A revisionist portrait of the iconic entertainer analyzes the private world behind his public persona while surveying his role in shaping popular culture. James Kaplan traces four decades of Frank Sinatra's life, from his rise from the streets of Hoboken to his Oscar-winning performance in From Here to Eternity.
Narrated by both Henry Cockburn and his father Patrick, this is the extraordinary story of the eight years since Henry's descent into schizophrenia- years he has spent almost entirely in hospitals- and his family's struggle to help him recover.
Having achieved the seemingly unachievable — becoming a U.S. memory champion — Foer shows how anyone with enough training and determination can achieve mastery of his memory.
An account of the author's experiences as a person with Alzheimer's discusses his frustrations with his deteriorating mental faculties, his visits to places from his past, and his memories about his journalism career.
At once an autobiography, a medical history, and a testament to the beauty of memory, a writer diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease a few months after his 57th birthday depicts the joys of life and how one can take them for granted.
In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.
Describes the factors that compelled the author to try yoga and her subsequent enthusiasm for the practice, recounting her love-hate relationship with trickier poses while revealing how her yoga experience came to reflect her values and generational dynamics.
Timed to coincide with the subject's retirement and the 10th anniversary of mentor Dale Earnhardt's death, an account of the colorful NASCAR driver's career describes his hardscrabble upbringing and strained relationship with brother Darrell while recounting his historic win at the 2001 Daytona 500.
The author describes the unconventional lives of her grandparents, from surviving the Holocaust and fleeing Budapest during the uprising of 1956 to their complex personalities and long-buried family secrets that may have led them to take their own lives together.
The NFL athlete made famous by the book and movie "The Blind Side" reflects on the disparity between his youth and his present-day circumstances, sharing perspectives on his inner-city childhood, relationship with his adoptive family, and views on role models.
Recounts the author's experiences on frontier Houston as the only child of an alcoholic father and epileptic fanatical mother, describing a coming-of-age marked by honky-tonk barroom brawls, apocalyptic hurricanes and wild improvisations in the face of unpaid bills.
A Hollywood stuntman, whose career was fraught with 56 broken bones, details his exciting life, including his work in such films and TV shows as Mission: Impossible, The French Connection, The Spirit of St. Louis and more, as well as his work as a director and his ownership of a rocket car that broke the sound barrier.
The author of Eat, Pray, Love chronicles how the U.S. government gave her and her Brazilian-born lover, Felipe, an ultimatum—marry or Felipe cannot enter the country again—and how she tackled her fears of marriage by trying to discover through historical research, interviews and personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.