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Crossing Antarctica/Counsel to the President/The Pulitzer Prize/Boss of Bosses (Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction, Volume 16: 1991)
Crossing Antarctica/Counsel to the President/The Pulitzer Prize/Boss of Bosses - Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction, Volume 16: 1991 Author:Will Steger & Jon Bowermaster (Author), Clark Clifford & Richard Holbrooke (Author), J. Douglas Bates (Author) Crossing Antarctica — In March 1990, Will Steger completed what no man had ever before attempted: the crossing of Antarctica, a total of 3,700 miles, on foot. Lured by the challenge and the beauty of Earth's last great wilderness, and determined to focus the world's attention on the frozen continent now that its ecological future hangs in the bal... more »ance, Steger and his International Trans–Arctica team performed an extraordinary feat of endurance.
Counsel to the President
The memoirs of a legendary White House advisor chronicle the five decades he spent as an influential figure in Oval Office decision-making, from the recognition of Israel to the Vietnam War.
The Pulitzer Prize
Douglas Bates reveals what happened behind the closed doorsof Columbia Univer sity, when the judges met to choose the winners of America's most prestigious awards for 1990--The Pulitzer Prize. Bates tells of the judges' cavalier deliberations, careless handling of ethical conflicts, and how, contrary to the rules, the finalists' names were leaked. More than an account of political infighting, The Pulitzer Prize is a riveting story of glamour and glory.
Boss of Bosses
Paul Castellano headed New York's immensely powerful Gambino crime family for more than ten years. On December 16, 1985, he was gunned down in a spectacular shooting on Manhattan's fashionable East Side.
At the time of his death, Paul Castellano was under indictment. So were most of the major Mafia figures in New York. Why? Because in 1983 the FBI had hidden a microphone in the kitchen of Castellano's Staten Island mansion. The 600 hours of recorndings led to eight criminal trials. And this book.
Agents Joe O'Brien and Andris Kurins planted that mike. They listened to the voices. Now they bring you the most revealing look inside the Mafia ever ... in the Mafia's own words.« less