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The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

by Dirk Hayhurst

From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound to the deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress, veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the best...


Crossing The Gates of Alaska: One Man, Two Dogs 600 Miles Off the Map

by Dave Metz

The snow forms the beginning of a near vertical chute that falls at least a thousand feet. My feet, shaking, manage to hug the thin edge of solid rock. I feel my heart creep to my throat and warm sweat drip...


Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir

by Chris Mitchell

This is the story that Disney would never tell you.

What do you do when everything in your life falls apart? If you're Chris Mitchell, you run away from home--all the way to Disney World, a place where no one...


What's Left of Us: A Memoir of Addiction

by Richard Farrell

"Blunt and honest. . .A stunning piece of work." --T.J. English

"Deeply moving. . .What's Left of Us is a rush of blood to the head and heart, the kind only true art can deliver." --Andre Dubus

"An amazing...


Plenty Enough Suck to Go Around

by Cheryl Wagner

Print and public-radio journalist Wagner describes rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina...Despite Kafkaesque experiences with the infamous bureaucratic mess that threatened to undo New Orleans once and for all,...


Around The World On Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary Ride

by Peter Zheutlin

Peter Zheutlin's thoroughly researched account will make you wish you'd been around to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary woman as she went wheeling by. --Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio's Only A Game...


No Ordinary Heroes: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners, And A Category 5 Storm

by Demaree Inglese & Diana G. Gallagher

You Will Feel The Heat From This Gripping Tale From Ground Zero At Katrina. --Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

On the night of August 27, 2005, Dr. Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching...


Grandmothers Against the War: Getting Off Our Fannies And Standing Up For Peace

by Joan Wile

One Person Can Make A Difference!

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night thinking, "I've got to DO something," but felt like you were just one person who couldn't bring about change? Well, Joan Wile...


Rock Star Mommy

by Judy Davids

For Moms About To Rock (We Salute You)

When suburban mother of two Judy Davids picked up a guitar and conspired with the neighborhood moms to form an all-mom rock band, she never imagined it would actually...


Outlaw Biker

by Richard "Deadeye" Hayes & Mary Gardner

One thing I can say with certainty is that I have not had a dull life. I have been shot twice, stabbed, blown up, bitten by a rattlesnake and by a scorpion, plus had numerous car and motorcycle accidents...I've...


Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest, and a Life Lived on High

by Robert Birkby

“An extraordinary life.”The New York Times Book Review

 

“A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

Legendary climber Scott Fischer found in Mount Everest a perfect...


Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI

by Dana Kollmann

Informative, witty. . .Kollmann delivers terse commentary and gory detail while puncturing common misconceptions about forensics. --Booklist

Step past the flashing lights into the true scene of the crime with...


American Warrior

by Jr., Brig. Gen. John Bahnsen & Wess Roberts

Brigadier General John C. "Doc" Bahnsen, Jr.

One of America's most decorated soldiers in the Vietnam War. The ultimate warrior who engaged the enemy from nearly every type of aircraft and armored vehicle in...


The Daughters Of Maeve: 50 Irish Women Who Changed World

by Gina Sigillito

For Hundreds of Years. . .In Ireland and the New World. . .

Irish Women Have Made a Difference

From ancient times to the present, Irish women have made their mark in times of peace and war, in Ireland and America....


Au Paris: True Tales Of An American Nanny In Paris

by Rachel Spencer

"It's 2 a.m. and I'm wide awake, counting the days and hours until my plane leaves for Paris--3 days and 16 hours,  to be exact.  But ready or not, it's bonne journee for me.  Croissant anyone?"

When twenty-something...


The African American Soldier: From Crispus Attucks To Colin Powell

by Lt. Col. Michael Lanning

More than five thousand blacks joined the rebel Americans in the war as soldiers, sailors, and marines; many more supported the rebellion as laborers. Their service went largely unrecognized and unrecorded.

Few...


White Line Fever: The Autobiography

by Lemmy Kilmister & Janiss Garza

“Few could claim with any conviction to have taken more drugs, drunk more bourbon, or entertained more women than Motörhead’s lead singer.”—Sunday Times

“The heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed...


The Scientific 100

by John Simmons & Lynda Simmons

Who are the great scientists throughout the ages, and what exactly did they do to earn their importance? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking, The Scientific 100 provides the fascinating answers....


Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla

by Marc Seifer

“The story of one of the most prolific, independent, and iconoclastic inventors of this century . . . fascinating.”—Scientific American

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots,...