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A True Account of the Voyage of the Nottinghar Thames to New-England

by Christopher Langman

We having been Sufferers in this unfortunate Voyage, had reason to believe, from the Temper of our Captain, who treated us barbarously both by Sea and Land, that he would misrepresent the Matter, as we now find...


My Year of the Great War

by Frederick Palmer

In "The Last Shot,” which appeared only a few months before the Great War began, drawing from my experience in many wars, I attempted to describe the character of a conflict between two great European land-powers,...


Guernsey Folk Lore

by Edgar MacCulloch

Of late years the ancient superstitions of the people, their legendary tales, their proverbial sayings, and, in fine, all that is designated by the comprehensive term of "Folk-Lore,” have attracted much and...


Jane Austen and Her Times

by G. E. Mitton

PRELIMINARY AND DISCURSIVE CHILDHOOD THE POSITION OF THE CLERGY HOME LIFE AT STEVENTON THE NOVELS LETTERS AND POST SOCIETY AND LOVE-MAKING VISITS AND TRAVELING CONTEMPORARY WRITERS A TRIO OF NOVELS THE NAVY...


Riley Unlikely

by Riley Banks-Snyder

Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing...


They Call Me Supermensch

by Shep Gordon

An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career.

In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent,...


Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School

by Stuart Jeffries

This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter today

In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt,...


Based on a True Story: A Memoir

by Norm Macdonald

Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, SNL veteran, and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time.

 

As this book’s title suggests,...


Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

by Jeff Wilser

The life—and lessons—of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical

Two centuries after his death,...


Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

by Candice Millard

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War

 

At age twenty-four,...


Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

by Robert Kanigel

The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day.

Eyes on the Street...


A Plague on All Our Houses: Medical Intrigue, Hollywood, and the Discovery of AIDS

by MD Bruce J. Hillman

The medical detective story of Dr. Michael Gottlieb’s discovery of AIDS, his struggle with the medical establishment, and the temptations of Hollywood


I Am Duran: My Autobiography

by Roberto Duran

They called him “Manos de Piedra”—Hands of Stone—and he was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Now Roberto Durán tells his unbelievable story: from the streets of Panama to being crowned one of...


Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

by Caitlin Shetterly

A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making...


Power Your Happy: Work Hard, Play Nice & Build Your Dream Life

by Lisa Sugar

Lisa Sugar has an amazing job. She spends her days at POPSUGAR creating content about pop culture, must-have handbags and makeup, healthy recipes, and Instagram-worthy sweets. She manages an enormously successful,...


TREYF: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw

by Elissa Altman

From the Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award-winning author of Poor Man’s Feast comes a story of seeking truth, acceptance, and self in a world of contradiction...

 

Treyf: According to Leviticus,...


The 100-Pound Gangster

by Henry Lin

Henry Lin spent most of his precocious youth involved with the international criminal underworld. By the age of fourteen, he was involved with a notorious San Francisco triad with links to Hong Kong and mainland...


Incarnations

by Sunil Khilnani

An entertaining and provocative account of India’s past, written by one of the country’s leading thinkers

For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled...


Exile on Front Street

by George Christie

After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger’s yang. Barger was the reckless...


How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

by Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson & Stephen Hawking

The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflight

 

Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin...