr Lib Guild.
Combining original sources, archival research and in-depth personal interviews, this riveting narrative follows the 230 women of the French Resistance who, imprisoned by the Gestapo outside of Paris, turned to each other, finding solace and strength in friendship.
A history of the rare pigment discusses its significance in everything from colonialism and slavery to fashion and religion, describing the mysterious scientific process through which it is obtained and the ways in which the author's own family was profoundly influenced by the indigo trade. 35,000 first printing.
I Want My MTV shows how the channel grew from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion and politics.