Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
Today's Best Nonfiction: The Long Gray Line / My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan / A Place for Us / Funny Business
Today's Best Nonfiction The Long Gray Line / My Turn The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan / A Place for Us / Funny Business Author:Nancy Reagan, William Novak, Nicholas Gage, Gary Katzenstein, Rick Atkinson The Long Gray Line: — The West Point class of 1966 first gathered above the Hudson River on a glorious afternoon in July 1962. Bright, eager, idealistic, the new cadets were ready to dedicate themselves to a life of military service. But as they swore their oath of allegiance they could not begin to imagine the tumultuous journey ahead--through a... more » brutal, unpopular war and a changing America. Fighting in Vietnam, the men of '66 sustained the highest death toll of any West Point class in Southeast Asia. The survivors came home to endure the catcalls of their own countrymen. It was then they faced their greatest challenge: to help a disillusioned nation find its way again.
My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan:
This is the book that topped bestseller lists across the country, the remarkably candid memoirs of one of the most fascinating and controversial First Ladies in American history. It's all here: young Nancy Davis' life as an aspiring actress in Hollywood, her meeting with Ronald Reagan, the White House years. For the first time Nancy Reason talks openly about her interest in astrology, her troubled relations with her children, the feud with Donald Regan. She shares the moments of glory--the landslide victory in 1980, the historic meetings with Mikhail Gorbachev. And she shares the darker times--the shooting of the President, her own bout with cancer. This is the ultimate insider's story, as Nancy Reagan lived it.
A Place for Us:
In 1948, in the small Greek village of Lia, Nicholas Gage's mother was murdered by communist guerrillas. For young Nicholas the world seemed to come to an end. But another world awaited, in America--the home of the father Nick and his sisters barely knew. In this sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller Eleni, Nicholas Gage brings to vivid life his family's struggles--sometimes poignant, sometimes very funny--to come to terms with the America of the 1950s and '60s. Here, too, in an unforgettable portrait, is the father who at fifty-six became a single parent to a lively, vocal family of five--and who finally enables all to find a home in the New World.
It seemed to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Gary Katzenstein, a young American M.B.A., was chosen to spend a year in Japan working for the Sony Corporation. Here was a chance to see up close the professional excellence that has made Japan a formidable world power. But it's not all sushi and tea cakes in Tokyo's sleek office buildings, as Gary-san quickly discovered. Struggling to understand a culture where even the depth of a bow is precisely defined, Katzenstein eventually learned the meaning of an old Japanese proverb: The nail that sticks out gets hammered. A lighthearted but provocative look at a complex land.« less