A guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, written by two White House Social Secretaries, is built on a premise that everyone is important and deserves to be treated well regardless of differences, covering subjects ranging from how to make friends with strangers to overcoming the challenges of difficult colleagues.
"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.
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.
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 chronicle of the vice president's experiences in the most momentous and challenging year of his life describes how in 2015 he struggled to balance the requirements of his job with the realities of his eldest son's failing health, a challenge marked by international crises, his growing friendship with Barack Obama and his deepening perspectives on his family ties.
In 2014, journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodgehas has written an examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.
A portrait of the thirty-second president focuses on his career as a politician and dealmaker whose unusual skills served to unite divided factions, initiate essential reforms, and transform America into an international superpower.
A visual biography of Barack Obama's presidency, captured in detail by his White House photographer, includes images documenting the most consequential hours of the Obama administration as well as the 44th president's encounters with world leaders, cultural figures and family members.
The veteran journalist shares essays about what it means to be an American and the relevance of patriotism, discussing the institutions that support the nation, major events from the past half century, and how the country can better unite to secure a collective future.
The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn't seem to realize was there. Perhaps the biggest question on many people's minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and cutthroat business tycoon secure the majority of the religious conservative vote?
A staff writer for the New Yorker describes the true stories of Africans who are bravely resisting the fundamentalism sweeping their country, including a women's basketball team in Somalia, a vigilante against Boko Haram, and kidnapping victims of Joseph Kony's LRA.
The author of the best-selling Prisoners of Geography draws on more than 25 years of global reporting experience to share insights into the symbolism and power of flags representing the beliefs of nations and non-state organizations, revealing how flags and the politics they represent unite and divide world populations.
A compelling portrait of the historic Barack Obama era, combining new and annotated essays from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, includes the articles, "Fear of a Black President" and "The Case for Reparations" as well as two new pieces on the Obama administration and what is coming next.
Traces the life of Elizebeth Smith, who met and married groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.
The senior comic speechwriter and presidential advisor presents an account of his college education through his years working with Barack Obama, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and his reflections on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump.
Reveals how the 45th U.S. president's unlikely election has been both a threat to and an indictment of American democracy, explaining how concerned readers can rediscover citizenship and engagement to create unifying alternatives to Trump's divisive brand of politics.