Explores a human's true need for silence and chronicles the author's journey to find, hear, and understand silence, culminating in his trip to a nickel mine, where he spends forty-five minutes in the quietest place on earth, a place so silent it threatens to drive people mad.
A U.S. Captain, and blogger on The Sandbox, draws on his personal experiences to describe the challenges of war and a multifaceted view of Afghan culture and the daily life of American soldiers stationed in that region.
Charlie 1-26 confronted one of the worst neighborhoods in Baghdad and lost more men than any battalion since Vietnam. This is the remarkable story of a courageous military unit that sacrificed their lives to change Adhamiya from a lawless town where insurgents roamed freely, to a secure neighborhood with open storefronts and a safe populace. Army Times writer Kelly Kennedy was embedded with Charlie Company in 2007, went on patrol with the soldiers and spent hours in combat support hospitals. During that period, one soldier threw himself on a grenade to save his friends, a well-liked first sergeant shot himself to death in front of his troops, and a platoon staged a mutiny. The men of Charlie 1-26 would earn at least 95 combat awards, including one soldier who would go home with three Purple Hearts and a lost dream. This is a timeless story of men at war and a heartbreaking account of American sacrifice.—From publisher description.
Depicts the making of the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany's in the late 1950s, drawing on interviews with those involved in the film's production, including the actors, producer Richard Shepherd and late author Truman Capote's biographer, Gerald Clarke. 30,000 first printing.
The activist and best-selling author of Infidel describes her experiences after moving to America to pursue a safer life, from her renewed contact with her family after her father's death to her struggles to embrace new principles in the face of Islamic attempts to prohibit her work.
The next installment in the Dangerous Book for Boys series includes great stories of courage and adventure, including pieces on George Washington, Daniel Boone, Martin Luther King Jr., Sitting Bull, the Siege of the Alamo, The Battle of Iwo Jima, Apollo 11, Harry Houdini and more. 40,000 first printing.
Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.
Spans the most crucial decades of the country's birth, from 1772 to 1792, using the stories of famous (and not-so-famous) men to capture the intensely creative period of the Republic's founding.
The #1 best-selling author of The Perfect Storm offers an on-the-ground account of a single platoon during its 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.