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The 1997 Masters: My Story by Tiger Woods with Lorne Rubenstein
Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Tiger Woods' historic win at the 1997 Masters, an account of the pro golfer's historic career shares previously unknown stories and the ways his record-setting win changed both the sport and his life on and off the course.
Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII by Scott Miller
Presents a suspenseful account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of disenchanted Germans in a plot to assassinate Hitler and end World War II before the invasion of opportunistic Russian forces. By a former Wall Street Journal writer and the highly recommended author of The President and the Assassin.
Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens
Winning a fellowship that will enable her to step away from her distracting life and write the novel she has always aspired to complete, Nell spends three months on a snowy Falklands island and works through unexpected challenges while ruminating on the events and people who she left behind.
Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s by Tom Doyle
Draws on first-person interviews to trace the iconic rock artist's meteoric rise in the 1970s, documenting his significant achievements and the private struggles that led to his suicide attempts and temporary retirement. By the author of Man on the Run.
Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon by Marc Eliot
The award-winning author of Walt Disney draws on firsthand diaries, letters and estate records in a portrait of the Hollywood icon, political activist and NRA president that exposes Heston's storied career and role in Hollywood mythology.
Cheech Is Not My Real Name: But Don't Call Me Chong by Cheech Marin
A long-awaited memoir by the counterculture legend describes his coming of age at a dynamic period in history, discussing how he formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became a representative of the recreational drug movement, forged a successful solo career and amassed a collection of renowned Chicano art.
Dadland by Keggie Carew
A family memoir about the author's race to document her father's story as a World War II paratrooper before his mind succumbed to dementia relates how he overcame formidable obstacles and maverick impulses to join an elite special ops unit that was a first collaboration between the American and British Secret Services.
The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder
Traces the author's quest to uncover the truth about a previously undocumented genetic disorder that had ended the lives of multiple family members, a wrenching chronicle of survival that also illuminated potential breakthroughs in genomic medicine.
Grace Notes: My Recollections by Katey Sagal
Lyrical, reflective personal essays by the award-winning actress best known from Married with Children and Sons of Anarchy trace the highs and lows of her life, from the deaths of her parents and her years in the L.A. rock scene to her early diagnosis with cancer and the stillbirth of her first daughter.
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
The larger-than-life YouTube personality best known as "Superwoman" shares inspirational advice for fighting for one's dreams by working hard and embracing dedicated, uncompromising approaches to personal success.
Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet by John All & John Balzar
The executive director of the American Climber Science Program, famed for his life-risking viral videos documenting climate change, shares dramatic accounts of some of his most significant experiences while outlining how humans will be adapting to dynamic environmental shifts.
Killing Biggie by Aston George Taylor
Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the unsolved murder of hip-hop icon The Notorious B.I.G., an account of his tragic life and death draws on personal knowledge and other insider reports to explore the crime's various conspiracy theories, its investigation, and the star's inspirational legacy.
Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by Helene Cooper
A harrowing but triumphant portrait of the Liberian women's movement and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shares insights into her early experiences as an abuse survivor, her imprisonments for defying her country's oppressive patriarchal rule and her significant humanitarian changes after winning the 2005 Liberian presidential election.
Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy by Elizabeth Winder
Takes a look at Marilyn Monroe's happy time in the Big Apple, during which she took classes with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, befriended the greatest actors and writers of her day and broke her contract with Fox Studios to form her own production company, a groundbreaking move that revolutionized the entertainment industry.
The Price of Illusion: A Memoir by Joan Juliet Buck
A former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue presents an account of her four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles and Paris, a vocation that enabled her to learn key differences about illusion versus substance and the qualities of genuine happiness.
Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980 by Craig Shirley. Foreword by Jon Meacham.
Traces the rise of America's 40th President from his political defeat in 1976 to his overwhelming victory in 1980, sharing insights into his considerable achievements and role in the nation's subsequent rise in conservatism. 30,000 first printing. By the New York Times best-selling author of December 1941.
Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring by Bassem Youssef
The creator of Egypt's popular incendiary news lampoon, The Program, chronicles his transition from heart surgeon to political satirist while sharing crucial insights into the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution and the turbulence of the modern Middle East.
Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell
An extensively researched portrait of the 37th President by the prize-winning biographer of Clarence Darrow traces Nixon's early political ambitions in his post-military years, his early achievements as a senator and vice president and his forward-thinking ideas in health care, poverty, civil rights, the environment and foreign affairs.
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
An award-winning New Yorker staff writer and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs shares a profound, hopeful memoir of her own experiences with devastating loss to council fellow survivors about the healing aspects of accepting difficult life challenges that are beyond our control.
Runnin' with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Rise of Van Halen by Noel Monk with Joe Layden
The rock-and-roll veteran best known for his work with the Sex Pistols and Van Halen shares behind-the-scenes, previously untold stories about David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and the legendary band that strongly influenced 1980s rock music.
Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving by Michelle Stevens
A psychologist and founder of the Post-Traumatic Success nonprofit describes the brutal experiences with a pedophile that led to her multiple personality disorder and her long journey to recovery, sharing her work to raise awareness about sexual abuse, its effects on victims and effective methods for healing.
Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front by Mary Jennings Hegar
An Air National Guard Major describes her experiences after being shot down on a Medevac mission in Afghanistan, recounting the courageous acts that saved lives and earned prestigious decorations before she began efforts to convince the U.S. government to allow women to serve openly on the front lines.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life.
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco with Lauren Oyler
The former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama presents an intimate, whimsical and admiring portrait of the 44th Commander-in-Chief while sharing candid advice for today's young women professionals. A first book.
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 by Nicholas Reynolds
A former CIA officer and curator of the CIA Museum unveils the astonishing untold story of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the Americans and Soviets before and during World War II.
Business & Economics
AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip by Jean Chatzky & Michael F. Roizen with Ted Spiker. Foreword by Mehmet Oz.
Two leading world experts explain the vital link between health and wealth, outlining science-driven ways for maximizing life quality, longevity and retirement savings.
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott
A high-profile business manager describes her development of an optimal management course designed to help business leaders become balanced and effective without resorting to insensitive aggression or overt permissiveness. By the author of The Measurement Problem.
The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History by David Enrich
An award-winning Wall Street Journal business reporter unveils the story of how math genius Tom Hayes, his confederate associates and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history.
Superfandom: How Our Obsessions Are Changing How We Buy and Who We Are by Zoe Fraade-Blanar & Aaron M. Glazer
An in-depth analysis of the influence of fans, which the author terms "society's alpha customers," on modern life and culture, offers insight into the psychology and history of fandom while exploring how new digital tools are enabling convergences between brand owners and their consumers.
The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later and Much Later by Ric Edelman
The investment guru and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Truth About Money outlines forward-thinking recommendations on how to tap rapidly evolving technological and scientific innovations to make powerful new choices about saving, investing and planning for the future. Includes 90 charts and graphs.
Why Wall Street Matters by William D. Cohan
Citing such examples as Occupy Wall Street, Bill Maher's satirical critique and Bernie Sanders's calls for big-bank dissolution, a impassioned defense of the banks challenges common misconceptions while explaining why thriving banks are in everyone’s best interest.
Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success by Ivanka Trump
The daughter of Donald Trump and founder of her eponymous fashion brand counsels women on how to achieve maximum success in all areas of life through a strategic prioritization that includes family, friends and creative pursuits, as well as career ambitions.
Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted by Laura Caldwell & Leslie S. Klinger, eds. Intros by Scott Turow & Barry Scheck
A collective literary protest against wrongful convictions tells the stories of more than a dozen innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and forced to endure a flawed criminal justice system before their exonerations, in an anthology that includes contributions by Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Michael Harvey, Laurie King, Phillip M. Margolin and Jan Burke.
Bit Rot by Douglas Coupland
A provocative new collection of essays, stories and musings by the Canadian artist and best-selling author of Generation X explores the differences between the 20th century's ideas about the future and today's realities, sharing meditations on how humanity is making sense of a shifting consciousness.
Clean My Space: The Modern Guide to a Healthy, Happy Home by Melissa Maker
A modern guide to a healthy home by the vlogger behind the popular YouTube channel of the same name outlines strategies for rendering cleaning fun and fast, in a guide that includes coverage of time-saving cleaning tools and techniques.
The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic by Ganesh Sitaraman
A provocative contribution to the debate over rising economic inequality argues that America's strong and sizeable middle class is actually embedded in the framework of the nation's government and its founding document, posing arguments about the necessity of taking equality-establishing measures.
Dueling With Kings: High Stakes, Killer Sharks, and the Get-Rich Promise of Daily Fantasy Sports by Daniel Barbarisi
An assessment of the influential world of daily fantasy sports (DFS) describes the author's decision to quit his reporter job and embark on a quest to join the top percent of DFS shark players, describing a fierce billion-dollar industry of FanDuel, DraftKings and online juggernauts who wager millions every day.
The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us by Bruce Feiler
The PBS host and best-selling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham presents a revelatory account of Adam and Eve's symbolism as central figures in Western imagination and their role in shaping humanity's deepest feelings about relationships, family and togetherness.
Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life With a Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt
A lightbeat, epic account of how the 20-something author brought her giant English Mastiff to her first tiny New York apartment after college, while navigating boyfriends, first jobs, her mother's illness and a bucket list that involves her dog's participation.
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis
A comprehensive history of the Gulf of Mexico and its identity as a region marked by hurricanes, oil fields and debates about population growth and the environment demonstrates how its picturesque ecosystems have inspired and reflected key historical events.
How Emotions Are Made: The New Science of the Mind and Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
Outlines new theories about how the brain constructs emotions to evaluate a growing potential for revolutionizing psychology, health care, law enforcement and modern understandings about the human mind.
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
A candid account of the author's struggles to revitalize her post-baby marriage describes how she resented societal roles that made her the only caregiver to her new daughter and the counseling and research that were part of her effort to resolve unbalanced family dynamics. By the author of Why Does My Mother Have a Tattoo?
How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016 by P. J. O'Rourke
The political satirist and best-selling author of Give War a Chance shares irreverent insights into the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election to profile its colorful candidates, primaries, debates and related issues.
Lies We Believe About God by Wm. Paul Young
The best-selling author of Cross Roads presents a conversational exploration of the misunderstandings people have and share about God, offering compassionate anecdotes that explore topics ranging from sin and politics to identity and creation.
Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them by Gina Kolata
A New York Times science reporter follows a family through genetic illness and one courageous daughter who decides her fate shall no longer be decided by a genetic flaw.
Mustache Shenanigans: Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy by Jay Chandrasekhar
The director, writer and actor traces the uproarious history of the Broken Lizard comedy group, shares madcap anecdotes about the making of cult film Super Troopers and offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the making of the forthcoming Super Troopers 2.
No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling co-author of True Compass offers a fast-paced, carefully researched narrative of the social history of mental illness, focusing specifically on schizophrenia, the taboos that compromise mental health care and the way the disease has devastated his own family.
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables by David Bellos
A narrative account of the story behind Victor Hugo's literary masterpiece describes how he wrote the book under violent conditions and during exile, the considerable measures that were required for its publication and its various stage and screen interpretations.
The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius by Gail Saltz
An inspiring examination of the connection between potential and conditions commonly mistaken as disabilities shares layperson stories and the insights of the latest neuropsychiatric research to reveal how specific deficits in certain brain areas are directly associated with the potential for great talent.
Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History by J. P. Romney & Rebecca Romney
A lighthearted history of printed books is told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers as collected by the popular rare book expert from the History Channel's hit series, Pawn Stars.
Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century by Geoffrey R. Stone
A renowned constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the nation's most divisive sexual debates.
South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion
Two excerpts from never-before-seen notebooks by the National Book Award-winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking offer insights into her literary mind and process and includes notes on her Sacramento upbringing, her life in the Gulf states, her views on prominent locals and her experiences during a formative Rolling Stone assignment.
Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker
A visual celebration depicting strong girls in remarkable photographs ranges from yogis and skateboarders to cancer survivors and valedictorians, demonstrating how their examples of female power are about confidence, creativity, kindness and independence as much as muscle.
Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife by Leslie Kean
The best-selling author of UFOs presents an extensively researched investigation into the existences of reincarnation, near-death experiences, psychic abilities and other paranormal phenomena ranging from clairvoyance and out-of-body experiences to remote viewing and psychic espionage.
Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian's Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in the World by Todd Barry
The veteran comedian and actor from The Wrestler presents an uproarious collection of travel essays form his time on tour through the U.S., Canada and Israel, journeys that immersed him in both the small clubs and big-scale events of each region.
White Man's Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa by Stephanie Hanes
A behind-the-scenes account of the celebrated but troubled Gorongosa National Park wildlife preserve cites the revival work of millionaire philanthropist Greg Carr and how Western conservation efforts are colliding with African culture. A first book.
World of Warcraft Chronicle by Blizzaard Entertainment. Illus by Peter Lee, et al.
A next installment in the wildly popular series reveals new fan-sought details about the game universe's history and mythology, in a volume that is complemented by lavish illustrations by fan-favorite artists. World of Warcraft No. 2
Health & Fitness
Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You by Misty Copeland
The celebrated ballerina and role model shares step-by-step advice for how to reshape the body and achieve a lean, strong physique and maximum health, outlining key recommendations for diet, exercise and staying motivated. By the award-winning author of Life in Motion.
The Sirt Food Diet by Aiden Goggins & Glen Matten
Explores the health potentials of the international diet practice of fasting, explaining how to lose the first several pounds safely and gradually while avoiding defeating side effects. Co-written by the award-winning author of The Health Delusion.
Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened) by Kelly Rowland, Tristan Bickman & Laura Moser
A no-holds-barred guide for first time moms draws on the experiences of other new parents and a veteran obstetrician to reveal the physical, mental and emotional challenges of early parenthood and how they can be navigated for an overall positive experience.
Wired to Eat: Transform Your Appetite and Personalize Your Diet for Rapid Weight Loss and Amazing Health by Robb Wolf
A recipe-complemented guide by the best-selling author of The Paleo Solution outlines a 30-day program based on the latest research to help readers rewire their appetites, regulate blood sugar, and lose weight more easily by consuming paleo-based, whole foods.
City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris by Holly Tucker
Draws on transcripts, letters and diaries to chronicle how an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s led to Nicolas de La Reynie's appointment as Paris' first police chief, the installation of lanterns that turned Paris into the City of Light and the investigations in the criminal underground that implicated Louis XIV's mistress.
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition by Paul Watson
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Where War Lives and expedition member describes how an unlikely combination of marine science and Inuit knowledge helped solve the mystery of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845.
Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale
The author of Red Fortress presents a gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin’s fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world.
March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution by Will Englund
A history of a pivotal month on the eve of World War I, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Moscow correspondent, describes the abdication of Russian Tsar Nicholas II and America's declaration of war on Germany as part of the Wilson administration's decision to establish the U.S. as a global power.
Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis by Annie Jacobsen
The author of Area 51 presents a history of the military's controversial, decades-long investigation into boundary-pushing mental phenomena, sharing inside information about how the program has involved strategic experiments in the name of national security.
The World Remade: America in World War I by G. J. Meyer
An investigation into America's controversial involvement in the Great War places events against a backdrop of the period's tumultuous politics while sharing insights into the personalities of top contributors, exploring how the war established America's position as a superpower and set the stage for future events.
The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human by Adam Piore
A tour of the current revolution in human augmentation explores how the world's most innovative engineers are helping people repair traumatic injuries while transcending physical and mental limitations.
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
An award-winning journalist traces the scientific, historical and ecological factors that are endangering the Great Lakes, discussing the late-19th century's effort to connect the lakes to the Atlantic, which unexpectedly introduced invasive species from the natural world.
The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here? by Lawrence M. Krauss
An award-winning theoretical physicist and best-selling author of A Universe from Nothing traces the dramatic discovery of the counterintuitive world of reality, explaining how readers can shift their perspectives to gain greater understandings of our individual roles in the universe.
The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are by Paul Bogard
Citing the significant percentage of paved and unnatural ground surfaces in the United States today, an exploration of the ground's significant relationship to the world's food, water and energy shares the stories of subsurface technologies and traditions while illuminating how the ground reveals humanity-defining facts. By an award-winning author.
The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski
The co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project and pioneer behind the compassionate care movement shares an inspiring exploration of the lessons of the dying that can help others live better by prioritizing the author's "Five Invitations" about being more receptive to friendship, approaching challenges with wholeness and making time for rest.
Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again by Theresa Caputo
The star of Long Island Medium and best-selling author of You Can't Make This Stuff Up shares inspiring, spirit-based lessons on how to work through and overcome grief, in a guide that also offers example testimonies about the experiences of her clients.
Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, Or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything by Ulrich Boser
A journalist and education researcher demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn and maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways than just simple rote memorization.
Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motivation! by Bethany Mota
The popular YouTube designer, digital influencer and Dancing With the Stars finalist shares her personal success story as a once-bullied teen while offering hip and edgy advice for achieving an optimal, personalized look and taking charge of one's own life.
Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat
The Vice President of Business Innovation at Google's [X] draws on his personal expertise with logic and problem solving to outline strategic approaches to algorithm brain science designed to help readers to work through serious loss and grief with an ultimate goal to securing an optimal sense of well-being.
We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel
An award-winning actress, producer and activist combines forces with a broadcast journalist to inspire women to use practical, psychological and spiritual tools to create a more fulfilling way of life and to attain happiness and freedom from the have-it-all superwoman culture.
A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes
An Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author argues that there are really two Americas—a Colony and a Nation.
The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional by Agustin Fuentes
In a book that overturns widely held misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, the author asserts that creativity is what has made humans so exceptional among all the species on earth.
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
Presents an urgent and expert investigation into behavioral addiction, the insidious flipside to today’s unavoidable digital technologies and how we can turn the tide to regain control. By the New York Times best-selling author of Drunk Tank Pink.
Sports & Recreation
The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse by Tom Verducci
With inside access and reporting, a Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.
Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s by Jason Turbow
A sprawling history of the Oakland A's of the 1970s examines how the team under the leadership of such figures as Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Sal Bando and Rollie Fingers won three straight championships and helped advanced baseball into the modern age.
Mr. Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in Twenty-Five Horses by Christopher McGrath
A history of horse racing through the bloodline of 25 exceptional Arabian steeds explores how horse racing reflects the relationship between horses and humans, tracing the story of an unlikely sire while exploring the scandals, adventures and fortunes of each subsequent generation.