A major profile of the Civil War general and 18th U.S. President challenges his historical unpopularity, drawing on years of research with primary documents to explore Grant's character as one of generosity, curiosity and introspection. By the author of the New York Times best-selling A. Lincoln.
A history of the iconic public hospital on New York City's East Side describes the changes in American medicine from 1730 to modern times as it traces the building's origins as an almshouse and pesthouse to its current status as a revered place of first-class care.
The best-selling author of The End of Your Life Book Club presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.
The best-selling author of Why We Get Fat outlines compelling arguments about the health dangers of sugar, identifying the powerful lobbies behind its overuse while citing its role in a range of challenges from obesity to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Examines the natural and urban factors that have caused the spread of coyote wildlife through the eastern regions of America, tracing the species' longtime negative connotations in spite of their capacity for living harmoniously with humans.
Shares the lesser-known story of the scientific contributions of a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century, tracing their collection of star observations captured nightly on glass photographic plates that enabled extraordinary discoveries.
Provides parents of children between the ages of 2 and 7 with tools, tips and strategies to more successfully and more meaningfully connect and communicate with their kids, with a chapter that addresses the specific needs of children on the autism spectrum.
Explores the stories behind persistent health questions that are subject to mischaracterization and oversimplification by marketing and the media, covering health topics ranging from sleep and aging to diet and the immune system.
The iconic television actor shares intimate stories of his personal and professional relationships with a wide range of leading ladies in film and television, from Joan Crawford and Bette Davis to Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch.
A popular historian describes the exciting naval battle that changed the course of the Civil War, when the North built a complicated, innovative warship out of iron, the Monitor, in record time, to combat the Merrimack.
The Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose team discovered telomeres, telomerase and their role in aging and a psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits tied to health and longevity share strategic information about sleep, exercise, diet and stress.
Relates how, after moving to Geneva, the author decided to learn French in order to become closer to her husband and his family, a laugh-out-loud effort marked by the complexities of the language, the nature of French identity and her growing appreciation for French-specific communication nuances.