**The Instant National Bestseller** The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger. Off the court, Iguodala has earned respect, too—for his successful tech investments, his philanthropy, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America. It is no surprise, then, that in his first book, Andre, with his cowriter Carvell Wallace, has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core. The Sixth Man traces Andre’s journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today. Basketball has always been there. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history’s most glorious championship teams. And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they’ve already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed. On drive, on leadership, on pain, on accomplishment, on the shame of being given a role, and the glory of taking a role on: This is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete, and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today.
New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein delivers a hard-hitting account of prejudice and perseverance on the basketball court. It’s basketball season. And for once, triple threat Alex Myers is not the one in the spotlight. There’s a new new guy in town, and Max Bellotti promises to turn the Lions’ losing streak around and lead the team to a conference title. Alex is psyched, but some of the older guys on the team resent being benched in favor of an upstart freshman. Team morale is rocky at best. And when Max comes out as gay, not everyone takes the news in stride. Snide comments and cold shoulders escalate into heated protests and an out-and-out war with the school board. While controversy swirls around them, the Lions have to decide: Will personal issues sink their season, or can they find a way to stand together as a team? John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe). This second installment in his Triple Threat series delivers action and intensity, and a look beyond the headlines of a hot-button topic in sports today.
The fifth book in the heart-stopping King and Maxwell series, The Sixth Man by David Baldacci will keep pulses racing as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell face their greatest challenge yet. When alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is locked away in Cutter's Rock psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer, Ted Bergin, to examine the case further. But the investigation is derailed before it begins when Bergin is found murdered in his car on the highway. A sinister trail of terrifying events begins to unfold as King and Maxwell attempt to determine Roy's guilt or innocence. When the FBI becomes involved, it fast becomes apparent that there's much more to this case than meets the eye. As they dig deeper into Roy's past and learn about his phenomenal ability, they are bombarded with obstacles, half-truths, and dead ends which make filtering the facts all the more difficult. As each new theory brings a new revelation, King and Maxwell are pushed to the limit. Could this be the case which leaves the duo permanently parted? The Sixth Man is followed by the sixth and final book in the King and Maxwell series, King and Maxwell.
This is the memoir of an eighteen-year-old World War II Army Air Corp Cadet. Join him as he matures over his three years in the military learning to fly, handle success, failure, and love. If you`re looking for the usual war story, this isn`t it, but you will experience the military environment at an unusual time in military history. There is a tragic part to Harry`s story that he secretly carries with him until the writing of his memoir. He now shares with his family and the reader in order to heal from it. The second half of the memoir is entitled "String of Pearls." It takes on after the war through the next sixty-five years of his life representing the string of his life`s necklace. The pearls are short memoir stories he wrote, and saved over the years, and now interejects them. Harry writes with humor and hope as he contemplates his long life`s journey.
Pubpsher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But this fascinating biography also asks was he a spy? Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand's 'most brilliant linguist and ablest foreign envoy'. The man who alerted the West to Soviet possession of the atom bomb. The first Allied diplomat to enter and report on the Nazi death camps at the end of the war. General Freyberg's favourite Intelligence officer. This masterful biography explores the truth behind the rumours and reveals a fascinating man.
A quick wit and a sharp tongue alone won’t be enough for Captain Chyang Fang to survive this case. Someone is murdering high-ranking Vietnamese government officials, so the head of Saigon’s homicide division, Captain Chyang Fang, a troubled Chinese Vietnamese man, is given the task of finding the killer. Hated by almost everyone in Saigon and an outcast in both Chinese and Vietnamese circles, Fang has to rely on his wit, biting sarcasm, and not-so-capable assistant, Sergeant Phan?a man who would rather play on his smartphone than work?to find the killer who leaves toy cobras on the bodies of his victims. With the aid of a hunchbacked coroner who honed his skills watching episodes of CSI, and following a key lead that stretches back to the days of the Vietnam War, Fang is led on an opium-addled journey through modern-day Saigon, and if the killer doesn’t get him, the city and its people surely will. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction?novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
"Reporter Stearn has no ax to grind. He is a chronicler of events and of the men who make them, and as a good chronicler he is able to make what he sees come alive. He interviewed doctor, social workers, police officials. He spent months talking to homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians. He went where they were and they were not afraid to talk. From this emerged a definitive portrait of that one man out of every six American males who is a homosexual"--Page 4 of cover.
Edgar Roy, presunto asesino en serie confinado en un centro federal de m?xima seguridad, est? a la espera de juicio. Su condena parece segura. El abogado de Roy, Ted Bergin, viejo amigo y mentor de Sean King, pide ayuda a este y a michelle Maxwell. Pero la investigaci?n queda desbaratada antes de empezar camino de su primera reuni?n con Bergin, puesto que Sean y Michelle se lo encuentran muerto. Ahora ser?n ellos quienes tendr?n que responder a los interrogantes que a nadie parecen interesar: ¿es Roy un asesino?, ¿qui?n mat? a Bergin? Con la ayuda de aliados sorprendentes, se hacen cargo del caso. Pero cuanto m?s escarban en el pasado de Roy, m?s obst?culos, medias verdades, callejones sin salida, amigos desleales y amenazas crecientes encuentan por todas partes. Su obstinaci?n los enfrenta a los altos mandos del gobierno y a los rincones m?s oscuros del poder. La pugna aterradora que llevar? al l?mite a Sean y a michelle quiz? acabe separ?ndolos para siempre. Tras el gran?xito de Una fracci?n de segundo, El juego de la horas, Una muerte sospechosa y Secretos familiares, Sean King y Michelle Maxwell regresan en su caso m?s espeluzante, "--Page  of cover. After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer--an old friend of Sean King--to look into the case. But en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body.
The Sixth Man, the Woman on the Train and the White Venus
Author: Rupert Colley
Historical fiction at its best... Three engrossing novels set in World War Two Nazi-occupied France. The Sixth Man What's the Worst Thing You've Ever Done? Would you ADMIT it if your life depended on it? Six Frenchmen are in a Nazi prison: a doctor, a postman, a policeman, a soldier, a teacher and a priest. Tomorrow, five of the six prisoners will be executed. They have until dawn to decide which one of them should be allowed to live. "Rupert Colley's striking and uncommon six stories in 'The Sixth Man' are so remarkable in their originality; you will be intrigued and spellbound by this engrossing novel. Colley is a master storyteller, and his character-driven tales will stay in your memory for a long, long time." "A beautiful and touching story. The six men's tales will leave the reader breathless and the ending will leave you with goose bumps." "A real page turner. I was reading at every opportunity. A fantastic tale with an unexpected twist at the end." The Woman on the Train Someone saves your life. How far will you go to repay the debt? A woman on a train saves a nervous young Frenchmen from the clutches of the Gestapo. 26 years later, the young man is now the most successful conductor in France. It is then, at the height of his fame, he receives a letter from the woman on the train, begging him to come to her aid. Honour-bound, he gladly offers to return the favour. But when he realises precisely what repaying his debt entails, he faces a dilemma that threatens to ruin his career. Torn between those he loves and his sense of honour, his life rapidly spirals out of control. "Why haven't I heard of this author before? This is a little jewel box of a book." "The central premise is intriguing, the writing is crisp, and the story unfolds at pace. Read it in an evening." "Short, sharp and wonderful. Couldn't put it down. Mysterious and wonderfully written!!" The White Venus When the ties of loyalty are severed, whom do you trust? World War Two. France falls to the invading Germans. To their dismay, 16-year-old Pierre and his parents are forced to accommodate a German major. He is the enemy within their midst; the invader of their country, and, more pertinently, the unwanted lodger within their home. The problem, however, is that the German is annoyingly pleasant. The major, with a son of his own, empathises with Pierre in a way Pierre's father has never been able to. Immediately the two of them find a bond, leaving Pierre confused and his understanding of good and bad, of black and white, shattered. "Colley draws his characters with fine lines, illustrating both the brutality and compassion shown by individuals on both sides of this war." "Told with great poignancy. Loved the characters and their involvement in the story." "This is a book with difference." Historical fiction with heart and drama.