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The House of the Dead: Or Prison Life in Siberia

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, H. S. Edwards & Ernest Rhys

In 1849, renowned Russian thinker and novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to execution for his subversive political beliefs. As he awaited his turn in front of the firing squad, Tsar Nicholas I sent a...

Biographies of Working Men

by Grant Allen

In an era where "knowledge workers" with often-nebulous skill sets have come to make up a significant portion of the workforce, it can be refreshing to read about the more clearly defined trades of past eras....

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war—a rare achievement for any Afghan woman—Kamila...

Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock

by Sammy Hagar

Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo.

This is the life of Sammy Hagar.

For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum...

How to Climb Mt. Blanc in a Skirt

by Mick Conefrey

• Which explorer found the lost site of Jesus' first miracle?

• Who was first to the top of the highest mountain in Peru?

• Who was the first Westerner to visit the Ottoman harem in Constantinople?

• Who...

Rawhide Down

by Del Quentin Wilber

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011

A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011

A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary...

Politics and Pasta

by Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr., David Fisher & Buddy Cianci

An election is a war and "to the victor belongs the spoils."  As I learned so well, that's the real democratic process.  After all, you'll never see a victorious politician tell his supporters, "I want to...

Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980--1988

by Michael Palin

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title  The second volume of Michael Palin’s diaries covers the bulk of the 1980s, a decade in which the ties binding the Pythons loosened—they made their last film...

The Fourth Fisherman: How Three Mexican Fishermen Who Came Back from the Dead Changed My Life and Saved My Marriage

by Joe Kissack

We each came to a moment of brokenness;

what we found there was God.

And he was enough.


It was the subject of headlines around the world:  Three Mexican fishermen in a small open boat without any supplies, drifting...

The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

by Darina Al-Joundi & Mohamed Kacimi

The wild ride of a young woman’s sexual rebellion in war-torn Beirut.

In Stalin's Secret Service

by Walter G. Krivitsky & Sam Tanenhaus

Cold War beginnings--a classic true-spy story told by one of the great Soviet spies.

A Life in Motion: A Memoir

by Florence Howe

Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, and founded a feminist...

Sangin a Glance Through Afghan Eyes

by Toby Woodbridge

afghanistan history; afghanistan strategy; afghanistan strategy generals politics; army intelligence; army reserves; army workout; military; military action; military action covert intelligence suspense intigue...

Bullied To Death...It Almost Happened To Me

by Christopher Rosalie

"Bullied to Death, It almost happened to me" touches on the perilous years that lead from childhood to maturity, for gay people, for gay people who are relentlessly and mercilessly bullied...simply because of...

Things Come On: An amneoir

by Joseph Harrington

National and family disasters converge in this radically new kind of memoir

Since I Was a Princess

by Jacqueline Pascarl

In Once I Was a Princess, Jacqueline Pascarl related the gripping story of her abusive childhood and her subsequent teen marriage to a prince. What should have been a fairy tale with a happy ending deteriorated...


by Jacqueline Pascarl

At seventeen, Jacqueline Pascarl married a royal prince and embarked on what she believed would be a fairy-tale existence. But it soon became a nightmare. After years of abuse at the hands of her husband, Jacqueline...

Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning

by Mike Rowbottom

Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet -- and one of the most popular athletes of all time. His dramatic world record-breaking feats in the 100 and 200 metres have earned him Olympic and world gold medals...

Carlos Acosta: The Reluctant Dancer: The Reluctant Dancer

by Margaret Willis

This is about a Cuban boy, who roamed the streets barefoot when he should have been in school, stole fruit from neighbours' orchards, was always hungry and wanted nothing more than to be a football star, just...

Days of Grace

by Arthur Ashe & Arnold Rampersad

"Touching and courageous...All of it--the man, the life, the book--is rare and beautiful."


DAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance,...