In the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon, eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, Aron was climbing down off a wedged boulder when the rock suddenly, and terrifyingly, came loose. Before he could get out of the way, the falling stone pinned his right hand and wrist ..
In this book you will find a constellation of stars: Spanish movie stars such as Ángela Molina, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Coronado, Ana Belén, Eduardo Noriega and Alfredo Landa. Spanish film director Gutiérrez Aragón describes the actors that he has worked with in his movies and also gives his own..
Through rigorous research and exclusive access to Capone’s family, Deirdre Bair cuts through the mythology, uncovering a complex character who was flawed and cruel but also capable of nobility. At once intimate and iconoclastic, Al Capone gives us the definitive account of a quintessentially America..
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic EdiePraise for West of Eden“Compulsively readable, capturing not just a vibrant part of the history of Los Angeles—that uniquely ‘American Place’ ..
Alvarez Duarte, the Child Who Wanted to be an Scul
This book shares the story of Luis Álvarez Duarte (1949-2019), a child who wanted to be an artist. He was the sculptor of religious images, the creator of carvings such as El Cristo de la Sed, La Virgen del Patrocinio, the Macarena of New York, and the Christ of the Footballers of Buenos Aires. / L..
The mysteries of female desire. Catherine Millet addresses the life and work of D. H. Lawrence. Catherine Millet, author of the scandalous The Sex Life of Catherine M., delves into the work of D. H. Lawrence, author of the once scandalous Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover. Why Lawrence?..
One of the most popular narrators of his time, Arthur Conan Doyle, was a visionary man with attitudes which were far ahead of his time. In this book we will know in depth his biography, his work, beyond the creation of the illustrious Sherlock Holmes, and his spiritualistic inquisitiveness. / Autor..
One of the Top Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century, Autobiography of a Yogi is one of the best-selling Eastern philosophy titles of all-time, with millions of copies published. Yogananda was the first yoga master of India whose mission brought him to live and teach in the West. His firsthand a..
Few historical figures have attracted the attention of historians as Carlos V. This biography of Emperor Charles depicts him from the standpoint of ruler, without neglecting his humanity. He was the most powerful monarch of his time; during his reign the earth was cirumnavegated by Spanish ships and..
In August 1978, a man killed Dirk Hamer, 19, while he was sleeping. Two months after his death, his father was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It could have been a normal diagnosis, if the patient wasn’t Dr. Hamer, a doctor who began to wonder if his cancer could be related to his son's death. / ..
A strong and revealing essay that represents a literary milestone, putting Leslie Jamison on the same level as Susan Sontag and Joan Didion. The author writes about her own experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose; from here she begins describin..
J. R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, a New York City disc jockey who vanished before J. R. spoke his first word. Sitting on the stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, J. R. would strain to hear in that plummy baritone the secrets of masculinity and identity. ..