A cultural exploration of vampire lore and the lifestyles it has inspired in the modern world recounts the author's visits to convergence sites in New York clubs, darkened parks, and chain restaurants.
The popular actor looks back to reassess the meaning of his own life and the paths he has taken, from the turbulent 1960s to the tragedy of September 11, and to answer such questions as "What do I value?" and "What, exactly, is the good life?"
Recounts the author's decision to change careers and attend the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, describing how she survived the program's intense teaching methods and competitive fellow students, in an account complemented by two dozen recipes.es.
Offers a multifaceted portrait of the visionary German scientist who became the chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich, creator of the V-2 rocket, reluctant SS officer, and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program.
Describes how two women, identical twins separated at birth, were reunited at the age of thirty-five and discovered that they had been separated as infants as part of a secret study on nature versus nurture, in a powerful and poignant memoir of family and personal identity. 75,000 first printing.
The woman at the center of the Bush administration's CIA leak scandal breaks her silence as she describes her role as an undercover CIA operative, her training and experiences, her efforts to protect her children, and her battle with the CIA to reveal the truth.
The legendary rock musician and influential guitarist candidly recounts the story of his life and his career in his own words, recalling his rise to success in the music world; work with the Yardbirds, Cream, and as a solo artist; years of drug and alcohol abuse; failed marriage to George Harrison's ex-wife Patti Boyd; the accidental death of his young son; and beyond. 350,000 first printing.
The author takes readers inside his world of San Francisco's talk radio through a mix of memoir and reportage that gives a view of the polarizing transformation of talk radio and provides insightful, amusing vignettes and behind-the-scenes accounts of his work.
In November, 2004, a U.S. infantry squad in Fallujah plunged into one of the most sustained and savage urban battles in the history of American men at arms. Ssg. Bellavia and his men confronted an enemy who had had weeks to prepare, booby-trapping houses, arranging ambushes, rigging entire city blocks as explosive-laden kill zones, and even stocking up on steroids. Entering one house, alone, Bellavia faced the fight of his life against six insurgents, using every weapon at his disposal, including a knife. Bringing to life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, and populated by a well-drawn cast of characters, this is more than just another war story. The book develops the intensely close relationships that form between soldiers under fire, in a harrowing story of triumph, tragedy, and the resiliency of the human spirit.—From publisher description.
An unstinting account of the experiences of women soldiers in today's army relates the author's decision to enlist, her relationship with a Palestinian boyfriend, her witness to the events of September 11 as portrayed on Arabic television, and her deployment to Iraq. Reprint.
A memoir by the former head of the U.S. Central Command who led forces in Afghanistan and Iraq traces his childhood in the Midwest, his four-decade military service, and his experiences during and after the September 11 attacks.
A portrait of the late creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip evaluates how his career was shaped by his midwestern working-class origins, family losses, and wartime experiences, offering insight into how familiar storylines closely reflected Schulz's private life.