Presents the theory that it was the introduction of cooking in the prehistoric past that led to physiological changes in the human brain and such advancements in human behavior as the development of social skills, bonding, and the division of labor in family groups,
An insider's account of the nation's most famous school integration recounts how the author made the decision to attend Arkansas's all-white Central High because of geographical practicality rather than a sense of heroism, describing how subsequent events affected her family's beliefs about dedication, perseverance, and sacrifice. By the co-author of the best-selling The Pact.
Describes the skills and supplies that individuals and families need to prepare for possible emergencies, and offers survival tips and advice related to shelter, water, food, first-aid, and self-defense.
The author's keeps a vigil at the side of a retired chimp circus performer named Roger, an encounter that promptes his metaphysical exploration of the frontier between humans and our nearest-kin animal species.
Presents a series of historical anecdotes and vignettes that challenge accepted views of human history and accomplishment.
Examines the Christian community's sense of foreboding and anticipation of the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ, in a brilliant study of tenth- and eleventh-century Europe.
Traces the story of illegal Chinese immigrant Cheng Chui Ping, who built a multimillion-dollar human-smuggling conglomerate with direct links to a violent Chinatown gang, an organization that was exposed by New York's fabled "Jade Squad" and the FBI twelve years before Ping's conviction.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based reporting that serves as a watchdog over government, holds the powerful accountable, and gives citizens what they need. In a tumultuous new media era, with cutthroat competition and panic over profits, the commitment of the traditional news media to serious news is fading. Should we lose a critical mass of this news, our democracy will weaken—and possibly even begin to fail. This book is also a call to arms. Despite the current crisis, there are many hopeful signs, and Jones closes by looking over the horizon and exploring ways the iron core can be preserved.—From publisher description.
Documents the controversial trial of decorated war officer Roy Farran for the 1947 murder of Jewish teen activist Alexander Rubowitz, describing related protests by the Zionist underground, the impact of Great Britain's conflict with Palestine, and the contributions of such figures as Bernard Montgomery, Menachem Begin, and Golda Meir.
A history of America's nine Black fraternities and sororities explores the roles of these organizations in shaping generations of African-American leaders
This never-before-told story of the auto magnate's attempt to recreate small-town America, along with a rubber plantation, in the heart of the Amazon details the epic clash between Ford and the jungle and its inhabitants, as the tycoon attempted to force his will on the natural world. By the award-winning author of The Blood of Guatemala. 40,000 first printing.