- POWER FAILURE: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
(Mar. 25)Forecast:Although it's possible that the reading public's interest in Enron has faded, Watkins's name on this book's cover and the timing—a good six months after the rush of Enron books—will help sales.
- Bound for the North Star: True Stories of Fugitive Slaves
Archival photographs and illustrations contribute to the historical accuracy of the stories but the design, unfortunately, looks institutional.
- A HERO OF OUR OWN: The Story of Varian Fry
Fry remains somewhat elusive here, but he is a dynamic character and this vivid telling of his story, which the author will promote in New York, should sell well if it is widely reviewed.
- Earth, Water, and Sky: A Naturalist's Stories and Sketches
Not stories after all but brief, accessible essays, these instructive writings by ornithologist Johnsgard (a professor at the University of Nebraska) cover the lives, behaviors and habitats of many North American birds, from "The Tree Quail of Mexico" to "The Elusive Musk Duck."
- STORIED STADIUMS: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks
The book, while overlong, feels cramped and at times rushed because Smith attempts to cover the entire history of baseball.
- WAR STORIES: Reporting in the Time of Conflict from the Crimea to Iraq
The Story," where Evans quotes President Kennedy, after the Bay of Pigs fiasco: "Every newspaper now asks itself with respect to every story: 'Is it news?'
- Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
Gillam expertly covers a contentious front where corporate malfeasance intersects with issues of public health and ecology.
- Sweet Dreams, Wild Animals!: A Story of Sleep
From a horse that can sleep standing up (“She locks her legs to stay in place,/ then takes her naps each day”) to frigate birds that take midflight naps, Meyer covers common and less familiar creatures, while informational passages expand on their sleeping habits.
- Italy: Beer Country the Story of Italian Craft Beer
Among the many key players covered by Jansing are Teo Musso, whose discovery and love of European beer led to his creation of Le Baladin, a bar famous for its beer in Italy; Agostino Arioli, who operates a brewery called Birrificio Italiano and creates "beer for beer lovers,";
- Cambridge Spies: The Untold Story of McLean, Philby, and Burgess
The period covered is 1944 to 1951, when the ``Cambridge spies'' served in the British embassy in Washington, D.C., while conducting highly effective espionage for the Soviets.
- The Making of McPaper: The Inside Story of USA Today
In this history, Prichard, a USA Today staffer, covers the planning sessions for the Gannett-chain paper, evidently based largely on corporate president Allen Neuharth's successful launch of a paper in the Cape Kennedy area; the role of Neuharth in driving the project to reality; the probl
- Other People's Money: The Inside Story of the Sandl Mess
Accusing the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of an extensive cover-up of such shenanigans, Pilzer and Deitz sensibly call for reform of the savings deposit system, repayment of stolen savings to investors and incentives to restore our confidence in the virtue of thrift.
- Hollywood on the Riviera: The Inside Story of the Cannes Film Festival
The selection and judging of individual films, as well as some of the more earth-shaking deals and legendary romances consummated at Cannes, are covered in detail.
- The History of Montreal: The Story of Great North American City
Covering a saga stretching from the aboriginal settlement of Hochelaga to the 2012 resignation of Mayor GÃ©rald Tremblay, this book provides a breezy introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the history of Montreal.
- Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story
Gustavson’s naturalistic oil paintings combine off-the-cuff moments with more iconic compositions that might have been pulled from dusty album covers.