When feminist writer Susan Faludi learned that her seventy-six-year-old father?long estranged and living in Hungary?had undergone sex reassignment surgery, the revelation would launch her on an extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga...
From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with Oliver Sacks' restless energy. He recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he d..
How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include and exclude us? For Richard Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other, and loved him are a striking portrait of American life. Between Them is his vivid image of his ..
One of the worst casualties of the first wave of violence was Odilo Alonso, a Spaniard who in the late 1950s emigrated to Cuba. Odilo was told to return to Spain when Castro confiscated the estate where he worked. He could've, but he said that if Cuba had welcomed him as a son, his duty was to fight..
The figure of Fernando Villalón is one of the most exciting of his time. Count of Miraflores de los Angeles, cattle rancher, poet of the Generation of 27, spiritualist, theosophist... In this book, which is written in the first person, we will know his life and his work. / La figura de Fernando Vil..
Fidel Castro is one of the most overwhelming and Machiavellian political personalities of his generation. He will undoubtedly be remembered by part of the Cuban people and the world as a whole, for his years of autocratic and dictatorial government. / Fidel Castro, una de las personalidades polític..
Rob Jovanovic's new biography of George Michael tackles the issues that made the superstar and his place as a cultural icon. It also for the first time analyses Michael's musical output and groundbreaking videos, right up to his triumphant 2006 tour, the first as Michael returned from the music wild..
A compendium of the most outstanding characters in the history of food. We will know about the some experts’s life and feats in gastronomy, their involvement in their epoch, their historical repercussion and how their knowledge and experiences have transcended with the passage of time. / Compendio ..
No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. During the last few months of his life, he wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. / Mi..
In this exhaustive and rigorous work the author collects the biographies of nineteen women who actively participated in the terror machine of Nazism. Did they have another way out? Yes. However, they chose to take the reins, follow orders and dress their actions with heavy doses of abuse and sadism...
Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight..
1943, Amsterdam. Hetty Verolme was only twelve years old when the Nazis deported her along with her family to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the same camp where Anne Frank died. But Hetty does not lose heart, and she becomes a symbol for children in the countryside, reminding them that life, ..