The former New Jersey governor and EPA administrator under George W. Bush presents a detailed and provocative critique of the Republican party's increasingly conservative and extremist views, recommending a moderate, solution-based approach to government that the author believes is more in line with traditional Republican principles. 125,000 first printing.
A Grammy Award-winning soprano whose achievements earned her an honorary doctor of music from the Juilliard School describes her struggles to launch her career, the individuals who influenced her life, the challenges she faces with the business side of the music industry, and her philosophies about the heart-throat-mind connection. 75,000 first printing.
Traces the life of the author of the children's classic, "The Lonely Doll," recounts her work in modeling and photography, the loss of her brother in childhood, her ill-fated marriage plans, and the influence of her controlling mother.
A portrait of the popular African-American novelist discusses his life as a street hustler, heroin addict, and factory worker before he transitioned into writing, citing how his earlier years were marked by violence, prostitution, and prison and revealing how his experiences were used in the creation of his successful literary works. 15,000 first printing.
A richly textured portrait of Florence Nightingale and her remarkable family describes what life was like growing up in a prosperous Victorian English family who had ties to the leading political and intellectual circles of the period, her determination to follow her own path in life, and the personal cost for her and her family. 35,000 first printing.
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of A First-Class Temperament presents a full-scale portrait that draws on a wealth of period sources, including Johnson's never-before-published prison memoir, of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, from his rise to success to his prison sentence and life in exile.
Loosely based on the author's life, chronicles Craig's journey from childhood to adulthood, exploring the people, experiences, and beliefs that he encountered along the way.
A vivid portrait of African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield who, after winning his second consecutive Kentucky Derby in 1902, was banned from racing in the United States, but went on to have a successful career in Europe.
The author offers a chronicle of growing up in a small town in America's heartland, offering portraits of her family and her encounters with the complexities of the adult world, romance, and small-town life during the 1960s and 1970s.
Informed by personal anecdotes, recollections, and quotes from family, friends, and colleagues, a collection of remarkable photographs—including more than two hundred color and black-and-white pictures from the family archives—and memorabilia pays tribute to the Chairman of the Board, in a volume that features an accompanying CD, letters, facsimile reproductions, and more. 10,000 first printing.