Citing the five most expensive hurricanes in recent history, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist reveals how federal subsidizing of high-risk property development has distorted common understandings of the dangers of living on the coast. Illustrations. Maps. Index.
"A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs. When Tracy Walder enrolled at the University of Southern California, she never thought that one day she would offer her pink beanbag chair in the Delta Gamma house to a CIA recruiter, or that she'd fly to the Middle East under an alias identity. The Unexpected Spy is the riveting story of Walder's tenure in the CIA and, later, the FBI. In high-security, steel-walled rooms in Virginia, Walder watched al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over her shoulder and CIA Director George Tenet brought her donuts. She tracked chemical terrorists and searched the world for Weapons of Mass Destruction. She created a chemical terror chart that someone in the White House altered to convey information she did not have or believe, leading to the Iraq invasion. Driven to stop terrorism, Walder debriefed terrorists-men who swore they'd never speak to a woman-until they gave her leads. She followed trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, shutting down multiple chemical attacks. Then Walder moved to the FBI, where she worked in counterintelligence. In a single year, she helped take down one of the mostnotorious foreign spies ever caught on American soil. Catching the bad guys wasn't a problem in the FBI, but rampant sexism was. Walder left the FBI to teach young women, encouraging them to find a place in the FBI, CIA, State Department or the Senate-and thus change the world"—
From Trotsky to Litvinenko, the authors of The Red Web explore the shifting role of Russian expatriates throughout history and their complicated, unbreakable relationship with the mother county. 20,000 first printing.
"A resilient Turkish writer's inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism. The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decided, just as he was unaware of his. I suffer the pathetic torment of profound helplessness, just as he did. Like a cursed oracle, I foresaw my future years ago not knowing that it was my own. Confined in a cell four meters long, imprisoned on absurd, Kafkaesque charges, novelist Ahmet Altan is one of many writers persecuted by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's oppressive regime. In this extraordinary memoir, written from his prison cell, Altan reflects upon his sentence, on a life whittled down to a courtyard covered by bars, and on the hope and solace a writer's mind can provide, even in the darkest places"—
A popular MSNBC host and author of the #1 New York Times best-seller Drift explains how Big Oil and Gas adversely affect democracy. Read by the author. Simultaneous.
Exploring Jimmy Hoffa's rise and fall and why the golden age of blue-collar of America came to an end, the stepson of Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien, Hoffa's right-hand man and suspected killer, tells the untold story of the man involved in one of the 20th century's most persistent mysteries. Illustrations.
An AP News political analyst presents an in-depth portrait of the vice president, covering Pence's devout Christian faith, his meteoric political career, and the rumors about his ambitions to succeed Trump.
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.
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 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.
An investigative reporter describes the lives of the Comodas family over several decades and three generations and shows the impact of global migration and how it has reordered economics, politics, and culture around the world.
A best-selling author, National Book Award-winner and professor combines ethics, history, law and science with a personal narrative to describe how to move beyond the awareness of racism and contribute to making society just and equitable.