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Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life

by Georgina Ferry

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of...


El Inca: The Life and Times of Garcilaso de la Vega

by John Grier Varner

Garcilaso de la Vega, the great chronicler of the Incas and the conquistadors, was born in Cuzco in 1539. At the age of twenty, he sailed to Spain to acquire an education, and he remained there until his death...


Son of the Alhambra: Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1504-1575

by Erika Spivakovsky

Last of the Spanish Renaissance men, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1504-1575) was a master of the humanist disciplines as well as an active diplomat whose correspondence provides insight into the workings of power...


Captain Medwin: Friend of Byron and Shelley

by Ernest J. Lovell

Here is the first biography of Thomas Medwin-literary adventurer, rascal, scholar, confidence man, successful fortune hunter, and bemused speculator on a grand scale in old Italian oil paintings. Poet, novelist,...


Color Me Crazy

by Jennifer Pick

This book tells the history of my illness and recovery from total organ failure. I took up digital painting when the whole ordeal was over, and my inspirations came from my life and my experiences in the healing...


Another Day with Her : Lost in a Diagnosis, Understanding Bipolar Disorder

by Carmen Martiez, Lora Rosemon & Holly Charles

Another Day with Her is a story of Latrece Bell diagnosis with Bipolar Disorder, told by her friends and family. It describes the turmoil, and challenges of everyday living,supporting and understanding of someone...


One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War

by Bing West

Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion.

 

Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing...


Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine

by Holly Bellebuono & Rosemary Gladstar

A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular.

The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional...


Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero: Be Fit Forever

by Dolph Lundgren & Per Bernal

Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally-renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a...


"Legends and Heroes": Behind the Lens

by Dave Humphrey

A personal account of the role of military photography and its massive impact on world conflicts over the last century. David's collection of stories includes the history of the unique photographic training...


Dairy of a "Chosen" Woman

by Maribel Wilkins

This novel is not so much a diary of edited events and my personal opinions as it is a food for thought novel about life experienced and seen from different perspectives. From the spiritual to the physical in...


Fanon For Beginners

by Deborah Baker Wyrick

Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet...although difficult to categorize, Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and one of our most powerful...


The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice

by Zak Ebrahim

An extraordinary story, never before told: The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father—the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

What is it like to...


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns

A vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation—the companion volume to the seven-part PBS documentary series

 

With 796 photographs, some never...


Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir

by Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was...


Nashville Songwriter: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music's Greatest Hits

by Jake Brown

You’ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs?

Nashville...


Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son

by Penny Junor

The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor.

Prince Harry,...


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but...


Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love

by Anna Whiston-Donaldson & Glennon Melton

I wish I had nothing to say on the matter of loss, but I do. Because one day I encouraged my two kids to go out and play in the rain, and only one came home….

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A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928

by Geoffrey C. Ward

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt’s...