A portrait of the popular African-American novelist discusses his life as a street hustler, heroin addict, and factory worker before he transitioned into writing, citing how his earlier years were marked by violence, prostitution, and prison and revealing how his experiences were used in the creation of his successful literary works. 15,000 first printing.
A richly textured portrait of Florence Nightingale and her remarkable family describes what life was like growing up in a prosperous Victorian English family who had ties to the leading political and intellectual circles of the period, her determination to follow her own path in life, and the personal cost for her and her family. 35,000 first printing.
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of A First-Class Temperament presents a full-scale portrait that draws on a wealth of period sources, including Johnson's never-before-published prison memoir, of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, from his rise to success to his prison sentence and life in exile.
Loosely based on the author's life, chronicles Craig's journey from childhood to adulthood, exploring the people, experiences, and beliefs that he encountered along the way.
A vivid portrait of African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield who, after winning his second consecutive Kentucky Derby in 1902, was banned from racing in the United States, but went on to have a successful career in Europe.
The author offers a chronicle of growing up in a small town in America's heartland, offering portraits of her family and her encounters with the complexities of the adult world, romance, and small-town life during the 1960s and 1970s.
Informed by personal anecdotes, recollections, and quotes from family, friends, and colleagues, a collection of remarkable photographs—including more than two hundred color and black-and-white pictures from the family archives—and memorabilia pays tribute to the Chairman of the Board, in a volume that features an accompanying CD, letters, facsimile reproductions, and more. 10,000 first printing.
Presents advice on how a positive outlook can contribute to success in any venture, with an outline of nine steps to improve one's attitude and persistance, and examples from the author's own personal successes.
An affectionate portrait of the prolific twentieth-century comic writer discusses his creation of such characters as Jeeves, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings; describes his contributions to Broadway and the London stage; details his internment in Berlin during World War II; and reveals a following of literary figures who are among his top fans. 15,000 first printing.
The award-winning author recounts his boyhood in war-torn Jerusalem of the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's tragic suicide when he was 12, his decision to join a kibbutz and change his name, and his participation in Israel's political upheavals. Translated by Nicholas De Lange.
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.