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Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World

by Lynne Spears Lorilee Craker

The autobiography of Lynne Spears, singer Britney Spears' mother

Through Yup'ik Eyes: An Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family

by Colin Chisholm

The author, adopted as an infant by a Caucasian father and half-Eskimo mother, makes a series of trips to Alaska after his adoptive mother's death. There he connects with her Eskimo relatives, from whom she was separated at the age of six. Chisholm reconstructs the history of his adoptive mother's family in a series of fictional sketches based on stories he was told by the surviving members. This reconstruction gives him a new perspective on his mother's life and his own.

Thru My Eyes: Thoughts on Tupac Amaru Shakur in Pictures and Words

by Gobi

"[Tupac] was more than just a black man or an American, he was prophetic," Gobi writes in the foreword to this celebration of the life and legend of Tupac Shakur. Gobi, a fellow artist and friend, reflects on the last year of the hip-hop legend, recording artist, and actor's life in words and images. He takes us from the moment he met Tupac at his house in a water-gun fight to when he stood beside his deathbed in a Los Angeles hospital. Tupac Shakur was charismatic in life, strikingly beautiful on film, and extraordinarily talented whether the medium was movies, music, or words on paper. With intimate photographs and poignant but light-hearted prose, Gobi has created a fascinating portrait revealing the hip-hop icon's many moods, his moments of introspection, and his humor. We see Shakur clowning around -- dressed up as Rick James. We see him as a lover. We see him with children, and as a mythical Egyptian king.

Thunder Dog: A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

by Michael Hingson Susy Flory

A blind man and his guide dog show the power of trust and courage in the midst of devastating terror. It was 12:30 a. m. on 9/11 and Roselle whimpered at Michael's bedside. A thunderstorm was headed east, and she could sense the distant rumbles while her owners slept. As a trained guide dog, when she was "on the clock" nothing could faze her. But that morning, without her harness, she was free to be scared, and she nudged Michael's hand with her wet nose as it draped over the bedside toward the floor. She needed him to wake up. With a busy day of meetings and an important presentation ahead, Michael slumped out of bed, headed to his home office, and started chipping away at his daunting workload. Roselle, shivering, took her normal spot at his feet and rode out the storm while he typed. By all indications it was going to be a normal day. A busy day, but normal nonetheless. Until they went into the office. In Thunder Dog, follow Michael and his guide dog, Roselle, as their lives are changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs. When the first plane struck Tower One, an enormous boom, frightening sounds, and muffled voices swept through Michael's office while shards of glass and burning scraps of paper fell outside the windows. But in this harrowing story of trust and courage, discover how blindness and a bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during one of America's darkest days.

Thura's Diary: My Life in Wartime Iraq

by Thura Al-Windawi Robin Bray

This is the diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Iraq during the Iraqi war, who describes the changes in her life.

The Thurber Album

by James Thurber

Portraits by a noted mid-century satirist.

Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

by Juan Williams

This biography covers Thurgood Marshall's life from birth to death, the influence on his life and thinking by family and friends, and presents a picture of both his strengths and weaknesses.

Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Deborah Kent

Narrates the life of the first African-American to serve as a judge on the United States Supreme Court.

Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Attorney and Supreme Court Justice

by Mark Rowh

Traces the life, accomplishments, and legacy of the civil rights attorney who became a prominent Supreme Court Justice.

Thurgood Marshall: Freedom's Defender

by Juan Williams

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper. From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice.

Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice

by Garnet N. Jackson

Examines the life of the first black man to be appointed an associate justice of the highest court in the country.

The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw

by Michael Sokolove

The year was 1979 and the fifteen teenagers on the Crenshaw High Cougars were the most talented team in the history of high school baseball. They were pure ballplayers, sluggers and sweet fielders who played with unbridled joy and breathtaking skill. The national press converged on Crenshaw. So many scouts gravitated to their games that they took up most of the seats in the bleachers. Even the Crenshaw ballfield was a sight to behold -- groomed by the players themselves, picked clean of every pebble, it was the finest diamond in all of inner-city Los Angeles. On the outfield fences, the gates to the outside stayed locked against the danger and distraction of the streets. Baseball, for these boys, was hope itself. They had grown up with the notion that it could somehow set things right -- a vague, unexpressed, but persistent hope that even if life was rigged, baseball might be fair. And for a while it seemed they were right. Incredibly, most of of this team -- even several of the boys who sat on the bench -- were drafted into professional baseball. Two of them, Darryl Strawberry and Chris Brown, would reunite as teammates on a National League All-Star roster. But Michael Sokolove's The Ticket Out is more a story of promise denied than of dreams fulfilled. Because in Sokolove's brilliantly reported poignant and powerful tale, the lives of these gifted athletes intersect with the realities of being poor, urban, and black in America. What happened to these young men is a harsh reminder of the ways inspiration turns to frustration when the bats and balls are stowed and the crowd's applause dies down. Just as Friday Night Lights portrayed the impact of high school sports on the life of a Texas community, and There Are No Children Here examined the viselike grip of poverty on minority youngsters, The Ticket Out presents an unforgettable tale of families grasping for opportunities, of athletes praying for one chance to make it big, of all of us hoping that the will to succeed can triumph over the demons haunting our city streets.

A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir

by Norris Church Mailer

In this revealing memoir, told with southern charm and wit, Norris Church Mailer depicts the full evolution of her colorful life--from her childhood in a small Arkansas town all the way through her intense thirty-three-year marriage with Norman Mailer and his heartbreaking death. She met Norman by chance while in her early twenties and they fell in love in one night. Theirs was a marriage full of friendship, betrayal, doubts, understanding, challenges, and deep, complicated, lifelong passion. The couple's New York parties were legendary, and their social circle included such luminaries as Jacqueline Kennedy, Truman Capote, and Gore Vidal. Complete with the couple's intimate letters, this candid and unforgettable memoir is a great American love story. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War

by Michael Sallah Mitch Weiss

In a story sadly relevant to other wars past and present, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters chronicle the long covered-up tale of a short-lived (May-November 1967) experimental Army unit in the Vietnam War, whose mission it was to seek out the enemy for better-targeted bombing runs. The book includes maps of the Tiger Force operations area, a cast of characters, several photos, and the gory details of the Force's descent into being barbarous killers of civilians. Sallah is now an editor for the Miami Herald; Weiss is with the Charlotte Observer. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Tiger Woods

by Jeff Savage

The life of Tiger Woods, one of the best golfers to ever play the game.

The Tiger's Child

by Torey L. Hayden

This book is a sequel to _One Child_, in which Hayden tells the story of her work with a six-year-old emotionally disturbed child named Sheila. In this book, Hayden chronicles the renewal of her relationship with Sheila, now fourteen and still struggling to come to terms with her past.Hayden and Sheila both must come to terms with their different perceptions of those first five months they spent together as teacher and student.

A Tiger's Walk: The memoirs of an Auburn Football Player

by Rob Pate

"I guess I've always known that college football was the livelihood of this state. I think everyone who grows up in the state of Alabama knows and appreciates the tradition and pageantry that comes with football, in particular college football at Auburn University and the University of Alabama. Since I was five, football has been a way of life for me. In this state, the ultimate goal and dream of just about every little boy is to wear the orange and blue of Auburn or the crimson and white of Alabama. For four years I lived that dream as an Auburn Tiger. I was a four-year defensive starter who played at Auburn in the midst of a tremendous storm of controversy as well as unparalleled success. I played on two teams that represented the western side of the conference in Atlanta as champions, and I played on two teams that had miserable losing seasons."

Tight Spaces (Singular Lives)

by Kesho Scott Cherry Muhanji Egyirba High

"Tight Spaces gives voice to the difficult odds against which Black women must struggle to become fully themselves. Many of its characters lose their chances to family, to men, to children, to poverty, to madness, to addiction, to not enough elbow room for their souls. Rightly, the book pays attention to casualties as well as to survivors. For the authors, survivors themselves, it is a celebration of life, of creativity. And of the healing power of friends, who are both inspiration for and the mirror to the self." -- Belles Lettres

Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey

by Wendy Hinman

Everyone dreams of tropical escape. But what happens when you escape for too long? Imagine spending 24 hours a day with your spouse in 31 not-so-square feet...for years; crossing the Pacific Ocean on two gallons of fuel; and tossing spaghetti marinara around your living room, then cleaning it up while bouncing like ice in a martini shaker. "Tightwads on the Loose" tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fit their budget better than it fits Garth's large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they'd be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without what many would consider necessities and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless "character-building opportunities." They make a long-anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony. An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free-wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a '60s sitcom: jobs at a U. S. Army base in the Marshall Islands. In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling. Finally they endure a grueling 49-day nonstop ocean crossing. But none of this prepares them for their arrival "home" to a post-9/11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed more, them or the world.

Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White

by Tim Reid Tom Dreesen Ron Rapoport

As the heady promise of the 1960s sagged under the weight of widespread violence, rioting, and racial unrest, two young men--one black and one white--took to stages across the nation to help Americans confront their racial divide: by laughing at it. Tim and Tom tells the story of that pioneering duo, the first interracial comedy team in the history of show business--and the last. Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen polished their act in the nightclubs of Chicago, then took it on the road, not only in the North, but in the still-simmering South as well, developing routines that even today remain surprisingly frank--and remarkably funny--about race. Most nights, the shock of seeing an integrated comedy team quickly dissipated in uproarious laughter, but on some occasions the audience's confusion and discomfort led to racist heckling, threats, and even violence. Though Tim and Tom perpetually seemed on the verge of making it big throughout their five years together, they grudgingly came to realize that they were ahead of their time: America was not yet ready to laugh at its own failed promise. Eventually, the grind of the road took its toll, as bitter arguments led to an acrimonious breakup. But the underlying bond of friendship Reid and Dreesen had forged with each groundbreaking joke has endured for decades, while their solo careers delivered the success that had eluded them as a team. By turns revealing, shocking, and riotously funny, Tim and Tom unearths a largely forgotten chapter in the history of comedy.

Time Bandit

by Malcolm Macpherson Johnathan Hillstrand Andy Hillstrand

The story of two brothers, Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, who are maverick fisherman on the Bering Sea. They share the skippering duties on board their family-operated vessel, the Time Bandit. They are totally outrageous characters, taking on what is known to be the most dangerous job in the world. The Bering Sea is dangerous and mercurial and can steal years from a fisherman's life and Time Bandit is the name of the fishing vessel the brothers use to hook the Alaskan King Crabs. In pursuit of their daily catch, the brothers brave ice floes and heaving waves 60ft high, the perils of 1000lb steel crab traps thrown about by the wind and the constant menace of open water. The details of their childhood make you wonder how they ever lived past the age of ten! This amazing story, co-written with Malcolm MacPherson, brings to life the heart-in-your-throat existence of the Hillstrand brothers.

A Time for Remembering: The Ruth Graham Bell Story

by Patricia Daniels Cornwell

For the first time, Ruth Bell Graham shares the full story of her life and what it is like to be the wife of the most famous Christian evangelist of this century. Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diary accounts, and personal interviews with family and friends, Patricia Daniels Cornwell creates a richly detailed, deeply personal account of Ruth's transformation from spirited child of medical missionaries into a dynamic, highly motivated woman and major world figure. A Time for Remembering does not avoid the difficulties--maintaining a nurturing homelife in the face of outside pressures, her near-fatal accident--which have only affirmed her faith. What emerges is a loving portrait of a remarkable, vital Christian wife, mother, and woman with her own unsung ministry to the downtrodden.

Time of My Life

by Patrick Swayze Lisa Niemi

In September 2009 movie star Patrick Swayze lost his long and bravely fought battle against pancreatic cancer. Dedications soon came flooding in from Swayze's many friends in film and television as well as from his legions of adoring fans. His was a life richly led and this memoir, completed just weeks before his death, is a testament to the strength and passion of this remarkable man. It was January 2008 when Patrick Swayze was given the worst news of his life. What he hoped was just a stomach ache was actually stage four pancreatic cancer. This book isn't just the story of Patrick's fight against cancer. In the public eye from the early 1980s, this is the story of a remarkable life and career. Intended as a low budget, straight-to-video production, Dirty Dancing became a cult hit and remains one of the most enduring films of the 80s. Ghost cemented Patrick as a hugely bankable star, in a role that has had a considerable cultural impact. Most recently Patrick returned to the public's adoring arms in TV's The Beast. This book will chronicle Patrick's personal life, too -- including his treatment for alcoholism following the death of his father and sister's sudden death. What remained a constant in Patrick's life was his marriage and Patrick and Lisa's love story is inspiring, honest, heartfelt and transcends the typical celebrity marriage. This is a book that anyone who has faced cancer or a terminal illness can turn to: Lisa and Patrick have shown the world that cancer isn't just a diagnosis given to one individual, but a disease that can bring a household together or pull a family apart. Bold, honest and inspiring, Patrick Swayze's memoir is the story of a remarkable man's life and career and of his refusal to give up without a fight.

A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt

by Kyle T. Kramer

In this book, Kyle Kramer recounts the gritty story of how he came to experience the joys of real community through a journey of honest reckoning with his own ambitions. "A Time to Plant" is a deeply human story of one man's attempt to make simple living a reality as a spiritual discipline for himself, as a model for his children, and for the good of creation.

Timebends: A Life

by Arthur Miller

Autobiographical writings of Arthur Miller.

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