Describes the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Michael Jordan's friends, family and teammates and following his career from college to the pros. 30,000 first printing.
Escaping his political opponents in a Crimean resort town, disgraced Israeli politician Baruch Kotler runs into a former friend who had him sent to the gulag 40 years prior and must reconcile with his betrayers and his own poor choices. 50,000 first printing.
Chronicles John F. Kennedy's childhood, wartime actions, political campaigns, presidency, marriage and personal life, and health, revealing insights into his life from new documents, archives, and firsthand sources.
In a collection of essays, the Rooster gets married at an uproarious wedding, an estrangement occurs over a rubber vs. plastic debate, and the author gets the upper hand during a slumber party game of strip poker.
Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen. Captain Crozier, who has taken over the expedition after the death of its original leader, Sir John Franklin, draws equally on his strengths as a mariner and on the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued as he sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But everyday the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until even Crozier begins to fear there may be no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare.
An anthology of humorous holiday tales and essays features excerpts from the author's "Barrel Fever" and "Naked," as well as "The Santaland Diaries," and "Season's Greetings to Our Friends and Family."
Dispelling the myths that the Middle Ages were rife with religious persecution and intellectual stagnation, this glimpse into the world of medieval Spain reveals a culture where literature, science and tolerance thrived for 500 years.
An introduction to the Tipping Point theory explains how minor changes in ideas and products can increase their popularity and how small adjustments in an individual's immediate environment can alter group behavior.
A new collection by the author of The Last Girlfriend on Earth takes his culture-skewering style to new heights with tales that explore conflicts between parents and children, including "Animals," in which a class hamster's life is in the hands of a notorious young caregiver. 30,000 first printing.
In Israel to investigate a writer's murder, Hannah Groff unravels a knot involving the mafia, Holocaust survivor and former mistress of American gangster Meyer Lansky, and her own father in this new novel from the author of Sway . 20,000 first printing.
Reluctantly agreeing to organize a children's benefit at which a rock-star ex-lover is performing, Claire Danner Crispin finds her efforts complicated by her clashes with a fellow organizer, her best friend's catering mishaps, and a new relationship.
A Washington correspondent at the New York Times explores the Obama family's transition into the White House, capturing the emotions and personalities beneath the public façade as the President and the First Lady deal with their new roles. 200,000 first printing.
Draws on hundreds of interviews and once-secret documents to deliver the riveting, untold story of the FBI's secret battles in the war on terror--both outside the United States and inside the U.S. government--highlighting the tensions between the FBI and CIA. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Separates fact from fiction to reconstruct the life of the most influential woman of her era, revealing Cleopatra as a complex woman and shrewd monarch whose life and death reshaped the ancient world.
The spirit of fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon describes her murder, her surprise at her new home in heaven, and her witness to her family's grief, efforts to find the killer, and attempts to come to terms with what has happened.