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The Guardians

by Sarah Manguso

The Guardians opens with a story from the July 24, 2008, edition of the Riverdale Press that begins, “An unidentified white man was struck and instantly killed by a Metro-North train last night as it pulled...


House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

by Anthony Shadid

A crowning achievement in the career of revered journalist Anthony Shadid—who died while on assignment in Syria in February 2012—House of Stone tells the story of rebuilding Shadid's ancestral home in Lebanon...


The First Lady of Fleet Street: The Life of Rachel Beer: Crusading Heiress and Newspaper Pioneer

by Eilat Negev & Yehuda Koren

A panoramic portrait of a remarkable woman and the tumultuous Victorian era on which she made her mark, The First Lady of Fleet Street chronicles the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Rachel Beer—indomitable...


Simon: The Genius in My Basement

by Alexander Masters

Alexander Masters tripped over his first book subject on a Cambridge sidewalk, and the result was the multi-award-winning bestseller Stuart: A Life Backwards. His second, he’s found under his floorboards.

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Rocking the Pink: Finding Myself on the Other Side of Cancer

by Laura Roppé

In 2008, just as Laura Roppé was poised to burst onto the music scene, her doctor called her with news that left her spinning—she had been diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer. Just...


Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

by George Dyson

“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small...


The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

by Walter Isaacson & Evan Thomas

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman,...


Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond

by Lilly Ledbetter

The courageous story of the woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act--her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination...


You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations

by Michael Ian Black

Following his first book of hilarious essays in My Custom Van, Michael Ian Black expands his commentary to the subject that has made him one of the most-followed celebrities on Twitter: his irreverent take on...


Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

by Sean Parnell & John Bruning

In combat, men measure up. Or don't. There are no second chances.

In this vivid account of the U.S. Army's legendary 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan, Captain Sean Parnell...


Matt Monro: The Singer's Singer

by Michele Monro

A singer once said "His pitch was right on the nose: his word enunciation letter perfect: his understanding of a song thorough. He will be missed very much, not only by myself, but by his fans all over the...


Granny D's American Century

by Doris Haddock & Dennis Michael Burke

The life of Doris Haddock, known to millions as “Granny D,” from her young adulthood in Boston during the Great Depression to her last decade as a galvanizing figure of populist politics


A Stolen Life: Searching for Richard Pierpoint

by David Meyler & Peter Meyler

Captured in Bundu (now part of Senegal) around 1744, Pierpoint escapes slavery, finds freedom in Canada, and is involved in the War of 1812.


A Gentleman of Substance: The Life and Legacy of John Redpath (1796-1869)

by Richard Feltoe

John Redpath arrived in Canada, penniless, in 1816. From skilled stonemason, he became a wealthy entrepreneur in Montreal, the founder of Redpath Sugar.


The North Runner

by R.D. Lawrence & Max Finkelstein

The North Runner is a true and moving story of the building of trust between a man and an exceptional dog that was half wolf, half Alaskan Malamute, and the resulting mutual affection and respect between them....


The Place in the Forest

by R.D. Lawrence

On a patch of Ontario wilderness that soon came to be known as "The Place," R.D. Lawrence and his wife built a cabin and studied the ways of the wild.


One More River to Cross

by Bryan Prince

Accused of the attempted murder of a plantation owner in Maryland during the early 1800s, Isaac Brown, a slave,survived harsh punishment, escaped, was recaptured, escaped again, and in the face of multiple challenges,...


Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2004

by William Taubman

Shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award: "The book is a gift, as fascinating as it is important."—Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs

The definitive biography of the mercurial Soviet leader who...


Two Billion Trees and Counting: The Legacy of Edmund Zavitz

by John Bacher & Kenneth A. A. Armson

Edmund Zavitz (1875-1968) is recognized as Ontarios "Father of Reforestation." Due his knowledge of forestry, vision, diligence, and perseverance in the face of opposition, Ontario was rescued from the ravages...


Weill's Musical Theater: Stages of Reform

by Stephen Hinton

In the first musicological study of Kurt Weill's complete stage works, Stephen Hinton charts the full range of theatrical achievements by one of twentieth-century musical theater's key figures. Hinton shows...