Ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS.
A comprehensive biography of the 2016 Republican candidate for president examines Trump's family roots, his privileged upbringing, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his identity as billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, and television star.
A revelatory examination of America's national power grid traces how it developed while exposing its current vulnerabilities, making strategic recommendations for how it can be improved to meet the challenges of instability, security and sustainability.
An uproarious collection of no-holds-barred personal essays by the Emmy Award-winning comedian reflects on her raucous childhood antics, her hard-won rise in the entertainment industry and her struggles to maintain the courage to approach the world in unstintingly honest ways.
The award-winning author recounts his boyhood in war-torn Jerusalem of the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's tragic suicide when he was 12, his decision to join a kibbutz and change his name, and his participation in Israel's political upheavals. Translated by Nicholas De Lange.
Shares unique perspectives into the role of the microbiome in human health, identity, and ability, explaining in comprehensive, lighthearted detail how microbes shape and protect life on Earth in unexpected ways.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons ofthe past.
Living in a futuristic world where society is built around memories being sent back from the future, Callie learns on her 17th birthday that she will murder her gifted younger sister and is incarcerated for the future crime by a corrupt government that harbors a sinister agenda.
Describes how the then-unknown DJ author's 2001 creation of the one-hour mix Gold Teeth Thief launched him into international fame and established him as a figure in the new millennium's fledgling globalized digital art world at the side of such industry pioneers as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay.
The award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief presents a collection of more than 50 essays on politics, photography, travel, history and literature that provide a fresh new interpretation of art, people and historical moments.
Offers entertaining and science-based observations on the wind, from the world's first forecasts, to Chaos Theory, wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes and wind-generated power. By the best-selling author of Cold and Heat. 30,000 first printing.
This first-hand account of a woman pioneer trying to make a life for herself in the untamed American South of the late 19th century describes how she cared for her children while surviving floods, tornadoes, fires and wild animals. 30,000 first printing.
The author of 97 Orchard and her culinary historian husband present an in-depth exploration into the Depression-era food crisis and how it indelibly shaped American attitudes about utilitarian cuisine, government-sponsored charities and processed food. 25,000 first printing.
Explores the scientific, ethical, and human dimensions of the 1953 brain operation by William Beecher Scoville on an epileptic patient that transformed understandings of memory science and triggered profound legal and medical debates.
A prominent classicist explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial rule, invented the concepts of citizenship and nation, and made laws about those traditionally overlooked in history, including women, slaves, and criminals.
A fourth volume of the popular comic chronicles the emergence of the Beastie Boys and Salt-n-Pepa, along with some one-hit wonders.
Elizabeth Greenwood explores whether it is still possible to fake your own death in the 21st century. She probes the world of death fraud, visiting message boards for people plotting pseudocide and buying her own death certificate in the Philippines.