Hampton Sides recounts the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole that resulted in the sinking of the USS Jeannette and the crew's epic struggle for survival in the harsh and unforgiving Arctic environment.
A "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "don't forget to enjoy your wedding," "be a hugger" and "sweatpants are bad for morale."
The former Secretary of State, senator, and First Lady shares candid reflections about the key moments of her service in the Obama Administration as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.
Michael Lewis argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.
French economist Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns about wealth and inequality.
Describes the story of a journalist who befriended the notoriously quiet and private author of To Kill a Mockingbird, eventually moving in next door to the writer and her sister and becoming part of their life in Alabama.
A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.
The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
In this parody book for children and adults alike, Darth Vader tries to put those rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, to bed. But first they want to hear a story and soon we see all the other popular Star Wars characters tucking in for the night and getting ready for bed.
The author of The Secrets of the FBI investigates the relationship between the Secret Service and the presidency as reflected by the protective practices surrounding the First Ladies and children of Presidents Truman through Obama.
Vicki Constantine Croke tells the story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with elephants transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill.
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