Having achieved the seemingly unachievable-- becoming a U.S. Memory Champion-- Foer shows how anyone with enough training and determination can achieve mastery of their memory.
"A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, 'Wild Bill' Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of today's CIA. Donovan introduced the nation to the dark arts of covert warfare on a scale it had never seen before."--from cover p. .
"Bed bugs were believed to have been eradicated by DDT and organophosphates in the 1950's, but they are now reaching epidemic levels...Based on years of experience, a bed bug expert tells you how to spot bed bugs in your home, hotel, or on the go (they look like poppy seeds), how to identify a bed bug bite...and most importantly, the steps you must take to get rid of these pests...Includes green methods and environmentally-friendly solutions."--P.  of cover.
The author shares the saga of an African American family that extends from his ancestor Kunta Kinte, an African brought to mid-eighteenth-century America as a slave, to himself.