Excerpt: Sal Polisi tells his sons about hijacking a fur truck, in this true story of a family running from the mob.
"A vivid portrait of a New York mobster."
-- Kirkus Reviews
Excerpt: Gordon Gould begins the final court battle in his long struggle to win credit for his role in one of today's most incredible inventions -- the laser.
"A ripping yarn."
Excerpt: John Glenn lifts off into orbit. From Chapter 18 of the autobiograpy of the astronaut and former U.S. Senator.
"Ablaze with drama."
-- Book-of-the-Month Club News
Excerpt: My father, in the last year of his life, decides he'd like to learn to fly.
"Short, cool, and skeletally bright."
-- Washington Post
Excerpt: A Japanese fisherman and a hell-bent Mississippian set out across Lake Mead in one of bass fishing's biggest tournaments, in this rollicking account of the pro sport's early days.
"Truly fine writing."
-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Excerpt: Dr. Winawer explains the roots of his faith, and his need to join faith with medicine as he confronts his wife's illness.
Excerpt: The rabbis at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles learn of an Israeli's amazing journey inside Germany's neo-Nazi movement.
Excerpt: Father Lincoln Stelk conveys the joy of a baptism in the opening passage from this account of two years in the life of a small church and its congregation.