One of America's most successful comedians looks back at his extraordinary career, highlighting the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life and outlining the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old.
A collection of essays by the humorist traces his offbeat travel experiences, which involve surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburras to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.
A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East. These individuals, including T.E. Lawrence, instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions.
A New York Times political feature correspondent examines the power wars and exploitative practices of the government in Washington, D.C., revealing how journalism careers are made and broken while news events and scandals are used as networking platforms.
Daniel James Brown traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.
Internet sensation Grumpy Cat teaches the fine art of grumpiness with enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world. New and classic photos as well as grump-inspiring activities and games help put any bad mood in perspective.
This biography of the 28th president of the United States includes details from recently discovered papers that highlight the character of the scholar-leader who shepherded his country through World War I.
The popular singer traces the story of her life and career from her Arizona upbringing in a musical family and her rise to stardom in Southern California, to her role in shaping 1970s sounds and her collaborations with fellow artists.
A retelling of the first Star Wars film re-imagines the saga of a wise knight, an evil lord and a captive princess in iambic pentameter while conveying the valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
Empty Mansions traces the life of a reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and includes coverage of the Internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life.
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