In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history—culpable regardless of her intentions.
Arkansas's capital city is booming like never before. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Little Rock before You Die will take you inside the city that locals and tourists love. Little Rock is a healthy mix of educational museums, vibrant restaurants, eclectic boutiques, and unique nightlife. In this edition you'll find new attractions like Keet and Petite restaurant as well as classic staples like Doe's Place. Looking for family fun? Try our water park, Wild River Country, or catch a Broadway show at the Robinson Center Performance Hall. Whatever you're searching for, Little Rock has it! Home to the Clinton Presidential Library, the city hosts millions of tourists each year. Turn the pages to discover Little Rock, then come experience our Southern hospitality!
The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view. Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come alone in many years.
The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois offered a view into the lives of black Americans, conveying a literal and figurative representation of "the color line." From advances in education to the lingering effects of slavery, these prophetic infographics —beautiful in design and powerful in content—make visible a wide spectrum of black experience.
W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits collects the complete set of graphics in full color for the first time, making their insights and innovations available to a contemporary imagination. As Maria Popova wrote, these data portraits shaped how "Du Bois himself thought about sociology, informing the ideas with which he set the world ablaze three years later in The Souls of Black Folk."
America's best-selling and oldest farmer’s almanac is also the most beloved: Its name makes people smile and its contents tickle funny bones. A reference book that reads like a magazine, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is packed with wit, wisdom, folklore, weather predictions, home remedy and gardening advice, moon phase info, celestial happenings, facts, articles, tips, recipes, astrology, fun, and much more that makes every day special throughout the year!