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Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography
Andrew Morton uncovers the true story of the biggest
celebrity of our age.
Posh & Becks (aka The Beckhams) (UK,
Together they are one of the most loved -- and
hated -- pairs on Earth. This sensational, highly addictive biography
delves beneath the Beckhams' glossy, glamorous facade to expose the real
Posh and Becks behind the headlines and the hype.
Celebrity biographer Andrew Morton, hailed for his insightful, in-depth
coverage of luminaries such as Princess Diana and Madonna, explores in
detail how David and Victoria Beckham followed their passions -- football
and fame -- to become two of the most recognizable people in the world.
From their individual childhood stories of relentlessly pursuing their
dreams to achieving fame together on an international level, Posh and
Becks have earned their unofficial titles as the "King and Queen of
Popular Culture," and they never disappoint their fans -- or the tabloids
-- when it comes to making news. Their whirlwind courtship, "royal"
wedding, alleged affairs, and family struggles have been lived out under
the glare of flashbulbs, which they seem to simultaneously court and shun
as they attempt to balance their personal lives with their public
With up-to-date coverage and commentary on all things Beckham, including
David's disappointing stint at Real Madrid and the family's relocation to
Los Angeles, Posh & Becks lays bare the truth behind the tabloids on this
Diana: In Pursuit of Love (UK,
When Andrew Morton's world-famous biography, Diana: Her
True Story, was first published, it caused a media frenzy, severely jolted
the royal family and the Palace hierarchy, and shook the British
Establishment to its foundations. Later revealed as having been written
with the Princess's full cooperation, this world bestseller is now seen as
the nearest thing to her official biography. Yet it was not the full
story, nor could it have been, given the circumstances at the time. This
is even more apparent in the light of events that have occurred since her
death, which have been played out under the harsh gaze of the media, once
again catapulting Diana's name back into the spotlight. Figures such as
her sometime lover James Hewitt, her butler Paul Burrell and Prince
Charles's valet Michael Fawcett have emerged, while intriguing comments
that Diana made to Morton in taped conversations, and which have never
been published, become supremely important in view of subsequent events.
Friends, advisers and colleagues, interviewed now, more than six years
after her death, feel a far greater freedom in speaking of her than once
they did. In what is bound to be seen as the definitive study of the
Princess in the most crucial period of her short life, Diana: In Pursuit
of Love provides the last word on one of the best-loved figures of our
Nine for Nine: The Pennsylvania Mine
Rescue Miracle (UK,
On 24th July 2002, two shifts of miners—18 men in all—entered the Black
Wolf Coal Company's Quecreek No 1 Mine, a few miles north-west of the town
of Somerset, Pennsylvania. Some seven hours later, nine men were trapped
by rapidly rising water in a cavern more than 200 feet below ground, and
the nine others, drenched and exhausted, had managed to struggle out to
safety. This is the story of a disaster that so nearly claimed those nine
lives, and of the heroic efforts of the rescuers who, three days later,
finally managed to bring the trapped miners safely back to the surface. It
is, too, the account of an unfolding drama, as first Pennsylvania, then
all America and finally the world watched and hoped as the rescue was
played out in the full glare of the media.
From motherless child to wife and mother, from "boy toy" to fiercely
independent diva, Madonna is one of the most remarkable women of our time.
With a career that spans two decades and ranges from the scandalous to the
transcendent, she is a bigger phenomenon than ever. But who is the private
woman behind the public image?
Morton's extensive, in-depth interviews with members of Madonna's inner
circle-- lovers, friends, and business connection, many of whom have never
spoken out before-- allow him to go beyond the carefully constructed myths
to unmask the real Madonna. Andrew Morton is able to make startling
revelations, among them the real story of Madonna's family background; the
events behind the violent attack that changed her views on sex and men;
her relationships with Michael Jackson, Prince, John F. Kennedy Jr.,
Vanilla Ice, and other rock and Hollywood stars; the mystery man she
wanted to marry; and the darkest days of her career when she threatened to
quit show business. In this fascinating, richly detailed biography, Andrew
Morton reveals Madonna in an entirely new light.
Monica's Story (1999,
Imagine that you are twenty-four years old and
have been confiding in one of your closest friends about your on-again,
off-again relationship with a married man twice your age. Then imagine
your name is Monica Lewinsky, the man's name is
Bill Clinton, and your friend's name
is Linda Tripp--who has secretly tape-recorded your confidences and passed
the tapes along to Kenneth Starr. Suddenly you find yourself surrounded by
government agents who threaten you with twenty-seven years in jail if you
do not tell them every detail of your private life and cooperate fully in
their investigation of the President.
In the summer of 1995, Monica Lewinsky, then twenty-one years old and
fresh out of college, went to work as an unpaid intern at the White House.
What happened next, as a vivacious young woman's "crush" on her boss led
to her public humiliation and the impeachment of the President of the
United States, has been documented in shocking detail.
But have we heard the true story? Betrayed by Linda Tripp, Monica found
herself a pawn in the power struggle between President Clinton and the
Office of the Independent Counsel. As she waited to face the grand jury
investigating the President, the media conducted its own trial of Monica,
while her legal predicament prevented her from telling the world what
Monica's Story at last sets the record straight. Drawing on his
exclusive conversations with Monica, her family, and her friends,
bestselling biographer Andrew Morton paints a complex and compelling
portrait of a generous-hearted but troubled young woman whose dreams of
romance had unimaginable consequences.
Monica was compelled to answer the grand jury's questions,
but it was to Andrew Morton that she unfolded the whole story of her
experiences before, during, and after the White House scandal. The result
is a candid, intimate biography of a young woman whose life holds some
surprising secrets--and whose public image is very different from the
private truths revealed in these pages.
Diana: Her True Story -- In Her Own Words (UK,
US, 1992, 1997)
The sudden and tragic death of Princess Diana has caused the
entire world to reflect on how much this singular woman meant to us all.
From her fairy-tale courtship, her wedding to Prince Charles, and the
birth of her two wonderful boys to the stunning collapse of her marriage
and the revelation of her psychological and physical trauma, we witnessed
and shared in the wide range of emotions in her life. In the last few
years, Diana's dedication to the downtrodden and unloved and her
commitment as a mother have only strengthened her hold on our hearts.
When Diana: Her True Story was initially published in 1992, it was
met with a hail of abuse from the British Establishment. As time passed,
however, the magnitude of Diana's marital and personal distress made it
clear, even to the greatest doubters, that this book was indeed Diana's
true story; and finally, in 1995, she revealed in a BBC interview that she
had indirectly cooperated with Andrew Morton.
What has not been known, however, until the publication of this new
edition, is that Diana: Her True Story was in fact almost entirely based
on her own words, supplemented by interviews with her friends. In 1991 and
1992, when this book was first conceived and written, Diana felt trapped
and powerless within the royal family. She knew that the truth about her
life was submerged under a mountain of royal propaganda. Diana: Her True
Story chronicles Diana's unhappiness, which began shortly before her
wedding day, and reveals the life of a young and beautiful woman who,
trapped in a loveless marriage, had sunk to the depths of despair; from
which recovery seemed impossible. In an act of desperation, she made the
decision in 1991 to tell her own story, no matter what the cost. And so
she and Andrew Morton began a collaboration that was to shake the royal
family to its foundations and, eventually, force Diana to seek a new life.
Tragically, that new, and briefly happy, life is over.
Mo: The Making of an African Statesman (UK,
This text traces the life and career of one of
Africa's longest serving and most controversial leaders, Daniel arap Moi,
President of Kenya. Andrew Morton seeks to challenge assumptions about a
man routinely written off as a dictator.
The Wealth of the Windsors (UK,
Inside Buckingham Palace: The Private World of the Royal
Diana's Diary: an Intimate Portrait of Her Royal Highness,
The Princess of Wales (US, 1990);
Theirs Is the Kingdom (UK,
Royal Yacht "Britannia" (UK
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