Didion chronicles the experience of losing her husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, to a massive coronary, just weeks after the two of them watched as their only daughter was put into an induced coma to save her life. With honesty and passion, Didion explores this intensely personal yet universal experience.
To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women’s movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union.
"1861" presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began. The text introduces a heretofore little-known cast of Civil War heroes--among them an acrobatic militia colonel, an explorer's wife, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of New York City firemen, a community of Virginia slaves, and a young college professor who would one day become president.
1969: Woodstock, the Moon and Manson: The Turbulent End of the '60s
Jan 1, 2013 - Jan 2, 2013
In a single five-week period in the summer of 1969, three American astronauts landed on the moon; more than a hundred thousand hippies grooved at Woodstock; Charles Manson's "family" terrorized Los Angeles; and the scion of America's most celebrated modern political dynasty, Senator Edward Kennedy, found himself embroiled in a scandal in Chappaquiddick, Mass. Here is the full story of this remarkable year--in first-hand accounts by those who were there: from the Beatles' last rooftop jam in London to the trial of the "Chicago 7" to the shocking revelations of U.S. military brutality in My Lai, South Vietnam--and all points in between.
In this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish a novel in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, this work includes advice on how to create a daily writing regimen, determine the narrative voice, and more.
The year 1776 is often described as the year of this country's birth. That is, of course, technically true. But Phillips, the acclaimed political analyst and historian, convincingly illustrates that it was in 1775 that the critical trends and events unfolded, so that our declared independence was a confirmation of facts already established on the ground.
Rich in vignettes of personalities from commanding generals to a farm wife, "1812" presents a sweeping narrative that emphasizes the struggle's importance to America's development as a nation and its subsequent westward expansion.
1968 begins in the mens' room of an exclusive Columbus restaurant and ends two years later in The Rose Bowl, an unwitting but flawless metaphor for Ohio State University's rise to the pinnacle of college football. Between these two events occurs one of the great adventure stories in the history of the sport.
Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
Dec 29, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, "Wicked River" takes readers back to a time before the Mississippi was dredged into a shipping channel, and before Mark Twain romanticized it into myth.
Positively ADD: Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams
Dec 29, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
A bestselling expert in the field teams up with a mother of triplets with attention deficit disorder (ADD) to deliver a much-needed inspirational book that looks at ADD from a rarely seen positive angle.
Building upon this critical work in "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat--and how we can change--in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, "Why We Get Fat "makes Taubes's crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Dec 28, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
A remarkable tour de force by a world-renown neuroscientist explains that human beings were never born to read; this invention changed the very organization of man's brain and altered the intellectual evolution of the species.