Draws on the author's personal archive of never-before-seen papers to offer unique access to the private life of the incomparable world leader, who worked from prison to end apartheid in South Africa. By the author of Long Walk to Freedom.
Dean Jensen traces the story of world-famous trapeze artist Leitzel and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona of the famous Flying Codona Brothers. From a disadvantaged youth, Leitzel went on to have impressive achievements with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The legendary, award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist tells her life story — beginning with her childhood in Brooklyn, through her marriage to co-writer Gerry Goffin, her experiences as a mother, and what it was like to write and record Tapestry.
The drummer for the Grammy Award-winning group The Roots, which also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, discusses a historical range of musical artists as well as African American art, hip hop, culture and philosophy. 40,000 first printing.
A preadolescent runaway describes the violence and trauma that marked her early life before the unexpected kindness of a teacher helped her get off the streets. She went on to pursue a master's degree and now dedicates herself to helping other at-risk youth.
The authorized autobiography offers insight into Margaret Thatcher's early life and formation, especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister. It recreates the atmosphere of British politics as Thatcher was making her way, based on unrestricted access to all of her papers and unpublished interviews.
An account of the author's life as a diagnosed non-criminal sociopath explains how her charisma and penchant for convincing lies enables her to influence and seduce others, offering insight into her system of ethics while advising readers on how to manage a relationship with a sociopath.
The pediatrician shares the life-shaping experiences that inspired his career, from the Texas childhood during which he routinely cared for younger cousins to his revolutionary observations of newborn behavior.
This companion to A Field Guide for Getting Lost explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative and imagination, sharing illustrative anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.
Run, Brother, Run is a memoir of a wild boyhood in Texas that led to the murder of the author's brother, Alan, in 1968. The book explores the author's striving Jewish family and the miscarriage of justice when Alan's murderer went unpunished.
Describes what life was like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom, and Louise Shepherd, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts.