A survivor of the Cuban Revolution recounts his pre-war childhood as the religiously devout son of a judge, and describes the conflict's violent and irrevocable impact on his friends, family, and native land.
Traces the evolution of a literary form of journalism within the context of the history of America since the end of the Second World War, offering incisive profiles of such gifted writers as John Hershey, Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joan Didion in terms of their lasting influence on American journalism and cultural life.
Reviews the economic policies of the Bush Administration and explains why tax cuts combined with increased spending and politically-motivated trade policies have created large federal deficits and jeopardized the country's economic future.
Provides an eye-opening look at a series of remarkable and passionate letters that chronicle a tumultuous seventeenth-century love affair between a young Portuguese nun and a French officer, written by the nun, Mariana Alcoforado, when her lover was forced to return to France. 25,000 first printing.
A memoir by the ex-NFL football player offers a portrait of his life as a gay man, recounting his painful childhood, his fear of exposure while playing in the NFL, the strength he found in Christianity, and his decision to come out publicly.
The colorful story of the Vanderbilt women, Consuelo and her mother Alva, describes their lurid adventures on both sides of the Atlantic and how their intriguing relationship unfolded during an age of callousness, ambition, and material excess. 25,000 first printing.
An intimate portrait of one of the greatest female pop icons delves into the woman behind the extraordinary voice who battled desperate insecurity, the fear of failure, low self-esteem, sexual confusion, drug and alchohol addiction, and eventually cancer. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
A young journalist from the Midwest describes her sojourn in Iraq as the Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, detailing what it is like to be an American reporter covering a war under the constant threat of kidnapping, injury, and death, especially as a woman in a country in which women are not free. 50,000 first printing.
A final installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's history of the civil rights movement chronicles Martin Luther King's final years, covering such topics as the 1965 Selma march for the right to vote, King's turbulent alliance with Lyndon Johnson, and his protests against the Vietnam war. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
A revealing portrait of the influential gospel singer and songwriter covers his early experiences as a choir boy, the impact of the civil rights movement on his career, and the mystery surrounding his death, in an account that also describes his relationships with several contemporaries. 125,000 first printing.