In 1611, William Shakespeare wrote The Tempest, which features the survivors of a shipwreck cast upon a remote island. The idea came from the real-life shipwreck of the Sea Venture, which was caught in a hurricane and grounded on the coast of Bermuda during a voyage to resupply Jamestown.
"Unlike any other book on Emmett Till, Simeon's Story gets to the heart of the tragedy and, more importantly, dispels the lies, myths, and distortions that have obscured the truth."
Keith Beauchamp, director of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
“There is no greater expert on the history of stage magicians than Jim Steinmeyer. His deep knowledge of the subject, combined with a remarkable mastery of magical know-how, makes this book a smart, fantastic read. I can't recommend it enough!”
Neil Patrick Harris
“If you've ever dreamed of being an outlaw, you might think each chapter of Riding on the Edge is a badass bedtime story for adults. But if anecdotes of beer drinking and womanizing don't appeal to your inner rebel, then the thought-provoking reflections of author John Hall might interest you.”
"By turns engrossing, funny and surprisingly moving ... The emotional power here emanates from Carradine’s joy in finally being given the opportunity to work at the top of his abilities with quality collaborators in an atmosphere of mutual respect."
“Sanders tells the story in a series of vignettes that are sometimes funny, occasionally frightening, and typically littered with the names of The Famous and The Dead… a work that recalls with vivid and loving detail the haphazard glory of those wild, wild bygone times.”
“Impossible to put down ... filled with priceless, often laugh-out-loud anecdotes... [Here's] what makes the book so compelling: German is one of us... We identify with his every small victory... and feel some kind of personal rejection over his setbacks... a cautionary tale, but a hugely entertaining one.”
"Passionate, personal, and articulated from the lens of a masterful historian with a sharp interest in the topic... A book that feels immersive without being stuffy, authoritative without being dismissive, and historical without being boring.”
"Having dedicated his life to chronicling the lives of some of the greatest musicians in the world, [Blush] has now turned his attention to commemorating those for whom the stars never quite aligned, and in doing so deconstructs the very meaning of fame."
"Often hilarious, occasionally, ‘God, I wish I hadn’t read that!’, sometimes profound, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes infuriating... no one holds back on any subject... you come away from this book with a crystal-clear vision of this world."
The Huffington Post
"Manning does a great job of collecting a diverse range of writers and musicians... his sequencing has the intuitive logic of a well considered set list. Though the book is chronological, the parallel movements of different musical eras are allowed to bump up against each other in fascinating ways."
"Streissguth goes widescreen with this look at the social and musical ferment that produced the Seventies outlaw-country movement... He skillfully portrays Sixties Nashville's studio politics and their gradual loosening up, alongside a city where post-Sixties social change took its time arriving."
"Current conventional sports wisdom holds modern athletes are bigger, faster, stronger, and therefore better. Here we have the carefully researched, imaginatively argued contrary position. Great reading for any baseball fan, but especially those whose passions are ignited by comparisons of players from different eras."
"It may well be Yates's best writing—forceful, colorful, opinionated, often funny, a history book that brings history alive through multiple deaths. Which is quite a trick. Against Death and Time is a must-have in any car enthusiast's library."
John Phillips, Car and Driver
"With Baseball's Starry Night, Paul Kocak captures an unforgettable moment in time in powerful, passionate prose that will bring fans to their feet all over again." Greg Tobin, former editor-in-chief of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.
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