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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

by The Countess Of Carnarvon

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous...


Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power

by Kevin Peraino

A captivating look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents—and helped point the way to America’s rise to world power.

 

This is the story of one of the most breathtaking...


In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country

by Kim Barnes

Poet Kim Barnes grew up in northern Idaho, in the isolated camps where her father worked as a logger and her mother made a modest but comfortable home for her husband and two children. Their lives were short...


Fields of Grace: Faith, Friendship, and the Day I Nearly Lost Everything

by Hannah Luce & Robin Gaby Fisher

In this remarkable tale of hope and survival, Hannah Luce tells how, as the sole survivor of a terrible plane crash, she came to grips with her faith: “a calamitous, fascinating memoir, written with surprising...


Before the Year Dot

by June Brown

'At sixteen I was very interested in palmistry. The fate line on my right palm had a distinct break at the age of thirty.

It broke into two parts that ran for a quarter of an inch on parallel tracks. I used...


Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI

by Kenneth Weisbrode

For fans of The King's Speech, the intriguing bond between monarch and prime minister and its crucial role during World War II

The political and personal relationship between King George VI and Winston Churchill...


How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia

by Kelsey Osgood

At fourteen, Kelsey Osgood became fascinated by the stories of women who starved themselves. She devoured their memoirs and magazine articles, committing the most salacious details of their cautionary tales...


Falling Into Manholes: The Memoir of a Bad/Good Girl

by Wendy Merrill

Wendy Merrill is in recovery from...just about everything. Alcoholism, anorexia, you name it, she's battled it. And as far as men, well, it might have been an early warning sign when she took a college class...


Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford

by Thomas M. DeFrank

The New York Times bestseller?and the candid voice of an American president

In 1974, Newsweek correspondent Thomas M. DeFrank was interviewing Gerald Ford when the Vice President blurted out something astonishingly...


An Unimaginable Act: Overcoming and Preventing Child Abuse Through Erin's Law

by Erin Merryn

By sharing her personal journey through the pain she has suffered at the hands of her perpetrators, author Erin Merryn proves that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. Simply by speaking...


Raising Huck and Ted: A Mother's Guide to Parenting

by Liz Parsons

After spending thirteen years teaching elementary education, Liz Parsons has gained a lot of experience raising kids. And with two boys of her own, she has learned that the ultimate key to survival is laughter...


Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales

by Marta McDowell

There aren't many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and...


Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America

by Steven Watts

An illuminating biography of the man who taught Americans “how to win friends and influence people”

 

Before Stephen Covey, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm Gladwell there was Dale Carnegie. His book, How to...


Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

by Walter Kaufmann & Alexander Nehamas

This classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured. When Walter Kaufmann wrote it in the immediate aftermath of World War II, most scholars outside Germany viewed Nietzsche...


Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

by Melissa de la Cruz & Tom Dolby

A literary celebration of one of the most important relationships in a straight girl's life-her gay best friend

This collection of original essays goes beyond the banter to get to the essence of an intimate relationship...


Redeemed: Stumbling Toward God, Sanity, and the Peace That Passes AllUnderstanding

by Heather King

After decades of living on the edge, Heather King settled into sobriety, marriage, and a financially lucrative but unfulfilling career as an upwardly mobile lawyer. As someone who had reached middle age "never...


Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs

by Wendy Spero

Raised in Manhattan by her overprotective sex-therapist mother (who wore "nine inches of shoulder pads"), Wendy Spero has always sought excitement in microthrills, the small, strange highs that give her life...


Wilder Times: The Life of Billy Wilder

by Kevin Lally

Billy Wilder is one of the last living members of the generation of important film directors active in Hollywood’s Golden Era. His credits include such landmark films as Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard,...


A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life

by J. Craig Venter

The triumphant memoir of the man behind one of the greatest feats in scientific history

Of all the scientific achievements of the past century, perhaps none can match the deciphering of the human genetic code,...


Girl, Undressed: On Stripping in New York City

by Ruth Fowler

A young British woman-broke and out of luck-does battle with Manhattan's underworld of dancers, drugs, and the sex industry

Ruth Fowler is a twenty-five-year-old Brit with a Cambridge degree and a middle-class...