- The 10 Best Short Story Collections You've Never Read
Similarly, I’ve found that a great short story collection can cover as much, if not more, ground than an epic doorstopper, one brief vignette or character at a time.
- The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. Two: Adjustment Team (1952-1953)
With cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz and a full chapter of endnotes about the stories, fanatics will enjoy this substantial volume.
- BEA 2015: Children's Breakfast Speakers Say That Life Is a Story
“I try to tell stories I think I’d like to hear,” he said, quoting Maurice Sendak and C.S.
- THIRTY YEARS OF SAUSAGE, FIFTY YEARS OF HAM: Jimmy Dean's Own Story
This mainly pleasant memoir covers the author's life from hardscrabble West Texas childhood through success as a country and western entertainer to fulfillment as a sausage mogul voted "the number one meat spokesperson of all time."
- LOST OVER LAOS: A True Story of Tragedy, Mystery, and Friendship
Most moving is Pyle's account of how he and Faas returned to Laos 27 years later to search for—and successfully find—the wreckage of the dead journalists' helicopter, along with some of their personal and photographic effects, a journey that becomes a tribute to every journalist who covered the
- The Fighting First: The Untold Story of the Big Red One on D-Day
The rest of the book covers the high points of the European campaign, moving along with the 1st through street fighting in Aachen, the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Bonn.
- THE LAST ESCAPE: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944–1945
While offering little in the way of new information, and failing to cover fully the complete spectrum of prison camps and prisoner nationalities, the authors provide a compelling account of the ways, means and effects of mass imprisonment during the last terrible century.
- The New Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book stories: From Crumb to Clowes
Callahan purports to cover the scope of comics from the last 40 or so years, but leaves out hugely influential figures in contemporary comics, including Mark Beyer, Aline Kominsky, Julie Doucet, Phoebe Gloeckner (there's a severe dearth of female cartoonists), Howard Chaykin, Chester Brown
- INSIDE DELTA FORCE: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit
Haney, a founding member of Delta Force who retired a command sergeant major, was a career army man, having served in the elite Rangers; his memoir covers his experiences during the formation and early operations of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment–Delta.
- A DEATH IN TEXAS: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption
., is the first book on this nationally reported incident and a fine piece of journalistic reporting, covering the prosecution of Byrd's killers and the social and political aftermath for Jasper.
- Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
She explains how the plague spread, covers the various speculations about its causes and origins and gives an account of the search to retrieve a specimen of the virus strain once genetic science had advanced enough to unravel the virus's mysteries.
- SPY: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
By contextualizing Hanssen and providing an insider's account of the hunt that finally apprehended him, Wise covers aspects of the case that have been largely neglected to date.
- The Risks of Sunbathing Topless: And Other Funny Stories from the Road
And journalist Hannah Bloch's remembrance of spending New Year's Eve 1999 covering a hostage situation in Afghanistan-where she enjoyed "a happy and unlikely reunion with reporter friends made possible by the Taliban and a rotten gang of terrorists"-provides an engrossing, backstage look at the
- MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS: Stories and Recipes from Polizzi Generosa
Essays cover topics such as the making of ricotta (eaten while still warm) and the Sicilian tradition of family nicknames, many of them vulgar, some derived from long-forgotten events.
- THE SAINT, THE SURFER AND THE CEO: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart's Desires
Still, when he wakes up in a hospital covered in bruises, he's certain it's all happening for a reason.