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Benedict Cumberbatch, in Transition: An Unauthorised Performance Biography

by Lynnette Porter

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit trilogy, Twelve Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Fifth Estate; Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, Frankenstein; Hawking, To the...


The Stage's Glory: John Rich (1692-1761)

by Jeremy Barlow, Berta Joncus & Olive Baldwin

John Rich (1692-1761) was a profoundly influential figure of the eighteenth-century London stage. As producer, manager and performer, he transformed the urban entertainment market, creating genres and promotional...


The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

by Douglas Brinkley

In this groundbreaking epic biography, Douglas Brinkley draws on never-before-published materials to examine the life and achievements of our "naturalist president." By setting aside more than 230 million acres...


Earl Hooker, Blues Master

by Sebastian Danchin

The life and early death of a South Side guitar genius, the greatest unheralded Chicago blues-maker

Jimi Hendrix called Earl Hooker "the master of the wah-wah pedal." Buddy Guy slept with one of Hooker's slides...


Not That Kind of Girl

by Carlene Bauer

A moving, witty, and intelligent memoir of one woman's quest to find the answers to life's biggest questions

Raised in evangelical churches that preached apocalypse now, Carlene Bauer grows up happy to oblige...


Merri Dee, Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace

by Merri Dee

Merri Dee, legendary TV and radio personality, shares insightful lessons she has learned throughout her life in this powerful memoir. With unflinching honesty, she takes you from her humble upbringing on Chicago's...


A Good Home

by Cynthia Reyes

"A Good Home will delight your soul and touch your heart. There is magic in these words!" -DEBRA USHER, President and Editor-in-Chief, Arabella Magazine. "Cynthia Reyes' glass is almost always half full, but...


Jobsworth: Confessions of the Man from the Council

by Malcolm Philips

Malcolm Philips was a reluctant bureaucrat. When it was suggested that he give up selling ice-cream and go to work for the council, he protested that it would be full of jobsworths, skivers and crawlers. Truth...


101 Amazing Facts about the Royal Family

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you a fan of the modern generation of royals? How much do you know about the lives of Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and the rest of the Royal Family? If you're a fan, then this...


101 Amazing Benedict Cumberbatch Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Are you a fan of leading British actor Benedict Cumberbatch? Whether it is as Sherlock, a Star Trek villain or any of his multitude of TV and film roles, Ben has endeared himself to fans across the world with...


Every Moment Counts: A Life of Mary Butterwick

by Carmel Thomason

Mary Butterwick, OBE, lost her husband, John to cancer in March 1979. At that time there was no support network in the North East for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses and no real advice and support...


Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks

by Andrea Lankford

The real stories behind the scenery of America’s national parks

 

For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned...


The Man Who Invented the Computer

by Jane Smiley

From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a  David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age.

One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics...


Montreal's Irish Mafia

by D'Arcy O'Connor

From the early days as hired muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunneling into bank vaults in the ‘50s and ‘60s, to the legendary truck heists and bank stick-ups in the ‘70s, Montreal’s Irish...


Hell To Pay

by Neal Hall

Michael Plante, a low-level Hells Angels dog's body in Vancouver, is arrested for extortion in 2003. Coincidentally, police intercept a boat carrying cocaine from Colombia to Vancouver, a shipment arranged by...


My Name Is Love

by Darlene Love

Featured in the film Twenty Feet From Stardom, the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story

Right...


Shelf Discovery

by Lizzie Skurnick

Remember that book you read at that time in your life when everything seemed to be going crazy—the one book that brought the world into focus and helped soothe your raging teenage angst?

 


Longshot

by Lance Allred

Lance Allred was probably the last person you'd expect to make it in professional sports. Not only did he grow up on a polygamist commune in Montana, he struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. If those...


Cycle of Lies

by Juliet Macur

The definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall.

In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur...


Code Name: Johnny Walker

by Johnny Walker, Ryadh A. Khalaf Alahmady & Jim Defelice

This is the unforgettable story of how an ordinary Iraqi became a hero to America's elite warriors—and how that debt was repaid with the gift of freedom.

He was the seals' most trusted interpreter . . . and...