The author of the best-selling Prisoners of Geography draws on more than 25 years of global reporting experience to share insights into the symbolism and power of flags representing the beliefs of nations and non-state organizations, revealing how flags and the politics they represent unite and divide world populations.
A compelling portrait of the historic Barack Obama era, combining new and annotated essays from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, includes the articles, "Fear of a Black President" and "The Case for Reparations" as well as two new pieces on the Obama administration and what is coming next.
Traces the life of Elizebeth Smith, who met and married groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.
The senior comic speechwriter and presidential advisor presents an account of his college education through his years working with Barack Obama, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and his reflections on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump.
Reveals how the 45th U.S. president's unlikely election has been both a threat to and an indictment of American democracy, explaining how concerned readers can rediscover citizenship and engagement to create unifying alternatives to Trump's divisive brand of politics.
A new book of essays by the former secretary of state includes entries describing her experiences in the 2016 presidential campaign and incorporates hundreds of inspirational quotes that have shaped her life and work.
A blistering and personal polemic against today's monolithic tech companies argues that in spite of the conveniences of their products, today's ambitious corporations are triggering consequences in the form of privacy compromises, intellectual property loss and the negative homogenization of social, political and intellectual arenas.
The NBC news correspondent assigned to cover the Trump campaign for the 2016 presidential election shares her perspective on witnessing Trump's unexpected campaign successes.
An award-winning journalist documents her life-risking investigation into the abduction of her guide and friend, an Iraq-born Western media informant who worked at the head of a Damascus refugee community to provide education to displaced girls.
"An original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics — and their impact on people of color — are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking Up Our Own, the Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman Jr. weighs the tragic role that some African Americans themselves played in escalating the war on crime. As Forman shows, the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office around the country amid a surge in crime. Many came to believe that tough measures — such as stringent drug and gun laws and "pretext traffic stops" in poor African American neighborhoods — were needed to secure a stable future for black communities. Some politicians and activists saw criminals as a "cancer" that had to be cut away from the rest of black America. Others supported harsh measures more reluctantly, believing they had no other choice in the face of a public safety emergency. Drawing on his experience as a public defender and focusing on Washington, D.C., Forman writes with compassion for individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas — from the young men and women he defended to officials struggling to cope with an impossible situation. The result is an original view of our justice system as well as a moving portrait of the human beings caught in its coils. "—
A scholarly expose of the ideas of political economist James McGill Buchanan and multibillionaire Charles Koch explores their role in the radical right's six-decade campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and minimize restrictions on the wealthy.
The "Washington Post" national security correspondent who broke the "Jihadi John" story draws on her personal experience as a multicultural woman with unique access to the world of jihad to share insights into the rise of Islamic radicalism and the gap between the Muslim world and the West.