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The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

by George Gamow

The distinguished scientist and author traces the development of physics from the age of the ancient Greeks to modern particle physics, offering fascinating biographical and historical data. 136 illustrations....


The Irresistible Mr Wrong

by Jeremy Scott

Why do women go for bastards? Not all women certainly, but an identifiable number of them – including almost all heiresses – find themselves drawn to, even marrying, a thoroughgoing wrong’un who steals their...


Witness to History: The Life of John Wheeler-Bennett

by Victoria Schofield

Historian Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (1902–1975) was one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary political operators. Through an ability to make important connections, he became an authority on Germany...


Gaz

by Mark Gasnier

This is the story of a football champion who crammed more highs and lows into an 11-year career than just about any player of his generation. Carrying the surname of his uncle and Immoral Reg, he had blinding...


Life and Adventures 1776-1801: Text Classics

by John Nicol & Tim Flannery

First published in 1822, this is the extraordinary story of John Nicol, a sailor who circled the globe twice, fought Napoleon's navy, was in Hawaii just after Cook's death, and went to Port Jackson on a Second...


The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

by Abraham Lincoln, Philip Van Doren Stern & Allan Nevins

Abraham Lincoln, the greatest of all American presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. Lin-

coln was a marvelous writer--from the humblest letter...


Ross Perot: The Man Behind the Myth

by Ken Gross

A full-length, comprehensive examination of the billionaire who would be President--written with the cooperation of Perot and his family. This biography covers the life, feelings, and character of one of the...


Running to the Mountain: A Midlife Adventure

by Jon Katz

Jon Katz, a respected journalist, author, father, and husband, was turning fifty. His writing career was taking an uneasy turn, his wife had a demanding career of her own, his daughter was preparing to leave...


This Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons

by David Rynick

This Truth Never Fails is a playful yet well-grounded narrative of a year in the life of an unusual Zen master. Far from the silent and detached stereotype of Zen teachers, Rynick writes with disarming humor,...


Both Sides of the Circle: The Autobiography of Christmas Humphreys

by Christmas Humphreys

First published in 1978, Christmas Humphrey's autobiography presents the fascinating history of a life rich and varied in both private and in public. Spanning seven decades it touches on many events of historical...


Dwightmare: Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic, and the Season of Dysfunction

by Brian Schmitz & Orlando Sentinel Staff

As the last seconds ticked down at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the most bizarre, tumultuous and cursed season in the 23-year history of the Orlando Magic mercifully came to an end. Coach Stan Van...


Becoming Mama-San: 80 Years of Wisdom

by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

In this book, 86-year-old author Mary Matsuda Gruenewald has distilled her lifetime of wisdom into ten stories, each one conveying an essential life lesson. Each chapter is a story from the author's life and...


Autobiographies of Others: Historical Subjects and Literary Fiction

by Lucia Boldrini

In this volume, Boldrini examines "heterobiography"-the first-person fictional account of a historic life. Boldrini shows that this mode is widely employed to reflect critically on the historical and philosophical...


The Whitney I Knew

by BeBe Winans & Timothy Willard

A rare glimpse into the inner world of Whitney Houston, offering never-before revealed information-written by one of her closest family friends, Grammy award-winning gospel recording artist BeBe Winans in cooperation...


Henry Cooper: A Hero For All Time

by Norman Giller

When Sir Henry Cooper died in May 2011, the depth of affection in the tributes was a testament to his remarkable popularity. Put simply, Henry Cooper was the nation’s favourite boxer: a gentleman and a great...


Opium Fiend: A 21st Century Slave to a 19th Century Addiction

by Steven Martin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A renowned authority on the secret world of opium recounts his descent into ruinous obsession with one of the world’s oldest and most seductive drugs, in this harrowing memoir of addiction...


The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-up

by Dan Zevin

Available for the first time in eBook from the master of “Seinfeld-ian nothingness” (Time) a comic, not-so-coming-of-age tale of transitioning from his twenties to his thirties, recently optioned by Adam...


The Truth About Sorority Girls: What Rush Taught Me About Life, Work, Friendship, and FalseImpressions

by Claudia Welch

Acclaimed author of Sorority Sisters Claudia Welch reveals the truth about her own life as a sorority girl--and it's nothing like you'd expect.

Who doesn't have a ready-made image of a sorority girl? They're...


Brigham Young

by Leonard J. Arrington

Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources,...


Road to Valour: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

by Aili Mcconnon & Andres Mcconnon

Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. 

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