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The Unhappy Medium: Spiritualism and the Life of Margaret Fox

by Earl Wesley Fornell & Lowell Collins

"Here, Mr. Split-Foot, do as I do!" exclaimed the child, and the spirits obeyed her command. Thus, in 1848, thirteen-year-old Margaret Fox inaugurated the age of spiritualism. Those early spirit manifestations...


Pioneer Printer: Samuel Bangs in Mexico and Texas

by Lota M. Spell

Samuel Bangs, the first printer in the territory that is now Texas, once owed his life to his printing press. One of the few survivors of the Mina Expedition to Mexico in 1817, Bangs wrote to Servando de Mier,...


William Gilpin: Western Nationalist

by Thomas L. Karnes

William Gilpin (1815-1894) has been called "America's first geopolitician." Regarded today as both scientist and quack, Gilpin was in his own time a recognized authority whose maps were accepted by Congress...


Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home

by Roberto González Echevarría

Alejo Carpentier was one of the greatest Latin American novelists of the twentieth century, as well as a musicologist, journalist, cultural promoter, and diplomat. His fictional world issues from an encyclopedic...


Home on the Double Bayou: Memories of an East Texas Ranch

by Ralph Semmes Jackson, J. Frank Dobie & Bubi Jessen

Once again, through a boy's eyes, Ralph Jackson sees a winter sky darkened with geese and ducks, a kitchen stove glowing with cheerful warmth, Aunt May strolling in her flower garden, moonlight filtering through...


Mexican Political Biographies, 1884-1934

by Roderic Ai Camp

Here is an authoritative reference work that makes biographies of prominent Mexican national politicians from the period 1884-1934 available in English. Like the author's biographical directory for the years...


Luis Suarez: Crossing the Line - My Story

by Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez was a young boy already in love with football by the time his family moved from the countryside to Uruguay's capital, Montevideo. The guile and trickery of the street kid made an impact with the...


Playing It My Way: My Autobiography

by Sachin Tendulkar

The greatest run-scorer in the history of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013 after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated Indian cricketer of all time, he received the Bharat Ratna Award...


The Little Book of Common Sense: Or Pause for Thought with Wogan

by Terry Wogan

This little work is designed to bring you back, again and again, to refresh your view and attitude to life, living and everything in between. You will find no easy answers to your dilemmas here, rather an alternative...


Love is Happiness: Tomorrow's a New Day

by Rosy Columbine

"Do you know how much I love you I wonder? Don't think about it, it's just that I want to give you love and happiness and joy, but that is probably a feeling that parents always have. Love is happiness - a freedom,...


Word for Word: A Memoir

by Lilianna Lungina & Oleg Dorman

A bestselling sensation in Russia, where it was called "the most significant cultural event of the year," Word for Word is nothing less than the story of a nation's literary conscience-the history of the twentieth...


Napoleon: A Life

by Andrew Roberts

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War-winner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014

Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his...


Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa

by Lisa Lovatt-Smith

Lisa Lovatt-Smith shares her extraordinary journey from being a Vogue international editor to living in a mud hut in Ghana.


Life Could Be Verse: Reflections on Love, Loss, and What Really Matters

by Kirk Douglas

For his 98th birthday, Kirk Douglas offers us an intimate look into his life. Through a collection of poetry, prose and photographs, he pulls the curtain all the way back exposing the bombs and blockbusters...


Havel: A Life

by Michael Zantovsky

Václav Havel was one of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century: iconoclast and intellectual, renowned playwright turned political dissident, president of a united then divided nation, and dedicated...


Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014)

by Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood

The second volume of Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood’s biography of Metallica, detailing the latter half of their extraordinary, decades-long career


The Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

by Nabil Mouline & Ethan S. Rundell

Followers of Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam's Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide expansion of...


Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life

by Sophia Loren

In her first memoir, the Academy Award–winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance,...


Prozac Nation

by Elizabeth Wurtzel

In Prozac Nation, Wurtzel describes her harrowing battle with clinical depression before she was finally treated with Prozac. In a society plagued by divorce, economic instability, and AIDS, Wurtzel depicts...


Hope: Entertainer of the Century

by Richard Zoglin

The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was most important entertainer of the twentieth century.

Born in 1903, and until...