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Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

by Danielle Hugh

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a jet-setting hostie, or international flight attendant, then spending a little time in Danielle’s life is a captivating journey. You might be surprised...


The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

by Alice Schroeder

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice...


One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War

by Bing West

Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion.

 

Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing...


The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir

by Sheila E. & Wendy Holden

From the Grammy Award–nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who has shared the stage with countless musicians and is renowned for her contributions throughout the music industry, a moving memoir about...


Trials of the Monkey

by Matthew Chapman

"When Darwin called his second book The Descent of Man instead of The Ascent of Man he was thinking of his progeny."

So declares Darwin's great-great grandson Matthew Chapman as he leaves behind his stressful...


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2010

by Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an...


Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

by Eben, M.D. Alexander

A scientist’s case for the afterlife…

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained...


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

by Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson

On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to...


The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

by Dave Pelzer

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued...


Sex For Sale: Memoirs of a Bangkok Ladyboy

by Somkid Surintoom

Synopsis: 'Sex For Sale' the memoirs of a Bangkok ladyboy prostitute is shocking but perfectly true. --- Nice, the star character of 'Living With Ladyboys' tells his side of the story and there are quite a few...


Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

by Piper Kerman

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money...


The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

by Michael J. Mooney

The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper

Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013....


Barack Obama

by Sarah Parvis

In the incredibly giftable little book Barack Obama, readers get an inside look at the remarkable 44th president of the United States. Barack Obama is the first African American U.S. president and the first...


Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy Seal Team Six Operator Adam Brown

by Eric Blehm

Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

 

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the...


Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to...


A Long Way Gone

by Ishmael Beah

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life.

“Why did you leave Sierra Leone?”

“Because there is a war.”

“You mean, you saw people running around with guns and...


January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her

by Michael Schofield

Michael Schofield’s daughter January is at the mercy of her imaginary friends, except they aren’t the imaginary friends that most young children have; they are hallucinations. And January is caught in the...


American Sniper

by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim Defelice

A celebration of the remarkable life and legacy of fallen American hero Chris Kyle

This commemorative memorial edition of Kyle's bestselling memoir features the full text of American Sniper, plus more than eighty...


Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand:

by Dana Kollmann

"Informative, witty...Kollmann delivers terse commentary and gory detail while puncturing common misconceptions about forensics." --Booklist

Step past the flashing lights into the true scene of the crime with...


Service - Free Preview: A Navy SEAL at War

by Marcus Luttrell & James Hornfischer

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same...