The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian author of The Good War recounts his hard-working early childhood in Chicago, his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II, his struggles after being blacklisted in spite of his television successes, and more. 75,000 first printing.
A cultural exploration of vampire lore and the lifestyles it has inspired in the modern world recounts the author's visits to convergence sites in New York clubs, darkened parks, and chain restaurants.
An updated edition of the film reference provides almost 1,500 entries on leading international actors and actresses, directors, and producers, along with critical essays, profiles, and film analyses.
The author traces her marriage and relocation to France at the height of her writing career, her devastation over her stillborn son in her ninth month of pregnancy, and her heart-wrenching grieving process.
An Iranian-American journalist chronicles the experiences of the disenfranchised, ordinary people of Iraq in a study that brings to life the very people whose goodwill the U.S. depended on for a successful operation.
Traces the story of a slave known only as Dave, formerly owned by the author's ancestors, who became a singular pottery artist of the nineteenth century, in an account that describes Dave's bold decision to reveal his literacy by signing and inscribing poetry on many of his works. 17,000 first printing.
A Sudanese doctor speaks out about the horrors of the civil war between black Africans and the Arab-led Sudanese government as she describes her outrage over the treatment of female prisoners of the Arab government, the retaliation she faced after speaking out, and her personal struggle for survival, in a harrowing memoir of courage, family, and hope. 75,000 first printing.
The Emmy Award-winning comedian shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. 350,000 first printing.
Evaluates Lincoln's talents as a commander in chief in spite of limited military experience, tracing the ways in which he worked with, or against, his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and reshape the presidential role. 150,000 first printing.
Reissued as a thirtieth anniversary commemoration of the comedic master's death, a whimsical fan's collection of his personal letters includes his correspondences with such figures as Harry Truman, Jerry Lewis, and T. S. Eliot. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Olympic gold medal-winning track athlete best remembered for raising his black-gloved right fist while on the medal winner's podium at the 1968 Olympics discusses what the gesture meant to him and its lasting impact on his life as an educator and coach. Reprint.
The personal story of Tony Blair's wife describes the abandonment of her actor father, the obstacles she overcame to become a successful barrister, and the unique challenges of being married to a prime minister while maintaining a young family and a serious career.
The son of broadcaster Bill Moyers shares his personal battle with alcoholism and drug addiction, describing his privileged childhood, multiple relapses, and rise to a key player at the Hazelden Foundation, an addiction treatment center.