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.
The daughter of a white mother and black father describes the factors that caused her mother to place her in the custody of an African-American family and the impact of her mother's later choice to hide the truth about their relationship.
The iconic country-music singer and songwriter draws on the principles of ancient Chinese philosophy to share the lessons he has learned throughout his life and career, in a gentle and inspirational collection of insights that explores such topics as friendship, religion, and war. 200,000 first printing.
Presents a biography of the scientist through the surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste, who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from the age of thirteen
A memoir by Africa's first Nobel laureate for literature continues the story that began in his childhood autobiography "AkGe" as Soyinka describes the adventures and mishaps of his adulthood, including his frequent exile from his homeland, his celebrated literary work, and his advocacy for political and human rights.
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.
The sister of a New York Yankees right fielder describes their Midwestern father's determination to propel her reluctant five brothers into professional baseball, and her efforts to creatively channel her own domestic responsibilities.
Presents the early life of the reggae musician, drawing on interviews with family, friends, and colleagues to chronicle his journey from the tough streets of Jamaica, to his early days as a struggling artist, and his rise to international acclaim.
Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts? Based on newly discovered documents and interviews—including pages from Ruth's personal scrapbooks—this book traces Ruth's life from his bleak childhood in Baltimore to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the world's most explosive slugger and cultural luminary. Sports biographer Montville explores every aspect of the man, paying particular attention to the myths that have always surrounded him. At a time when modern baseball is grappling with assorted controversies, this book brings back the pure glory days of the game.—From publisher description.A portrait of the legendary slugger draws on interviews, recently discovered documents, and Ruth's personal scrapbooks to trace his life from his childhood in an orphanage to his rise to the heights of major league baseball.