Matthew Polly dreamed of journeying to the Shaolin Temple to become the toughest fighter in the world. In college, he ventured off to pursue that childhood dream and in turn found his calling.
Author: Polly, MatthewSummary:
Author: Chabon, MichaelSummary:
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature--age-old classics as well as his own--that presents a unique look into his literary origins and...
Author: Hajdu, DavidSummary:
From the the sheet music era to the atomization of the music landscape, acclaimed music critic David Hajdu presents his personal history of recorded pop music.Genre: Music
Author: Shriver, LionelSummary:
In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war. Overnight, the "almighty dollar" plummets in value. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune, but once the inheritance...
Author: D'Antonio, MichaelSummary:
Had he only saved the economy, Obama would be called a truly successful president. But he achieved so much more against great opposition that he can be counted as one of history's most...
Author: Colt, George HoweSummary:
From the author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist The Big House comes a story in the tradition of The Boys in the Boat about an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in...
Author: Rollyson, CarlSummary:
The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of myth. Educated at Smith, she had an epically conflict-filled relationship with her mother, Aurelia. She then married the poet Ted...
Author: Lipson, Hod, Kurman, MelbaSummary:
Self-driving cars were once only in the realm of fantasy, but new artificial intelligence software changes all that. The authors offer insight into the risks and benefits of driverless cars and a...
Author: Kauffman, JonathanSummary:
An enlightening narrative history-an entertaining fusion of Tom Wolfe and Michael Pollan-that traces the colorful origins of once unconventional foods and the diverse fringe movements, charismatic...Genre: Food and drink
Author: Cantor, JillianSummary:
It's 1931 in Germany, and Max Beissinger is in love with Hanna Ginsberg. But their love struggles as Hitler rises to power, and Hanna's Jewish heritage puts her in danger. Max is certain he can...Genre: Historical fiction