From Renaissance Italy and late Ming China to today's global economy, the author recounts the epic history of the goods that have seduced, enriched and unsettled human lives over the past 600 years.
The New York Times best-selling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter presents an analysis of the new sexual landscape faced by girls in today's high schools and colleges, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons and important possibilities in girls' modern-world sex lives. 50,000 first printing.
Adam Hochschild presents a history of the Spanish Civil War through the experiences of everyday people, including a honeymooning teen, a college senior and two fiercely partisan New York Times reporters who covered the war from opposing sides.
A longtime NPR correspondent chronicles her journey into an aging military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow, home to the Russian nuclear program, to chart the social and political aftershocks of the USSR's collapse.
NPR's own Glen Weldon (author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography) is back with a comprehensive history of Batman — from camp icon to Dark Knight — and the fans who love him.
The author of Black Stats chronicles the experiences of school age black girls across the United States and discusses how to address policies, practices and a cultural illiteracy that push these students out of school and into unsafe and unstable futures.
Describes the history of and key players in the development of cyber war strategies, from the ultra-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, to "information warfare" squads in the armed services.
Examines the history of unmarried women in the United States to reveal that the concept of a powerful single woman, often perceived as a modern phenomenon, is not a new idea and explores the options, besides traditional marriage, that were historically available to women.
David Kushner documents the story of his brother's murder at the hands of two drifters and his family's efforts to survive and seek justice against a backdrop of 1970s parenting dynamics and media hype.
Describes the life of the woman who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic, who worked tirelessly as an outspoken abolitionist and women's rights activist while she wrote and published poems and raised six children.
A former prisoner, TED mentor, and criminal justice reform advocate traces his coming of age at the height of Detroit's crack epidemic and his nineteen years in prison before he was motivated to help at-risk youth and raise awareness about America's system of mass incarceration.