The personal story of the civil rights leader's work and life, published to coincide with the fifth anniversary of his death, discusses his witness to and experiences with the prison farms and lynch mobs of Mississippi, the firefights and political activism of the African liberation wars, and the efforts of Black Power and Pan-Africanism. 40,000 first printing.
A psychological analysis of the sixteenth president's sexuality explores a theory that he may have had homosexual tendencies, discussing such factors as a broken early engagement, his unromantic marriage, and his unusual male relationships.
The illegitimate half African-American daughter of the southern Senator best known for his twenty-four-hour filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 reveals the discrepancies between the father she knew and his public persona, drawing on years of correspondence between her father and herself. 75,000 first printing.
The former New Jersey governor and EPA administrator under George W. Bush presents a detailed and provocative critique of the Republican party's increasingly conservative and extremist views, recommending a moderate, solution-based approach to government that the author believes is more in line with traditional Republican principles. 125,000 first printing.
A Grammy Award-winning soprano whose achievements earned her an honorary doctor of music from the Juilliard School describes her struggles to launch her career, the individuals who influenced her life, the challenges she faces with the business side of the music industry, and her philosophies about the heart-throat-mind connection. 75,000 first printing.
Traces the life of the author of the children's classic, "The Lonely Doll," recounts her work in modeling and photography, the loss of her brother in childhood, her ill-fated marriage plans, and the influence of her controlling mother.
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.