Traces the author's investigation into the origins of radical Islam's presence in the western world, describing the defection of ex-Soviet Muslims to Germany during World War II and their establishment of a Munich-based mosque with links to key leaders and intelligence agencies. By the Pulitzer-winning author of Wild Grass.
The author of the best-selling Matterhorn offers insight into the combat experience, drawing on his background as a decorated Vietnam War veteran to raise awareness about how inadequately troops are prepared for battle-related psychological and spiritual trauma.
From its early beginnings in Southeast Asia, to the machinations of the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Central America, the banana's history and its fate as a victim of fungus are explored.
Traces the rise of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and the landmark court case through which the Federal government imposed limits on its discounts, offering insight into the pivotal ways in which the company changed how Americans shop and eat. By the award-winning author of The Box. 20,000 first printing.
Published to coincide with the 190th anniversary of the battle, this vivid and original reconstruction of the Battle of Waterloo narrates the story of this historic conflict between Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington, which changed the face of nineteenth-century Europe, from the point of view of all combatants. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
A two hundredth anniversary retelling of the Trafalgar battle profiles Horatio Nelson as a leader with a fierce sense of honor and duty who embodied a particular skill for inspiring love in others, in an account that draws on a range of sources to examine the ambitions, fears, and principles that contributed to the British Mediterranean fleet's victory. By the author of Seamanship.
Traces the parallel lives of two youths with the same name in the same community, describing how the author grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar and promising business leader while his counterpart suffered a life of violence and imprisonment.
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.