A revered cookbook editor and culinary authority traces her lifelong love affair with food, from her discovery of the culinary delights of French cookery while living in Paris following World War II, her publication of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and the influence of James Beard, Madhur Jaffrey, and other great cooks on American cuisine. 50,000 first printing.
A portrait of rock legend Jimi Hendrix captures the full span of his life, from his troubled childhood and battles against racial prejudice to his rapid rise to the height of the music world and tragic death.
November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves facing a Japanese fleet—and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek, and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting. This survival story features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds.—From publisher description.Describes how the American Army crew of a B-24 bomber, shot down over Japanese-occupied Borneo in November 1944, were rescued by native Dayak tribesmen, one-time headhunters who returned to their long-renounced ritual in order to protect the airmen.
The Emmy Award-winning comedian shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. 350,000 first printing.
A compendium of true American life stories, drawn from an ambitious oral history project, features pieces representing every walk of life from all fifty states, in a nation-wide and thematically arranged celebration of the nation's shared humanity. 75,000 first printing.
Describes how a simple act of faith and the relationship between two families—one Israeli, one Palestinian—represents a personal microcosm of decades of Israeli-Palestinian history and symbolizes the hope for peace in the Middle East.
Few American lives are stranger, more action-packed, or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—and his singular and provocative style challenged and revolutionized writing. Now, two of his colleagues have interviewed the Good Doctor's friends, family, acquaintances and colleagues, from Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger to Ralph Steadman to Jack Nicholson to Jimmy Buffett to Pat Buchanan to Marilyn Manson and Thompson's two wives, son, and longtime personal assistant, and woven their memories into an oral biography. It's all here in its uncensored glory: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs and booze and guns and explosives and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."—From publisher description.
A New York Times reporter recounts her childhood in Cuba before the events of the Mariel boatlift rendered her a teenage refugee in Miami, describing the Cuban revolution, the beliefs about el norte that prompted her family's immigration, and her prize-winning journalism career. Reprint.
The unapologetic bad boy of professional golf shares his philosophy in a memoir of the ups and downs of his personal and professional world, offering an account of booze, depression, weight problems, marital problems, and golf.
A son of a Cannonball Run participant describes his own entry into the world of semi-legal and illegal underground races, a lifestyle marked by high-stakes competitions with wealthy thrill seekers and the anonymous machinations of a mysterious organizer known only as "The Driver." 50,000 first printing.
A collection of images by a photographer who had exclusive access to John Lennon and Yoko Ono in November of 1980 portrays a couple deeply in love—playful, spiritual, and remarkably at home in front of the camera while expressing their feelings to each other.