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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

by Nathalia Holt

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot...


Heroines of Mercy Street

by PhD, Pamela D. Toler

The true stories of the real nurses on the PBS show Mercy Street The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While the country was at war, these women not...


Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll: How One Man Discovered  Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley

by Peter Guralnick

The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records....


I Saw the Light: The Story of Hank Williams

by Colin Escott, George Merritt & William MacEwen

The book that inspired the major motion picture I Saw the Light. Originally published as Hank William: The Biography.

In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs...


Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL's Way of Life

by Thom Shea

A highly decorated Navy SEAL shares stories of his years of combat experience in Afghanistan, providing leadership insights that will shift your view of yourself and provoke life-altering change.

Before leaving...


Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music

by John Fogerty

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important...


Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany

by Marie Jalowicz Simon, Anthea Bell & Hermann Simon

A thrilling piece of undiscovered history, this is the true account of a young Jewish woman who survived World War II in Berlin.

In 1942, Marie Jalowicz, a twenty-year-old Jewish Berliner, made the extraordinary...


Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books

by Cara Nicoletti & Marion Bolognese

AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life....


This Is Not a Love Story: A Memoir

by Judy Brown

"An instant classic.... With echoes of Scout Finch, the feisty Menuchah guides readers on an unforgettable journey." --Leah Vincent, author of Cut Me Loose.

In this tender and hilarious memoir of an ultraorthodox...


Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service

by Kate Braestrup

Kate Braestrup's life was transformed by the loss of her husband; now Kate faces the possibility that she may lose her son.

As a young mother Kate Braestrup discovered the fierce protectiveness that accompanies...


Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa

by James Neff

One of America's greatest investigative reporters brings to life the gripping, no-holds-barred clash of two American titans: Robert Kennedy and his nemesis Jimmy Hoffa.

From 1957 to 1964, Robert Kennedy and Jimmy...


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

by Sally Mann

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York Times, Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, NPR, Publishers Weekly, BookPage

A revealing and beautifully written memoir...


It's a Long Story: My Life

by Willie Nelson & David Ritz

The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson

"Unvarnished. Funny. Leaving no stone unturned."

. . . So say the publishers about this book I've written.

What I say is that this is the story of my life, told...


No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII

by Robert Weintraub

The extraordinary tale of survival and friendship between a man and a dog in war

Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp...


The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light

by Carlos Santana & Ashley Kahn

The intimate and long-awaited autobiography of a legend

In 1967 in San Francisco, just a few weeks after the Summer of Love, a young Mexican guitarist took the stage at the Fillmore Auditorium and played a blistering...


Born with Teeth: A Memoir

by Kate Mulgrew

Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be...


My Journey with Maya

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz

A remarkable story of friendship, love, and courage

When Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley met in 1986, he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, they shared an unlikely, special...


Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes

by Elizabeth Bard

The bestselling author of Lunch in Paris takes us on another delicious journey, this time to the heart of Provence.

Ten years ago, New Yorker Elizabeth Bard followed a handsome Frenchman up a spiral staircase...


The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage

by Kimberly Meyer

To a mother and daughter on an illuminating pilgrimage, this is what the desert said: Carry only what you need. Burn what can't be saved. Leave the remnants as an offering.

When Kimberly Meyer gave birth to...


Guantánamo Diary

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi & Larry Siems

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo...