In an illuminating Alpine trek though the Swiss peaks, the author, drawing on two separate journeys—one when he was 19 and one 17 years later —channels the spirit of Freidrich Nietzche as he searches for meaning. By the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story.
Lorraine Hansberry, who died at 34, was a force of nature. Although known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, this book is a revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black intellectuals of the twentieth century. Booklist (starred) says "...brings light, warmth, scope, and enlightening complexity to the spine-straightening story of a brilliant, courageous, seminal, and essential American writer."
The investigative journalist draws on his experiences working in a Louisiana private prison to connect today's brutal for-profit prison system to the Civil War-era mass incarcerations of African-American workers.
An insider's assessment of the devastating effects of evangelical Christianity on a generation of young woman describes the extreme, shame-oriented tactics of the religious "purity" cultures of the 1990s and her own subsequent journey of investigation and healing.
The award-winning author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman chronicles the origins and rise of today's divided America while investigating whether the nation has delivered on its promises of political equality, natural rights and the sovereignty of the people.
From early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, a well-researched book provides a thought-provoking exploration of the centuries-old relationship between science and military power.
An Academy award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur invites readers into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.
A journalist born into a Kansas farming family relates her experience growing up among the working poor, discussing the impact of intergenerational poverty on individuals, families, and communities.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and immigration-rights activist presents a debut memoir about how he unknowingly entered the United States with false documents as a child. 150,000 first printing.
The star of such productions as Waiting for Guffman shares insider perspectives on a life in entertainment, discussing the art of acting, her relationships with revered directors, and the therapeutic activities that enrich her life.
A New Yorker staff writer analyzes the perilous world of the international fossil trade through the story of one man's devastating effort to sell a Gobi Desert dinosaur skeleton from a nation that forbids natural-history trafficking. 150,000 first printing.
The biographer reflects upon her own life, from discovering books as a form of escapism during her parents' divorce to mingling in the London literary scene of the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies.
Traces the three seasons of existence of the United States Football League, revealing its early success, how it launched the careers of many football superstars, and how it ultimately crashed and failed due to the influence of Donald Trump and other teamowners.