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The Mistress Contract

by She and He

The remarkable true document that is The Mistress Contract opens with a piece of paper that was signed in 1981 by a woman and her wealthy lover. The contract establishes an exchange that she thinks fair: If...


Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band

by Neal Karlen

Babes in Toyland is a rare peek into the glamorous and tough world of rock and roll—an exclusive backstage pass for anyone who has ever fantasized about starting a band, being discovered by a major label,...


Beethoven

by J.W.N. Sullivan

From the Author's Preface:

"I believe that in his greatest music Beethoven was primarily concerned to express his personal vision of life. This vision was, of course, the product of his character and his experience....


Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

by Roger Lowenstein

Since its hardcover publication in August of 1995, Buffett has appeared on the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Newsday and Business Week bestseller...


JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President

by Thurston Clarke

A Kirkus Best Book of 2013

A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK's last hundred days that asks what might have been

Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy's legend endures. Noted author...


Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker

by Stacy A. Cordery

An entertaining and eye-opening biography of America?s most memorable first daughter

From the moment Teddy Roosevelt?s outrageous and charming teenage daughter strode into the White House?carrying a snake and...


Society's Child: My Autobiography

by Janis Ian

Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of fifteen, when her soul-wrenching song ?Society?s Child? became a hit. An intimate portrait of an interracial relationship, ?Society?s Child?...


The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

by Allison Hoover Bartlett

In the tradition of The Orchid Thief, a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to...


Fading Echoes: A True Story of Rivalry and Brotherhood from the Football Field to theFields ofHonor

by Mike Sielski

Now in paperback-a true story of hometown heroes.

In a state that prides itself on hard-hitting gridiron epics, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was home to the greatest high school football rivalry: the Central...


The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed

by Judy Shepard

"A courageous, eloquent, and devoted mother...gives us all a greater understanding of Matthew and the larger meaning of his life."

-Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Today, Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay...


Claude Lévi-Strauss: The Father of Modern Anthropology

by Patrick Wilcken

When Claude Lévi-Strauss passed away in 2009 at age 100, France celebrated the life and contributions of not only a preeminent anthropologist, but one of the defining intellectuals of the 20th century. Just...


Faery Tale: One Woman's Search for Enchantment in a Modern World

by Signe Pike

One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2010

A skeptic's search for magic, one faery at a time.

In search of something to believe in again, Signe Pike left behind a career in Manhattan to undertake a magical...


Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy

by Peyton Manning, Archie Manning, John Underwood & Peydirt Inc

The inspiring personal story of a family, an athletic tradition, and fifty years of a great all-American game.


With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen B. Oates

The definitive life of Abraham Lincoln, With Malice Toward None is historian Stephen B. Oates's acclaimed and enthralling portrait of America's greatest leader. Oates masterfully charts, with the pacing of a...


Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson

by Rus Bradburd

An exploration of the racial politics of American sports, from the Jim Crow era to the present day, witnessed through the life of legendary African-American basketball coach and NCAA title winner Nolan Richardson...


Devotion: A Memoir

by Dani Shapiro

In her midforties and settled into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was—a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates,...


Ronald Reagan: 100 Years: Official Centennial Edition from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

by Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Found, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, The

February 6, 2011, marks the one hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. Known as "the Great Communicator," Ronald Reagan combined the best of small-town values and remarkable virtues with the eloquence...


The Autobiography of Mark Twain

by Charles Neider

Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition."Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies...


A Widow's Story

by Joyce Carol Oates

In a work unlike anything she's written before, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates unveils a poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of her husband of forty-six years and its wrenching,...


Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

by Donald Bogle

From the author of the bestselling Dorothy Dandridge comes a dazzling look at one of America's brightest and most troubled theatrical stars.

Almost no other star of the twentieth century reimagined herself with...