A revisionist history of the radical transformation of the American South during the Civil War examines the economic, social and political deconstruction and rebuilding of Southern institutions as experienced by everyday people. By the award-winning author of Confederate Emancipation.
Introducing readers to Midwestern life and culture, an award-winning author and journalist explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work and basketball in a region where pride was born of economic failure and hardship. Original.
This gripping true story will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they follow two journalists—both middle-class working mothers—as they form an unlikely bond with a convicted street dealer to expose the dirty cops who are just as corrupt as the criminals they target. 30,000 first printing.
Outlines an engaged approach to child-rearing that is based on strategies for fostering child creativity and confidence, describing the author's experiences with such methods as bribing, conditioning psychology and placebo medications.
This illustrated companion to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews traces the Jewish experience, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492.
Retracing the steps of Michael C. Rockefeller, who went missing during a 1961 expedition to New Guinea, an avid traveler immerses himself in the world of former headhunters and cannibals to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.
John Demos documents the story of a widespread, early 19th-century missionary project that reflected the Christian views of a fledgling United States.
Illuminating the unexpected connections between urban marginality, music, and political mobilization, investigates the Muslim youth movements that have emerged as means of protest against the policies of the war on terror.
"Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range," writes William Gass in this re-issue of his classic meditation on everything associated with blue — blue movies, blue moods and just singing the blues.