The first complete biography about this remarkable singer's life reveals the challenges she confronted, from her growing up poor in a Pennsylvania coal mining town to her rise as a bebop singer in Detroit and New York City during the 1950s to her work as a recording artist and performer under the influence of and in performance with such jazz luminaries as Charlie Parker, George Russell, Lennie Tristano, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, and Thelonious Monk. Jordan's views as a woman living the jazz life in an era of racial and gender discrimination while surrounded by those often struggling with the twin evils of alcohol and drug abuse are skillfully woven into the tapestry of the tale she tells.
Draws on extensive interviews and years of study to trace the story of Jorge Mario Bergoglio while sharing insights into how he will use papal influence to bridge challenging intersections between faith and politics.
The influential singer's road manager retraces Joplin's breakout performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, pivotal career decisions, appearance at Woodstock, attendance at her high-school reunion, and tragic final days.
After finding a collection of her grandfather's letters, a journalist begins a search for the fate of the love he left behind in prewar Vienna six months after the Nazis took Austria.
Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. The Art of Asking will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.
Features outrageous Hollywood tales from the James Bond actor's life and career, as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, Peter Sellers and many more.
The beloved sister of Chris McCandless shares illuminating insights into their shared family life and the experiences that drove her brother to live a life in the wild, a talk which inspired Jon Krakauer's best-seller and the acclaimed Sean Penn film.
Robert Lee Watt tells the story of his musicianship, from first picking up his instrument to becoming the first black French horn player hired by a major symphony in the United States. The book takes a look at not only the world of music and Watt's progression as a musician, but the racial climate of America.