Reader's Digest - Today's Best NonFiction Vol 35 1995 Author:Reader's Digest Katharine Hepburn, by Barbara Leaming — Katharine Hepburn is a living legend, the recipient of an unprecedented four Academy Awards, the last great movie star. From 'Bill of Divorcement' to 'The African Queen' to 'On Golden Pond' she has been a distinguished presence in film for more than half a century. She has been loved and admired by some of ... more »the most famous people of her time, but few people have really known her. Now a superb new biography goes beyond the Hollywood clichés and captures the elusive essence of an extraordinary woman and the amazing family that nourished her.
Along the Edge of America, by Peter Jenkins
With a seaworthy boat, bales of good advice, and a heart full of the cargo called hope, America's favorite wanderer is off again -- this time along the Gulf coast of America. It's been twenty years since Peter Jenkins's walk across America led him onto best-seller lists. Then he was fresh out of college. Now, divorced, remarried, facing forty, and father to six kids, he has weathered his share of life's ups and downs. But something, somewhere along the way, has been lost. And the inlets and out islands of America's other coast turn out to be just the right place to go looking for it.
Diary of a Survivor, Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women's Prison, by Ana Rodrigues and Glenn Garvin
There is a new word in Cuban prison terminology because of Ana Rodriguez. The word is 'plantada'--one who will not be moved. Arrested for her activities in the anti-Castro underground, she earned the name during nineteen long years in prison, years during which she fiercely resisted all attempts at "reeducation". For the sake of her beliefs she endured beatings and intimidation; she survived starvation diets and months spent in sweltering dungeons. Released as a result of American pressure, she has now written an inspiring story of courage and determination in the face of tyranny.
Skygods, The Fall of Pan Am, by Robert Gandt
They were the best commercial pilots in the world. And they flew anywhere! They were the Skygods of Pan American World Airways--the airline of firsts. Pan Am was the first to cross the Pacific, the first to fly around the world, the first to fly jets. Pan Am even took reservation fro the first commercial flight to the moon. To the Skygods in charge at Pan Am it seemed not even the sky was the limit. But one day in 1991, its profits siphoned by bad decisions and changing times, Pan Am crashed to earth. And from the debris now comes a host of amazing stories. A lively, expert account of the rise and fall of an aviation legend.« less