The social historian untangles the roots of America's culture of national and personal security, arguing that the nation's collective obsession with defense and danger is placing the country at risk for the loss of democratic traditions.
The Hugo, Nebula, and National Book Award-winning author of The Left Hand of Darkness presents a third collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.
A brilliant collection showcases the essays, reviews, talks, book reviews and more from the National Book Foundation Medalist author and one of our foremost public literary intellectuals.
"Reinventing the Wheel is equal parts popular science, history, and muckraking. Over the past hundred and fifty years, dairy farming and cheesemaking have been transformed, and this book explores what has been lost along the way. Today, using cutting-edge technologies like high-throughput DNA sequencing, scientists are beginning to understand the techniques of our great-grandparents. The authors describe how geneticists are helping conservationists rescue rare dairy cow breeds on the brink of extinction,microbiologists are teaching cheesemakers to nurture the naturally occurring microbes in their raw milk rather than destroying them, and communities of cheesemakers are producing "real" cheeses that reunite farming and flavor, rewarding diversity and sustainability at every level."—Provided by publisher.
The stand-up comedian and co-star of The Carmichael Show presents a humorous collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles, her discovery of her talent for comedy and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.
A couples therapist and best-selling author describes her findings after spending a decade working with couples whose lives were shattered by infidelity and discusses how individuals can grow and heal after a betrayal, either together or apart. 50,000 first printing.
A collection of over 110 recipes for sweets, baked goods, and confections from chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Sweet is entirely filled with delicious baked goods, desserts, and confections starring Ottolenghi's signature flavor profiles and ingredients including fig, rose petal, saffron, orange blossom, star anise, pistachio, almond, cardamom, and cinnamon.
When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed. Simultaneous eBook.
A culinary historian look at six famous women through the lens of food and cooking, exploring what these women ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Bascombe novels presents a memoir in two parts on the lives of his parents in the Depression-era South that explores their motivations and dreams, his traveling salesman father's early death and the family's transient lives in a series of hotels. 200,000 first printing.
A true account of the early 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
A memoir by a therapist specializing in manipulation and psychological control describes her harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness," recounting how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.
In this memoir recounting every parent's worst nightmare, a literary stylist on par with powerhouses such as Raymond Chandler and Norman Maclean offers a balm for the many families who have suffered unthinkable loss.
Drawing on accounts by the people who visited Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Insane—including T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop and William Carlos Williams—the author of Bomber Country chronicles the decade that Pound spent in the institution after being accused of treason.
A revelatory new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy by the anchor of MSNBC's Hardball depicts him as a perpetual family underdog, sharing insights into his decision to join the military as a common sailor, his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life and his assassination during his 1968 campaign.
The Microsoft interdisciplinary scientist credited with popularizing virtual reality reflects on his lifelong relationship with technology, showing VR's ability to illuminate and amplify how the brain and body connect to the world.
Chronicles the intertwined stories of Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin, revealing how their crucial decisions changed world politics and spread disruptive ideologies that continue to influence the modern world.
A definitive, one-stop vegetarian cookbook showcases more than two thousand different recipes and variations for simple meatless meals, including salads, soups, eggs and dairy, vegetables and fruit, pasta, grains, legumes, tofu and other meat substitutes.
A top-ranking award-winning chef and restaurateur describes how she prepares fantastic meals that can be cooked by anyone on any budget from "wasted" ingredients and invites 45 of the world's best chefs to offer three course meals that do the same.