Agents of Influence: A British Plot, a Canadian Spy, and the Secret Effort to Bring America into World War II

A revelatory and wholly fascinating work of history Superbly researched and written with gripping fluency, this lost secret of World War II espionage finally has its expert chronicler WILLIAM BOYD Gripping and intoxicating, it unfolds like the best screenplay NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE The asto

Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

The bestselling author of All the Shah s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA s secret drug and mind control experiments of the 1950s and 60s.The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA s master magician and gentlehearted torturer the agency s poiso

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

From the Pulitzer Prize winning historian, an authoritative story of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation s foundation The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional ame

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an accidental American an incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first generation American Jenni

Paper Wife

Southern China, 1923 Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband s first wife a paper wife On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing Dreams of a bet