- The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History
Grace Huntington was the second woman ever hired for Disney’s story department, as well as an avid, record-setting pilot.
- The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents
Haufler (Codebreakers' Victory ) is a natural raconteur, and his stories may serve to spark new readers' interest in deeper study of WWII counterintelligence.
- We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy
Barnum’s and Buffalo Bill shows, Nesteroff’s narrative returns often to the story of Oneida comic Charlie Hill.
- Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City: Little-Known Tales about Gotham's People and Places
In his latest collection of historical essays, Rowland (Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War) aims to highlight an unfamiliar side of New York City, but he isn't quite up to the task.
- The Forty Years That Created America: The Story of the Explorers, Promoters, Investors, and Settlers Who Founded the First English Colonies
Lamont covers a lot of literal ground (from Quebec to Florida and beyond) and enlivens his narrative through diaries, letters and publications, and historical legends.
- Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life
Raab covers big topics such as the “art and power of storytelling” and small details such as choosing pens and notebooks that you enjoy using.
- Wings of Morning: The Story of the Last American Bomber Shot Down Over Germany in World War II
Childers, a history professor at the University of Pennsylvania, recounts the haunting story of one 12-man U.S. bomber crew during WWII.
- Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose
Others riff on mundane forms such as Robert Walser piece that reads like a cover letter.
- A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
In late 1942, with her cover blown, Hall escaped France via a dangerous trek across the Pyrenees to Spain.
- Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy Story
Although the sections on recent cartoon history (covering slick studio fare like Toy Story as well as MTV stars Beavis and Butt-head) are less colorful than the history of the early years, Kanfer's tone is steady throughout.
- THE BROTHER OF JESUS: The Dramatic Story & Significance of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family
(Mar. 18)Forecast:This is simply a huge story–the first book to cover what is arguably the most important biblical archeology bonanza since the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- BROOKLYN: A STATE OF MIND: 125 Original Stories from America's Most Colorful City
Short pieces covering the incorporation of Brooklyn into New York City in 1898, the preservation of architecturally notable Brooklyn Heights, the famous folk buried at Greenwood Cemetery and films made in Brooklyn offer a good grasp of the borough's history and institutions.
- DON'T STOP LAUGHING NOW!: Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone and Strengthen Your Faith
Regrettably, this compilation will likely only appeal to female readers, whose male counterparts won't see past the floral cover and predominantly female-oriented topics.
- CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE RECOVERING SOUL: Your Personal, Portable Support Group with Stories of Healing, Hope, Love and Resilience
By covering such a wide swath of the recovering community, it will be encouraging to many and should see dramatically high sales.
- Small-Headed Flycatcher. Seen Yesterday. He Didn't Leave His Name.: And Other Stories
Friends and relatives, birds and birders, life as he sees it--Dunne covers all these topics, moving easily from humor and poignance to reflective wisdom in these 30-odd essays and stories gathered from such magazines as Audubon, American Birds and Bird Watcher's Digest.