An account of the transformation of cities due to a dramatic drop in violent crime, describing the changes to urban life and the necessary strategies for preventing another crime wave.
"The world almost conquered famine. Until the 1980s, this scourge killed ten million people every decade, but by early 2000s mass starvation had all-but-disappeared. Today, famines are resurgent, driven by war, blockade, hostility to humanitarian principles, and a volatile global economy. In Mass Starvation, world-renowned expert on humanitarian crisis and response Alex de Waal, provides an authoritative history of modern famines: their causes, dimensions, and why they ended. He analyzes starvation as a crime, and breaks new ground in examining forced starvation as an instrument of genocide and war. Refuting the enduring but erroneous view that attributes famine to overpopulation and natural disaster, he shows how political decision or political failing is an essential element in every famine, while the spread of democracy and human rights, and the ending of wars, were major factors in the near-ending of this devastating phenomenon. Hard-hitting and deeply informed, Mass Starvation explains why man-made famine and the political decisions that could end it for good must once again become a top priority for the international community"—
An award-winning medical investigative journalist presents an unsettling exposé of the under-regulated medical-device industry, revealing the corruption, greed and deceit that have combined to render medical interventions a leading cause of death in America. 35,000 first printing.
The popular fitness icon behind the INSANITY workouts outlines a motivational program for fitness and mental strength, building on a premise that happiness results from healthy and engaged living while overcoming the mental obstacles that impede a positive life. A first book.
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.
The author, devoted to empowering women to learn basic car repairs and knowing what to do in an emergency, presents this must-have guide, revved up with easy-to-follow instructions, great tips and lifesaving rules of thumb, that teaches women what they need to know about how their cars work, and what they need to do to keep them running smoothly. Original.
Espousing a simple, frugal philosophy of avoiding debt and living below one's means, the publishers of the HomeEconomiser newletter share savvy advice on how to implement a workable budget and furnish hundreds of simple but creative ideas for managing and saving money. Original. 40,000 first printing.
This guide to cleaning and organizing a living space discusses best methods for decluttering and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health.
From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
Reveals how the author ran an exclusive, high-stakes underground poker game in Hollywood where hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost, until it came crashing down around her and she lost the glamourous life she had created for herself.
The Pen Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction-winning authors of Dallas 1963 present an account of Timothy Leary's 1970 prison escape and run from the law, detailing the events that led to his incarceration, his support by the terrorist group Weather Underground and his targeting by Richard Nixon. 25,000 first printing.