New Arrivals - Biography
The popular singer traces the story of her life and career from her Arizona upbringing in a musical family and her rise to stardom in Southern California to her role in shaping 1970s sounds and her collaborations with fellow artists.
"Born a free man in New York, Solomon Northup was abducted in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, he published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life--perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave"-- Provided by publisher.
The talented and beloved Mexican American singer's only authorized autobiography published posthumously after her death in a tragic plane crash in December 2012.
An account of Jack and Jackie Kennedy's final year together reveals details of their complex marriage, including rumored infidelities, the president's hidden medical problems, and the tragic death of their infant son.
A chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt that explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East.
Describes the life of the Kennedy family matriarch using information culled from her newly-made-public diaries and letters from defying her father's wishes and marrying Joseph Kennedy through the crushing tragedies that seem to plague her extensive family.
An aerialist and member of the Wallenda family recounts notable performances while revealing how the idea of balance permeates his life on and off the high wire and how his faith inspires him to strive for greatness and humility.
When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.
A shattered Army veteran and a mischievous party girl, Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow commandeered Western Airlines Flight 701 as a vague protest against the war. Through a combination of savvy and dumb luck, the couple managed to flee across an ocean with a half-million dollars in ransom, a feat that made them notorious around the globe.
"Media visionary John Hendricks takes the reader on his unforgettable journey from founding Discovery Communications over a breakfast table to establishing the organization as the worlds largest provider of television content. Hendricks tells this remarkable story--from the triumphs to the failures--with unflinching candor. In the process, he shares what hes learned over the past three decades, from the obstacles and successes of the early years to the very real and very different challenges that exist today. The result is not only a powerful autobiography and corporate history, but also a valuable primer for all budding entrepreneurs. A Curious Discovery goes behind the scenes, telling the fascinating stories of some of the networks most popular shows: Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, The Crocodile Hunter, Planet Earth, Dirty Jobs, and Trading Spaces. It also draws lessons from the networks setbacks, including the unsuccessful collaboration with the New York Times, and explains the companys high-profile decisions, such as Discoverys partnership with Oprah Winfrey and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Hendricks reveals that his achievements would not have been possible without one crucial factor that has informed his life since childhood: curiosity. Ever eager to learn, to uncover--even to take enormous risks--his questioning mind has guided his development and success, and continues to shape his outlook today as he works to improve education around the world"--Jacket.
Highlights the life and work of the American painter, author, and traveler who specialized in images of Native Americans and who advocated for them before ultimately exploiting them in a live show that brought tragedy to both the artist and his performers.
Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut.
Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.
A half-century tribute to the iconic rock-and-rock band is presented through a lens of their most representative songs, analyzing the role of classic hits in popular culture while explaining how their lyrics reflect their personal experiences.
"Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion"--Provided by the publisher.
The author provides a humorous account of a cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundation.
"Peter Wolf's true saga of family burden and escaping the ties that bind takes us from the South to New England and to Paris and back. From growing up Jewish in a wealthy New Orleans family, with a demanding entrepreneurial father, to later life as a successful author, urbanist, and financial advisor, Peter Wolf tells a story of love and sacrifice, of having to leave your roots to discover them. Set against the backdrop of the fifties to the present"--From publisher description.
A candid account by the stage, screen, and television star that reveals facts about her two marriages, wild sexual escapades, high-risk brushes with the law, and relationships with "The Partridge Family" castmates.
Never-before-told stories of the Beatles' seven-year rise from teenage dreamers to icons, including both the heartbreaks and lucky breaks.
In the early morning hours of February 19, 2006, a sudden blast shook a coal mine in northern Mexico, trapping sixty-five workers in a subterranean tunnel. Labor department inspectors and the company operating the mine had ignored the egregiously hazardous state of the work site and were failing miserably at a rescue effort. The senseless tragedy-- stemming directly from an insatiable hunger for profits-- set off a massive confrontation between the National Miners' Union and the transnational corporations that wield great power in the country's government.
A behind-the-scenes story of the family whose extra-tall sons include professional baseball and football players, offering insight into how they were raised, trained, and fed by their athletically committed parents.
A humorous and revealing account from inside the ultimate boys' club as one female cook transforms the frat food experience and serves up generous helpings of honest advice and observations, finding herself transformed in the process.
Presents a biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time.