Leading Latino artists, entertainers, politicians, authors, and athletes explain how they each dealt with the challenges and intricacies of learning the English language, including Congressman Josâe Serrano and writer Oscar Hijuelos.
Describes the bloody 1979 takeover of Islam's holiest shrine, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, by hundreds of armed gunmen led by Saudi preacher Juhayman al Uteybi, who believed the Saudi royal family had become a servant of American infidels; the assault that knocked out the insurgents; and the repercussions of the event in terms of the rise of violent, extremist Islam around the world. 75,000 first printing.
Drawing on interviews with the Supreme Court justices and other insiders, a look at the powerful, often secretive world of the Supreme Court offers profiles of each justice and how their individual styles affect the way in which they wield their power.
The best-selling author of Under the Black Flag furnishes an in-depth portrait of Thomas Cochrane, the swashbuckling, nineteenth-century maritime hero who served as a model for such fictional characters as Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower, drawing on previously unpublished sources to document his exploits against the French navy and in the liberation of South America, as well as the scandal that almost ended his naval career.
A former Nixon administration official offers an insider's account of the Watergate years and his role in the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) assigned to investigate the leaks of top-secret government documents, describing what really went on behind closed door, how exercising power without integrity can destroy one's life, how he lost his moral compass, and how he turned his life around.
Pollster Mark Penn argues that the biggest trends in America are microtrends, the smaller trends that go unnoticed or ignored. One million people can create new market for a business, spark a social movement, or effect political change. In 1996, a microtrend identified by Penn ("soccer moms") helped re-elect Clinton. Now, Penn identifies the new microtrends sweeping the world, from Extreme Commuters and Working Retired to Old New Dads, from Bourgeois And Bankrupt to Uptown Tattooed. Highlighting everything from religion to politics, from leisure pursuits to relationships, this book will take the reader deep into the worlds of polling, targeting, and psychographic analysis.—From publisher description.
An assessment of America's role in the Iraq War as viewed from the perspectives of senior military officers argues that the guerrilla insurgency after the fall of Saddam Hussein was avoidable and that officers who spoke against the war did so at the cost of their careers.
A nurse practitioner stationed at the Abu Ghraib hospital facility details her experiences of caring for her patients and of contact with ordinary Iraqi citizens and the empathy she developed for their plight in a time of war.
An evaluation of the complex relationship between the Kennedy family and the former FBI director traces their early shared political years through their parallel rises and controversial deaths, in an anecdotal account that considers the roles played by such figures as Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, and Marilyn Monroe.
Offers a riveting portrait of a group of young Yemeni-American men from an upstate New York steel town near Buffalo, who in spring 2001 attended an al-Qaeda camp and who may—or may not—have become America's first sleeper cell of Islamic terrorists, and the implications of their actions for themselves, for Muslims in America after September 11, and for America as a whole.