Depicts the making of the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany's in the late 1950s, drawing on interviews with those involved in the film's production, including the actors, producer Richard Shepherd and late author Truman Capote's biographer, Gerald Clarke. 30,000 first printing.
A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.
Discusses the struggle of disabled people to challenge discrimination and explains how the disabled used their political clout to gain passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Los Angeles Times Moscow bureau chief describes her witness to events at the front lines of the war on terror in multiple countries, sharing her insights into the high cost of violence as weighed against the war's democracy-based objectives.
A descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt presents an insider's tour of America's old-money wealthy class, profiling the members of her dysfunctional family while identifying toxic factors and behaviors that have influenced their downfall.
The author investigates the global cocaine trade—meeting and talking to Medillin hitmen, U.S. kingpins and Brazilian traffickers, as well as the soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels—explores how the cocaine business got so big and argues that the U.S.'s anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.
Explains why we win at sports, why we don't and how the games of life are really played and demonstrates how sports offer powerful and often overlooked tools with which to explore fundamental subjects, including biology, morality, the relationship between mind and matter, globalization, culture, gender, race and economics. 100,000 first printing.
Robert L. O'Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle of the Second Punic War, and its causes and consequences.
Examines the roots of the Roe v. Wade conflict, reconstructing the pro-choice and pro-life movements, and recovering the voices that shaped the Supreme Court's decision.
The best-selling author of Overthrow outlines a vision for rebuilding America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East, proposing specific recommendations for alliances with Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other candidates while citing the examples of historical figures.
Examines how traditional religions are observed in present-day India through the experiences of such individuals as a Tantric practicing middle-class woman from Calcutta, a prison warder from Kerala who is worshipped as an incarnate deity, and a Jain nunwho watched a friend ritually starve.