The social historian untangles the roots of America's culture of national and personal security, arguing that the nation's collective obsession with defense and danger is placing the country at risk for the loss of democratic traditions.
A culinary historian look at six famous women through the lens of food and cooking, exploring what these women ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.
A true account of the early 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
In this memoir recounting every parent's worst nightmare, a literary stylist on par with powerhouses such as Raymond Chandler and Norman Maclean offers a balm for the many families who have suffered unthinkable loss.
A revelatory new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy by the anchor of MSNBC's Hardball depicts him as a perpetual family underdog, sharing insights into his decision to join the military as a common sailor, his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life and his assassination during his 1968 campaign.
Chronicles the intertwined stories of Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin, revealing how their crucial decisions changed world politics and spread disruptive ideologies that continue to influence the modern world.
The award-winning author of The Grey Album traces the history of the hoax as a distinct American phenomenon, exploring the roles of stereotype, suspicion and racism as factors that have shaped fraudulent activities from the heyday of P. T. Barnum through the "fake news" activities of Donald Trump.
In 2014, journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodgehas has written an examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.
A volume filled with fantastical illustrations by an award-winning artist visits more than 20 islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error.
A portrait of the thirty-second president focuses on his career as a politician and dealmaker whose unusual skills served to unite divided factions, initiate essential reforms, and transform America into an international superpower.
The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats
The health journalist behind Superbug exposes the shocking role of antibiotics in industrial farming and the profound impact these mass food-processing practices are having on our lives and our health.
"From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequentfalling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond"—