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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....


Crowbar Governor: The Life and Times of Morgan Gardner Bulkeley

by Kevin Murphy

First biography of one of Connecticut’s most colorful and notorious statesmen


The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life

by Glenn Beck & Keith Ablow

Radio and television host Glenn Beck has experienced the rollercoaster of life like few others. From the suicide of his mother when he was just thirteen, to his eventual alcoholism, depression, divorce, unemployment,...


Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America

by Thurston Clarke

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination.

A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account...


365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life

by John Kralik

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two...


The 100 Thing Challenge

by Dave Bruno

An ordinary man's inspiring journey toward a simpler, more meaningful life.

In 2008, average American family man Dave Bruno decided to unhook himself from the intravenous drip of consumerism that fueled his life...