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The Lengthening War: The Great War Diary of Mabel Goode

by Michael Goode

This is a strong narrative of the war, easy to read, mixing news with personal feelings and events (often revealing gap between official news and reality).

The diary captures the authors' growing disillusionment...

Surviving the Death Railway: A POW's Memoir and Letters from Home

by Hilary Custance Green 

The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labour by their Japanese masters on the ‘Burma Railway’ have been well documented yet never cease to shock. It is impossible not to be horrified and moved by their stoic...

King Arthur: The Mystery Unravelled

by Chris Barber

This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller.

The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of...

War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916-1918: The Illustrated Diaries of Jim Maultsaid

by Jim Maultsaid & Barbara McClune

Jim Maultsaid’s illustrated diaries of his Great War service offer a unique and completely original perspective of a fighting man’s experiences.

Although an American citizen Jim was living in Donegal in 1914...

Head Ball Coach

by Steve Spurrier & Buddy Martin

College football's most colorful, endearing, and successful pioneer, Steve Spurrier, shares his story of a life in football -- from growing up in Tennessee to winning the Heisman Trophy to playing and coaching...

The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World

by Nadia Lopez & Rebecca Paley

“The story of Mott Hall Bridges Academy is the story of American education. Nadia Lopez . . . must be a principal, a mentor, and sometimes a mother. I hope that you’re as impressed by her dedication to these...

Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson

by Gary Lachman

Historian Gary Lachman delivers a fascinating, rollicking biography of literary and cultural rebel Colin Wilson, one of the most adventurous, hopeful, and least understood intellects of the past century.


When I Was Old

by Georges Simenon & Helen Eustis

An intimate inside look at the mind of Georges Simenon, immortalized here in his journals.

In the 1960s, Simenon bought three leather-bound journals, planning to leave a record of his life and career for his...

Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and the King of Pop-A Love Story

by Donald Bogle

One of the country’s leading authorities on popular entertainment presents an eye-opening and unique biography of two larger-than-life legends—Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson—and their unlikely yet...

The Jet Project: A 600-day Global Ed-venture With My Son

by Sam Pease

Ever dreamt of running away to see the world? Best-selling author Sam Pease did exactly that. For nearly two years. With her son Jet. Their 600-day ed-venture took them all over the world, from snorkelling with...

Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance

by Shana Mangatal

More than six years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to fascinate the world. Shana Mangatal was one of Jackson's only constant and true rocks of stability for nearly two decades. Their relationship...


by LIA STEINSON & David Sinden

Intriguing, thought-provoking and involving, Lia Steinson's book Letters from India invites the reader to discover India and Sri Lanka as a traveller, not a tourist - seeing beneath the surface to the fascination...

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave

by Sojourner Truth

Truth spoke about abolition, women's rights, prison reform, and preached to the Legislature against capital punishment. Not everyone welcomed her preaching and lectures, but she had many friends and staunch...

The Man Who Talks with Flowers: The Intimate Life Story of Dr. George Washington Carver

by Glenn Clark

During his life time George Washington Carver was referred to as the black Leonardo da Vinci. His research into alternative crops to replace cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes revolutionized...

Gathering the Fragments of Myself: A Later-in-Life Coming-of-Age Story of One Woman's Road to Wholeness

by Jan Banaszek

The third of eleven children, Jan Banaszek spends her childhood in the role of fierce protector—striving to shield her younger siblings from the dysfunctional home life created by their father, a volatile...

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave: With Linked Table of Contents

by Mary Prince

Mary Prince was the first woman slave to write of her experience. Her recollections are vivid, powerful, and lyrical. Upon its publication the book had a galvanizing effect on the abolitionist movement in England....

The Life of Flavius Josephus: With Linked Table of Contents

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,...

The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir

by Bill Griffeth

How a simple DNA test complicated the author’s life

The Color of Being/El Color del Ser: Dorothy Hood, 1918-2000

by Susie Kalil, Barbara Rose & William G. Otton

Born in Bryan, Texas, and raised in Houston, Dorothy Hood won a scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1930s, then worked as a model in New York to earn money for classes at the Art Students...

Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region

by Masha Gessen

The previously untold story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia that reveals the complex, strange, and heart-wrenching truth behind the familiar narrative that begins with pogroms and ends with emigration....