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Reader's Digest Today's Best NonFiction 1992-Vol 18
Reader's Digest Today's Best NonFiction 1992-Vol 18 Author:M.D., Robert Marion, Curt Gentry, Andre Previn, Joe McGinniss CRUEL DOUBT by Joe McGinniss - When Bonnie Von Stein climbed into bed beside her sleeping husband one hot summer night in 1988, it was the last time she was to see him alive. The next thing she knew, he was being bludgeoned to death by an intruder and she was fighting for her life. But Bonnie's nightmare had only begun. For as police investig... more »ated her husband's murder she had to face the possiblility that someone very close to her might have been involved in the brutual killing. A reviting account of a bizarre family tragedy, told by the author of the best-selling Fatal Vision.
NO MINOR CHORDS-MY DAYS IN HOLLYWOOD by Andre' Previn - Andre' Previn was a tender lad of sixteen when he went to work as a music arranger at MGM studios. It was the golden age of musicals, and in Hollywood the young man found "all the tawdry glamour I longed for." Jane Powell listened attentively to his variations on "Three Blind Mice"; Fred Astaire danced to his music; Red Skelton played the piano for him without touching the keys. And then there was the time that Lassie - But let Previn tell the rest. After all, he loves telling stories almost as much as he loves music. A fond and funny memoir by a virtuoso performer.
J. EDGAR HOOVER-THE MAN AND THE SECRETS by Curt Gentry - For almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover was America's top cop. As director of the FBI, he was hailed for his zeal in catching killers, kidnappers, spies, and other "public enemies." But along the way, he acquired vast political powers, which went unchecked until the day he died. Thanks to Hoover's extensive secret files, no President dared fire him and no Congressman dared criticize him. Now a shocking newbest seller tells the inside story of the brilliant bureaucrat who was one of the mostt powerful-and most feared-men in the nation.
LEARNING TO PLAY GOD-THE COMING OF AGE OF A YOUNG DOCTOR by Robert Marion, M.D. - For Bob Marion, becoming a doctor was the dream of a lifetime. Marion was an idealist. He wanted to help people. But achieving his dream with his ideals intact proved far more difficult than he had imagined.. During his hospital training Marion found himself making life-and-death decisions while exhausted, ill prepared, and often just plain terrified. He also found himself growing insensitive to the very people he wanted most to help. This is one doctor's engrossing story of the price all doctors pay as they "learn to play God."« less
These are great for the readers who love to learn about our great commanders and Chiefs. I learned many things I did not know which was refreshing for me. Also, I believe I would call them biographies of how people lived and struggled. Plus the awesome story of Freeing The Whales what a excellent story. All in all a great great and collection of great authors.