An African-American scholar discusses his childhood displacement from the short-lived African nation of Biafra to a relative’s strictly religious Jamaican household before arriving in his mother’s California home on the eve of the LA Riots.
Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems; and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions.
A four-decade history of America's Gilded Age traces how empire builders and robber barons shaped the Transcontinental Railroad industry and its role in stock-market dynamics, labor strikes, and the relationship between government and business.
Kearse, a writer and descendant of an enslaved cook, describes the rich oral traditions that documented her shared ancestry with President James Madison and the human realities of rape and incest throughout the slave era.
The former head of Obamacare presents an inside account of the US’s failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic, chronicling what he saw and how much could have been prevented, and investigating the cultural, political and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life.
Anderson illustrates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how, she argues, it has consistently been constructed to keep African Americans powerless and vulnerable. The Second is neither a “pro-gun” nor an “anti-gun” book; the lens is the citizenship rights and human rights of African Americans.
The World War II story of “Section T”, a team of physicists, engineers, and everyday people who created one of the world’s first smart weapons that helped neutralize the Nazi superweapon that threatened countless lives.