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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...


Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

by Susan McCorkindale

A laugh-out-loud memoir about a city slicker who discovers that Manolos and manure just don?t mix.

At her husband?s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her stressful...


John Frank Stevens: Civil Engineer

by Clifford Foust

One of America's foremost civil engineers of the past 150 years, John Frank Stevens was a railway reconnaissance and location engineer whose reputation was made on the Canadian Pacific and Great Northern lines....


Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery

by Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams's life had always gone according to plan. She had an adoring husband, a beautiful two-year-old son, a sunny Manhattan apartment, and a position as a tenured professor at Columbia University. Everything...


Winging It: Dispatches from an (Almost) Empty Nest

by Catherine Goldhammer

A ?strikingly imaginative? (O, The Oprah Magazine) and heartfelt memoir for every woman on the verge of becoming and empty nester

In her critically acclaimed debut memoir, Still Life with Chickens, Catherine...


Fighting for Life

by S. Josephine Baker & Helen Epstein

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer,...


No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State

by Fritz Stern & Elisabeth Sifton

During the twelve years of Hitler’s Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary...


Beyond Anitkabir: The Funerary Architecture of Atatürk: The Construction and Maintenance of National Memory

by Christopher S. Wilson

There have been five different settings that have contained the dead body of Atatürk, organizer of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923) and first president of the Republic of Turkey. Narrating the story...


To School Through the Fields: 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

by Alice Taylor

'A delightful evocation of Irishness and of the author's deep-rooted love of the very fields of home' Publishers Weekly

Alice Taylor’s classic account of growing up in the Irish countryside, the biggest selling...


The Memoirs of Mrs Leeson, Madam

by Mary Lyons

'The charm of this book lies in its peep-show perspective on Dublin public life in the latter part of the 18th century.' - David Nokes, The Sunday Times 'A vastly entertaining and colourful memoir... The book...


My Generation: Rock 'n' Roll Remembered, An Imperfect History

by Antony Farrell & Vivienne Guinness

A fascinating compilation - Some of the recollections are funny, others are moving, and some reveal more about the contributor's life than their taste in music. My Generation is Desert Island Discs With Attitude.'...


In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman

by Jeet Heer

Learn about the woman behind the graphic novel revolution, Françoise Mouly, and her long relationship with Art "Maus" Spiegelman.


Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx

by Ilana Garon

American Book Fest's 2014 International Book Awards Finalist

According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional...


Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend

by Michael Munn

Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such...


Hollywood in Heels: A Small-Town Girl's Adventures in Tinseltown

by Charity G. Finnestad

Hollywood in Heels is a sexy, smart, shockingly honest and wickedly hilarious memoir of a young woman finding her way in a city where sex is the primary commodity and illusion the name of the game. Charity...