Identifies and profiles thirteen would-be significant contributors to scientific history whose revolutionary ideas were reduced to obscurity because of bad timing or unsurmountable obstacles. Reprint.
A New York Times reporter recounts her childhood in Cuba before the events of the Mariel boatlift rendered her a teenage refugee in Miami, describing the Cuban revolution, the beliefs about el norte that prompted her family's immigration, and her prize-winning journalism career. Reprint.
The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, From Genghis Khan's Mongols To The Ottoman Turks To The British Mandate To The American Occupation
A historical explanation of the U.S.'s decision to intervene in Iraq explains the Middle-Eastern nation's potential future role in the face of the world's growing energy needs, offering insight into the economic and political forces shaping the region and the events that will affect U.S.-Iraqi relations. 15,000 first printing.
Citing the obstacles to harmonious race relations in the United States, an analysis of the nation's growing racial segregation describes the author's experiences of talking about race with interviewees ranging from students to KKK members.
The award-winning writer for Benched: The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs recounts how she and her two siblings lost their Vietnam soldier father in 1966 and how her mother worked to support the family in spite of such challenges as alcoholism, war stigmas, and a limited education. 20,000 first printing.
Offers insight into the Underground Railroad and the role played by westward expansion, the spiritual beliefs that motivated each side of the conflict, and the efforts of black and white citizens to save tens of thousands of lives.
The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
A history of the Erie Canal's construction and subsequent influence on American geography profiles the nation in the first quarter-century of the 1800s, demonstrating how the canal's creation impacted the industrial revolution and citing the contributions of such figures as Washington, Jefferson, and van Buren. 70,000 first printing.
The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
Provides an overview of CIA and other covert operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing efforts to capture or kill bin Laden and the failure to stop the events of September 11th.
"A detailed analytic portrait of Syria under the Asad dynasty, offering a new strategy for achieving American foreign policy and security objectives in the Middle East, largely independent of the Arab-Israeli peace process"—Provided by publisher.