A doodle-illustrated collection takes readers on an anecdotal tour of the female body that explores the social biases, self-maintenance practices, and aesthetic realities that shape how women view themselves.
The author of The True American presents a scathing insider's report on the realities of the global elite's efforts to tackle important world issues through philanthropy and free enterprise while ignoring their direct role in creating the problems.
A full-length memoir based on the author's viral essay recounts a harrowing family event and how it reflected changes in beliefs and heightened fears that have transformed parenting in the course of a single generation.
Presents a portrait of Chesapeake Bay's 200-year-old Tangier Island crabbing community, describing their isolated and vanishing way of life while explaining how rising sea levels will render the island uninhabitable within 20 years.
A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist revisits a time of unparalleled creativity as the sci-fi world collides with the rock 'n' roll world of the 1970s, presenting a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi obsessed conjurers they really were.
Set on the snaking, sinuous Danube River, Algernon Blackwood's tale "The Willows" represents a high point in the development of the horror genre — in fact, horror master H.P. Lovecraft regarded it as the best supernatural tale ever written. More thought-provoking than gory or terrifying, "The Willows" is a must-read for fans of classic ghost stories.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gun traces the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through its most at-risk participants, offering insights into such events as the hunt for bin Laden and counterguerilla warfare in the mountains of the Korengal Valley.
The author of Bleaker House traces the impossible romance between mid-19th-century Brontë biographer Elizabeth Gaskell and much-younger American critic Charles Eliot Norton, exploring how the PhD-candidate author drew literary and personal inspiration from their relationship.
A Sikh-American community activist and human-rights lawyer presents a series of powerful, no-holds-barred testimonials from survivors of hate who describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration has made things worse.
Presents a candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Egyptian President Sisi in power.
Explores criminal justice reform in the United States, including engaging the public in preventing crime, treating defendants with dignity and respect, and linking people to community-based interventions rather than locking them up.