The author recalls her work in Srebrenica for the United Nations excavating the remains of thousands of people slaughtered there over a few fateful days during the Bosnian Civil War, as well as her work transcribing the words of survivors.
A portrait of Elizabethan England and how it contributed to the making of William Shakespeare discusses how he moved to London lacking money, connections, and a formal education and rose to became his age's foremost playwright.
Complemented by an audio CD of the noted author speaking and singing, an interactive biography of Zora Neale Hurston combines personal memorabilia, never-before-published writings, period photographs, and facsimiles of historic papers in a study that describes her journey to fame as a literary icon, role during the Harlem Renaissance, and beyond. 40,000 first printing.
The author's fascinating life, from his early musical education to his world tours, is covered in an entertaining and informative autobiography that also includes several of his short stories and commentaries on world events and academia.
Thirty years after the murder of a black man by a Klansman and his acquittal by an all-white jury, the author returns to his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina, to make sense of what happened, interweaving his own childhood memories and the real world of modern-day Oxford with interviews with participants on both sides, shedding new light on the struggle for racial justice. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The musician's personal reflections, accompanied by 350 color images, provide a glimpse of McCartney's most celebrated tour, capturing moments from North America, Europe, and Japan, to his historic appearance in Moscow's Red Square.
Phil Jackson offers his own take on his 2003-2004 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, chronicling the difficulties faced by the team—difficult relationships, public feuds, and injuries—and their successful journey to the NBA finals.
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.
Chronicles the efforts of an NPR contributor to read the Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z, sharing the humorous and unexpected mishaps that occurred as a result of the endeavor, from changed dynamics in his family relationships to his efforts to join Mensa and win a spot on Jeopardy! By the author of Fractured Fairy Tales. 100,000 first printing.
Reconstructs the largely forgotten life of Canada Lee, a famous black actor, civil rights advocate, and political activist, who was "blacklisted" and buried in the anti-Communist backlash of the McCarthy era.
The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame By His Manager, Friend, and Sometme Adversary
The noted classical music publicist and manager describes his thirty-six-year business relationship with Luciano Pavarotti, following the legendary tenor's extraordinary career in the opera house, on the concert stage, and into the world of mass media and offering a revealing portrait of the superstar in the world of modern classical music. 60,000 first printing.