In a combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, a renowned science writer takes readers on an adventure from prehistory to the modern era that follows the animal most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe — the chicken.
After finding a collection of her grandfather's letters, a journalist begins a search for the fate of the love he left behind in prewar Vienna six months after the Nazis took Austria.
Stories of life in modern Mexico reveals the spirit, drama, and humor of surviving daily life in and around Mexico's system of political, economic, and social organizations.
Describes how the British held off Operation Sea Lion, a two-pronged Nazi invasion in 1940 that included aerial bombardment followed by an attempted land invasion, detailing how the British prevented the Germans from gaining air and sea superiority.
Traces the author's remarkable four-year journey to find living survivors of a 1938 Polish community who were filmed by his grandfather before their brutal treatment in the Holocaust.
A three-star general offers an insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, explaining how garbled intelligence, poor decision making, and no clear understanding of the enemy resulted in the failure of both missions.
Robert Lee Watt tells the story of his musicianship, from first picking up his instrument to becoming the first black French horn player hired by a major symphony in the United States. The book takes a look at not only the world of music and Watt's progression as a musician, but the racial climate of America.
Combines photos, diagrams and first-hand accounts in the story of the archaeology behind the history-changing dig that found Richard III, offering engaging details through additional information provided by Leicester University.
Analyzes the pivotal events of 1945 that changed relations between America and China from relative amiability to instability, challenging familiar assumptions about modern Sino-American paradigms. By the award-winning author of Ultimate Journey.