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A Cowgirl Remembers When

by Dawn Nelson

Winner of the Academy of Western Artists 2010 Buck Ramsey Book Award! In her coming of age book A Cowgirl Remembers When... Dawn shares her true life adventures of growing up on a ranch in Washington State....


Can't Think Straight

by Kiri Blakeley

So that was it. You send your fiancé to the dry cleaners one day and he comes back gay. When Kiri Blakeley realizes her ten-year relationship was built on lies, she screams. Then drinks. And spends the ensuing...


The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life

by Natalie McNeal

Natalie McNeal opened her bills in January 2008 to find that she was a staggering five figures—$20,000!—in debt. Young, hip and gainfully (if Dilbert-ly) employed, Natalie loved her lifestyle of regular mani/pedis,...


Bosques' War: How a Mexican Diplomat Saved 40,000 From the Nazis (And Maybe Prevented World War III)

by Richard Grabman

Nearly unknown, even in Mexico, Bosques outwitted Spanish fascists, the Gestapo and even Japanese spies as he successfully whisked tens of thousands—Spanish Republicans, entire Jewish communities, British...


Arthur Penn: American Director

by Nat Segaloff

Arthur Penn: American Director is the comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters lucidly convey the story of Penn's life and career, as well as pertinent...


Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

by Eric A. Moyen

In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated...


My Life Behaving Badly: The Autobiography

by Leslie Ash

Leslie Ash has been one of Britain's most popular actresses for many years now, having made her big break in the film 'Quadrophenia'. In the 1980s she starred in 'Cat's Eyes', but it is as Deb in 'Men Behaving...


Catherine the Great & Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

History's greatest love story, Catherine the Great and Potemkin is a sweeping epic of sex, love, power, conquest and extravagance on a magnificent Russian scale. Not only was their romance wildly passionate...


Twin: A Memoir

by Allen Shawn

"Extraordinary...An unsparing but deeply compassionate inquiry into [family] life."

-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

As Allen Shawn probed the sources of his anxieties while writing the acclaimed Wish I...


Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World

by John Szwed

The definitive biography of Alan Lomax-from John Szwed,"the best music biographer in the business" (L.A. Weekly).

One of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century, Alan Lomax was best known for bringing...


Disaster Preparedness: A Memoir

by Heather Havrilesky

A memoir from a writer who's "smart, hilarious, unique-just terrific" (Anne Lamott).

A thoughtful, funny memoir about surviving the real and imagined perils of childhood and early adulthood, Disaster Preparedness...


Jesse Jackson: A Voice for Change

by Steve Otfinoski

The story of the rise to prominence of America's most influential black leader. Join Jesse on his extraordinary journey across the American political landscape -- from his days as a young civil rights activist...


Black Ice

by Lorene Cary

In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where she became a...


Conversations with Anne Rice: An Intimate, Enlightening Portrait of Her Life and Work

by Michael Riley

In the novel that introduced Anne Rice to the world, Interview with the Vampire, a reporter seeks out the facts behind an extraordinary life. In the years since, Anne Rice has created a remarkable and acclaimed...


Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley?: The Stars Who Made Us Rock and Where They Are Now

by Edward Kiersh

From the jumping rock and blues joints of the 1950s to Woodstock and beyond, Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley? takes a close look at forty-seven musicians whose unique contributions to their thrilling era will...


Givin' It Their All: The Backstreet Boys' Rise to the Top

by Sherri Rifkin

OUT OF THE BACKSTREETS

INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

There's just no stopping these funky five from Florida. One of the hottest music groups around, the Backstreet Boys (BSB) launched themselves to superstardom in an amazingly...


Lech Walesa: The Road to Democracy

by Rebecca Stefoff

Profiles the remarkable man who began as a shipyard electrician and who became the leader of Poland's Solidarity trade union movement, and who eventually was elected leader of the country.


Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary

by Tim Riley

Ranging over 30 years of Bob Dylan recordings, films, and concerts, this updated edition includes a new epilogue that examines his 30th anniversary celebration and his 1998 Grammy Award comeback.


My American Journey

by Colin L. Powell & Joseph E. Persico

"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK."

--The New York Times Book Review

Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from...


King Stephen

by Edmund King

This compelling new biography provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135-;1154), with its ";nineteen long winters"; of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership....