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Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher

by Tom Bethell

Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed...


Up from the Projects: An Autobiography

by Walter E. Williams

Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black...


The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson

by Glenn Robins & Bud Day

While serving as a crew chief aboard a U.S. Air Force Rescue helicopter, Airman First Class William A. Robinson was shot down and captured in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam, on September 20, 1965. After a brief...


Plural Wife: The Life Story of Mabel Finlayson Allred

by Mabel Finlayson Allred & Martha Bradley-Evans

Mabel Finlayson Allred was a wife of Rulon Allred, leader of the Apostolic United Brethren, one of the major groups of fundamentalist Mormons who, since about the 1930s, have practiced plural marriage as separatists...


Art Briles: Looking Up: My Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

by Nick Eatman & Robert Griffin III

Baylor head coach Art Briles is one of the most highly regarded coaches in college football, and this biography delves far beyond his football success and acumen. It explains how, at the age of 20, Briles lost...


Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity

by Ben Mattlin

Ben Mattlin lives a normal, independent life. Why is that interesting? Because Mattlin was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood. Not only did...


Quincy Jones: His Life in Music

by Clarence Bernard Henry

Quincy Jones (b. 1933) is one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, bandleaders, producers, and humanitarians in American music history and the recording and film industries. Among pop music fans he is...


Boat: A Memoir of Friendship, Faith, Death, and Life Everlasting

by Michael Baughman

When ten-year-old Michael Baughman moves to Hawaii with his parents, he is troubled and confused. His father doesn’t provide the guidance Baughman needs and the boy doesn’t know who to turn to. When a larger-than-life...


The Age of Jackson and the Art of American Power, 1815-1848

by William Nester

As William Nester asserts in The Age of Jackson, it takes quite a leader to personify an age. A political titan for thirty-three years (1815-1848), Andrew Jackson possessed character, beliefs, and acts that...


Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero

by The Clemente Family

Baseball great, family man, humanitarian-the life and enduring legacy of Roberto Clemente, as told by his family.

With a swift bat and fierce athleticism, Roberto Clemente intimidated major league pitchers for...


God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom

by Bob Fu & Nancy French

Former pastor of a Chinese underground church tells the dramatic story of his imprisonment and escape as well as his tireless fight for freedom and human rights in China.


The Long Awakening: A Memoir

by Lindsey O'Connor

In this lyrical memoir, a journalist tells her compelling story of waking from a two-month coma after childbirth, then struggling to put together the pieces of the miracle she received--but missed.


In Pursuit of Religious Freedom: Bishop Martin Stephan's Journey

by Philip Stephan

In Pursuit of Religious Freedom tells the story of Martin Stephan, a religious leaders whose leadership, vision, and courage stemmed from a fifteenth-century ancestry grounded in the reformations of John Huss...


Douglas MacArthur: Statecraft and Stagecraft in America's East Asian Policy

by Russell D. Buhite

Buhite offers a trenchant evaluation of Douglas MacArthur's career in East Asia and his role in some of the most important military and diplomatic issues of the twentieth century. Concise and highly readable,...


Chopin's Prophet: The Life of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann

by Edward Blickstein & Gregor Benko

Vladimir de Pachmann was perhaps history’s most notorious pianist. Widely regarded as the greatest player of Chopin’s works, Pachmann embedded comedic elements—be it fiddling with his piano bench or flirting...


Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness

by Laurie Lisle

Without Child challenges the stigma of childlessness by offering childless women the lifeaffirming story of themselves. Beginning with the difficult inner journey a woman faces before finally deciding or realizing...


In the Highest Traditions of the Royal Navy: The Life of Captain John Leach MVO DSO

by Matthew B Wills

On 10 December 1941, the Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales was sunk by Japanese bombers in the South China Sea. Amongst the several hundred men who went down with her was her Captain, John Leach, who...


Miracles for Breakfast

by Danny Brooks

Danny Brooks grew up in in rougher area of Toronto. In his early teens he found he had a passion for music, especially the blues and rock 'n' roll. Danny’s been on the road for almost 40 years and for much...


Today I Am a Ma'am

by Valerie Harper & Catherine Whitney

Valerie Harper has a message for women of a certain age: "Work those laugh lines!" With the irreverence and wit that made her one of television's most beloved personalities, Harper (a.k.a. Rhoda Morgenstern)...


Seeking Enlightenment... Hat by Hat: A Skeptic's Guide to Religion

by Nevada Barr

A refreshingly honest spiritual exploration from the New York Times bestselling author of the Anna Pigeon novels.

Actor, adventuress, seeker of truth, and author of the New York Times bestselling Anna Pigeon...