Miracle Boy Grows Up describes how the author, an NPR commentator and professional writer who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, was expected to die in childhood but who with the support of a growing disability rights movement became one of the first students in a wheelchair to attend Harvard.
The best-selling author of Hiding the Elephant traces the life and legacy of the turn-of-the-20th-century magician, providing coverage of topics from his vaudeville successes and rivalry with Houdini to his role in setting the standard for magical performances today.
The first official White House videographer offers an inside look at the events he has recorded, from the president throwing out the first pitch at an all-star game to hiding in a bathroom while a YouTube town hall was in progress.
Two investigative reporters provide a portrait of the Republican governor of Massachusetts and 2012 presidential hopeful, tracing his Mormon roots and missionary service in France through his role in the 2002 Olympics and his controversial time at a private investment firm. (This book was previously listed in Forecast. 50,000 first printing.
A former secretary-general of the United Nations shares his unique perspectives on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the wars among Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon; the humanitarian tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia; and the geopolitical transformations that followed the Cold War.
A history of the Bronte family is based on years of research and correspondence by each family member, challenging traditionally accepted portraits of the patriarchal Patrick and revealing Charlotte's ruthless nature, in a revised edition that incorporates the newest research.
The comedian offers a humorous memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking, and the perils and pitfalls of being himself.
The headline-making goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team, who thrives on competition and is driven to win, reveals how she has repeatedly triumphed over adversity — a story that holds lessons and insight for more than just her legions of fans.
Craig Brown collects stories of true encounters between famous and infamous individuals, including the unlikely meetings of Marilyn Monroe and Frank Lloyd Wright, Michael Jackson and Nancy Reagan, and Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler.
An award-winning journalist and the author of Enemies of the People recounts how her marriages to Peter Jennings and Richard Holbrooke were shaped by the beauty and allure of Paris, where she found enduring love and healing against a backdrop of historical events.