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Hydra and the Bananas of Leonard Cohen

by Roger Green

On an idyllic Greek island, the garden of sixties icon Leonard Cohen inspires a poet to question and ultimately celebrate the meaning of his own life


Trial and Error: The Education of a Courtroom Lawyer

by John C. Tucker

Trial and Error offers an unexpurgated examination of the past half-century of American jurisprudence through the life of one of America’s most celebrated and accomplished lawyers. Here is John C. Tucker,...


Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activites, and the True Story Behind the List

by David Crowe

The first true exploration of the myths and realities of the controversial Holocaust figure


Shantung Compound

by Langdon Gilkey

This vivid diary of life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II examines the moral challenges encountered in conditions of confinement and deprivation.


The Dream: A Memoir

by Harry Bernstein

“Dreams played an important part in our lives in those early days in England. Our mother invented them for us to make up for all the things we lacked and to give us some hope for the future.”

During the hard...


Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning; Dr. Arnold; Florence Nightingale; General Gordon

by Lytton Strachey

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

"Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and...


The Confessions: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by St. Augustine

'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced...


Faith of My Fathers

by Mark Salter & John McCain

John McCain is one of the most admired leaders in the United States government, but his deeply felt memoir of family and war is not a political one and ends before his election to Congress. With candor and ennobling...


My Life So Far (with Bonus Content)

by Jane Fonda

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus the following additional content:

• 50 new photos from Jane Fonda’s personal and family archives, many often never seen in public

• A free chapter from...


The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume I: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Plutarch

Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives,' written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account...


American Sphinx

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1997

by Joseph J. Ellis

National Bestseller 

For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political...


Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life

by Gretchen Rubin

Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940...


Paris to the Moon

by Adam Gopnik

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for...


Telling

by Marion Winik

Combining the insight of Anna Quindlen and the comic storytelling of Garrison Keillor with her own singularly outrageous humor, Marion Winik has captivated thousands of listeners on NPR's All Things Considered...


Things I've Been Silent About

by Azar Nafisi

BONUS: This edition contains a Things I've Been Silent About discussion guide.

In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex...


Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me

by Condoleezza Rice

In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection, Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood.

Her life began in the comparatively placid 1950s in Birmingham,...


Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer

by Lynne Cox

• At age fourteen, she swam twenty-six miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland.

• At ages fifteen and sixteen, she broke the men’s and women’s world records for swimming the English Channel—a...


Winston Churchill's War Leadership

by Martin Gilbert

How does he assess the information that is brought to him? How does his personal or political philosophy, or a moral sense, sustain him? How does he draw inspiration from those around him? How does he deal with...


Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley

by John Rember

In 1987, John Rember returned home to Sawtooth Valley, where he had been brought up. He returned out of a homing instinct: the same forty acres that had sustained his family’s horses had sustained a vision...


Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln

by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

In the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth, here is the one indispensable book that provides all you need to know about our most revered president in a lively and memorable question-and-answer format.You will...