Describes how a group of powerful pirate captains, led by Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, joined forces to create not only a cadre of thieves but also to establish a distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, one that ultimately was destroyed by their arch-nemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers, a merchant fleet owner and former privateer.
How a Cornfield Became New Daleville: Real Estate Development in America from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-First Century, and Why We Live in Houses Anyway
Traces the creation of a rural Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning and building stages to the residencies of its first owners, in an account that offers insight into the years-long process of housing development and how it is related to sprawl and ex-urban growth. By the author of The Perfect House. 60,000 first printing.
Traces the story of a Vietnam War secret agent who worked as a reporter for Time in Saigon while secretly smuggling invisible ink intelligence messages out to the jungle.
The story of the rise and fall of the popular teen magazine draws on interviews with the periodical's staff to describe its frank coverage of taboo subjects, its battles with critics, and its lasting influence.
Looks at the reaction of the Arab people to the Holocaust in North Africa, where thousands of Jews were forced into labor camps.
World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front—and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper—Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.—From publisher description.
Examines the life and career of mid-twentieth-century evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in terms of her role as a pioneer in the movement of Pentecostal Christianity from the margins of Protestantism to mainstream American culture, explaining how her integration of politics and faith set the stage for the growth of the religious right.
Offers a provocative study of the influence of "ghetto" attitudes, lifestyles, and mores on urban communities and American culture and critiques this persona and its attitudes towards women, education, and African-Americans.
Traces the history of the United States through the words of its people as found engraved on monuments across the country, in a four-part, illustrated volume that includes such sections as "In Praise of Public Lives," "Ordinary Heroes," "Bearing Witness," and "A More Perfect Union." 25,000 first printing.
Describes the economic and social impact of the two income family, presenting a series of solutions on how to get the middle class back on financial track.
A portrait of today's African-American male evaluates both archetypes and stereotypes, exploring black masculinity as it is represented by a range of personalities, from professionals and hip-hop figures to family men and criminals. Original.