Provides an account of the turbulent court of England's King Henry VIII and his queens, as seen through the eyes of Jane Rochford, sister-in-law to Anne Boleyn and cousin to Katherine Howard, who served as a lady-in-waiting for five of the king's wives.
Two respected investigative journalists offer an indepth analysis of the politics of Iraq, the true nature of the regime of Saddam Hussein and his family, and the internecine struggles within the CIA that have disrupted efforts to dislodge Hussein. Reprint.
Chronicling the Chinese-American food experience, a reporter describes her quest for excellent Chinese cuisine while offering insight into such topics as the contributions of illegal immigrants and the relationship between Jewish people and Chinese food.
From its early beginnings in Southeast Asia, to the machinations of the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Central America, the banana's history and its fate as a victim of fungus are explored.
Discusses the three years the author spent as an undercover agent infiltrating the New Jersey Mob, the trouble he had adjusting to "real life" after closing the case and testifying before Congress, and his second career as a referee for the NBA.
Offers a provocative assessment of the growing tensions between Islam and the Western world, tracing the roots of international terrorism by Islamist extremists and revealing how democracy and Islam can be compatible.
Examines the current American obsession with homes and home ownership, discussing such topics as leverage buying, renovation and expansion, Internet websites, investment for rental income, and house flipping.
The critically acclaimed author of Race, Crime, and the Law provides an incisive analysis of the word "nigger" and its repercussions for, effect on, and place in American culture as he answers questions about the use of the controversial word as a racial epithet and methods that can deprive the word of its destructive character. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
The author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word addresses the meaning and issue of "selling out," as he analyzes the ways in which the term is used by both blacks and whites, as well its influence on both individuals and society as a whole. 75,000 first printing.