A cultural history of Czechoslovakia is presented through the stories of artists, writers and performers whose lives and careers where radically altered by 20th-century Communist ideologies. Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.
French economist Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns about wealth and inequality.
Traces the World War II experiences of five legendary directors including John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.
In a thought-provoking, empowering and revolutionary study, a clinical psychologist explores the timeless debate between mothers who choose to work and mothers who choose to rear their children full-time, shedding new light on the conflict between work pressures and home values.
A rerelease of the 1975 account detailing the extraordinary upheaval of the Watergate months exposes the corruption, ethics, and humanity of period Washington and is updated with a new introduction that places the scandal in a present-day context.
Chef Dan Barber explores farming practices around the world and reveals that America's cuisine is in desperate need of a radical transformation and charts a new path forward for eaters and chefs alike to make food sustainable and delicious.
An investigative reporter for The Guardian presents an assessment of the NSA surveillance scandal that has triggered debates over national security and information privacy.
Revealing unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, a master of the impossible, known for his 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, shares insights for tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday life.