The People of the Abyss
Illustrated in this edition by more than thirty of Jack London's own photographs, "'The People of the Abyss'" documents the author's two months spent undercover in the East End of London in the summer of 1902. The young American writer graphically describes his first-hand experiences of the poverty and drudgery of the lives of the inhabitants. Disguised in an outfit of dirty old clothes, his frank and eye-opening account describe his visits to the area's slums, workhouses, doss-houses, park benches, pubs and coffee-shops. Above all, London brings us the voices of the hundreds of thousands of people for whom the harsh conditions of the East End were the backdrop to their daily struggle for survival.
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
Not all pioneers went west. This book tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned.
The Kennedys: An American Drama
A national bestseller based on hundreds of interviews with family members and associates, archival research, and previously unused sources reveals the all-too-human saga behind a high profile political family. Reprint.
A classic tour of the wild west. In 1861, a young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the wild west and Roughing It is his hilarious record of his travels come to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales.
Of Mice and Men
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of lonelinss and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.
After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family - 1968 to the Present
For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account, Taraborelli continues the family chronicle begun with his bestselling Jackie, Ethel, Joan and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot." He describes the challenges Bobby's children faced as they grew into adulthood; Eunice and Sargent Shriver's remarkable philanthropic work; the emotional turmoil Jackie faced after JFK's murder and the complexities of her eventual marriage to Aristotle Onassis; the the sudden death of JFK JR; and the stoicism and grace of his sister Caroline. He also brings into clear focus the complex and intriguing story of Edward "Teddy" and shows how he influenced the sensibilities of the next generation and challenged them to uphold the Kennedy name. Based on extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews, After Camelot captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known. With this book, J. Randy Taraborrelli takes readers on an epic journey as he unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous-and controversial-family.
Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a “Camelot” on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.
Outcasts of Poker Flats (Signet classics)
The glorious fringe-inhabitants of Gold Rush California---the slick gambles, the impetuous but soft-hearted dance-hall girls, the mining camp eccentrics---are immortalized in these classic chronicles of the Far West of the nineteenth century.
THE RIGHT EYE OF THE COMMANDER; M'LISS: AN IDYL OF RED MOUNTAIN; THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP; THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT; TENESSEE'S PARTNER; THE IDYL OF RED GULCH; BROWN OF CALAVERAS; MIGGLES; HOW SANTA CLAUS CAME TO SIMPSON'S BAR; MRS. SKAGG'S HUSBANDS; WAN LEE, THE PAGAN; A PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MR. JOHN OAKHURST; AN INGENUE OF THE SIERRAS AND A PROTEGEE OF JACK HAMLIN'S
The Call of the Wild
"The Call of the Wild," written in 1903, brought Jack London to the world's attention. It is the story of Buck, part St. Bernard and part Scotch shepherd dog, who shows the strengths of both breeds when he is stolen and sold off as a sled dog in the Yukon during the gold rush. A heartfelt story that appeals to both children and adults, "The Call of the Wild" remains a timeless classic.
A classic adventure novel detailing the savagery of life in the northern wilds. Its central character is a ferocious and magnificent creature, half dog, half wolf, through whose experiences we feel the harsh rhythms and patterns of wilderness life among animals and men.