- FAITH AT WAR: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu
Trofimov covers Islamic culture for the Wall Street Journal , a wide beat that has him reporting stories from West Africa to Central Asia and even in Eastern Europe.
- DARKNET: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation
Lasica's interviews are far-ranging, and he provides a cogent analysis of the broad problems with America's outdated legal framework for dealing with intellectual property rights and the need for the entertainment industry to adapt to new technologies.
- A CONFIDENTIAL SOURCE
A trip to the local convenience store lands Ahearn right in the middle of a fatal robbery.
- How to Get a Date Worth Keeping: Be Dating in Six Months or Your Money Back
Right for each person, and that people should stop waiting around for a dream individual to sweep them off their feet.
- SPEAK ILL OF THE LIVING
Arsenault's second mystery about investigative reporter Eddie Bourque, who's now scraping out a living writing and teaching in the mill town of Lowell, Mass., is even better than his Shamus-finalist debut, Spiked (2003).
- THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF NEW MEXICO: Stories
Even odder than these stories, but more focused, are three separate, interrelated reports on the history of New Mexico, which together make up the title novella.
- JUDGMENT DAYS: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America
Edgar Hoover, who bombarded Johnson with reports of King's links to Communists and of his sexual indiscretions.
- THE EMPIRE OF THE WOLVES
French reporter turned author Grangé (The Stone Council; Blood-Red Rivers ) produces another grisly, Paris-set suspense novel, one that should help build his stateside audience.
- THE RANSOM OF THE JEWS: The Story of the Extraordinary Secret Bargain Between Romania and Israel
Ioanid does a service in reporting on this sordid tale of exploitation and the trade in human beings.
- Wild Moments
A seasoned environmental reporter lets his meditative and poetic side shine in this collection of writings from Audubon magazine's "Earth Almanac" column.
- THE FREEDOM: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq
He talks to American soldiers in the barracks and on patrol who hope that (but aren't sure if) they are doing the right thing.
- When America Was Great: The Fighting Faith of Postwar Liberalism
Wedged between the Henry Wallace-led progressives on the Left and Senator Joe McCarthy on the Right, these men negotiated intellectual and practical challenges like communism, conservation, civil rights, Vietnam and the balancing of principles with power.
- THE STOWAWAY
In 1996, nine Filipino crewmen of the Maersk Dubai jumped ship in Halifax, reporting that the ship's Taiwanese officers had murdered three Romanian stowaways.
- America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America and Its Enemies
Much of what's here will be familiar to readers of the 9/11 report or the reams of news coverage over the last three years.
- A BLACK AND WHITE CASE: How Affirmative Action Survived Its Greatest Legal Challenge
The conservative Center for Individual Rights brought a constitutional test case by recruiting rejected white applicants (who had higher grades and test scores than admitted blacks) as plaintiffs and filing complaints in late 1997.