Recounts not only the disturbing story of an unprecedented White House conspiracy to assassinate a journalist, but also the larger tale of the bitter quarter-century battle between the postwar era's most embattled politician, Richard Nixon, and its most reviled newsman, Jack Anderson.
The author argues that the recent economic crisis was caused by the concentration of income and wealth within a very small percentage at the top and a middle class that had to go deeply in debt to stay afloat and suggests that higher tax rates on the wealthy are needed to prevent future crises.
In a book that is a dual biography, as well as a military history of the era, the author dispels the myths surrounding two of history's most famous lovers, and provides a well-researched, historically accurate account of their exciting lives, putting them into historical context.
In an epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, a Pulitzer Prize winner chronicles the decades-long migration of African-Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.
In Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer outlines his ideas about the Constitution and about the way the United States legal system works. Breyer explains that he interprets the Constitution as a living document; the framers knew that the interpretation of the document would continue to change as America evolved.
A philosopher argues that the sweeping social changes of the last few centuries, including freedom and equal rights for women, slaves, and other oppressed people, comes from the ancient power of honor, not legislation.
Offers a dramatic account of the largest-ever forest fire in America, which cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy because the heroism shown by the forest rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, which Roosevelt wanted to conserve, in a book by a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. A best-selling Washington Post Book of the Year.
Evaluates the role of religion, stating that today's expressions of faith differ from those of previous generations while arguing that an increased awareness of the past may help to build a faith that speaks to a polarized society.
In a book that draws on oral histories of more than 100 participants, the author offers a behind-the-scenes look at the historic 1963 March on Washington that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, revealing Malcolm X's secret vow to help the march, despite mocking it publicly; how King really wrote his speech; and much more.
Examines contemporary scandals and the downfalls of high-profile figures, analyzing four paradigmatic cases to explore why people act out their personal dramas in open venues and why the public enjoys watching scandalous behavior.