- To Bigotry No Sanction: The Story of the Oldest Synagogue in America
In covering these broad subjects, however, the author neglects some fundamental areas.
- Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust
In contrast to its sensationalistic cover, this is a calm book (about extreme events) that lifts the spirit.
- Threads from the Web of Life: Stories in Natural History
Some of the tales cover evolutionary events taking place over millions of years, such as the account of the tarweed plant that five million years ago made an ocean voyage from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Hawaiian archipelago, where it metamorphosed into the silver sword plant.
- No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan
Marines, Anderson, a journalist and documentarian (The Battle for Marjah), covers the front lines in Afghanistan.
- The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
In Macintyre’s telling, Aldrich Ames, the CIA agent turned KGB operative who gave up Gordievsky’s cover, functions as a foil and a vehicle for moral comparison between the KGB and MI6.
- When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening
Frazier, a poet, knows how to turn a phrase, but her dated commentary, covering 18 months beginning in August 2003, often evokes the self-absorption and inchoate emotion of an adolescent's diary: "Every single thing I do is a total blast.
- Simon Says: A True Story of Boys, Guns and Murder
Eastburn, who covered the case for the Colorado Springs Independent , offers a well-researched, fast-paced account of events.
- Seven Million Years: The Story of Human Evolution
Comprehensive, up to date and exceedingly well-written, the newest from science writer Palmer (Neanderthal ) is a fascinating overview of research into human evolution, covering the entire history of the field and including contemporary studies of primatology, paleoecology and human genetics.
- The Secret Serial Killer: The True Story of Kieran Kelly
In 2015, retired London cop Geoff Platt, who first picked up Kelly on a drunk charge, published The London Underground Serial Killer, a book claiming that Kelly may have killed up to 31 people, many pushed under trains in the London subway system, and that the government covered up
- Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White
The bulk of the book covers the formation and development of the Patriotic Front, the current Zambian ruling party, which he helped Sata start in 2001.
- Inside School Turnarounds: Urgent Hopes, Unfolding Stories
Having covered education for national newspapers and magazines for two decades, Pappano (Playing with the Boys) is primed to evaluate public school reform policy from its early years to the recent push for radical change led by the Obama administration and making headlines.
- Bone Idle in the Charnel House: A Collection of Weird Stories
“The Old House Under the Snow” begins as an unusual treasure hunt as two men pursue the legend of riches concealed in a mansion, which, over the years, has been covered over by tons of snow.
- Afghan Tales: Stories from Russia's Vietnam
His English-language debut covers a wide range of emotional terrain: young men tested by battle for the first time; a Soviet soldier tortured and executed by Afghan guerillas; the love-starved wife who waits at home for her husband's return.
- PADDY WHACKED: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster
English covers the bootlegging escapades of Joseph P.
- She Heard the Birds: The Story of Florence Merriam Bailey
When a trip to “the big city” reveals a cruel fashion statement—hats covered with birds and feathers—Bailey determines to make a difference, collecting information and writing books, including an early field guide, and teaching people how to bird-watch (“Shhhhhhh!