Who are we? What is it about humans that sets us apart from every other living creature, past and present, on this planet? Why have humans developed such a diverse range of societies and cultures? And where will the shaping of our environment take us next? From the origins of Homo sapiens to twenty-..
A witty compendium of the most salacious, outrageous, and quirky misdeeds in American history. In our present era of tawdry sex scandals and cheap political shots, as we cling to our sense of patriotism and our national unity soars, we long for the good old days of good old-fashioned American value..
“Insightful and well-written . . . [Suzman chronicles] how much humankind can still learn from the disappearing way of life of the most marginalized communities on earth.” -Yuval Noah Harari, author of SAPIENS and HOMO DEUSAn NPR Best Book of the YearA Washington Post Notabl..
Seventeen writers explore the multiple meanings of a young Latina politician who has already made history.From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York’s 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. Six months lat..
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart - from the CNN host hailed as "a star of the 2016 campaign" (The New York Times), now seen on The Van Jones ShowVan Jone..
'A lively and learned guide to the politics, personalities and conflicts that are shaping a dynamic group of countries' FINANCIAL TIMES'A fascinating and many-layered portrait of Southeast Asia' THANT MYINT-UThought-provoking and eye-opening, BLOOD AND SILK is an accessible, personal look at modern ..
The author of Machete Season continues his groundbreaking study of the Rwandan genocide with the story of the survivor generation.In Rwanda from April to June 1994, 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered by their Hutu neighbors in the largest and swiftest genocide since World War II. In his previous books,..
What happens after you click Tweet? The heart-stopping definitive account of the mission to rescue hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls whose abduction ignited a global social media campaign and a dramatic worldwide intervention. In the spring of 2014, millions of Twitter users, including some of the wo..
Pulitzer Prize-winning economics journalist Steven Pearlstein argues that our thirty year experiment in unfettered markets has undermined core values required to make capitalism and democracy work.Thirty years ago, “greed is good” and “maximizing shareholder value” became the new mantras woven into ..
From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba--with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling--revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used t..
Out in the Pacific Ocean, there is a war taking place. It is a “warm war,” a shoving match between the United States, the uncontested ruler of the seas since WWII, and China, which now possesses the world’s largest navy. The Chinese regard the Pacific, and especially the South China Sea, as their oc..
In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms during a nine-month search, the Bush administration needed positive identification of ..