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Death at Chappaquiddick
Death at Chappaquiddick
Paperback      ISBN: 0882892495
Draws conclusions from a private investigation of the court proceedings and evidence surrounding the 1969 accident resulting in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne
Living History
Living History
Paperback      ISBN: 0743222253
The U.S. senator from New York offers an thought-provoking, candid chronicle of her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, her own political work, and more. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
Hons And Rebels
Hons And Rebels
Paperback      ISBN: 1590171101
Jessica Mitford, the great muckraking journalist, was part of a legendary English aristocratic family. Her sisters included Nancy, doyenne of the 1920s London smart set and a noted novelist and biographer; Diana, wife to the English fascist chief Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, who fell head over in heels in love with Hitler; and Deborah, later the Duchess of Devonshire. Jessica swung left and moved to America, where she took part in the civil rights movement and wrote her classic exposé of the undertaking business, The American Way of Death. Hons and Rebels is the hugely entertaining tale of Mitford's upbringing, which was, as she dryly remarks, “not exactly conventional. . . Debo spent silent hours in the chicken house learning to do an exact imitation of the look of pained concentration that comes over a hen's face when it is laying an egg. . . . Unity and I made up a complete language called Boudledidge, unintelligible to any but ourselves, in which we translated various dirty songs (for safe singing in front of the grown-ups).” But Mitford found her family's world as smothering as it was singular and, determined to escape it, she eloped with Esmond Romilly, Churchill's nephew, to go fight in the Spanish Civil War. The ensuing scandal, in which a British destroyer was dispatched to recover the two truants, inspires some of Mitford's funniest, and most pointed, pages. A family portrait, a tale of youthful folly and high-spirited adventure, a study in social history, a love story, Hons and Rebels is a delightful contribution to the autobiographer's art.
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062505521
Gathers speeches, sermons, letters, and essays from each period in Dr. King's life, and includes brief notes on their historical background
Franklin And Winston: An Intimate Portrait Of An Epic Friendship
Franklin And Winston
An Intimate Portrait Of An Epic Friendship
Paperback      ISBN: 0812972821
A definitive account of a historic friendship provides a close-up look at the complex relationship between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill and its seminal influence on the course of World War II, examining each man and their feelings toward each other, their families, and their individual attempts to manage and influence each other. Reprint. 80,000 first printing.
Benjamin Franklin: Writings
Benjamin Franklin
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450291
Depicting Franklin as a controversial figure in his own time, this volume includes political, economic, and social pieces, scientific articles, opinions on education and religion, propaganda exercises drawn from "Silence Dogwood," writings from the "Pennsylvania Gazette," and "Poor Richard's Almanack," and letters
The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
Paperback      ISBN: 0679762892
A portrait of Moe Berg describes the colorful, vagabond life of the baseball player and spy, detailing his wartime exploits as an OSS operative gathering information on Hitler's atomic bomb project
The Dark Side of Camelot
The Dark Side of Camelot
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316359556
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the dark side of the Kennedy family legacy--from its earliest beginnings to today--in this investigative chronicle written over a span of five years. 500,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo. BOMC Main. Tour.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805069593
A profile by the author of Churchill and Gladstone discusses FDR's personality in light of his flexible political skills, management of the mobilization of the American industrial and military effort, and ability to foster loyalty in those around him. 35,000 first printing.
The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years
The Kennedy Curse
Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years
Paperback      ISBN: 0312312938
Traces the misfortunes of the Kennedy family from the 1830s to the present to consider the author's theories about the family's biological inclinations toward trouble, citing such events as Joseph Kennedy's political activities, John Jr.'s marriage to Carolyn Bessette, and Jackie's struggles with anxiety. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.