From Tyranny to Freedom My Escape from the Inner Circle of Saddam
Zainab Salbi, Laurie Becklund Josephine Bailey
Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam where he watched their every move. As a palace insider, Zainab offers a singular glimpse of what it is like to come of age under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle."
The no-holds-barred memoir from the beloved music superstar. Wynonna shares what she has learned about losing weight, spending money and mending family feuds.
Coming Home to Myself is the result of that emotional journey-a song of personal discovery that taught Wynonna Judd to love not just what she does, but who she is. From a truly exceptional woman comes an unexpected memoir of survival, strength, hope, and forgiveness, filled with an exultant and empowering message certain to resonate with those who have dreamed of finding themselves, and who only needed the courage and inspiration to begin their own journey.
Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism
Bob Edwards Bob Edwards
Good Night, and Good Luck nominated for 6 Academy Awards!
Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Edwards brings to life the great stories Murrow covered and brought into American living rooms for the first time—the rooftop reports of the London Blitz, bombing raids over Berlin, and the 1954 broadcast that helped bring down Senator Joe McCarthy—as well as the ups and downs of his career at CBS. Edwards reveals how Murrow dramatically impacted public opinion and how the high standards he lived by influenced an entire generation of broadcasters. Includes LIVE radio broadcasts.
A wholly unexpected, hugely entertaining work from one of the greatest actors of our time: the story of an eccentric early-twentieth-century pirate on the high seas from the Philippines to Shanghai—a larger-than-life tale that Marlon Brando could have easily inhabited himself.
Luigi Francis "Shorty" Rossi, star of the popular Animal Planet show Pit Boss, shares the story of his improbable path from the gangs of South Central Los Angeles to his successful career as a reality-television star and pit bull advocate.
Travis Anderson is teetering on the edge of financial ruin and insanity until a couple of secret agents teach him what it really means to lose his mind. When Travis meets a Hindu holy man in rehab who claims to be the final incarnation of Loerd Vishnu, he is saddled with the responsibility of bettering mankind and saving the world.
Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them
The My Hero Project Alan Sklar, Ellen Archer
In My Hero, some of the most prominent heroes and leaders of our time will share—in their own words—their thoughts and stories about the people who have been the greatest source of strength and inspiration to them.
Mark Harris beautifully depicts the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967—Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Dolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde—and through them, tells the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever.