Furnishes an intriguing portrait of the secret life of Chuck Feeney, one of America's wealthiest men, whose frugal lifestyle belies his determination to give away his money before his death and who transferred his entire fortune to his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, in order to achieve his goal.
The Supreme Court justice recounts his life story, from his impoverished childhood in Jim Crow-era Georgia and struggles to acquire an education to his publicly contested confirmation to the nation's highest court.
The recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize describes her life as a feminist, political activist, and environmentalist in Kenya, detailing the 1977 establishment of the Green Belt Movement and her role in the transformation of Kenya's government.
In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her—her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States.
A riches-to-rags story about a former advertising executive who, after losing his high-paying job and developing a brain tumor, took a job at Starbucks under a young African-American manager, whose positive character and disadvantaged background helped the author heal and understand the value of respecting others.
The former Federal Reserve Board chairman reveals the financial close call that nearly resulted in an economic disaster after September 11, his efforts to safeguard American interests, and the personal and educational history that informed his choices.
The best-selling author of Under the Black Flag furnishes an in-depth portrait of Thomas Cochrane, the swashbuckling, nineteenth-century maritime hero who served as a model for such fictional characters as Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower, drawing on previously unpublished sources to document his exploits against the French navy and in the liberation of South America, as well as the scandal that almost ended his naval career.
Describes one young man's efforts to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving, hearing world by undertaking a two-year sojourn in a remote village in Zambia as a Peace Corps volunteer, where he finds a remarkable world marked by both beauty and violence.
One of America's leading political journalists shares his memories of his fifty-year career reporting on Washington, D.C., offering vivid portraits of the politicians and journalists he has encountered, key events in which he has participated, the changes that have occurred in both American politics and journalism, and his own personal, political, and spiritual evolution. 100,000 first printing.