A survey of the way America honors fallen soldiers follows the experiences of a Marine major whose duties include casualty notification, a responsibility involving unexpected and untrained acts of compassion.
A chronicle of the period in American history between Columbus's discovery of the New World and Jamestown's founding evaluates the voyages and first-contact experiences of numerous European adventurers.
A saga of exploration and cruelty spanning one hundred and seventy years tells the story of the more than three hundred thousand white people who lived and died as slaves and indentured servants in Britain's American colonies. Original.
Examines the influence of comic books on the evolution of American popular culture in the years between World War II and the emergence of television, focusing on the battle against comic books by church groups, community elite, and a right-wing Congress.
Drawn from the National Archives, a compelling assortment of correspondence collects letters, appearing as full-size facsimiles, written over the centuries to America's first ladies by both ordinary citizens and famous figures, accompanied by information providing a biographical, historical, and cultural context for the writers' concerns and ideas. 17,500 first printing.
A study of the globalization of international organized crime explains how both global crime and terrorism are fueled by Western affluence and how demands for illegal wares and services have led to the spread of organized crime.
Traces a year in the lives of six convicts at Louisiana's most fearsome maximum security prison, revealing both the brutality of their lives and the human emotions that surface as they compete in the annual prison rodeo. Reprint.
The best-selling author of Conservatives without Conscience and the son of the conservative icon team up to offer a fascinating profile of the life and political career of Senator Barry Goldwater, drawing on his prvate journals, correspondence, and interviews to shed new light on the man, the politician, and his place in the American political landscape. 125,000 first printing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian sheds new light on America's second president, chronicling the life and times of Adams's youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his remarkable influence on the birth of the United States of America. 350,000 first printing.
The true story of how a young Cajun lawyer, Bertrand DeBlanc, fought to save 17-year-old Willie Francis from the electric chair. In deciding Willie's fate the courts and the country would be forced to ask questions about capital punishment that remain unresolved today.—From amazon.com.
A former prisoner at Guantanamo describes how, in October 2001, he was arrested by police during a visit to Pakistan, sold to U.S. forces, and imprisoned in Afghanistan and in Guantanamo, where he endured more than 1,600 days of torture, interrogation, and solitary confinement before being released with acknowledgement of his innocence. 30,000 first printing.
An influential international policy strategist presents an account of the controversial planning process for the war on terror, discussing the Pentagon's evolving stance as shaped by critical decisions that have been made during senior-level meetings.
A young Zaghawa tribesman from the Darfur region of the Sudan describes his escape from the attack that destroyed his village, his struggle for survival, role as a translator for international aid groups and journalists, the dangers he confronted in his role, his ultimate capture, and his new life, in an eyewitness account of the brutal genocide in the Sudan. 150,000 first printing.