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.
A debut cookbook by the co-owner of the acclaimed Portland, Oregon restaurant presents a selection of recipes that combine classic Russian techniques and locally sourced ingredients, sharing insights into the political, cultural and geographical forces that inspired such dishes as Armenian Pumpkin Dolmas, Sour Cherry Vareniki and Cauliflower Schnitzel.
The award-winning author of The Grey Album traces the history of the hoax as a distinct American phenomenon, exploring the roles of stereotype, suspicion and racism as factors that have shaped fraudulent activities from the heyday of P. T. Barnum through the "fake news" activities of Donald Trump.
In a follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Poorly Drawn Lines, a popular webcomic artist presents a new collection of sardonic, absurdist comics about friendship, enemies, unexplained mysteries and living in the age of technology. Original.
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.
In a stylish book, one of the leading American voices writing on wine today covers 101 topics on drinking, buying, storing and sharing wine through very short lessons with informative illustrations along with each.
A Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries traces his experiences of working with gangs in Los Angeles for three decades, sharing what his efforts have taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship.
Examines the way that interpersonal conversation works, with a focus on such words as um, oh, huh, like, and mm-hmm, as well as other subtle cues, and how they serve to facilitate the flow of conversation and communicate effectively.
A Baker's Life contains 100 of Paul Hollywood's very best baking recipes, which have been finessed over decades spent as a baker. Each chapter is filled with bakes that represent a different decade — learning the basics at his father's bakery; honing his pastry skills in the finest hotels; discovering the bold flavors of the Middle East while working in Cyprus; and finding fame with the phenomenally popular Great British Bake Off television series.
A volume filled with fantastical illustrations by an award-winning artist visits more than 20 islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error.
A treasury of dozens of African-American folktales discusses their role in a broader cultural heritage, sharing such classics as the Brer Rabbit stories, the African trickster Anansi, and tales from the late nineteenth-century's "Southern Workman."
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 portrait of the lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground cites his foundational role in the alternative rock genre while examining the contradictions, reinventions and extremes that marked his personal and professional endeavors. 75,000 first printing.
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.
A former ocean biologist describes how she rediscovered her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems while investigating the enigmatic jellyfish and what the species' unique physiologies can teach us about engineering and environmental stability.