Provides a comprehensive overview of the CIA's and other covert agencies' operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing the rise of the Taliban and bin Laden, the secret efforts of the CIA to capture or kill bin Laden since 1998, and their failure... More Info
One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s, 'Maggie Cassidy' was not published until 1959, after the appearance of 'On the Road' had made its author famous overnight. Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its... More Info
"A fascinating literary and historical document, the most insightful look at the Beat Generation." —Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties and Going All the Way First published in 1978, Jack's Book gives us an intimate look into the life and times of the "King of the Beats." Through the... More Info
A cautionary analysis of the modern world's most high-profile perjurers traces a sobering rise in lies under oath, citing the examples of headline-making scandals and how they reflect breakdowns in American ethics and a vulnerability in the judicial system. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of... More Info
In this exceptionally candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the single toughest issue he faces head on--how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff--and reveals himself to be an invaluable intermediary between America and the Arab world.
A wealthy and depressed man bound for Christmas in Hawaii is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. During his stay, he reaches an epiphany worthy of the season and resolves to simplify his life.
An introduction to the science of neuroplasticity recounts the case stories of patients with mental limitations or brain damage whose seemingly inalterable conditions were successfully treated or even cured through treatments that involved the thought re-alteration of brain structure. Reprint.
An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland--updated with an afterword on the Arab Spring In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic... More Info
A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.
A cautionary exploration of the world's forests cites the essential role of trees in the planet's ecological, pharmaceutical and cultural arenas, explaining how planting trees in urban and rural areas can help safeguard environmental interests. Reprint.