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No More Laughing at the Deaf Boy

by Geoffrey Ball

Hearing loss affects countless millions of people, yet few sufferers even seek help, let alone try to find a cure. This is the story of a man who took on that daunting task and ultimately invented the world's...


The Hiding Place

by John Sherrill

This 35th anniversary edition of a best-selling book recounts Corrie tenBoom's horrific experiences in Hitler's concentration camps, explains how she survived, and offers hope through her timeless message of...


Code Name: Johnny Walker

by Johnny Walker & Jim Defelice

In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs’ most trusted translator—a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community—tells his inspiring story...


Arthur Conan Doyle: A Biography + The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Here you will find an extensive biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and the complete Sherlock Holmes collection.

- Arthur Conan Doyle: A Biography

- A Study in Scarlet

- The Sign of Four

- The Adventures of Sherlock...


Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography

by Andy Adams

The history of the Western United States is full of self-made men who came from meager circumstances and metamorphosed into rich and powerful tycoons. The engaging and gritty novel Reed Anthony, Cowman is a...


The People of the Abyss

by Jack London

A masterpiece of reportage, The People of the Abyss is a riveting first-hand account of Jack London’s life on the streets in the East End of London in 1902.  The writer lived in homeless shelters incognito...


I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

by Kevin Hart & Neil Strauss

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above...


The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement

by Constance Curry, Bob Zellner & Julian Bond

Even forty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems quite a journey. In the early 1960s, when Bob Zellner's professors and classmates...


Killing Patton

by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly,...


The First and The Last

by Adolf Galland

Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (1912 -1996) was a German Luftwaffe General and one of the greatest flying aces of World War II. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western and the Defence...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau

First published in 1854, Walden recounts American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst...


Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

During the Civil War, American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. His ...


This Close to Happy

by Daphne Merkin

A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016

“Despair is always described as dull,” writes Daphne Merkin, “when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled...


Women of the Titanic Disaster

by Sylvia Caldwell & Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic...


Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

by Yvon Chouinard & Naomi Klein

In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being...


Summary of Lilac Girls: by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

 

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Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly’s debut, is a World War II-era novel based on real people and events. The novel tells the intertwined...


The Exploration Of The World

by Jules Verne, Leon Bennett, Paul Philippoteaux & Dora Leigh

Jules Verne, in this chief of his works, has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventure of which we have any written record—to give the history, "from the time of Hanno and Herodotus...


Personal Memoirs Of General Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States and the Union general who was imperative for the North's victory in the Civil War. His autobiography has long become legendary and can be found here...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Escape from Thailand's Bangkok Hilton

by David McMillan

Among the 600 foreigners jailed in the 'Bangkok Hilton', one man resolves to do what no other has done: Escape. This is the true story of drug smuggler David McMillan's perilous break-out from Thailand's most...