Recounts the author's marriage to a man she subsequently discovered had been brutally abused as a child, her terror in the face of his escalating attacks on her, and her efforts to escape the marriage when she realized that her husband might kill her.
A definitive new biography of America's sixteenth president by the author of The Eloquent President offers a fresh interpretation of Lincoln as a man of integrity whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life, examining Lincoln's speeches, his changing ideas on slavery, his religious odyssey, and his role as Commander-in-Chief. 75,000 first printing.
Traces the Bin Laden family's rise to power and privilege, describes the diverse lifestyles of the generation to which Osama bin Laden belongs, and discusses their attempts to recover from the effects of September 11.
The Iranian-American author describes her return to Iran as a reporter for "Time" magazine, her marriage to an Iranian man, the repressive Iranian society and its impact, and her family's decision to leave Iran.
The author provides an insider's account of the fiercely competitive world of professional chess, describing his own experiences as a troubled child prodigy, marked by his parents' divorce, who spent his weekends in the chess epicenter of Greenwich Village.
A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Rom
An intimate memoir of one woman's quest for motherhood details her six-year odyssey, from her decision at age thirty-five that she wants a baby, through her desperate pursuit of everything humanly possible to achieve her goal, to the repercussions of the ordeal for her marriage. By the author of Schoolgirls. Reprint.
An evocative memoir of family and growing up in the tough, violent world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his steadfast, if sometimes eccentric, campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the seductive temptations of the streets. 40,000 first printing.
An influential food writer and restaurant critic describes her lifelong love affair with food in an entertaining memoir of her culinary adventures around the world, bringing together her love of food with the diverse people and places in her life. 30,000 first printing.
Describes how a simple act of faith and the relationship between two families—one Israeli, one Palestinian—represents a personal microcosm of decades of Israeli-Palestinian history and symbolizes the hope for peace in the Middle East.
A compelling, illustrated compilation of six word memoirs, contributed by both famous and obscure writers to Smith magazine, records the human experience in works that are by turn whimsical, poignant, and bizarre, by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Deepak Chopra, Sebastian Junger, Joan Rivers, Dave Eggers, Mario Batali, and many others. Original. 40,000 first printing.
A memoir offers a portrait of the author's family and childhood in Iran, centered around her powerful mother and her manipulative fictions about herself, as she reflects on women's choices and her own struggle to free herself from her mother's influence.
Twelve essays present the ideas of recent historians on Lincoln's evolving views on race, religion, and civil liberties, his military leadership, his family, photographs and portraits of Lincoln, and the use of his memory in the 21st century.
A British scholar offers an original, incisive portrait of America's sixteenth president that follows Lincoln's life, career, and political savvy during his rise to political power and his seminal years in the White House, arguing that he looked beyond the political system to find support in his struggle to end slavery. Winner of the Lincoln Prize. Reprint.
Starting from the premise that philosophers' deaths have been as interesting as their lives, the author describes the deaths of more than 190 philosophers in quirky tales that confront such larger issues as the meaning of life, the possibility of happiness, and the role of death in promoting a richer, more fulfilling life. Original. 35,000 first printing.