- Seven Stories Book Looks at African Americans In Motorsports
Seven Stories held a reading and signing recently for the book in Philadelphia that was covered by C-SPAN and Miller will be appearing on the Tavis Smiley radio show.
- Publishers Weekly’s Top Religion Stories of 2014
Publishers Lying Low During Driscoll Drama Pastor Mark Driscoll gets covered in the L.A.
- The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket
Alternating between the cuisine's history and the key steps in a sushi chef's education, Corson puts the reader in the thick of things à la Michael Ruhlman's Making of a Chef , detailing the laborious process of making rice, the preparation of a myriad of fish and the storied
- The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine
“Grandfather” beats and abuses the nine-year-old Mam and sells her virginity to a Chinese merchant to cover a gambling debt.
- CHINA DAWN: The Story of a Technology and Business Revolution
Sheff smartly juxtaposes their story with detailed descriptions of the effect of the Internet on Mainland life, including its pivotal role in shaping Chinese public opinion about the U.S.
- A VOICE FROM THE WILDERNESS: The Story of Anna Howard Shaw
A concluding author's note fleshes out Shaw's story, while—ironically—emphasizing certain events more than those covered in the chronicle.
- Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic
Their imaginations stirred, many readers will want to tackle her earlier volume for more of the story.
- Nankering with the Rolling Stones: The Untold Story of the Early Days
Mostly a series of snickering anecdotes, this "untold story" is far from definitive or shocking.
- HATE CRIME: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas
Suspecting that she's assigned the story only because she's black, King arrives in Jasper fearful and doubting her journalistic objectivity.
- Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
Still, sentimentalists and animal lovers should flock to this story.
- MOB: Stories of Death and Betrayal from Organized Crime
Pistone's book about his shadowy life deep under cover as Donnie Brasco; instructions on administering a hit from the 1973 autobiography Killer, by "Joey," written with David Fisher; and a selection from Pileggi's Casino.
- THE CAT FROM HUE: A Vietnam War Story
Laurence and his crew specialized in covering the war up close, and he saw more than his share of action.
- 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.