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As Barry Bonds closes in on Hank Aaron's record 755 career home runs in 2005, attention will no doubt be drawn to the long and colorful history of the "long ball" and its role in the development of major league baseball. Long thought to have "save...

It's Outta Here!: The History of the Home Run from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds

Perhaps no one in the twentieth century had a greater long-term impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar of contemporary East Asian history and culture is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the many contradictions em...

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China (Vol.2) (Chinese Edition)

Long before she was born, Dominika first appeared to her mother in a dream, so when she came to be, she was welcomed with eager expectation and much love. Though her arrival was auspicious, as the child of recognized dissidents associated with the...

The Twelve Little Cakes

ABOUT THE BOOK. "If he did things like that in the street, we'd lock him up. " -Oakland, CA Officer 230, assigned to security at Elvis Presley's June 3, 1956 show at the Oakland Auditorium, in reference to Elvis' dance style. You may know him by h...

Elvis Presley: A Biography

Since the early 1960s, music fans have found Bob Dylan spirituality fascinating, and many of them have identified Dylan as a kind of spiritual guru. This book, written by a scholar who is a longtime fan, examines Dylan's mystique, asking why audie...

The Gospel according to Bob Dylan: The Old, Old Story for Modern Times (Gospel According to...)

Before there was hip-hop: from the publisher that brought you the biggest book on Ali, here comes the smallest This book contains over 300 rap rhythms, witticisms, insults, wisecracks, politically incorrect quips, courageous stands and words of in...

Ali Rap: Muhammad Ali the First Heavyweight Champion of Rap

When John Nash won the Nobel prize in economics in 1994, many people were surprised to learn that he was alive and well. Since then, Sylvia Nasar's celebrated biography A Beautiful Mind, the basis of a new major motion picture, has revealed the ma...

The Essential John Nash

The story of how the scion of a obscure Corsican family became ruler of France at the age of 30, its first Emperor at 35 and in less than 15 years conquered half of Europe in the Mediterranean world is an extraordinary one. Was Napoleon the last o...

Napoleon Bonaparte

"Doctors heal, or try to, but as nurses we step into the breach, figure out what needs to be done for any given patient today, on this shift, and then, with love and exasperation, do it as best as we can. "-from Critical Care. "At my job, people d...

Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between

David Crosby, the outspoken founding member of CSNY and The Byrds, turns his wry and unstinting eye to a fascinating, prickly subject: himself. Known to millions as the trickster poster boy for folkrock utopia and the inspiration for Dennis Hopper...

Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived to Tell About it

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