What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They're bitter. In this exploration of bitter through science, culture, history, and 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes, Jennifer McLagan makes a case for this misunderstood flavor.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 presents a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israel and Egypt to sign a peace treaty — the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day.
A linguist delves into the world of food, describing the true meanings of descriptive words like "rich" and "crispy" when they appear on a menu and tracing how traditional and favorite dishes spread and changed through colonial shipping routes.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Half the Sky present a narrative road map about making a difference in the world, explaining how to identify effective local and global aid initiatives and participate in successful fundraisers and charities.
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes. 40,000 first printing.
A memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single mother, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas State Senate.
The creator of the popular webcomic "xkcd" presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including "What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?" and "Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?"
The singer, drummer and percussionist traces her career through four decades of Latin and pop music, sharing details from her tours with fellow artists and her solo career while revealing how her faith has helped her heal from sexual abuse.
A provocative look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are — and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature.