A human drama unlike any other--the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history."ENTHRALLING." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) - "OUTSTANDING...A MUST-READ." --Booklist (starred review) - "GRIPPING." --Publishers Weekly
In the grand tradition of David McCullough and Ron Chernow, the sweeping story of the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades.
Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli has been associated with political amorality. But that characterization is unfair.
By the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking--winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction--comes rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of Shanghai.
***2017 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Nonfiction***
"What's more American than Corn Flakes?" --Bing Crosby
On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and offered hefty rewards as leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan.
Two years ago, Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, near the banks of a river that once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land served as a buffer between Scotland and England.
A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day
The extraordinary true story and basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.
In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder.One of USA Today's "Five new books you won't want to miss " "Gripping . . . The book works on two levels, much like a good Holmes case."--Time
"Warren transforms what could have been merely a Pilgrim version of cowboys and Indians into a sharp study of cultural contrast... a well-researched cameo of early America." --Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal