Identifies and profiles thirteen would-be significant contributors to scientific history whose revolutionary ideas were reduced to obscurity because of bad timing or unsurmountable obstacles. Reprint.
A New York Times reporter recounts her childhood in Cuba before the events of the Mariel boatlift rendered her a teenage refugee in Miami, describing the Cuban revolution, the beliefs about el norte that prompted her family's immigration, and her prize-winning journalism career. Reprint.
Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life.
The award-winning writer for Benched: The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs recounts how she and her two siblings lost their Vietnam soldier father in 1966 and how her mother worked to support the family in spite of such challenges as alcoholism, war stigmas, and a limited education. 20,000 first printing.
A portrait of the Massachusetts Puritan who became the New World's first best-selling poet discusses the impact of her imperious Protestant father on her life, her ties to the fledgling nation's founding leaders, and her experiences with period politics and disease. 25,000 first printing.
An account of the rise and fall of Enron, written by award-winning Fortune investigative reporters, draws on a wide range of sources while revealing the contributions of lesser-known participants in the scandal. Reprint.
A tour of key historic sites in America where incidents of political violence have occurred reveals lesser-known points of interest pertaining to each and shares information about how history has been shaped by popular culture and tourism. By the author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
In a memoir about the joys and difficulties of straddling two cultures, the author of Arabian Jazz describes her life in upstate New York with an extended Arab and American family, her family's move "home" to Jordan, and her return to the United States, exploring the role of food, cooking, and eating in shaping her life. 20,000 first printing.