Presents a history of World War I, focusing on the moral conflict between the proponents of the war and its critics in Great Britain.
In 1945, a sightseeing trip over Shangri-La turned deadly when the plane crashed, leaving only three survivors who, battling for their survival, were caught between man-eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese. A real-life adventure drawn from personal interviews, declassified Army documents and personal photos and mementos.
A scholarly chronicle of a pivotal fifth-century military campaign describes how Persian invaders were defeated by Greek defenders in the Battle of Marathon, in an account that reveals how an alternate outcome would have posed formidable historical consequences to western civilization.
The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions.
A historical assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the complex disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the developments of present-day treatments.
Argues that upbringing is much less important for development than genetics is and encourages parents to find ways to enjoy raising than children, rather than making the task a chore.
Presents a comparative analysis of September 11 and the subsequent War on Terror with Pearl Harbor and World War II, addressing institutional failures of intelligence and imagination and the driving forces behind Pan-Asian and Pan-Islam movements.
An analysis of the modern world's most high-profile perjurers traces a rise in lies under oath, citing the examples of headline-making scandals and how they reflect breakdowns in American ethics and a vulnerability in the judicial system.
In a book published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the author draws on recently released CIA information to shed new light on the botched operation, which was an embarrassment to JFK and the United States.
Two long-time reporters on the Middle East examine the heart of the conflict between Isreal and Palestine, providing a balanced and detailed look at the fighting based on first-hand experience and hundreds of interviews.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Kai Bird's vivid memoir of an American childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia.