A spiritual guide shares humorous and inspirational advice on how to manage with grace in today's world of terrorism, while caring for aging parents and children simultaneously, and in the face of environmental threats.
An intimate portrait of the famed late New Yorker cartoonist and creator of the ghoulish Addams family traces the life and career of Charles Addams, documenting his colorful personal life, friendships, rich love life, and influential humor, in an authoritative biography that is enhanced by family photographs, personal drawings, cartoons, and paintings. 25,000 first printing.
A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.
The best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods and I'm a Stranger Here Myself describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his his remarkably normal 1950s family life. 250,000 first printing.
Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments.
Recounts how the author, a British diplomat, was named deputy governor of Amarah and Nasiriya in southern Iraq at the end of 2003, an appointment during which he negotiated hostage releases, held elections, and worked to organize a social infrastructure for millions of beleaguered Iraqi citizens. 35,000 first printing.
A portrait of the iconoclastic poet and activist whose words are are set on the Statue of Liberty follows the complex life and times of Emma Lazarus, from her early literary success, to her roles as a feminist, Zionist, and renowned Jewish-American writer.
A former CEO, president, and chairperson of Hewlett-Packard traces her educational upsets before entering the business world, her struggles as a businesswoman in a male-dominated arena, her role in HP's controversial merger, and her public firing.
An acclaimed French pianist describes her life-changing first encounter with a wolf hybrid in 1991, her efforts to protect the threatened wolf species, and her foundation of a wolf preserve on the grounds of her New York State home.
The son of broadcaster Bill Moyers shares his personal battle with alcoholism and drug addiction, describing his privileged childhood, multiple relapses, and rise to a key player at the Hazelden Foundation, an addiction treatment center.
The author describes his move to Israel as a student, his work as a prison guard, and his extended dialogue with a prisoner named Rafiq, a PLO leader, explaining how they forged a friendship despite their religious, cultural, and political differences.
An award-winning veteran NPR correspondent shares behind-the-scenes details about today's top stories, describing bizarre occurrences, humorous moments, and unsung heroes that marked his coverage of the Central American drug wars, the war in Iraq, hurricane Katrina, and other major world events.
The best-selling author of Moneyball follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly paid players in the NFL. 250,000 first printing. First serial, New York Times Magazine.