The controversial hip-hop artist presents the story of his life and career through lyrics, images, and a personal narrative that also offers insight into his creative process.
Drawing on more than five hundred interviews with loved ones and fellow baseball players, the author crafts a deeply personal biography of the Yankee great, weaving her own memories of the major league slugger with an authoritative account of his life on and off the field.
The co-executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Gods and Monsters presents a tribute to the Hollywood entertainer-turned-author that features coverage of such topics as her close friendship with Judy Garland, contributions as a celebrity trainer and creation of the mischievous Plaza mascot.
The award-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb describes the lesser-known technological talents of actress Hedy Lamarr as well as the collaborative work with avant-garde composer 142661655that eventually led to the development of spread-spectrum radio, cell phones and GPS systems.
Author Jon Ronson finds real life, modern day superheroes — do-good citizens fighting crime in masks and capes. He profiles Phoenix Jones, who protects Seattle's streets with his band of fellow heroes, and others across America.
An authorized portrait of the influential twentieth-century American writer draws on first-person accounts and Vonnegut's private letters while offering insight into his youth, the inspirations for his work, and his enduring literary impact.
The legendary singer reflects on a half-century of show business, tracing her humble origins and partnerships with Burt Bacharach and Hal David through her friendships with fellow artists and appointment as Global Ambassador for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.
The story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile—including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes—made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia." An Oxford scholar and archaeologist, Lawrence was sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916. He vanished into the desert in 1917 only to emerge later as one of the greatest—and certainly most colorful—figures of World War One. As Korda shows, Lawrence was not only a man of his times; he was a visionary whose accomplishments—farsighted diplomat and kingmaker, military strategist of genius, perhaps the first modern "media celebrity" (and one of the first victims of it), and an acclaimed writer—transcended his era.
Chronicles the iconic chef's lesser-known contributions as a member of the OSS during World War II and her efforts at the side of her husband to support an agent accused of being a spy, drawing on recently declassified documents to reveal how their wartime experiences shaped their characters, relationships and ambitions.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband recount her early years, their marriage, the assassination attempt that left her gravely wounded — and took the lives of six others — and her rehabilitation.
The award-winning actress documents her rise from everyday girl to acclaimed performer while exploring her defining relationship with her mother and how their shared and separate dreams influenced their experiences.
A beloved TV icon shares the secrets to success and happiness as he has learned them from his innumerable celebrity encounters, friendships and relationships with his loving wife and family.
A literary assessment of the former First Lady from the perspective of a short story master draws on a wealth of sources to reconstruct her worldview, covering her early experiences as a community theater actress and her marriage to the 37th president.