An incisive analysis of the roots and implications of the turmoil in the Middle East journeys behind the familiar facade of Iraq to argue that troubles in the Arab world can be linked to America's limited understanding of the region, thirst for oil, and need to deal with terrorism, as well as to the stranglehold that pan-Arabic thought has on the area. 50,000 first printing.
Traces the author's 2002 journey by foot across Afghanistan, during which he survived the harsh elements through the kindness of tribal elders, teen soldiers, Taliban commanders, and foreign-aid workers whose stories he collected along his way. By the author of The Prince of the Marshes. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Recounts how the author, a British diplomat, was named deputy governor of Amarah and Nasiriya in southern Iraq at the end of 2003, an appointment during which he negotiated hostage releases, held elections, and worked to organize a social infrastructure for millions of beleaguered Iraqi citizens. 35,000 first printing.
A journalist and resident of New Orleans offers an eyewitness account of Hurricane Katrina, its devastating impact on New Orleans, and its aftermath, arguing that the origins of the disaster lie in the culture and politics of a troubled city.
A history of the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish, otherwise known as the Chilean Sea Bass, documents how the fish came into global popularity while tracing the illegal activities of the fishing vessel Viarsa, in an account that discusses the environmental, courtroom, and culinary battles being fought over related fishing practices. First serial, Wall Street Journal. 60,000 first printing.
The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.
Argues that the American Empire has now seen the passage of its most triumphant years and is rapidly approaching a period of increased social chaos in which cultural preservation will be a matter of individual conscience. Reprint.
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 British war correspondent chronicles her visits to Afghanistan, in which she witnessed the rise of the Taliban in the last phase of the Soviet War, their brutal victimization of the Afghan people, and the results ten years later.
Wayne Curtis traces the history of America from the perspective of 10 different cocktails, discussing the role of rum in the New World, from the colonial period to present day, in a study that blends pop culture, historical trivia and libation lore.
Draws on interviews with General Tommy Franks, Condoleeza Rice, and other officials and military personnel to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process that determined the nature of American involvement in Iraq.
Offers a compelling narrative about the construction workers who toiled tirelessly on the site of Ground Zero following the attack on the World Trade Center to clear away the massive piles of debris and help recover lost victims.
A man who turned his back on the mob to become the eleventh most decorated New York City cop in history describes his twenty-year career and how he was falsely accused of selling secrets to the mob. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
The author of Air Force One takes a close-up look at the personal retreats, hideaways, and homes of America's presidents, assessing what such sites reveal about the characters of the presidents and the eras in which they lived, covering everything from George Washington's Mount Vernon to George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch.