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Twelve Years a Slave, Illustrated Edition

by Solomon Northup

Kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, freeman Solomon Northup spent twelve years in bondage before being freed. Twelve Years a Slave is Northup’s moving memoir, revealing unimaginable details...


Hope

by Mary Ryan

In 1869, Tom Walsh and his young sister are forced to emigrate from Ireland to America. Tom vows to make his fortune before ever returning to his homeland. He sets his sights on Colorado---and gold. Eventually,...


The Emperor of Wine

by Elin McCoy

The first book to chronicle the rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr., the world's most influential and controversial wine critic, who, over the last twenty–five years, has dominated the international wine world and...


My Invented Country

by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her...


Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters

by Rainer maria Rilke, Lou Andreas-Salome & Edward Snow

"Immensely readable...a significant piece of scholarship."—Fred Volkmer, New York Sun He would become one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; she a muse of Europe's fin-de-siecle thinkers...


A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man

by Holly George-Warren

The first biography of the influential musician and forebear of the indie-rock scene

Alex Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints...


The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

by Ben Tarnoff

The unforgettable story of the birth of modern America and the western writers who gave voice to its emerging identity

The Bohemians begins in 1860s San Francisco. The Gold Rush has ended; the Civil War threatens...


The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work

by Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson & Missy Robertson

An Inside Look at the Robertson Women

In the pages of this book, you’ll find both fun and inspirational stories . . .

Kay shares the honest story of her relationship with Phil—and his wild and philandering...


Conspiracy Theories & Other Dangerous Ideas

by Cass R. Sunstein

The nation’s most-cited legal scholar who for decades has been at the forefront of applied behavioral economics, and the bestselling author of Nudge and Simpler, Cass Sunstein is one of the world’s most...


Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

by Elizabeth Esther

I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the...


The Jacqueline Shan Story: Pursuing a dream, never giving up

by Jacqueline Shan

The Jacqueline Shan Story is the wonderful, improbable story of one woman's extraordinary entrepreneurial career in natural health. A child of the Cultural Revolution, Shan moved to Canada in 1987 and set out...


The Unlikely Settler

by Lipika Pelham

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict seen by an outsider who craves to make sense of herself, her marriage, and the city she lives in

The Unlikely Settler is none other than a young Bengali journalist who moves to...


Nixon Volume III: Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990

by Stephen E. Ambrose

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Nixon Volume II: The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972

by Stephen E. Ambrose

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Nixon Volume I: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962

by Stephen E. Ambrose

From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the life of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon. From his difficult boyhood and earnest youth to bis ruthless...


Eisenhower Volume I: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890-1952

by Stephen E. Ambrose

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Eisenhower: Soldier and President

by Stephen E. Ambrose

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier...


Eisenhower Volume II: The President

by Stephen E. Ambrose

Eisenhower: The President, the second and concluding volume of Stephen Ambrose's brilliant biography, is the first assessment of a postwar President based on access to the entire record. It covers a wide range...


The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt

by David Giffels

In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown...


A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

by Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd & Joshua Fattal

Three Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for years reveal, for the first time, the full story of their imprisonment and fight for freedom.