Offers an inspirational portrait of the Native American football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a championship squad that included the legendary Jim Thorpe and that defeated its Ivy League opponents, in a history that is set against a backdrop of the early days of football and the rise and fall of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner. 75,000 first printing.
A respected journalist and lifelong Lincoln buff embarks on a cross-country odyssey in search of Abraham Lincoln's place in modern-day America and discovers the often surprising legacy of his personality, philosophy, and mythology as he seeks out premier collectors of Lincoln memorabilia, follows the Lincoln Heritage Trail, attends a national conference of Lincoln impersonators, and more. 75,000 first printing.
A history of America's most famous brothel, Chicago's Everleigh Club, which catered to some of America's leading moguls, actors, and writers from 1900 to 1911, profiles its aristocratic proprietors and their efforts to elevate the industry to new heights.
The author, a young American Muslim of Indian background, juxtaposes his college years as an angry young radical with a description of how he came to see the possibilities of religious pluralism and founded the Interfaith Youth Core.
After she and her family spent one year not buying any products from China, the author offers revealing insights into the complex relationship between the American standard of living and the numerous Chinese imports that are necessary to maintain it.
The greatest unsolved mystery of the American Southwest is the fate of the Anasazi, the native peoples who in the eleventh century converged on Chaco Canyon (in today's northwestern New Mexico) and built a flourishing cultural center that attracted pilgrims from far and wide, a vital crossroads of the prehistoric world. The Anasazis' accomplishments—in agriculture, art, commerce, architecture, and engineering—were astounding, as remarkable in their way as those of Mayans in distant Central America. By the thirteenth century, however, the Anasazi were gone from the region. What brought about the rapid collapse of their civilization? Was it drought? pestilence? war? Naturalist Childs draws on the latest scholarly research, as well as on a lifetime of adventure and exploration in the most forbidding landscapes of the American Southwest , to shed new light on this compelling mystery.—From publisher description.
Describes how Russian weapons supplier Viktor Bout built up a complex and deadly global empire that has furnished support to every insurgent, dictator, and terrorist around the world, documenting his global influence and the failure of the U.S. to stop him.
Chronicles the systematic attempts to purge Chinese enclaves across the West from the Gold Rush era to the turn of the twentieth century, documenting the efforts of the Chinese Americans to achieve reparations and attain rights.