"A searing narrative of the Battle of Mosul, described by the Pentagon as "the most significant urban combat since World War II." In this masterpiece of war journalism based on months of frontline reporting, National Magazine Award winner James Verini describes the climactic battle in the struggle against the Islamic State. Focusing on two brothers from Mosul and their families, a charismatic Iraqi major who marched north from Baghdad to seize the city with his troops, rowdy Kurdish militiamen, and a hard- bitten American sergeant, Verini describes a war for the soul of a country, a war over and for history. Seeing the battle in a larger, centuries- long sweep, he connects the bloody- minded philosophy of the Islamic State with the ancient Assyrians who founded Mosul. He also confronts the ways that the American invasion of Iraq not only deformed that country, but also changed America like no conflict since Vietnam"—
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial presents a timely history of the constitutional changes that built or compromised equality within America's foundation, documenting alarming parallels between the Jim Crow era and the present day. Tour.
There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house.
The NYU historian and author of The Statue of Liberty documents the story of America's only alleged case of blood libel and its origins in old-world prejudice, homegrown anti-Semitism and the 1920s resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. Illustrations.
The Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.N. Ambassador traces her journey from an Irish immigrant to a human rights activist, sharing insights into her career as a war correspondent and her influential views on foreign policy. 250,000 first printing.
The Queer Eye star and designer recounts his complicated early life as a closeted gay youth from a traditional South Asian family in Yorkshire, sharing insights into his coming of age, emergence as an artist and happy marriage.
The New York Times chief television critic documents the history of mass media from the early 1980s through today, revealing how Donald Trump merged with America's most powerful medium to orchestrate his reinvention as a world leader.
A panoramic oral history of the September 11 attacks draws on hundreds of interviews with government officials, first responders, survivors, friends and family members to recount events from the perspectives of firsthand witnesses. 125,000 first printing.