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  • John & Yoko: A New York Love Story
    In 1975, photographer Tannenbaum met John Lennon and Yoko Ono while covering the taping of what would be Lennon's final public performance.
  • Love Me Please!: The Story of Janis Joplin
    Finet’s script strains to contain Joplin’s turbulent life into one volume, with abrupt jumps (her entire European tour is covered in a single two-page spread).
  • Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting for
    Rice broke with the Clintons in 2007 to back Obama for president and enthrallingly covers her time in Obama’s administration: she recalls her appearance on various news programs during the 2012 Benghazi controversy, after which she was branded a liar by Republicans in “a selective and misleading parsing
  • Irresistible Impulse: A True Story of Blood and Money
    Lindsey covers Telling's six-day trial routinely, and does little more investigating into Zumsteg's American and British days than did the attorneys for the defense and the prosecution, both of whom were determined to blame Telling's murderous behavior on the victim herself.
  • Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia
    In a chapter on vegetables, Clark covers every aspect of preparing and consuming artichokes, then provides recipes for preserving them in oil and braising them with olives.
  • The Hidden Army: The Untold Story of Japan's Military Forces
    Other matters lightly covered include the difficulties the Japanese have had in accepting the concept of civilian authority over the military and the ambiguities of their junior partnership in the United States-Japanese Security Treaty.
  • 4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars
    Science writer Jenner illuminates the significance of Mars to humankind, covering geology, pop culture, history, and more.
  • Marrying the Hangman: A True Story of Privilege, Marriage and Murder
    It's a uniquely urban tragedy, told brilliantly by Weller, who covered the trial for Ms. magazine.
  • Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story
    In between, along with some touching scenes from her youth, Lindeen skillfully details great and not-so-great gigs, horrible hotels, wonderful (if weird) fans, boyfriends and all sorts of strange events and locations ("The walls are covered with black Astroturf").
  • The Poison Tree: A True Story of Family Violence and Revenge
    Prendergast, who for Rolling Stone covered the trials of teenagers Richard and Deborah Jahnke in Wyoming for the 1982 murder of their father, has produced an objective, affecting account of the case.
  • Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption
    Two intertwining first-person accounts cover a 25-year span in this double narrative: Mattocks writes about growing up in homeless shelters and heading into a heavy drug scene as a teenager, while human rights activist Prendergast, a director of African affairs at the National Security Council and
  • Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
    Oltuski diligently covers the darker side of diamonds—how the brutal conflicts in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, and Angola were financed by and fought over the gemstone—leavening it with precisely observed accounts of the delicate,
  • The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story
    In February of that year, the British press began covering the activities of an alleged poltergeist in the Fielding home.
  • The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty
    Hoch, who covers the Yankees for, entertains readers with colorful details about the team’s new roster, which features a mix of homegrown young stars and dependable veterans and brought the Yankees within arm’s reach of the 2017 World Series.
  • Besieged: A Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut
    Giannou did not function as an outsider providing medical services: he also arranged secret gatherings among leaders of various PLO factions under hospital cover.

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