An examination of the Nancy Drew stories and their influence on American girlhood since the 1930s explores mysteries related to the character's creators, and her role in shaping the modern American woman's identity.
A survivor of the Cuban Revolution recounts his pre-war childhood as the religiously devout son of a judge, and describes the conflict's violent and irrevocable impact on his friends, family, and native land.
An autobiographical portrait of marriage and motherhood details the critical illness of her daughter, Quintana Roo, followed by the fatal coronary of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. The Year of Magical Thinking is Didion's meditation on life, death, illness, sanity, personal upheaval and grief.
A definitive profile of the pioneering African-American performer and film star, follows the life and career of Lincoln Perry from his vaudeville and minstrel show beginnings, to his Hollywood years, to his decline into obscurity and bankruptcy, and offering a vindication of his frequently reviled role in the entertainment world. 12,500 first printing.
A portrait of rock legend Jimi Hendrix captures the full span of his life, from his troubled childhood and battles against racial prejudice to his rapid rise to the height of the music world and tragic death.
Describes personal anecdotes from the broadcast journalist's own life, the world of media, and the newsmakers that he has interviewed during his sixty years of reporting; includes a digital videodisc of some of his most famous interviews.
Presents a memoir of the author's time spent in a Mississippi convent, where, although intent on pursuing her desire to become a nun, she gradually becomes aware of the pleasures and emotional complexities of the world she has left behind.
The author, an eminent African-American scholar, recalls a century of memories as a tireless advocate for civil rights, from his attempts to make the Roosevelt administration respond to the Cordie Creek lynching through his subsequent involvement in the Civil Rights movement. 150,000 first printing.
A revealing portrait of the influential gospel singer and songwriter covers his early experiences as a choir boy, the impact of the civil rights movement on his career, and the mystery surrounding his death, in an account that also describes his relationships with several contemporaries. 125,000 first printing.