Martin W. Sandler
A National Book Award winner mines photographic gold to show—and tell—the story of the Great Depression.
In an exquisitely curated volume of 140 full-color and black-and-white photographs, Martin W. Sandler unpacks the United States Farm Security Administration's sweeping visual record of the Great Depression. In 1935, with the nation bent under unprecedented unemployment and economic hardship, the FSA sent
The dead of an Arctic winter. Whaling ships full of men, stranded in ice. Follow three rescuers in a race against time—and all odds—in this heartpounding true adventure. In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska's coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. Their ships locked...