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Hawkeyes For Life

by Steve Roe

Hawkeyes for Life shares the passion of devoted University of Iowa sports fans. From watching Nile Kinnick lead the renowned Ironmen in 1939 to following the Hawkeyes to Florida bowl games in recent years, the...

TOGETHER THEY HOLD UP THE SKY: The story of China's Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan

by Martin Macmillan

Very few Chinese names have become, as Shakespeare's Henry V put it: "Familiar in his mouth as household words" to many westerners. Mao, Confucius, Yao Ming, Jackie Chan - there aren't many. But that is about...

Hans Christian Andersen: A Biography

by Mariena Foley

From his early life, through his career, personal life, death, and legacy, learn about the father of the fairy tale, Hans Christian Andersen in this compiled biography.

A Doctor's Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe

by Gretchen Roedde & Dr. John Evans

Dr. Gretchen Roedde tells the stories of the hopes of village women in the developing world struggling to give birth safely. A Doctor's Quest analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting...

Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond

by David Gilbert & Boots Riley

Written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost 30 years, this enlightening memoir chronicles the militant career of David Gilbert, a radical activist whose incarceration is due to his...

Pyramids of Montauk: Explorations in Consciousness

by Preston B. Nichols & Peter Moon

An astonishing second sequel to the Montauk Project and Montauk Revisited awakens the consciousness of humanity to its ancient history and origins through the discovery of pyramids at Montauk. A full examination...

Catherine de Medici

by Leonie Frieda

Orphaned in infancy, Catherine de Medici was the sole legitimate heiress to the Medici family fortune. Married at fourteen to the future Henri II of France, she was constantly humiliated by his influential mistress...

Diaries, 1942-1954

by Michael Bloch & James Lees-Milne

The diaries of the National Trust's country house expert James Lees-Milne (1908-97) have been hailed as 'one of the treasures of contemporary English literature'. The first of three, this volume, which includes...

Managing My Life: My Autobiography

by Alex Ferguson

This book is about the beginning of Sir Alex's football career, until the year 2000.

1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson - not only did he lead Manchester United, the most glamorous club in the world,...

César Franck: His Life and Times

by R. Stove

César Franck (1822-1890) was one of the most remarkable composers of the 19th century, and yet 38 years have elapsed since a biography of him last appeared in English. Now, with César Franck: His Life and...

Brothers (and Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving

by Donna Britt

· Donna Britt has always been surrounded by men-her father, three brothers, two husbands, three sons, countless friends. She learned to give to them at an early age. But after her beloved brother Darrell's...

Animated Life: A Lifetime of Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Stories from a Disney Legend

by Floyd Norman

A well designed, well written animated film has warmth, humor and charm. Since Steamboat Mickey, animators have been creating characters and films that are charming, warm and humorous, allowing people to connect...

Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

by Paul Trynka

“Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed...

Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America

by Christopher Benson, Mamie Till-Mobley & Jesse Rev Jackson

There are many heroes of the civil rights movement—men and women we can look to for inspiration. Each has a unique story, a path that led to a role as leader or activist. Death of Innocence is the heartbreaking...

Sniper Elite

by Rob Maylor & Robert Macklin

A gritty, no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes memoir of life as one of the world's top snipers

In Sniper Elite, Rob Maylor takes readers inside the closed world of the elite Special Forces sniper, detailing Maylor's...

Nested Scrolls

by Rudy Rucker

Nested Scrolls reveals the true life adventures of Rudolf von Bitter "Rudy" Rucker—mathematician, transrealist author, punk rocker, and computer hacker. It begins with a young boy growing up in Louisville,...

The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive

by Martin Prechtel

Martín Prechtel’s experiences growing up on a Pueblo Indian reservation, his years of apprenticing to a Guatemalan shaman, and his flight from Guatemala’s brutal civil war to life in the U.S. inform this...

An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper

by Adam Sisman

He was one of the most gifted scholars of his generation—a brilliant writer, high-society star, and cultural force who moved easily between aristocratic houses and the humble haunts of literary bohemia. He...

Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War

by Richard Bonin

In 1958, Ahmad Chalabi’s wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. The young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence....

Thing of Beauty

by Stephen Fried

At age seventeen, Gia Carangi was working the counter at her father's Philadelphia luncheonette, Hoagie City. Within a year, Gia was one of the top models of the late 1970's, gracing the covers of Cosmopolitan...