Captures the exceptional life, imagination and passion of the author of Goodnight Moon, in a book that draws from unpublished manuscripts, songs, personal letters and diaries that the author discovered in Margaret Wise Brown's sister's attic.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Midwife's Tale presents a revelatory and deeply intimate exploration of the world of early Mormon women that draws on 19th-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books and quilts created by first-generation Latter-Day Saints.
Akos and Cyra live on a violent planet where everyone manifests a unique power meant to shape the future. They resent their gifts, which render them vulnerable to others' control, but they soon become unlikely survival partners.
The famed sportscaster shares personal stories from his life and career, describing his work in and out of the shadow of his legendary sportscaster father, Jack Buck, and his marriage to sportscaster Michelle Beisner.
Collects fifty years' worth of the award-winning author's essays on food, travel, and the arts, which have appeared in scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers as varied as "The New York Times," "Saveur," and "Vogue."
"The Farewell was published at the end of Washington's second term. It was reprinted in newspapers across the country. The President began the letter during his first term intending to retire but was persuaded by Hamilton and Jefferson to run for a second. By the end of that term he was the object of scurrilous press attacks and alarmed by the growing partisan bitterness. Fearful for the country's future, Washington pled with his countrymen to resist hyper-partisanship and foreign alliances. He called for unity among "citizens by birth or choice," defended religious pluralism, called for national education. His message to the country was urgent. Avlon describes how it was quoted by Jackson, Webster, Clay, Calhoun, and importantly by Lincoln in defense ofthe Union. Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson called on it for nation-building; Kennedy for Cold war; Reagan for religion. Clinton kept a copy on his Oval Office wall. In Washington's Farewell, Avlon offers important insight into Washington's his final public days, presenting not only a startling description of the perilous state of the new nation but a rare view of the man behind the usual face of a tranquil First Father"—
The author shares his experiences as an ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to Russia and explores what it means to be a good Muslim in the twenty-first century, while offering a vision of what moderate Muslims must do to fruitfully engage with the modern world.
The celebrity designers from Property Brothers and other hit HGTV series share comprehensive guidelines to buying, selling and renovating a house, in a reference that includes strategic tips on hidden costs and finding good deals on home products.
Based on a wealth of previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of new interviews, Shirley Jackson, with its exploration of astonishing talent shaped by a damaged childhood and a troubled marriage to literary critic Stanley Hyman, becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary giant.
The writer of The Atlantic's cover story, "What ISIS Really Wants," presents an intimate and unsettling examination of the motivations that drive the men and women of the Islamic State, sharing the stories of individual followers against a backdrop of the violent events of today.
Traces how the author acted on a tip from a family member and embarked on a cultural journey in search of the man behind the legend of James Brown, discovering his rich musical legacy and the ongoing disputes surrounding his will as well as the complicated race, music and cultural factors that shaped his story.
Shares the lesser-known story of the scientific contributions of a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century, tracing their collection of star observations captured nightly on glass photographic plates that enabled extraordinary discoveries.
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.
Featuring appearances by Art Spiegelman, Stan Lee, Frank Miller and Todd McFarlane, the co-creator of the award-winning The Comics Reporter and an editor at The Comics Journal presents an oral history of Fantagraphics, the iconoclastic independent comic book publisher that reshaped the medium so that cartoonists could thrive.
Eleven-year-old Maximilian, a big fan of the form of wrestling known as lucha libre, begins to suspect that he has a close connection with his favorite luchador, El Angel de La Guardia, the Guardian Angel.