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South Carolina Fire-Eater: The Life of Laurence Massillion Keitt, 1824-1864

by Holt Merchant

South Carolina Fire-Eater is the first book-length biography of Laurence Massillon Keitt, one of South Carolina's most notorious advocates of secession and apologists for African American slavery. A politician...


Memoirs of a War Bride

by Mary Evaline Burroughs

Written by the mother of Edgar Rice Burroughs, this book tells her story of her life during the Civil War. Annedotes by her husband, George Tyler Burroughs, of his war service are included as well as a simplified...


Malcolm: Soldier, Diplomat, Ideologue of British India

by John Malcolm

Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation...


The Pear is Ripe: A Memoir

by John Montague

The book is full of warm anecdotes and wry observations on the numerous literary, artistic and musical characters John Montague encountered, befriended and occasionally provoked. He recounts his personal and...


Just Garret: Tales From the Political Front Line

by Garret FitzGerald

In Just Garret, Dr. FitzGerald writes frankly about his upbringing, his parents, his involvement in the Independence movement, their disagreements about the Treaty, his early years in school and college and...


Renewing the Republic

by Michael D. Higgins

Michael D. Higgins’ vision as part of his Presidential election campaign and now following through to his tenure as President of Ireland, is 'of [an] inclusive citizenship in a creative society, as we build...


I Never Had a Proper Job: A Life in the Theatre

by Barry Cassin

I Never Had A Proper Job is a charming memoir which covers many subjects: the Catholic Church’s power over society; corporal punishment in schools; poverty; war-time rationing; and the general innocence of...


Dope in the Age of Innocence

by Damien Enright

Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds...


Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

by Brian A. Hatcher

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91).

Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range...


A Journey Through a Life: From Dentistry to Medicine Through the Dawn of Maxillofacial Surgery to Hospital Management

by Russell Hopkins

Russell Hopkins passed from failure in the Higher School Certificate to national recognition for his work as a surgeon, medical manager and politician. After re-taking A levels the young Russell turned down...


Masks and Faces: The Life and Career of Harry Braham

by Janet Muir

Everyone on deck! All hands on deck! Fire! Fire! Bring the hose quick! As the steamship lurched in the heavy seas, Harry Braham grabbed what clothes he could and struggled with the other terrified passengers...


M: the Caravaggio enigma

by Peter Robb

The extraordinary, contentious account of Caravaggio by the award winning author of Midnight in Sicily.


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo: A Memoir of Getting Cancer - Twice!

by Luke Ryan

A year-long regimen of chemotherapy and radiotherapy wasn't quite what Luke Ryan had in mind when he turned twenty-two. Especially having been through the same rigamarole when he was eleven. Needless to say,...


You Shall Walk in The Dark Places: My Story:  Resolving My Sexuality and My Faith

by Graham Douglas-Meyer

Can you be a Christian and yet still be Gay? This question is extremely relevant across the globe as governments make decisions about their Gay and Lesbian citizens. Notwithstanding the additional issues surrounding...


Life of R Wagner Vol 4

by Ernest Newman

Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first...


Life of R Wagner Vol 3

by Ernest Newman

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the Tannhäuser debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna,...


Life of R Wagner Vol 2

by Ernest Newman

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's...


An Unlikely Choice:One Such As I

by Robert Barr

Though I didn't know God, He knew me and was calling me. This is the story of how He drew me to Himself and has watched over and cared for me. Though no one thought I had much to offer, God has used me beyond...


Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong

by Susan Blumberg-Kason

A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrong

When Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams....


The House That Sugarcane Built: The Louisiana Burguières

by Donna McGee Onebane

The House That Sugarcane Built tells the saga of Jules M. Burguières Sr. and five generations of Louisianans who, after the Civil War, established a sugar empire that has survived into the present.

When twenty-seven-year-old...