In this highly anticipated sequel to Ruth Downie's New York Times bestselling debut, beloved army doctor Gaius Petrius Ruso strikes out for the uncivilized borders of Roman Britain, where he runs into murder and the ghosts of his vexingly beautiful slave Tilla's past.
From the bestselling author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse comes the first biography of Craig Claiborne, the passionate gastronome and troubled
genius who became the most powerful force in the history of American
food—the founding father of the American food revolution.
For more than three centuries, slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts of Africa to the New World. In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker creates an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks. Rediker restores the slave ship to its rightful place alongside the plantation as a formative institution of slavery, as a place where a profound and still haunting history of race, class, and modern capitalism was made.
Groundbreaking, compelling, and poignant, The Slaves' War delivers an unprecedented vision of the nation's bloodiest conflict, as acclaimed historian Andrew Ward gives us the first narrative of the Civil War told from the perspective of those whose destiny it decided.
Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions.
Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
Bryce G. Hoffman Pete Larkin
A riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the near collapse of the Ford Motor Company, which in 2008 was close to bankruptcy, and CEO Alan Mulally's hard-fought effort and bold plan—including his decision not to take federal bailout money—to bring Ford back from the brink.
From author Janet Reitman comes the first full journalistic history of the notoriously secretive Church of Scientology—an even-handed account that uncovers the astonishing truth about the controversial religion.
A magnificent, beautifully written epic "biography" of cancer—in the tradition of Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon, this is a brilliant exploration of the past, present, and future of a complex disease that defines us and our time.