This guide from the former New York Times "Frugal Traveler" columnist and host of "Amigo Gringo" challenges the practices of the modern travel industry while sharing stories of memorable discoveries and misadventures that demonstrate how to enjoy a technology-balanced vacation.
A former British paratrooper, photographer and explorer documents his nine-month, 4,000-mile journey by foot along the Nile, discussing his life-threatening natural and cultural encounters in six different nations. This is a captivating account of a remarkable and unparalleled Nile journey that maps out African history and contemporary life.
Theroux explores the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.
In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, Pulitzer Prize finalist Carlsen reveals the remarkable story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Based on rigorous research and his own journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, this is a thrilling adventure narrative and a work of history that corrects our understanding of the 19th century explorers, and the Maya themselves.
At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered the Mongol Derby, the longest horse race in the world, and she decided to enter on a whim. Told with terrific suspense and style, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race.
The Not-Quite States of America is an entertaining account of the territories' place in the USA, and it raises fascinating questions about the nature of empire. As Mack shows, the territories aren't mere footnotes to American history; they are a crucial part of the story.
A romantic travelogue chronicling the author's risky travel experiment recounts how, after meeting an energetic university professor on a dating website, the pair embarked on a three-week, eight-country tour without hotel reservations, plans or luggage
An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way-in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century-which also chronicles the rich history of the trail.
The author, the first American to study at a North Korean university, recounts his experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to create a multifaceted portrait of Pyongyang in the Kim Jong Un era.
The author draws on three years of exploration through the regions from Maine to Washington State to trace the northern border's rich and pivotal history, industries, and famous figures. He blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels by canoe, freighter, car, and foot that’s packed with colorful characters and extraordinary landscapes.
The author offers the powerful and affirming story of his journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America's disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up--and a parent to finally, fully let go.
The story Owen tells is crucial to our future- how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert, and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.
A revelatory memoir of a young woman developing the resilience to thrive in the stark landscapes of Norway and Alaska. Blair Braverman learns to guide tours on an Alaskan glacier and drive sled dogs in Norway in this book that is both a fast-paced adventure and a reflection on identity and self-discovery.
Illuminates his comic brilliance and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into the gift for improvisation that shaped his wide range of characters, his struggles with addiction and depression and his relationships.
A graphic memoir telling of the artist's attempt to confront the hidden truths of her family’s wartime past in Nazi Germany and to comprehend the forces that have shaped her life, her generation and history. Krug uses a deep and affecting mixed-media illustration style and text, with which she conveys significant emotion. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle award for best autobiography.
A memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.
As her mom is dying of cancer and her own marriage is failing, McColl moves in with her to hold onto their memories together and revisit her mom's zany, beautiful life. A life-affirming memoir of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother's image. In a series of vibrant vignettes, she reveals a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of children.
In this powerful and provocative memoir, the essayist and novelist explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse. A personal narrative that is defiant yet vulnerable, it’s an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family. Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times and NPR among others.
A definitive, fascinating biography of Theodor Geisel, best known as American icon Dr. Seuss, shares insights into his successful early career as a radical political cartoonist and the complicated genius that informed his beliefs on such subjects as empathy and environmentalism. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Fans of Dr. Seuss will find much to love in this candid but admiring portrait.
The comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show presents an irreverent memoir in lyrical prose that is at once hilarious and unexpectedly moving. Exploring subjects ranging from his childhood and family life to his career and his devotion to Glasgow, each story is strung together in a colorful tapestry that ultimately reveals a complicated man and the personal progress he’s made.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh presents a full-length collection of essays on fatherhood, including his viral 2016 GQ piece about his 13-year-old son's immersion in Paris Men's Fashion Week.
A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.
In 2010, Grant Sabatier had $2.26 in his bank account. Five years later, he had a net worth of over $1,000,000. In Financial Freedom, he takes you step-by-step through the strategies he used so that you too can get out of debt, make your 9-5 job optional, and above all, live the life you want. With Financial Freedom, you really can have all the money you will ever need.
You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass as she combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
This book offers readers a revealing and surprising look at the personal finances of others: what they spend, how they save, and even the purchases they hide from their partners and friends. With a vision of what your dream bank account balance looks like, some expert advice to help you achieve it, and the support of a community, you'll be a step closer to taking control of not just your wallet, but your life.
A step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.
Smart Mom, Rich Mom explores how women today are navigating the financially challenging career/parenting years. Written by a national money columnist and mom of two, this invaluable resource for moms everywhere chronicles women who have stayed in the game as both moms and businesswomen--full-time, freelance, self-employed, and more--and emerged more prosperous and empowered than before having children.
If you want to build a better life and a better world-and really be prepared for any possible future in these turbulent times-you need to become a resilient investor! This trailblazing guide will expand your ideas of investing way beyond Wall Street. Your time, your energy, and the things you own are investments too, and you'll learn to diversify them in ways that move you toward your life goals.
In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills
This book demystifies the secrets to achieving financial freedom, inspiring readers to realize that it's never too late to reach for your dreams. By following the simple, proven path, anyone can make small changes today that will have big impact for a lifetime, proving once again that David Bach is the financial expert to listen to when you're intimidated by your finances.
In The Index Card, the authors draw on years of experience researching and reporting on financial lives to present an accessible, one-stop guide to taking back your financial future. The answers to healthy finance are simple enough to fit on an index card. Armed with The Index Card, readers will gain the tools, knowledge and confidence to make the right decisions regarding their money.
Once your goal is clear, the you will design your investments to create the life you've envisioned. Soon you'll feel more in control of your finances. You'll be able to create a plan that's broken down into manageable steps. You'll learn how to handle your money with more joy and less stress. And you'll explore ways your financial moves can have a positive impact on other people.
Before Hamilton opened her acclaimed restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. This memoir follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens she’s inhabited through the years. It’s told with honesty, grit, humor, and passion -- all with wit and lots of food.
Reichl chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and her work with legendary epicureans to transform how America thinks about food. Complete with recipes, this is the journey of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams--even when she ends up where she never expected to be.
A groundbreaking ingredient-pairing guide shows how science can unlock unheard-of possibilities for combining foods into astonishingly inventive dishes. Briscione distills chemical analyses of different ingredients, from IBM’s Watson supercomputer, into easy-to-use infographics, and presents mind-blowing recipes that he's created with them.
A narrative history of the alternative-foods movement of the past half century explores the diverse fringe trends, charismatic personalities and counterculture elements that have rendered quotidian wholefoods, from whole grain bread and tofu to yogurt and brown rice, part of the mainstream American diet.
The host of "Lidia's Kitchen" shares a memoir that traces her impoverished but loving upbringing under Tito's communist regime in Yugoslavia, her years as a refugee while trying to enter the United States, and her early start as a restaurant worker.
A chef, restaurateur and author describes the two years he spent traveling the United States learning about the different cultures, traditions, memories and innovations that keep adding to, reshaping and helping to evolve what makes up American cuisine.
The Top Chef star traces his culinary coming-of-age in both the Bronx and Nigeria, discussing his eclectic training in acclaimed restaurants while sharing insights into the racial barriers that have challenged his career in this inspiring memoir. Plus he shares a representative recipe with each chapter.
Documents the adventures and legacy of 19th-century botanist and food explorer David Fairchild to reveal the stories of how diverse crops ranging from avocadoes and mangoes to seedless grapes and pomegranates were introduced to America from faraway cultures.
Traces the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemeni-American in San Francisco, and his dream of resurrecting the ancient art of cultivating, roasting, and importing Yemeni coffee, an endeavor that is challenged by the brutal realities of Yemen's 2015 civil war.
Peter Gethers wants to give his 93-year-old mother a final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. Problem is, he doesn’t know how cook most of them, so he embarks upon a culinary journey to bring his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time.
Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, Kurlansky details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.
A journalist, after a chance encounter with an obscure vintage made near Jerusalem, embarks on a journey around the world to discover the multicultural roots of wine and encounters a colorful cast of characters along the way.
A global culinary history told through the stories of seven essential ingredients found in cuisines all over the world: honey, salt, chile, pork, rice, cacao, and tomato. Each of these foundational ingredients has played a long and valuable role in human foodways and culture, and each has its own fascinating history.
Everyone’s favorite Hamptons hostess is back with a book full of useful techniques that will leave guests astounded by your culinary know-how. Ina shares some of her most irresistible recipes and very best "pro tips," not just for cooking but also for hosting. Beginner and advanced cooks alike will love the secrets she shares.
Is there a secret to happiness? Offering herself up as a human guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments, Poundstone tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search. Does any of it work? You may be laughing too hard to care.
A funny and poignant memoir from the former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of Tinder Live with Lane Moore. Moore reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance--with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift.
Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.
Charts the unexplored realities of being a 40-something in today's world in laugh-out-loud essays that explore the decade when your doctor starts restricting your physical activity, your can't wear ironic outfits anymore, and you finally realize everyone else is winging it, too. A witty dispatch from the front lines of the forties for those in midlife, and also for anyone trying to find their place in the world.
A memoir of cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man and observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache. A funny, poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties.
A collection of absurdist, hilarious stories and essays on relationships, technology, and contemporary society. Dern's razor-sharp eye examines everything from man buns to dating apps, including an open letter to Charles Manson, an archaeologist's exploration into a suburban man cave and an angry missive from Leif Erikson to Christopher Columbus. A wicked and funny take on modern life.
Freelance journalist Marianne Power attempts to follow one self-help book each month throughout the course of a year, getting herself into hilarious, though occasionally poignant plights in this witty and honest book.
Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series as she delves into little-known stories as well as favorite tales too good not to relive again. Spotlighting everyone from costars to guest stars, she details the hiring of the cast and shares anecdotes on favorite sketches and unexpected moments. A love letter to a golden era of television.
Filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, a generation-defining self-help guide, written by a blogger who is read by more than 2 million people each month, helps readers figure out the things that they should care about to lead contented, grounded lives.
How do you deal with a life filled with a whole host of characters and their bizarre, inescapable behavior? Especially when you're related to them? Tom Papa is here to help you make sense of it all in a hilarious and warm book that saws deep into every branch of the family tree and uncovers the most bizarre and surprisingly meaningful aspects of our lives.
When Coulter quit drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can't easily be filled. Her debut collection reveals a portrait of a life in transition, by turns hilarious and heartrending. It will make you laugh at and think critically about the booze-soaked world we live in. Perfect for fans of Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris and Cheryl Strayed.
The popular comedic couple trace the story of their relationship, sharing anecdotes, family photos and secrets that reveal how they overcame considerable social differences through their shared values and mutual love of music and laughter.
The comedian and star of CNN's United Shades of America, says he's always been awkward. In this humorous and thought-provoking memoir, each chapter tackles a different topic (youth, stand-up comedy, sexism, parenting, and politics) with appealing awkwardness. This is a must-read if you're a Bell fan or addicted to social and political humor.
2 Dope Queens star Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she's experienced in the hope that, if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own. Written in her trademark unfiltered, witty style, this latest essay collection is a call to arms as she provides a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.
A narrative account of America's largest recorded earthquake describes how it devastated villages in 1964 Alaska, killing dozens of people and inspiring the work of geologist George Plafker, whose findings helped confirm the then-controversial theory of plate tectonics.
This is the scarcely believable and wholly true story of Christopher Columbus' illegitimate son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father's achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, his library in Seville.
Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama.
A portrait of the only queen in the history of the Ottoman Empire. How Roxelana, a Christian slave, was abducted and placed in the harem of Sultan Suleyman, who married her against all conventions before her talents as a diplomat and philanthropist rendered her an invaluable adviser to her husband.
In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.
Documents the first solo crossing of Antarctica by unlikely explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, a troubled but wealthy admirer of Wyatt Earp who hired Australian explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins to organize the ill-fated Ellsworth Trans-Antarctic Expeditions.
An incisive portrait of the two twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.
Tells the amazing true story of how African American detective Ron Stallworth went undercover to investigate the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs in 1978, describing how he disrupted Klan activities and exposed white supremacists in the military during the months-long investigation.
The first social history of women and the internet. Evans shines a light on these bright minds whom history forgot, showing us how women have always pushed technology forward and will continue to shape our world in powerful ways that we can no longer ignore.
Documents the adventures of a 19th-century botanist and food explorer to reveal the stories of how diverse crops ranging from avocadoes to pomegranates were introduced to America from faraway cultures.
Cautionary insights into today's healthcare practices to identify the cellular sources of aging and illness while revealing how most treatments are aggressive and offer only the illusion of control and better survivability at the cost of life quality.
A best-selling author and time-travel enthusiast details the science, engineering, mathematics, art, music, philosophy, facts and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.
A leading expert on the unconscious human mind draws on 20 years of research to present a tour of the influences that shape everyday behavior and the role of science in everything from relationships and parenting to consumer behavior and business.
A scientist and popular YouTube personality, reminding us that we've lost touch with many of the most basic science concepts that launched our information age, presents simple, math-free explanations and to-the-point historical recaps of landmark science and history's greatest scientists.
An award-winning science writer draws on years investigating some of the world's rarest brain disorders and the cases of nine extraordinary people to share insights into how the brain shapes life in unexpected, alarming and vibrant ways.
The creator of the blog of the same name explains how math works in everyday life and how it can be better understood, using lighthearted cartoon illustrations, jokes and anecdotes that demystify essential concepts.
An investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research and international nature therapy programs to examine the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood and creativity.
An intimate account of the rise and rein of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, describing how after being hunted to near extinction, conservationists managed to restore the species. Set against a backdrop of debates specifically affecting America's western regions.
Documents the astonishing 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the British Museum of Natural History by a talented American musician, tracing the author's years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives.
The book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us, based on her extensive research, to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums.
An Oxford-trained scientist and award-winning writer presents an evocative travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road and how it became synonymous with humanity's exploration of boundaries.
This story traces the lesser-known story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who in 1943 engaged the Japanese in what became history's longest dogfight, changing the course of the war through their heroic acts of sacrifice.
When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple's younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history.
An eye-opening tale of the underbelly of the American economy, a labor pool made up of largely transient older Americans who, unable to retire, must work strenuous, low-wage jobs to get by. But also a celebration of the resilience and creativity of these ‘workampers’ who’ve given up ordinary rootedness to survive.
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety. At age twelve, she and her sister were granted asylum in the United States. Clemantine went on to attend private school and graduate from Yale. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased.
Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, this is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms.
Have you ever dropped a chip on the ground, picked it up after five seconds--then eaten it? A rollicking yet rigorous inquiry that follows the science of germs into the kitchen, restaurant, and everywhere else you eat and drink.
Explores the search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of historical figures from four centuries--artists, writers, and scientists, most of them women, who changed the way humans understand, experience, and appreciate the universe.
Traces a year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher, describing how he left a successful corporate career to guide a diverse range of students through prestigious science competitions, personal challenges, and college applications.
Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives and families of the astronauts, and illuminating the political factors that prompted America to save the Apollo program and define the space race.
Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we've told ourselves so often we don't even hear them anymore. With painful honesty and fearless humor she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them and learn to live with passion and hustle.
One of the world’s leading experts on habit formation reveals practical strategies that will teach readers exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
This book is for you if you feel unsure of yourself in social settings, if you'd like to get along more easily with others, or if you want to break through to a new level of cooperation with your boss and coworkers.
Decluttering expert Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in a humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out--for good! The good news is that it can get easier and become a natural part of day-to-day life.
If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.
Discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You'll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.
CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast's popular segment of the same name. With essays from such varied figures as Oprah, Vice President Joe Biden, Chelsea Handler, and Maya Angelou--as well as poignant words from a Newtown father and a military widow
Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to "live better"--informed by those who have mastered the art.
In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, the founder of the Girls Who Code nonprofit empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery. Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. By choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and go for the things we genuinely, passionately want.
A counterintelligence expert shows readers how to use trust to achieve anything in business and in life. Inspiring trust is not a trick, nor is it an arcane art. It's an important, character-building endeavor that requires only a sincere desire to be helpful and sensitive, and the ambition to be more successful at work and at home.
In this pioneering work, readers will find engaging scientific research and stories from historical geniuses and everyday individuals who have not only made the most of their conditions, but who have flourished because of them.
Offering an exploration of self-forgiveness, self-care, and eliminating mental clutter via a conversation between a philosopher and his student based on the psychological theories of Alfred Adler. Over the course of five conversation it demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. An enormous bestseller in Asia.
An eye-opening handbook from a leading Ayurvedic physician that blends cutting-edge science on "clock genes" with ancient eastern wisdom to help us understand how to harness the power of chronobiology to effortlessly lose weight, sleep better, exercise stronger, reduce stress, and boost our wellbeing.
Documents the trial of a man who was charged with dozens of counts of arson in rural Virginia county, sharing insight into the perpetrator's struggles with addiction, his relationship with his accomplice girlfriend and the impact of the fires on their community.
An account of the unsolved Golden State Killer case, written by the late author of the TrueCrimeDiary.com website, traces the rapes and murders of dozens of victims and the author's determined efforts to help identify the killer and bring him to justice.
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists present the true story of two detectives who teamed up to discern the truth about a case involving a teen who was charged with falsely reporting a rape, an investigation that revealed the work of a serial rapist in multiple states.
In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. Till's lynching became the most notorious hate crime in American history.But what actually happened to Emmett Till--not the icon of injustice, but the flesh-and-blood boy?
Documents the astonishing 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the British Museum of Natural History by a talented American musician, tracing the author's years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives.
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The book is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long.
A chronicle of the events surrounding the 1906 murder trial of millionaire Harry Thaw details the scandalous victimization of actress Evelyn Nesbit and Thaw's public murder of legendary architect Stanford White, a case that tested the limits of the free press and raised awareness of the disproportionate power of Gilded Age tycoons.
Documents the story of a teen Colorado star and aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably helped commit an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, describing the efforts of the author to investigate the influence of the young man's superior and the darker practices of the Ranger indoctrination program.
Documents the nearly two-decade manhunt for a serial bomber in New York, citing the contributions of police captain Howard Finney and psychiatrist James Brussel in developing investigative techniques that would shape new approaches in American law enforcement.
An account of the 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings about Stockholm syndrome.
A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self.
In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper.