For 2,000 years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and, in so doing, tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Anne-Marie O'Connor Coleen Marlo
The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer,
one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful,
seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious
artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that
shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it.
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes and feeling them. Included throughout is new, original music written by Wooten and a bonus performance by the original Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
Getting Backstage and Personal With Rock's Greatest Legends
John Glatt Peter Berkrot
From the Allman Brothers Band to Frank Zappa, and through the interweaving lives of Bill Graham, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and Carlos Santana, author John Glatt chronicles the story of the 1960s' rock music Colossus that stood astride the East and West Coasts—Graham's twin temples of rock, the Fillmore East and Fillmore West.
Former Bachelor "villain" and season sixteen winner Courtney Robertson shares her story of love and heartbreak, and the reality of appearing on reality TV, and reveals that "happily ever after" isn't always what it seems.