by Tony Cointreau
Tony Cointreau is an heir of the French liqueur family. His voice took him to the stage, and his heart took him to Calcutta. After a successful international singing career and several years on the Cointreau board of directors, he felt a need for something more meaningful in his life.
The Michael Jackson Tapes is not about Michael Jackson. This book is the soul and essence of Michael Jackson, an extraordinarily gifted but broken human being. What makes it revelatory, insightful, and remarkable is the source: more than thirty hours of intimate taped conversations that took place from 2000-2001 between Michael Jackson and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
This is the story of James Leininger, who-- a little more than two weeks after his second birthday-- began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like, "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.
After his star-making turn on Saturday Night Live and three straight number-one hit movies, Chris Farley's overdose at the age of thirty-three seemed like just another sad Hollywood story of indulgence and excess -- and an eerie parallel to the fate of his idol, John Belushi.
Still I Rise is a critically acclaimed work with an impressive scope: the entire history of Black America, told in an accessible graphic-novel form.
Adam Victor, author of the bestselling The Marilyn Encyclopedia, sifts through the competing versions of events throughout Elvis's life and traces a young man's path to immortality.
On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit.
Ever wanted to ask Napoléon about his complex for Van Gogh about the whole ear episode? How about asking Thomas Jefferson about his hypocritical slavery stance or if Frida might consider a brow wax? Here's your chance! In The Dead Guy Interviews.
Perhaps no American leader is better known and less understood than Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Beyond the dramatic story of her past -- her ascent from segregated Alabama to the halls of power -- and the controversy of her present, little is known about her as a woman.
Alex Haley: The Man Who Traced America's Roots is a collection of articles the Pulitzer Prize-winning author wrote for Reader's Digest from 1954 to 1991. Haley's stories are timeless, as powerful and relevant today as when they were first written.
In Adopted Son, historian David A. Clary tells the exciting story of possibly the most important friendship in American history. Bringing together the latest research, this dramatic narrative interweaves the private and public lives of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, who did together what neither could have done alone.
Their sound registers in a wave crashing on an empty beach; in the four-on-the-floor squeal of a tricked-out roadster; in a prom-night kiss. For more than four decades, their music has defined what it means to be young, to be ambitious, to be American. But how well do you really know the Beach Boys?