- BLOOD FOR DIGNITY: The Story of the First Integrated Combat Soldiers in the U.S. Army
Colley (The Road to Victory: The Untold Story of Wold War II's Red Ball Express) presents the men directly, flaws and all.
- Blood Will Tell: A True Story of Deadly Lust in New Orleans
The author's research can be overwhelming at times, but the story, particularly as it unfolds at the trials of the husband and lover, holds one's interest.
- Lone Assassin: The Epic True Story of the Man Who Almost Killed Hilter
In this book (originally published in Germany in 1993), freelance writer and author Ortner methodically lays out the story of Georg Elser, the carpenter who attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1939, courtesy of a bomb in the Munich Beer Hall.
- Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of the SS City of Benares
Accompanied by photographs and illustrations and including documentation of all who were on board, this is a harrowing yet inspiring look at a little-covered historical event.
- I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story
In his powerful debut, a young Newsweek reporter details two tumultuous years covering the war while falling in love with his long-distance girlfriend Andi, who would join him in Iraq only to be killed in a botched kidnapping.
- Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times (Original)
Pelley, a 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of CBS Evening News, combines firsthand observations, interviews with newsmakers, and reported profiles to recapture the stories he covered.
- MY FORBIDDEN FACE: Growing Up Under the Taliban—A Young Woman's Story
Even when covered head to toe in the mandatory burqa, she is not permitted to leave the house without a male companion.
- All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the 'USS Scorpion'
Sewell, a submarine veteran, and Preisler, a writer of techno-thrillers, add little new evidence in their version of the story; their new data is unfailingly familiar and they never succeed in making a persuasive case for the conspiracy and cover-up they claim occurred.
- The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era
Throughout, Grunwald keeps his tone snappy and readable, while consistently grounding the political story of the Recovery Act in its real impact on everyday Americans.
- Anything for a Hit: An A&r Woman's Story of Surviving the Music Industry
(Sept.)Correction: An earlier version of this review misstated the years covered in the book.
- No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
Bestseller Child’s captivating collection includes 12 stories, some of novella length, which cover a lot of Jack Reacher’s life, before, during, and after his military career.
- Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners
He covers trendy topics, such as layering functions, no-till gardening, building the soil web, saving seeds, and favoring hand tools and imperfections over machines and pesticides.
- Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South
In 1986, journalist Kelley covered the trial of Belton “Money Rock” Lamont Platt for his role in a shoot-out in Charlotte, N.C., and here she expands that narrative to tell, unevenly, the story of “one of the city’s flashiest drug dealers and his striving African-American famil
- When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles' Rise to the Top
Kane (Ticket to Ride), a longtime Philadelphia journalist and author who covered the Beatles’ first tour in the U.S. in 1964 and subsequent tours, works by mosaic in piecing together the shards of “the boys’ ” early stories in Liverpool, now fairly familiar: John, the smoking
- Da Vinci’s Ghost: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Drawing
Lester’s detective story has a satisfying number of insights, such as that Leonardo’s drive to accurately represent the human body was grounded in a desire to find the location of the soul.