- We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception, and Murder
The pace picks up in the chapters covering the trials, which are enlivened by quotes from the lawyers, and Phelps does a good job exposing the way reality TV coverage can influence and indeed corrupt perceptions of guilt and innocence.
- Vanity Fair's Tales of Hollywood: Rebels, Reds, and Graduates and the Wild Stories Behind the Making of 13 Iconic Films
Others covered include The Producers, The Graduate, All About Eve and Tommy; for those who haven't come across them before, these gossipy behind-the-scenes chronicles should make compulsive reading.
- A Kim Jong-il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
Fischer sets the stage with extensive historical context covering both sides of the 38th parallel and then shifts into James Bond mode, with a roller-coaster ride of covert intrigue.
- The Key Man: The True Story of How the Global Elite Was Duped by a Capitalist Fairy Tale
The authors detail how, for years, Naqvi misused his company’s money to cover losses and pay for his extravagant lifestyle, which included lavish parties and a 154-foot superyacht.
- Zebratown: The True Story of a Black Ex-Con and a White Single Mother in Small Town America
After a photo of Kevin Davis was used as the cover art for Donaldson’s first book, The Ville , Davis was identified, arrested, and convicted on a weapons charge.
- THE LOST OASIS: The Desert War and the Hunt for Zerzura: The True Story Behind The English Patient
Finally, a reliable popular account of The English Patient–era North African desert exploration, here from Kelly (Cold War in the Desert) who covers various expeditions, spies and war from 1920 to 1943 with accuracy and flair.
- Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell about Our Pasts
He also covers a wide swath of literary and historical ground, including the olfactory and musical remembrances of Proust and memory exercises of the Middle Ages.
- Introducing Bert Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway and the Story of America's First Black Star
., Louis Chude-Sokei's The Last “Darky” and Caryl Phillips's Dancing in the Dark ), gets solidly covered by Forbes, a UC–San Diego professor of African-American literature and culture.
- Wait Till Next Year: The Story of a Season When What Should've Happened Didn't, and What Could've Gone Wrong Did
Also covered extensively are the Yankees and their petulant owner George Steinbrenner; the Giants and Jets and their strike-torn NFL seasons; and the revitalized Knicks.
- Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency 21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories
Harding's flings and cover-ups, F.D.R.'
- New York a la Cart: Recipes & Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks
Each profile is accompanied by recipes from the vendor in question (a total of 100 recipes are included), but readers will reap the greatest benefit from the book's text, which covers street vending from all angles, such as the black market for permitsâwhich can go for as
- The Last Banner: The Story of the 1985-86 Celtics, the NBA's Greatest Team of All Time
May, who covers the Celtics for the Boston Globe, makes a convincing case here for judging the team the best in NBA history, not so much for the talents of its players, which were considerable, but because of the dedication to teamwork and the lack of ego of the players.
- Life Minus 3 1/2: A True Story Surrounding the Embezzlement of Eleven Million Dollars
Hart provides in-your-face confrontations with bookies and the law in this true-life portrayal of his descent intoÂ gambling addiction in the 1980s and subsequent embezzlement of more than $11 million from his employer to cover debts to bookies.
- THE LAST STAND OF THE TIN CAN SAILORS: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
., covers the battle off Samar, the Philippines, in October 1944, in which a force of American escort carriers and destroyers fought off a Japanese force many times its strength, and the larger battle of Leyte Gulf, the opening of the American liberation of the Philippines, which mi
- Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth
Stapp made the cover of Time magazine in 1955, thanks to dangerous high-speed experiments in which he used himself as the subject.