An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade — abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
Draws on private journals, personal correspondence, and interviews with co-stars, family members, and former companions to profile the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age.
In a much-anticipated follow-up to the universally acclaimed first volume of a comprehensive Bing Crosby biography, an NBCC Winner and preeminent cultural critic focuses on Crosby's most memorable period, the war years and the origin story of White Christmas. 20,000 first printing.
The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
"From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants—Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun—battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy. In the early days of the nineteenth century, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. Together this second generation of American founders took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency, and tasked themselves with finishing the work the Founders had left undone. Above all, they sought to remedy the two glaring flaws in the Constitution: its fudge on where authority ultimately rested, with the states or the nation; and its unwillingness to address the essential incompatibility of republicanism and slavery. They wrestled with these issues for four decades, arguing bitterly and hammering out political compromises that held the union together, but only just. Then, in 1850, when California moved to join the union as a free state, "the three great men of America" had one last chance to save the country from the real risk of civil war. But by then they were never further apart. Thrillingly and authoritatively, H. W. Brands narrates the little-known drama of the dangerous early years of our democracy"—
Adapted from Jon Lee Anderson's original biography, Che vividly transports us from young Ernesto's medical school days as a sensitive asthmatic to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution. Renowned Mexican artist José Hernández's drawings bring to life the bullets winging past the young rebel's head, the thick smoke of his and Fidel Castro's cigars, and his proud face as he's called "Comandante" for the first time.
This absorbing, heartfelt work uncovers the story of the real dancer behind Degas' now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late 19th-century Parisian life.
Reveals the deeply complicated, gregarious and eccentric man whose darkly hilarious and whimsically morbid art filled over a hundred books and illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike and Bram Stoker.
An award-winning memoirist describes her experience with insomnia and the lows and highs brought about by sleeplessness and illuminates the condition with material from literature, art, philosophy, psychology, pop culture and more.
The You Must Remember This podcaster and author of Hollywood Frame by Frame draws on the stories of iconic actresses to reveal how Howard Hughes' obsessions with sex, power and publicity made and destroyed Hollywood careers. 60,000 first printing.
Delves into the 1922 case of the Ilford murder, which resulted in the hanging death of the perpetrator, Freddy Bywaters, as well as the victim's wife, who was guilty only of having a romantic relationship with the suspect.
The author of The Gnostic Gospels draws on personal experiences and the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists and historians to illuminate the enduring capacity of faith in explaining and meeting the challenges of the 21st century. 200,000 first printing.
The co-creator and co-star of Broad City presents an uproarious collection of anecdotes and reflections on her career, her relationships and her decision to undertake a solo cross-country driving tour. 250,000 first printing.
Describes the life and tragic death of the accomplished war correspondent, who lost an eye reporting in Sri Lanka during its civil war; interviewed Gaddafi twice; and covered conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo and Zimbabwe in her fearless and iconoclastic style.
Describes the career and friendship between two iconic basketball players for the Boston Celtics set against the backdrop of race relations and civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s which resulted in repercussions in the within the sports community.
A photojournalist documents her relentless pursuit of complex truths in the years after Sept. 11, describing her witness to the American invasion of Afghanistan and the lives of people before and after Taliban reign.