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.
After her mother's death and the end of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed impulsively decided to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — alone.
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.
This never-before-told story of the great Oglala Sioux chief — the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war — places readers at the center of the conflict over western expansion. The Heart of Everything That Is draws on a wealth of evidence — including Red Cloud's biography, which was lost for nearly a hundred years.
A co-host of Fox & Friends shares the true story of an anonymous group of spies who played lesser-known, important roles in winning the Revolutionary War, documenting how they risked their lives to obtain crucial intelligence for George Washington using sophisticated tactics and complex codes.
Susannah Cahalan was a healthy 24-year-old when she began to experience seizures, hallucinations and increasingly psychotic behavior. Her symptoms frightened family members and baffled a series of doctors until she was finally diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare autoimmune disease that can attack the brain. As one doctor put it, "her brain was on fire." Cahalan recounts her experience with the disease in Brain on Fire.
Amanda Ripley looks at the world's new education superpowers through the experiences of three American teenagers who chose to spend one school year living abroad — one in Finland, one in South Korea and one in Poland.
The grand-nephew of M.F.K. Fisher presents a dramatic account of the 1970 gathering in Provence where such culinary luminaries as James Beard and Julia Child debated and inadvertently launched the modern food movement in America.
Blackwater's founder addresses negative claims that have been made about the military contractor by TV shows and movies, paying respects to the armed forces while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership.
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