- Sapp Attack: My Story
With his outsized personality, Sapp, a former defensive star with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, assisted by David Fisher, pulls the covers off the professional gridiron league in this blunt memoir with gleeful tidbits about the greats of the game he loved.
- Facebook: The Inside Story
Wired editor-at-large Levy (Hackers) treats Facebook largely as a projection of its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, whom he has covered for many years.
- Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story
Among the scientists whose work Pierce covers are Allen Roses and Peter Hyslop, whom he labels the "Genome Cowboys" and who, Pierce claims, failed to receive due credit for their discovery of an early-onset gene because of rivalry in the scientific community.
- Chinese Opera: Images and Stories
The main point of this book is Siu's 193 photographs, though Lovrick makes a worthy attempt at covering the long history, the complex of regional styles, the levels of different character types and decoding the meanings behind the abstractions (e.g. white face paint indicates duplicity; a
- Talese Gets the Story
And when he does aim the camera at himself, he's usually shown pursuing a story.
- City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male
) book covers much of the same turf—and air space—as that spring release.
- A Kabbalah of Food: Stories, Teachings, Recipes
For example, Hecht repeats the story of a husband chastised at a Shabbat dinner for not covering the challah before the wine blessing and argues the reprimand was counter to the spirit of the tradition.
- Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
But for all his exhaustive research and evocative scene-setting, Maraniss never seems to find the zeitgeist of the historical moment he covers, the essential spirit that lifted up but ultimately ruined the Motor City.
- Gimp: The Story Behind the Star of Murderball
Refusing to gloss his story, he speaks frankly and humorously about subjects like "quad sex."
- Genesis: The Story of How Everything Began
Tonelli covers the formation of atoms, the onset of light, and the distribution of stars in the Milky Way.
- A Treasury of African-American Christmas Stories
The design and format--12 line drawings; padded case cover; printed end papers; ribbon marker--signals the publisher's confidence that the book will find an appreciative audience. 50,000 first printing.
- Street Player: My Chicago Story
He also covers his tumultuous childhood in a street gang and a tenuous connection to the Chicago Mafia, often naming names, and it's obvious that the wounds inflicted by his former band mates have yet to completely heal.
- News from the World: Stories & Essays
While the story "The Broad Estates of Death," published in Harper's in 2004, will be wonderfully familiar to many readers, her essays often seem even more original and telling.
- Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons
Where fact and narrative blend in balance, however, the stories are riveting.
- Vietnam: The Complete Story of the Australian War
Although the authors cover virtually all of the war’s important political and geopolitical aspects, the focus is on ground-level combat.