Condoleezza Rice, a former national security adviser and secretary of state, offers the compelling story of her eight years serving at the highest levels of government, including the difficult job she faced in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The influential best-selling author and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker of such productions as Bowling for Columbine presents a systematic analysis of big business, Social Security, the military and other hot-button issues to share his unconventional perspectives on why the nation may not be as divided as believed.
My Husband and My Wives: A Gay's Man's Odyssey is Charles Rowan Beye's memoir of a man reflecting on eight tumultuous decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted to other men.
All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia, with Refreshments recounts the author's poignant efforts to provide love and care for a beloved parent with increasing dementia, a journey marked by her decision to prepare comfort foods from childhood that occasionally triggered her mother's recall and helped the author to come to terms with an inevitable loss.
FOX Sports columnist Mark Kriegel follows the story of the 1980s champion fighter — who was motivated by a promise he made to his war-injured father. The Good Son follows Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini's rise to the status of a national hero before a fateful match in 1982, in which his South Korean challenger sustained brain injuries and died days later.
This portrait of globalized India is based on the author's undercover assignment for The Guardian, during which he worked at a Delhi call center and traveled through the subcontinent, observing its cultural contradictions and the human cost of monumental changes.
The award-winning author of The Adversary describes his witness to two tragedies, including the loss of a Sri Lankan child during a tsunami and the fatal illness of a much-loved young wife and mother, losses that inspired both families and the author to engage in acts of service to others. Translated by Linda Coverdale.
Gen. Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was one of the heroes of the French Revolution, leading armies of thousands in triumph through the snows of the Alps and the sands of Egypt. Today, he is almost forgotten, though he lives on in his son's stories. The son of a Haitian slave and a French nobleman, this mixed-race swordsman was the father of novelist Alexandre Dumas, and his adventures helped inspire The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Tom Reiss' biography of the elder Dumas explores the real-life adventures behind these classic novels.
In 1988, Salman Rushdie published a novel, The Satanic Verses, that many Muslims declared to be offensive, whether they'd read it or not. In 1989, Iran's leader issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling for the death of the author and anyone associated with the book's publication. Bounties were offered and translators and others were attacked, some even murdered. Rushdie, who was born in India but lived in England at the time, went into hiding. Joseph Anton is his memoir of that experience.
From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
The award-winning "Significant Others" columnist shares character portraits of remarkable men and women whose low-profile accomplishments contribute to the running of the nation, from coal miners and oil rig workers to migrant laborers and air traffic controllers.
Traces the author's personal journey in search of his Jewish heritage after being raised by a mother who renounced the family's Jewish faith, describing the author's soul-searching visits to Jewish communities and religious sites in America and Israel.
The comedian offers a humorous memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking, and the perils and pitfalls of being himself.
Marco Roth grew up on New York's Upper West Side in a lost post-war world of high European culture. His liberal Jewish family put an intense emphasis on the life of the mind in a way that sometimes felt more like the 1890s than the 1980s. In his memoir, Roth struggles to understand how his upbringing both liberated and, as he puts it, "thwarted" him. He also reflects on his father's death from AIDS and the probability that his father was secretly gay.