The rap musician and poet presents an honest and inspirational memoir in which he draws on his painful past of being abandoned by his father and growing up on Chicago's South Side to show what it takes to deal with one's emotions.
Journalist Jill Leovy explores the hundreds of murders that occur in Los Angeles every year through the story of a group of detectives who pursued justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.
An acclaimed cultural historian — drawing on previously untapped archival sources and a vast array of interviews with such voices as Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt and Herb Alpert — presents a fascinating social history of the Great American Songwriting Era.
Shares recipes for preparing homemade versions of such classic snack foods as Lorna Doone shortbread cookies, Fig Newtons, Cheetos, Cracker Jacks, and orange creamsicles.
Citing the high percentage of classroom time dedicated to costly and ineffective standardized test preparation, a guide for parents outlines specific strategies for preserving times for self-directed learning and adaptive, individualized development. Simultaneous.
A man who was viciously bullied at an English boarding school when he was 10 describes his grown-up quest for revenge when he discovers that his tormentor was recently released from prison for his role in an illegal scheme. By the best-selling author of A Case of Curiosities. 40,000 first printing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tattooed Soldier presents a firsthand, official account of the 2010 survival story involving 33 miners who were trapped for a record 69 days in a Chilean mine.
Newly revised and updated, this investment guide is filled with core insights and expert advice on stocks, bonds, money markets, real estate investment trusts, home ownership and more.
Traces the workings of the underground railroad in slave-dependent New York by three lesser-known heroes who coordinated with black dockworkers and counterparts in other states to help thousands of fugitive slaves between 1830 and 1860.
An expansive yet intimate memoir of modern Jewish identity, following the diaspora of the author's own family to assay the impact of memory, displacement and disquiet. His emotionally lucid prose relives the anomie of European Jews after the Holocaust, following their journey from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States and Israel. This tale of remembrance and repression, suicide, resilience, moral ambivalence and uneasily evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national) both tells an unflinching personal story and contributes an important chapter to the ongoing narrative of Jewish life.
A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic civil rights events.
The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight traces her post-divorce confrontation of an upbringing in Africa that was overshadowed by the Rhodesian wars, her complicated parents and her courtship with her ex-husband.
A former advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains the common role of corruption in today's international uprisings, tracing corruption since the 1990s while arguing that corrupt governments have been largely responsible for extreme acts of rebellion. By the author of The Punishment of Virtue.