The former "New York Times" critic examines the cultural forces and trends that have contributed to the decline of objective truth and the rise of subjectivity over factuality and common values, and points toward a new path for these truth-challenged times.
The author chronicles her quest to find and save her charismatic, troubled and elusive father, a self-mythologizing Mexican immigrant who travels across continents—and across the borders between imagination and reality—fleeing real and invented persecutors. A PEN America Literary Award winner.
More than 200 of the anti-apartheid champion's letters, written during his 27-year incarceration, convey his perspectives on such subjects as his wife's imprisonment, the death of his son, and human rights. Edited by Sahm Venter.
Evaluates the deconstruction of state laws protecting voting rights, public health, the environment and education in the once-progressive state of Wisconsin, tracing the contributions of key leaders and activists in galvanizing resistance to the Trump administration.
An Emmy Award-winning weather anchor presents an account of the 1889 Johnstown Flood that traces the conditions that led to the South Fork Dam breach, killing thousands in what remains the deadliest flood in U.S. history. 50,000 first printing.
A follow-up to the National Book Award-shortlisted Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys relates the death of the counterculture musician's mother during her first memoir's launch party, her discovery of a mysterious bag of personal items her mother intended to discard and her explorations of sex, aging and feminism in the early 21st century.
The conservation biologist and award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers presents a natural and cultural history of the bee that traces its evolution and varieties while evaluating the environmental hazards placing them at risk. 30,000 first printing.
Drawing on her own experience of attempting to live with pleasure, value and meaning, the two-time Booker Prize finalist, in a "living autobiography," critiques the roles that society assigns to us and reflects on the politics of breaking with the usual gendered rituals.
The author recalls his life as a controversial leading evangelical minister, with a focus on three turning points in his life: his conversion to Christianity, his turn to a politicized faith, and his later return to the purity of the Gospel.
An exposâe of the mental-health crisis in America's courts and prisons reveals that nearly half of the nation's inmates are actually afflicted by a psychiatric problem, examines how inmates are denied treatment, and suggests a more humane approach.
The author of Four Fish presents a cautionary report on the growing popularity of Omega-3 fatty acids as a health supplement, revealing that they may not be as beneficial as hoped and are causing formidable environmental problems.
The author of An Anatomy of Addiction traces the story of brothers Harvey and Will Kellogg, one of whom became a revered doctor and founder of the famous Battle Creek Sanitarium, the other of whom founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which eventually became General Mills.
Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. 150,000 first printing.
A former ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration describes how the progress made between the two countries was destroyed when Vladimir Putin returned to power and recounts how the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him. 35,000 first printing.
The executive editor of the journalism nonprofit, Economic Hardship Reporting Project, outlines counter-intuitive recommendations for meeting the challenges of today's high parenting costs and unstable job markets that are imposing difficult hardships on the middle class. 75,000 first printing.
"From the heroic pediatrician who rallied a community and brought the fight for justice to national attention comes a powerful firsthand account of the Flint water crisis—a dramatic story of failed democracy and inspiring citizen advocacy and action. In the heart of the world's wealthiest nation, one hundred thousand people were poisoned by the water supply for two years—with the knowing complicity of their government. Written by the crusading pediatrician who helped turn the crisis into a transformative movement for change, What the Eyes Don't See is a devastating insider chronicle of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy. Here is the dramatic story of how Dr. Mona used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead, and how she courageously went public with her research and faced a brutal backlash. With persistence and single-minded sense of mission, she spoke truth to power. The book explores the horrific reality of how misguided austerity policies and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. A medical and scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See grapples with our country's history of environmental injustice while telling the inspiring personal story of Dr. Mona—an immigrant, a doctor, and a scientist—whose family roots in social justice activism buoyed her through the fight for justice in Flint. It captures a timely and essential story of how communities can come together to fight for social justice, even in opposition to their own governments"—
Recounts the story behind Theranos, the medical equipment company that misled investors to believe they developed a revolutionary blood testing machine, detailing how its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, perpetuated the lie to bolster the value of the company by billions.