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: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North ...
On the Origin of Tepees
: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves)
Why do some ideas spread, while others die off? Does human culture have its very own "survival of the fittest"...
: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century
Simultaneously offering the absorbing reading experience of a cant-put-it-down thriller and the ...
The Wild Trees
: A Story of Passion and Daring
Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring ...
Under the Banner of Heaven
: A Story of Violent Faith
A multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith...
The Age of Gold
: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
Tells the stories of the great fortunes made and of great fortunes lost by hundreds now forgotten by history; ...
The Boy Genius and The Mogul
: The Untold Story of Television
A vivid portrait of a self-taught scientist whose brilliance
allowed him to "capture light in a bottle." A ...
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