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Elaine's: The Rise of One of New York's Most Legendary Restaurants from Those Who Were There

by Amy Phillips Penn & Liz Smith

A tribute to legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman and her renowned Manhattan creative melting pot.Elaine’s was a world-famous New York restaurant that became home to writers and celebrities. Owner Elaine...


Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles

by Bert Ashe

In Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, professor and author Bert Ashe delivers a witty, fascinating, and unprecedented account of black male identity as seen through our culture's perceptions of hair. It is a...


The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West

by Michelle Goldberg

When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berlin...


Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life

by Marcus Samuelsson & Veronica Chambers

In this inspirational autobiography, world-famous chef Marcus Samuelsson tells his extraordinary story and encourages young people to embrace their mistakes and follow their dreams. Based on his highly praised...


Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita

by Robert Roper

The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who...


A Different Kind of Same: A Memoir

by Kelley Clink

Several years before Kelley Clink's brother hanged himself, she attempted suicide by overdose. In the aftermath of his death, she traces the evolution of both their illnesses, and wonders: If he couldn't make...


Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print

by Lisa Jardine

The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion....


The Golden Cage: Three Brothers, Three Choices, One Destiny

by Shirin Ebadi

"If you do not have the power to overthrow the rule of oppression, inform others of the oppression."—Persian proverb For over fifty years the Shah Pahlavi dynasty ruled Iran until Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979...


Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun

by Craig D McLaughlin

In gripping essays from his stage performances, Craig McLaughlin travels a road where death lurks around every turn. At birth, he almost bleeds to death because of hemophilia. Despite the odds, he survives to...


Bringing Lucy Home: A Story of Hope, Heartache, and Happiness

by Jennifer Phillips

An orphan, abandoned and alone. A family, comfortable and secure. A shaky step of faith. An unprecedented complication. A heartbreaking separation. An unyielding quest. A love story that is every Christian's...


Walking the Precipice: Witness to the Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan

by Barbara Bick

A human rights activist in Afghanistan witnesses the start of the "War on Terror."


Screenplay of "1000 - The Sword In The Stone"

by Guido Maria Giordano

Historical movie set in Italy between the year 1000 and the year 1180, told through the dialogue of real people. It tells the story of the Sword in the Stone. An adventurous and exciting journey through Medieval...


The Private Diary of DR. John Dee

by John Dee

The present volume contains two curious documents concerning Dr. Dee, the eminent philosopher of Mortlake, now for the first time published from the original manuscripts. I. His Private Diary, written in a very...


Charles Darwin  Autobiography

by Charles Darwin

A German Editor having written to me for an account of the development of my mind and character with some sketch of my autobiography, I have thought that the attempt would amuse me, and might possibly interest...


The Adventures of Thomas Pellow: Three and twenty years in captivity among the Moors

by Thomas Pellow & Robert Brown

In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow was captured at sea by Barbary pirates and sold into human bondage to the despotic sultan of Morocco. This riveting memoir of a slave narrative...


First World War Front Lines

by Boyd Cable

"...The attack on the wood had begun soon after dawn, and it was no more than 8 a.m. when the Corporal was dropped badly wounded in the advance line of the attack where it had penetrated about four hundred yards...


Living a Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette

by David M Weitzman & David Colin Carr

David Weitzman has written the only first-person account of the life and revolutionary times of Gilbert du Motier-better known as the Marquis de Lafayette. Weitzman faithfully renders the color and spirit of...


Life and Art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Sir Hall Caine

One day towards the close of 1881 Rossetti, who was then very ill, said to me: "How well I remember the beginning of our correspondence, and how little did I think it would lead to such relations between us...


Father Henson's Story of His Own Life

by Josiah Henson

The numerous friends of the author of this little work will need no greater recommendation than his name to make it welcome. Among all the singular and interesting records to which the institution of American...


Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories: From Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks

by Thomas Grant

'Throughout a long career, [Jeremy Hutchinson's] brilliant and stylish advocacy achieved success in cases that looked unwinnable' Helena Kennedy

'Jeremy was not just a good lawyer; he was fearless in standing...