A portrait of the trumpet virtuoso notes his place at the forefront of the bebop and Latin jazz revolutions, describing how he overcame rural poverty in race-torn South Carolina to rise to stardom and achieve eighteen honorary degrees and a Kennedy Center Honor. 20,000 first printing.
The first full-scale biography of Stalin in twenty years reveals the complex and fascinating story of the Soviet dictator, from his dysfunctional childhood in Soviet Georgia, through his education and early political activism, to his tyrannical control over the Soviet Union and the legacy of his reign.
A gripping chronicle of the war in Iraq describes how one young Marine, Corporal Jason Dunham, sacrificed his own life to save those of his companions, an act of courage that led to his nomination for the Congressional Medal of Honor. 75,000 first printing.
A portrait of Wilt Chamberlain and his stunning 1962 achievement when he scored one hundred points in a single game examines the meaning of the event in terms of professional basketball, American sports, and a nation on the verge of social and cultural revolution. 50,000 first printing.
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.
A collection of the correspondence of the maverick physicist, Nobel laureate, and best-selling author offers an insightful and intimate glimpse into the mind and life of a scientific luminary who became a legend in his own time. 125,000 first printing.
The author of Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore tackles the subject of death and dying, talking to grave diggers, funeral home directors, stone carvers, and Indian elders to discover their insights on dying.
The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
The great-great grandson of Charles Darwin leaves his high-pressure job as a Hollywood screenwriter to journey to Dayton, Tennessee, to revisit the site of the Scopes Trial that challenged the theory of evolution, an odyssey that is transformed into a exploration of faith, science, and his own life. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
A portrait of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, discusses his role in the twentieth-century scientific world, as well as his roles as family man and head of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies.
The actress speaks out about her experience with postpartum depression, reflecting on her struggle with the condition, her use of talk therapy and medication to treat the problem, and its impact on her family, new baby, and friends.