A former political correspondent describes how the Gary Hart affair of 1978 marked a turning point in the relationship between the media and politics and led to the current obsession with the private life and personal character of political candidates.
An examination of the pervasive fears and myths surrounding vaccine research, from a mother's perspective to the historical and cultural factors that cause people to doubt government regulations and the medical establishment.
Jeff Hobbs traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale. It describes his youth in violent 1980s Newark and his struggle to navigate two fiercely insular worlds.
A hilarious study of bygone humor from America's golden age revisits such comic staples as bigamy, boarding houses, chamber pots, hillbillies, drunks and shotgun weddings, while revealing the prejudices, preoccupations and peculiarities of the time. By the author of The Cardboard Universe. 30,000 first printing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 presents a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israel and Egypt to sign a peace treaty — the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Half the Sky present a narrative road map about making a difference in the world, explaining how to identify effective local and global aid initiatives and participate in successful fundraisers and charities.
A provocative look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are — and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature.