- WHEELS ON FIRE: The Amazing Inside Story of the Daimler-Chrysler Merger
While this imbalance probably derives from the author's years of covering German business for the Financial Times, more time researching the American end of the deal would have made this account more appealing to readers in the U.S.
- The Last Folk Hero: A True Story of Race and Art, Power and Profit
If readers haven't heard of Bill Arnett, the Atlanta art collector-dealer-patron whom Dietz reports on in this book, they'll certainly have an opinion about him by the time they close its covers.
- True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age
Her essays cover a range of topics—from such somber subjects as her strained relationship with her father and her sister’s suicide to the joys and challenges of raising kids.
- Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) is renowned for his Saturday Evening Post covers, but less known for his influence on filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, who have extensive collections of his work.
- Whiskey River (Take My Mind): The True Story of Texas Honky-Tonk
In addition, Bush covers a double-handful of his Texas contemporaries, his multiple marriages and his disrespect for the contemporary Nashville sound-all with unabashed love for the music and a humble, endearing self-regard.
- Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder That Rocked New Orleans
After covering the murder-suicide for Penthouse in 2007, Brown moved to New Orleans, and his detailed reconstruction of both Bowen’s life and the city’s deterioration make heartbreaking reading.
- VOICES OF WAR: Stories of Service from the Home Front and the Front Lines
The object, editor Weiner notes, was "not to cover every engagement in each war, but rather to offer an impressionistic and intensely felt portrait of the ground-level soldier, slogging through the mud of France, the jungles of the Pacific, or the desert of Kuwait," and many o
- What We Didn't Expect: Personal Stories about Premature Birth
Despite the often troubling emotions covered, this collection will predominantly leave readers with a sense of inspiration and gratitude, as summed up by Jayapal when she writes that pain or fear are “usually drowned out by the (mostly) joyful chaos” of life with a new child.
- Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor, Survivor of the Auschwitz Twin Experiments
Framed for readers who may not be deeply familiar with the Holocaust, the treatment covers basic WWII history, along with Eva and Miriam’s profound inner strength.
- SING A SONG OF TUNA FISH: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade
The author periodically interrupts the ebb and flow of family quarrels and struggles caused by being "broke," with landmark occasions such as Esmé's initiation to public school, a memorable Passover dinner (when Esmé manages to outwit the rabbi) and a freak storm that covers Chicago
- The Locust Years: The Story of the Fourth French Republic, 1946-1958
Giles, Paris correspondent of the London Times for much of the period covered here, follows French history from the WW II Liberation to the upheaval that returned Charles de Gaulle to power in '58.
- The Flavors of Sicily: Stories, Traditions, and Recipes for Warm-Weather Cooking
This small gem of a book occasionally covers some of the same ground as Lanza's The Heart of Sicily, but it doesn't suffer for it.
- Naturally Vegetarian: Recipes and Stories from My Italian Family Farm
Solfrini explains that vegetables are valued in her family and that the pasta- and bread-making techniques covered here have been passed down from her mother and grandmother.
- Ready, Set, Memoir!: The Essential Guide to Telling Your Story
She covers such essentials as planning, staying focused, revision, and different approaches to chronology (including flashback, foreshadowing, and flash-forward).
- Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer
To begin this compelling account of Tim Hetherington’s harrowing life as a photojournalist, journalist Huffman (Sultana) sketches the scene of his death, which came while covering the 2011 Libyan uprising.