A cardiologist offers an account of his internship and residency at a busy New York City hospital, detailing the brutal hours in a medical establishment that seems to place patients' concerns last, as well as his own experiences on the other side as a patient himself.
A member of the Weathermen Underground and one of two survivors of an explosion at group's bomb factory offers an overview of 1960s radical history and the story of her transformation from a upperclass teenager to radical militant.
A critical study of the life of Raymond Chandler focuses on his marriage to Cissy Pascal, the older, twice-divorced woman he wed in 1924, discussing her key role in helping transform Chandler from a shy oil company accountant into a literary master and creator of Philip Marlowe. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
A compendium of true American life stories, drawn from an ambitious oral history project, features pieces representing every walk of life from all fifty states, in a nation-wide and thematically arranged celebration of the nation's shared humanity. 75,000 first printing.
Traces the author's quest for her great-grandmother's ravioli recipe, a journey that took her throughout New Jersey and her family's homeland of Liguria into the circles of numerous relatives, from whom she collected many authentic recipes.
A study of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his musical development looks for the sources of power in Coltrane's music and examines his important influence and legacy in shaping the course of modern jazz music.
Two slave narratives that document the experiences of runaway slaves who managed to reach the protection of Union forces are accompanied by biographies of both men that reconstruct their childhoods, escape, Civil War service, and successful later lives.
An unflinching meditation on the Alaskan interior and parenthood traces the author's struggles to reclaim the trust of his teenage son during a Bering Sea fishing trip during which they encountered formidable wildlife and natural elements that helped strengthen their relationship. 25,000 first printing.
A revered cookbook editor and culinary authority traces her lifelong love affair with food, from her discovery of the culinary delights of French cookery while living in Paris following World War II, her publication of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and the influence of James Beard, Madhur Jaffrey, and other great cooks on American cuisine. 50,000 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.
November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves facing a Japanese fleet—and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek, and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting. This survival story features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds.—From publisher description.Describes how the American Army crew of a B-24 bomber, shot down over Japanese-occupied Borneo in November 1944, were rescued by native Dayak tribesmen, one-time headhunters who returned to their long-renounced ritual in order to protect the airmen.