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The History of Napoleon Buonaparte

by John Gibson Lockhart

A fearsome foe on the battlefield, a lovestruck romancer at night -- Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in history. This detailed biography by John Gibson Lockhart captures...


Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

by Andrew Carnegie

The industrialist, businessman, and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919) established a gospel of wealth that can be neither ignored nor forgotten, and set a pace in distribution that succeeding millionaires...


My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy

by Albert "Prodigy" Johnson & Laura Checkoway

From one of the greatest rappers of all time, a memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop’s Golden Era . . .

In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb...


Reading My Father: A Memoir

by Alexandra Styron

PART MEMOIR AND PART ELEGY, READING MY FATHER IS THE STORY OF A DAUGHTER COMING TO KNOW HER FATHER AT LAST— A GIANT AMONG TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELISTS AND A MAN WHOSE DEVASTATING DEPRESSION DARKENED...


From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

by H. P. Blavatsky & M. R. J.

In addition to founding the Theosophical Society and playing an influential role in the New Thought movement, the controversial and idiosyncratic figure Madame Blavatsky was a tireless world traveler. In this...


Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made

by Kristen Henderson & Sarah Ellis

TO EVERY GOOD LOVE STORY, THERE IS A TWIST. Times Two is about two women meeting, falling madly in love, and realizing that they are so crazy about each other that they want to have a family together. The fact...


A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka

by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri & Susan Urbanek Linville

The extraordinary story of one man's gift to orphaned children in need of hope

Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds as he followed his dream...


In the South Seas

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Get set for a swashbuckling series of adventures. In this volume, Robert Louis Stevenson -- famed author of such classics as Treasure Island and Kidnapped -- presents a series of articles and essays recounting...


Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette: Queen of France

by Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan

Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France...


Vietnam, Now: A Reporter Returns

by Katharine Greider

Now in paperback: the extraordinary portrait of post-war Vietnam told by a journalist who covered the war and returned thirty years later to cover the peace


Get Laid or Die Trying: The Field Reports

by Jeff Allen

In the beginning, there were field reports.

Before there were any books by Neil Strauss or Mystery, before there were pickup boot camps or DVD box sets, pickup existed as a loosely-knit “community” on Internet...


The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water's Edge

by Richard Shelton

'When I first urged Richard Shelton to write his naturalist's memoir, I never expected him to produce a classic. But he has.' Redmond O'Hanlon, author of Trawler

Fish have been a lifelong obsession for Richard...


The Americanization of Edward BOK

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1921

by Edward William Bok

The Americanization of Edward Bok is an autobiography, told in the third person, that shares the life of a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know...


Everybody's Got Something

by Robin Roberts & Veronica Chambers

"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something."...


The Auschwitz Kommandant: A Daughter's Search for the Father She Never Knew

by Barbara Cherish

A unique insider's view of the dark heart of the Third Reich, The Auschwitz Kommandant is also the tragic tale of a family torn apart, and will open the eyes of even the most well-read historian.


From The Stage To The Prayer Mat

by Rabia Broadbeck

Gracefully chronicling one Western woman?s attraction to the universal charm of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, this inspirational memoir chronicles why and how Brodbeck journeyed from the exciting world of...


Edison: His Life and Inventions

by Frank Lewis Dyer

Gain new insight into the life of quintessential American inventor Thomas Alva Edison with this comprehensive biography. Delving deeply into the personal and professional life of "The Wizard of Menlo Park,"...


John Wayne: The Life and Legend

by Scott Eyman

John Wayne was one of Hollywood’s most famous and most successful actors, but he was more than that. He became a symbol of America itself. He epitomized the Western film, which for many people epitomized America....


Bob Marley

by Chris Salewicz

What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock ’n’ roll? How is it that he not only has remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but also has become a shining...


Olaf the Glorious

by Robert Leighton

The hero in this volume is not an imaginary one; he was a real flesh and blood man who reigned as King of Norway just over a thousand years ago. The main facts of his adventurous career -- his boyhood of slavery...