Presents a narrative history of President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross — two heroic, yet tragically opposed men whose actions decided the fate of states and Indian nations in America at a moment of transition.
Andrea Mays chronicles Henry Folger's efforts to collect as many of William Shakespeare's first folios as he could.
Using interviews with family and friends and journal pages, the author recreates the life of his charismatic stepbrother, Josh Mann, who died of a heroin overdose and examines the role and limitations of memory in trying to recall the past.
The author tells her family's history in photographs and words, after sorting through a box of old papers that revealed scandals, alcohol and domestic abuse, affairs, family land ownership, and racial complications.
The founder of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the United States, explains how she became a natural foods pioneer who made it her mission to bring organic foods to the American table.
One of the Grateful Dead's founding members shares his view of their improvisational style, their survival of shared and personal tragedies, and their collaborations with a wide range of fellow artists.
A correspondent for Yahoo News and an Oklahoma City native returns home to provide an insider's account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, which struck May 20, 2013 and destroyed two schools while children cowered inside while teachers put their lives at risk to save their students.
From the author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana comes the story of First Lieutenant Ashley White and a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers on the battlefield in Afghanistan.
The world-renowned composer traces the story of his life and career and his professional collaborations with such peers as Allen Ginsberg and Martin Scorsese while sharing evocative insights into his creative process.
From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, the author reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured.
A retired NYPD lieutenant shares the most entertaining and engrossing true stories from his two decades on the beat, including when he mistook a dentist as an armed robbery suspect and a strange request made by the mother of a suspected criminal.
The acclaimed poet reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband, discussing her personal quest for meaning and understanding, her renewed devotion to her teenage sons, and meditating on the blessings of love and family.
A celebration of the pleasures and possibilities of unmarried womanhood celebrates the examples of such figures as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton and Ganna Walska while charting the slowly changing society attitudes toward women and marriage.