Readers Digest Vol 2 2001 Author:Various IN HARM'S WAY Doug Stanton — On July 30, 1945, after delivering components of the first atom bomb, the battle cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk. Nearly 900 sailors were cast into a savage shark-infested sea. By the time rescue arrived nearly five days later, all but 321 men had lost their lives. This is their incredible story of cou... more »rage, sacrifice, and survival.
THE RUSSIAN WORD FOR SNOW Janis Cooke Newman
She had never wanted a child of her own, much less someone else's. But when Janis Cooke Newman saw a videotape of the little boy in a miserable Russian orphanage, he instantly felt like hers. Suddenly she and her husband, Ken, had no choice. A tale of a love so powerful it overcame post-Soviet bureaucracy and corruption to completely transform three lives.
SPECIAL AGENT Candice DeLong and Elisa Petrini
Crime stopper Candice DeLong has tailed terrorist, gone undercover as a gangster's moll, and hunted for the Unabomber. For the first time ever, she recounts her career int he world's most powerful law-enforcement agency - the FBI. Hers is a dramatic and often funny story of an extraordinary woman who has dedicated herself to their crusade against crime.
DOWN THE HIGHWAY Howard Sounes
From "Blowin" in the Wind" in 1962 to his stunning 2001 Academy Award for songwriting, Bob Dylan has been the premier singer-songwriter of our time. Now biographer Howard Sounes has created an illuminating, intimate portrait of this hugely influential figure whose personal life has long been shrouded in mystery.
KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID Judge Jusy Sheindlin
When it comes to families, Judge Judy Sheindlin has seen it all in her courtroom. Tackling all the explosive issues that drive family members crazy - and into court - she shares her famously blunt, no-nonsense insights on the self-defeating things "loved ones" do to one another. Then she gives simple advice on how we can all learn to resolve conflicts and repair relationships.« less