The former New Jersey governor who acknowledged his homosexuality during his 2004 resignation speech describes his struggles with his sexual identity during his Catholic upbringing, his political rise and fall, and his decision to publicly delare his orientation.
Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of On the Origin of Species, in an account that draws on his secret "transmutation" notebooks and personal letters to offer insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.
There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. His comedy albums, movies, and two hit television series have made him a national treasure and placed him firmly in the pantheon of comedy legends. Now, at last, Newhart puts his world view on paper. Never a punch-line comic, always more of a storyteller, he tells anecdotes from throughout his life and career, including his beginnings as an accountant, the groundbreaking success of his comedy albums, and his fifteen years on primetime television. Healso gives his wry, comedic twist to a multitude of topics, including golf, drinking, and family holidays.—From publisher description.The legendary comedian shares a collection of anecdotes from throughout his life and entertainment career, as well as humorous observations on life, television, golf, family holidays, drinking, his beginnings as an accountant, and other topics.
The acclaimed author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII describes her life, from her betrothal as an unsophisticated, poorly educated fourteen-year-old girl to the future King Louis XVI, through her difficult marriage in the French court, to her courage in the face of revolutionaries who sent her to the guillotine twenty-three years later. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Presents the experiences of Begg, a British citizen of Pakistani descent, focusing on his life from 2002, when he was taken by the CIA from his home in Islamabad, through his subsequent two-year imprisonment in Guantâanamo, to his release in 2005.
Uses 150 interviews to provide a behind-the-scenes look at humorist Doug Kenney and his role in the history of the revolutionary humor magazine "National Lampoon."
An FBI hostage negotiator remembers his contributions to significant cases, from the Hostage Negotiation Program to the trials of Timothy McVeigh and Ted Kaczynski, in a personal account during which he also describes his struggle to balance the demands of his job with his family life and faith.
The author chronicles his life after the deaths of his parents, when he was responsible for the care and upbringing of his eight-year-old brother, and offers a new appendix clarifying, amending, and expanding the original work.
A thought-provoking study of the embattled Karl Rove and his political career examines his relationship with the convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, his political motivations and goals, his efforts to restrict access to the civil courts and the campaign to destroy the labor movement, and his behind-the-scenes role in the Iraq war. 75,000 first printing.
The author describes growing up in a family of all boys in Webster Groves, Missouri, reflecting on such topics as the dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship, his role as the school prankster, his marriage, and the life lessons he has learned from birds.
A portrait of the twentieth-century independent journalist offers insight into his outspoken, five-decade pursuit of truthful, anti-establishment journalism, in an account that includes coverage of his denouncements of Cold War policies, McCarthyism, and the Vietnam Gulf of Tonkin incident. 25,000 first printing.
The master puppeteer behind the beloved red monster Elmo reveals the lessons he has learned from his colorful alter ego about love, joy, creativity, friendship, human relationships, and life.
Recounts how the author, a British diplomat, was named deputy governor of Amarah and Nasiriya in southern Iraq at the end of 2003, an appointment during which he negotiated hostage releases, held elections, and worked to organize a social infrastructure for millions of beleaguered Iraqi citizens. 35,000 first printing.