In an eloquent memoir, the author of The Weather Tomorrow traces the close-knit lives of four men in his family and illustrates how their seemingly tranquil existence is affected over the years by war, alcoholism, fading friendships, and shifting memories of events gone.
The adult daughter of an independent, divorced mother who was absent for most of the writer's childhood describes her mother's outgoing and ambitious personality before she succumbed to Alzheimer's disease and the emotional healing that transpired in the author's life when she assumed the role of caregiver. 35,000 first printing.
A survivor of Catholic priest abuse explores the complicated personal legacy of his ordeal, from his relationship to the Church, which was damaged by the events, to his sex life and relationships. 10,000 first printing.
The stand-up comedian discusses her decision to start a professional career in her late thirties, her two difficult marriages, her extensive cosmetic surgery, and her numerous film, television, and stage performances.
A critical exposé of the impact of colonialism and power politics on the African nation of Eritrea contends that the small country endured decades of conflict and occupation only to be exploited by powerful outside nations. By the author of In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz. 25,000 first printing.
Reveals the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court, as seen through the eyes and writings of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, as he reflects on issues including the death penalty, abortion, and sex discrimination.
The biographer presents a portrait of her famous parents, describing their respective roles as a gifted artist and a sophisticated fashion icon, their flight from World War II Paris, their rise within New York society, and their relationships with famous and powerful people.
Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments.
A sympathetic portrait of the revolutionaries of Iran documents how holy warriors successfully removed the Shah from power, fought the forces of Saddam Hussein, and gained the enmity of the West before losing much of their public fervency, in a volume that offers insight into the mullahs, academics, traders, mystics, and others who comprise their numbers today. 25,000 first printing.
A fascinating chronicle of the great Chinese illusionist Chung Ling reveals his mastery of magic and his double life as an American passing himself off as Chinese, which was revealed when he died dodging bullets during his performance of "Defying the Bullets."
The author presents a new glimpse of life inside the African American community in an oral history comprised of personal narratives, quotes, commentary, and opinion from black barber shops around the country.