Matthew Paige Damon is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

  • Saving Private Ryan

    Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, , is a World War II drama set in France during and just after the D-Day Normandy Invasion. While vast military forces converge for one of the most decisive battles of the war, a squad of U.S. Army soldiers undertake a mission to save one man: paratrooper James Ryan, the last survivor of a family of four brothers, the others having already been killed in action. Based on the screenplay by Robert Rodat and Frank Darabont.

  • The B.A.A. at 125

    Founded in 1887 and celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012, the Boston Athletic Association is one of the oldest sports organizations in America. It???s best known today for its signature annual event, the Boston Marathon, which is the third-largest marathon and attracts tens of thousands of participants and worldwide media coverage. But the B.A.A. has also been amazingly prescient in anticipating what would become one of the major social trends of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: the modern fitness movement. Consider some of the B.A.A.???s firsts:,Still, the B.A.A. story is not simply one of athletic achievements and firsts. It???s also the dramatic story of people and the times in which they lived???a social history that unfolds in nineteenth-century Boston but takes readers around the world, up to the present, and includes a large and international cast of characters. A wonderfully illustrated history,The B.A.A. at 125 highlights the Boston Athletic Association???s important role in American sports history.

  • The Martian

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.,Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.,After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he???s alive???and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.,Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.,But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills???and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit???he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

  • True Grit

    True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father???s blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through. This mass-market edition includes an afterword by award-winning Donna Tartt, author of The Little Friend and The Secret History.

  • Voices of a People’s History of the United States

    Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People’s History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.,Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Voices of a People???s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history???speeches, letters, poems, songs???left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books???women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People???s History is a symphony of our nation???s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation???s true spirit of defiance and resilience.