The Pulitzer finalist and author of Polarized America documents the kaleidoscopic year during which transformative talents from Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, and Beverly Hills heavily influenced pop culture, politics, and social movements.
"From the author of the acclaimed One Minute to Midnight: a sharply focused, riveting account--told from inside the White House--of the crucial months when the Watergate conspiracy consumed itself and brought down the president"
Presents the previously untold World War II story of nine female resistance fighters who banded together to survive the camps and ultimately escaped from a final death march across war-torn Germany. Illustrations.
In this intricately woven tapestry of American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas in the 1850s, recounts the origins of Juneteenth and explores the legacies of the holiday that remain with us.
The New York Times technology columnist presents a counter-intuitive guide to the age of A.I. that explains how laborers facing the automation of their jobs can thrive in the machine age by rethinking their human relationships with technology. Illustrations.
The economic historian and award-winning author of Freaks of Fortune traces the evolution of American capitalism from the colonial era through the recession of 2008, citing the political discord that has brought the economy to another major turning point. Illustrations.
"Much has been written about how the pandemic came to be, but not so well known are the details about how it was able to spread so quickly in the United States. Author Michael Lewis has written a new book, The Premonition, that fills in those blanks. And it is a sweeping indictment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." (NPR.org)
An acclaimed Harvard geologist presents a narrative chronicle of the Earth’s 4.6-billion-year evolution that places the environmental crises of today’s world in a context that explains the planet’s fragile capacity to support life.