A memoir by the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station shares candid reminiscences of his voyage, his colorful formative years, and the off-planet journeys that shaped his early career.
A dramatic account of how 19th-century Quaker surgeon Joseph Lister developed an antiseptic method that indelibly changed medicine, describing the practices and risks of early operating theaters as well as the belief systems of Lister's contemporaries.
A dual portrait of the second and third U.S. presidents shares insights into their disparate backgrounds, the partnership decisions that helped establish America's foundation and the unexpected ways their subsequent falling out and reconciliation corrected the course of a young republic.
A suspenseful chronicle of the 33rd president's first four months in office traces his unlikely rise to the Oval Office and his pivotal contributions to major decisions, from the founding of the United Nations and the Nazi surrender to the liberation of concentration camps and the decision to drop the bomb.
An intimate account of the rise and rein of O-Six, a fabled Yellowstone wolf. After being hunted to near extinction by the 1920s, conservationists managed to restore the wolf species against a backdrop of debates specifically affecting America's western regions.
An illustrated investigation into the technologies of the near future, from deep-space travel to 3D organ printing, offering insight into how they will work and what is needed to advance their readiness.