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A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

by Wendy Law-Yone & David I. Steinberg

Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma’s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced...


Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddler: Notes on the Boxing Legends and Epic Rivalry

by Doug Werner

Any discussion of great boxers must include Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler—midcentury featherweight champions whose heroics electrified the fistic world then and reverberate today. This book explores the boxing...


Wayne Avenue Days: A Midcentury Memoir

by L.S.A. Hoyt

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Born in 1950, Linda Sue Hoyt grew up in an extended family home on the fringes of a little town that was rapidly evolving. The community's planned neighborhoods were filled with new starter homes,...


Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture

by Mervyn Morris

The career of Louise Bennett ('Miss Lou') is an essential component in any reckoning of Jamaican culture. This book offers a brief account of her life (1919-2006): a story of challenges and blessings, of a journey...


A Constant Longing - Memoirs of a Palestinian Woman

by Halima Alaiyan

A Constant Longing - Memoirs of a Palestinian Woman (with a Foreword by Prof. Rita Süssmuth, Bundestagspräsidentin a.D.) is the moving story of an Arab woman's brave and difficult journey to independence,...


Goodbye Twentieth Century

by Dannie Abse

Drawing upon his Welsh and Jewish heritage, Dannie Abse presents a rich autobiography that chronicles his life as both a doctor and an author. Humorous and poignant, this new edition not only includes the...


Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival

by Wayne Pharr

In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles–based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours...


Querencia

by Stephen Bodio & Malcolm Brooks

Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple...


Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas

by Dave Atcheson

This is the true story of a journey to a seaside town and the always unpredictable torrent of dark escapades that accompany a life at sea. It’s a story of a world peopled by those who often live on the frayed...


The Hustons: The Life and Times of a Hollywood Dynasty

by Lawrence Grobel

In this candid biography Lawrence Grobel chronicles the remarkable story of the Huston family, which boasts three Oscar winners, from Walter to John to Anjelica, with particular attention to the rich career...


The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years

by Joseph A. Califano

From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (The New York Times Book Review) that’s...


Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

by Robert L. O'Connell

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William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on...


Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love

by C. David Heymann

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bobby and Jackie comes the riveting, true story of the passionate, volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

When...


Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time

by Rachel Bertsche

For fans of The Happiness Project and The Year of Living Biblically comes a pointed look at our fascination with celebrities, as one woman strives to remake herself in the image of her favorite stars.

 

What...


Killers in the Family: Inside a Real Family of Criminals Bound by Blood

by Robert L. Snow

Everyone in the neighborhood thought the Reese family was no good, but it would be twenty-six years before they really learned how bad they were...

In July 2008, there were a rash of murders in Indianapolis,...


My Poets

by Maureen N. McLane

A thrillingly original exploration of a life lived under poetry’s uniquely seductive spell

“Oh! there are spirits of the air,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this stunningly original book Maureen N. McLane...


The Devil and Bobby Hull

by Gare Joyce

An award-winning writer sets the record straight on hockey's forgotten golden boy--Bobby Hull

In his prime, few could dispute Bobby Hull's athletic brilliance--the first to have five 50-goal seasons, the highest...


S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

by Ruben Castaneda

During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job...


Unruly

by Ja Rule & Jeff Atkins

Ja Rule, actor, singer, songwriter, and one of the most multi-dimensional rap artists of his time, tells his compelling story—from his youth to his rise to international fame to his transformative two years...


Nine and a Half Weeks

by Elizabeth McNeill

The powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the legendary film—with a new afterword by the author's daughter

Niine and a Half Weeks is a true story so unusual, so passionate, and so extreme in its psychology...