- Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There
Copiously illustrated, this book contains fascinating anecdotes as well as a wide range of technical information to complement the stories of those who strove to improve the means of human exploration.
- Orangutan: The Story of an Irish Drunk in the Concrete Jungle
However, Broderick attempts to cover so much ground that his story loses focus.
- The Rescue Season: The Heroic Story of Parajumpers on the Edge of the World
Air Force handle some of the military's most dangerous missions, from plucking downed pilots out of combat zones to saving mountain climbers stranded on ice-covered peaks.
- LITTLE LIT: Strange Stories for Strange Kids
Charles Burns leads the charge with his high-impact cover image of an alien reading a boy's space comics.
- New Stories from the South 1999: The Year's Best
Singleton's tale, "Caulk," presents a farce perhaps only possible in the South, in which a man covers his entire house in acrylic white caulk in an unsubtle rebellion against his wife.
- New Stories from the South 1997: The Year's Best
Family estrangements aren't the only distances covered in this collection.
- ZOYA'S STORY: An Afghan Woman's Battle for Freedom
Many of Zoya's stories (e.g., women only permitted to leave their homes wearing a burqa and accompanied by a male; women often suffering and dying for want of a female physician) are covered in Latifa's My Forbidden Face (Forecasts, Mar. 11).
- Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar
Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and Wilson’s colleagues, journalist Cook delivers a candid and entertaining look at Wilson’s meteoric rise from struggling stand-up comedian playing segregated nightclubs and bars on the Chitlin’ Circuit to his bursting onto the scene after several momentous appearances on
- THE BEST BUSINESS STORIES OF THE YEAR—2002 Edition
And for every reader who wonders why a well-publicized Fortune cover story on Idea Lab's William Gross is reprinted here, someone else will say that they didn't get a chance to clip it the first time around.
- THE BEST BUSINESS STORIES OF THE YEAR: 2003 Edition
Stewart's well-rendered tale of Sotheby's antitrust woes for the New Yorker and three selections covering various angles of the Enron scandal.
- KENNEDY ASSASSINATED!: The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story
"Hampton writes an engrossing blow-by-blow account of November 22, 1963, when, as a cub reporter for UPI, he was drafted to cover JFK's assassination," said PW in a Best Books citation.
- SCARRED FOR LIFE: Eleven Stories About Skateboarders
Some of the chapters cover favored locales ("Pools," "Pipes," "Ramps," "Streets"), others encapsulate decades, from the '60s to the present.
- Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Anderson tells of a life that was fascinating for its sheer span (from covered wagons to automobiles) and a woman admirable for her pluck and determination.
- The Story I Am: Mad about the Writing Life
The brevity of the excerpts makes the book challenging to read cover to cover, but readers who dip in for short visits will be rewarded.
- THE COLOR OF ABSENCE: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope
Walter Dean Myers's "Season's End" covers much more than the close of baseball season; in "Shoofly Pie," Naomi Shihab Nye explores the way humor and sadness live side by side; and Jacqueline Woodson and Chris Lynch collaborate on "The Rialto."