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Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

by Michelle Knight & Michelle Burford

Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

by Maria Augusta Trapp & Maria A. Trapp

With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children,...


The Life of Flavius Josephus

by Flavius Josephus

The family from which I am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests; and as nobility among several people is of a different origin, so with us to be of the sacerdotal dignity,...


Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

by Eben, M.D. Alexander

A scientist’s case for the afterlife…

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained...


The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

by Nikki Sixx

In one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx shares mesmerizing diary entries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine, presented...


Service - Free Preview: A Navy SEAL at War

by Marcus Luttrell & James Hornfischer

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same...


Yes Please

by Amy Poehler

In a perfect world . . .

We'd get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods. Because in a perfect world, we'd all...


Up from Slavery

by Booker T. Washington

Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated...


A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

by Mahathir Mohamad

The West has called him recalcitrant, racist, anti-Semitic and arrogant. The developing world, however, sees former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a visionary champion, the rare leader who...


American Wife

by Taya Kyle & Jim Defelice

The widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss—and a moving tribute to a man whose...


Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

by T. E. Lawrence

Seven Pillars of Wisdom - A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") while serving with rebel forces during the Arabian Revolt against...


Across the Plains

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer...


I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny

by Vivian Cash & Ann Sharpsteen

I Walked the Line is a chronicle of first love, long-kept secrets, betrayal, forgiveness, and the truth--told at last by Johnny Cash's first wife, the mother of his four daughters. It is a book that had the...


I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft

by S. T. Joshi

This new electronic edition of S. T. Joshi's monumental biography of H. P. Lovecraft includes the entire two-volume print edition in one file, providing the most detailed portrait of the life, work, and thought...


Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer: A Record of the Last Years of Frederick Bettesworth

by George Sturt

Despite its humble premise and subject, George Sturt's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer offers profound insight into a bygone time through the fascinating character of Frederick Bettesworth, a groundskeeper who...


March to Magdala

by G. A. Henty

Later in his career, author G. A. Henty would become world-famous for his gripping action-adventure novels. However, in this, one of his earliest publications, Henty provides a thrilling first-person account...


Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad

by Josh Harris, Jake Harris & Blake Chavez

The electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the late Deadliest Catch star, from his own two sons.

Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch,...


Battleship

by Dorothy Ours

The moving story of a tough little horse, a gifted boy, and a woman ahead of her time.

The youngest jockey, the smallest horse, and an unconventional heiress who disliked publicizing herself. Together, near Liverpool,...


Breaking Loose : An Australian Story

by Sophie Boswell

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This story will enthrall you, as you follow Sophie's life from the time she was four years old. Then, she lived in a small Australian town situated on the edge of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland...