One of the modern world's leading conductor delivers an assessment of the life and achievements of the 18th-century master composer. The book shares scholarly insights into how Bach worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects — and what it can tell us about Bach the man.
In cooperation with the Johnny Cash estate, a music critic who knew the icon tells the unvarnished truth about Cash, whose personal life was far more troubled and his artistry much more profound than even his most devoted fans have realized.
When investor Warren Buffett announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy, his son, Howard G. Buffett, set out to help a billion individuals who lack basic food security. Howard has given himself 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge. All farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. This lesson applies to all of us, however, because we all have about 40 productive years to do the best job we can, whatever our passions may be.
The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. Translated by Catharine Edwards.
Drawing on extensive interviews and unpublished letters, as well as Lennon's own encounters with Mailer, this authorized biography of the eminent novelist, journalist and controversial public figure chronicles the Mailer's entire career.
Piper Kerman's memoir explores her time at a women's prison in Connecticut, where she was incarcerated for drug trafficking.
A now-sober alcoholic documents his 18-month effort to run marathons in the cities where he lived during his self-destructive days. Reflecting on the redemptive benefits of running, he shares his own journey and learns the stories of fellow addicts who pursued similar dreams.
An in-depth assessment of the record-breaking Tour de France athlete's doping scandal and fraud-based business successes exposes the support network of money, power and cutting-edge science that enabled his achievements.Wheelmen discusses such topics as Armstrong's lucrative sponsor contracts and the accepted practices of illegal medicating.
NPR's media correspondent describes how media magnate Rupert Murdoch was humbled and humiliated by the News of the World telephone hacking scandal and had to split his self-built company in two in order for his business to survive.
The founder of StoryCorps analyzes the project's first decade to celebrate the power of the human bond as demonstrated by poignant examples, from two brothers who reconnect after parent rejection to a veteran who remembers his poignant relationship with two Iraqi children.
Kansas City Lightning is the first of two volumes tracing the life of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Crouch draws on interviews with family, peers and collaborators to reveal Charlie Parker's Depression-era childhood and his early career in Kansas City and New York.
One of America's most successful comedians looks back at his extraordinary career, highlighting the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life and outlining the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old.