An inside account of the Duke Lacrosse rape case by the team's former head coach discusses the events that took place on the night of the alleged crime, cites DNA evidence and contrary testimony that supports the accused team members' innocence, and decries the media practices that resulted in damaging prejudgment. 175,000 first printing.
The National Humanities Medal-winning author of The Poisonwood Bible follows the author's family's efforts to live on locally and home-grown foods, an endeavor through which they learned lighthearted truths about food production and the connection between health and diet. 175,000 first printing.
An Amateur's Adventures As Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-quoting Butcher in Tuscany
The author offers an account of his entry into the world of a professional cook-in-training, documenting his experiences in the kitchen of Mario Batali's restaurant Babbo and his apprenticeships in Italy with Batali's former teachers.
A journalist and unwed Muslim mother makes a pilgrimage to Mecca and reflects on the changing status of women in the Muslim religion and the impact of the modern world on the the practice of Islam.
Traces the events following the author's decision to adopt a baby from China, an effort for which his wife and he endured an emotionally turbulent foreign-adoption process that forced them to confront their deepest beliefs and cultural biases. 30,000 first printing.
Just after her eleventh birthday in 1950 and at the height of the frightening childhood polio epidemic, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. It was a place famously founded by FDR, "a perfect setting in time and place and strangeness for a hospital of crippled children." There the young Shreve meets Joey Buckley, paralyzed from the waist down and determined to leave Warm Springs able to play football. The dual shocks of first love and separation from her fiercely protective mother propel Shreve careening between bad girl rebellion to overachieving saint. This portrait of the psychic fallout of childhood illness ends with a shocking collision between adolescent drive and genteel institution. During Shreve's stay at Warm Springs, the Salk vaccine was discovered; Shreve is one of the last generation of Americans to have survived childhood polio.—From publisher description.The author recalls her bout with childhood polio, her sojourn at the Warm Springs, Georgia, sanitarium founded by FDR, her experience of first love with a paralyzed fellow patient, and the discovery of the Salk vaccine during her stay at Warm Springs.
Explores the many facets of the cyclist doping scandals at the Tour de France, examines how performance-enhancing drugs can infiltrate a premier sports event, and looks at Armstrong's and Landis' all-consuming drives to be the best.
The author describes his relationship with a neighboring Swartzentruber Amish family, the Shetlers, over sixteen years, using the example of the Shetlers to look at the lives and customs of the Swartzentruber Amish in general.
The author describes the year he spent in Rome after winning the Rome Prize, including his adventures around the city, life in a foreign but welcoming country, and parenthood as it applies to his newborn twins.
Relates the story of Sandra Laing, a black woman born to white parents at the height of apartheid in South Africa, describing how she was reclassified as "coloured" and her subsequent struggle against South Africa's racial laws.
The next installment in the Dangerous Book for Boys series includes great stories of courage and adventure, including pieces on George Washington, Daniel Boone, Martin Luther King Jr., Sitting Bull, the Siege of the Alamo, The Battle of Iwo Jima, Apollo 11, Harry Houdini and more. 40,000 first printing.
A biography of the controversial former first lady, senator, and presidential candidate examines her early years, her marriage, her role in her husband's career, possible ethical lapses, and related topics.
In an incisive portrait of the late Princess Diana, a noted editor offers a fresh perspective on the enigmatic, multifaceted woman that looks at the various women in her life, including her sexually charged mother, scheming grandmother, hated stepmother, competitive sisters, in-laws and relations, and the "other woman," Camilla Parker-Bowles. 200,000 first printing.