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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...


Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905

by Geoffrey C. Ward

 

Before Pearl Harbor, before polio and his entry into politics, FDR was a handsome, pampered, but strong-willed youth, the center of a rarefied world.  In Before the Trumpet, the award-winning historian Geoffrey...


The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

by Chris Guillebeau

A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.

 

When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries...


Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War

by Todd Brewster

A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.

On July...


Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness

by Danielle Fishel

A warm and witty memoir by Danielle Fishel, the beloved star of the ’90s sitcom Boy Meets World and the eagerly anticipated spin-off, Girl Meets World.

Best known for playing Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World...


31 Days: A Memoir of Seduction

by Marcia Gloster

Marcia Gloster was a college student traveling through Europe in the summer of 1963. When she arrived in Salzburg, Austria to study at Oskar Kokoschka’s School of Vision, she envisioned a month of intensive...


The Patron

by Anthony David

The rags-to-riches story of one of Europe’s great entrepreneurs and a founding father of modern Jewish secular culture

The name “Schocken”—now primarily associated with the prestigous publishing house—was...


Misgivings

by C. K. Williams

An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet

Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict....


Father and Son

by Marcos Giralt Torrente & Natasha Wimmer

"This is a story about two people, but I’m the only one telling it."Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully,...


Another Side of Bob Dylan

by Victor Maymudes & Jacob Maymudes

August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the album marked a departure from Dylan's...


Angry Optimist

by Lisa Rogak

Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media and on television today. In Angry Optimist...


Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

by G. Eric Kuskey

The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade, self-described “Painter of Light,” and the dramatic rise—and fall—of his billion-dollar business.