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True Detectives / Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz / When Heaven and Earth Changed Places / Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman (Today's Best Nonfiction)
True Detectives / Good Grief The Story of Charles M Schulz / When Heaven and Earth Changed Places / Where the Buck Stops The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S Truman - Today's Best Nonfiction Author:Harry S. Truman, William Parkhurst, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Le Ly Hayslip, Jay Wurts, Margaret Truman True Detectives: — Sometimes they flash their weapons, talk tough, and kick down doors--just like in the movies. But in the booming security industry of the 1990s, private investigators are more likely to be chasing paper than cars, cracking bureaucracies instead of heads. Today's P.I. is not only an expert on the dark side o... more »f human behavior but also a master of surveillance, electronics, and database access. This behind-the-scenes look at four top detective agencies crackles with the high-wire tension of fiction, made even more intriguing because it's all fact.
Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz:
"Peanuts"--Those bigheaded little kids and one outrageous beagle never fail to make us smile. Their creator, the notoriously private multimillionaire Charles Schulz, is a man of amazing contradictions, a comic genius who, like Charlie Brown, is a victim of chronic self-doubt and depression. After forty years "Peanuts" is the world's most beloved comic strip, yet never before has such an intimate portrait of Schulz appeared in print. The person who emerges from behind the drawing board proves to be just as simple, and just as complex, as his own wonderful characters.
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places:
Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters first landed in her small village in central Vietnam. The sixth and youngest child in a Buddhist peasant family, she saw her peaceful hamlet turned into a killing field. At age fifteen, with a Vietcong death warrant on her head, she escaped to the city--first to Saigon, then Da Nang--where she discovered perils of a different sort in the guises of corruption and conflicting loyalties. Now an American citizen, Le Ly Hayslip's memorable story is a searing account of courage and survival in a world turned upside down.
Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman:
Harry Truman always spoke his mind. Now, in a never-before-published memoir, he delivers his spirited views ince more, this time on our Presidents. There are "the great, the near great, and the do-nothings," and he minces no words about which men are which. Here is a feisty, fascinating insider's view of the most powerful job in the land, and no one who reads it will look at American history in quite the same way again.« less