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Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream

by Antonia Felix

"Necessary reading" (Booklist) from a New York Times bestselling biographer.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with Sonia Sotomayor's former colleagues, family, friends, and teachers, New York Times bestselling...


Alexander Hamilton: A Life

by Willard Sterne Randall

From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy....


By Myself and Then Some

by Lauren Bacall

The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to project an audacious spirit and pursue on-screen excellence. The product of an extraordinary mother and a loving extended family, she produced,...


Laid Bare

by Gail Porter

Gail Porter burst on to our TV screens in the late 90s presenting The Movie Chart Show, Alive and Kicking and Top of the Pops. Bright, sparky and beautiful she soon attracted an entirely different audience,...


Falling and Laughing

by Grace Maxwell

In February 2005, Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating brain haemorrhages. He should have died. Doctors advised that if he did survive, there would be little of him left. If that wasn't enough, he went on...


Ronan O'Gara

by Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara is one of the greatest sportsmen Ireland has ever produced. A brilliant kicker both from the hand and at penalty goals, a sublime orchestrator of play from the out-half position he has made his...


Changeling

by Mike Oldfield

Born without social instincts many people take for granted, brought up in a troubled environment and possessed with an extraordinary musical talent, Mike Oldfield was thrust into the spotlight at the tender...


Evo Morales

by Martín Sivak

The fascinating Bolivian president Evo Morales is vying with the brash and provocative leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to be the most influential figure in South American politics today. Since coming into...


Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian Crusader: Volume I: The Years 1914-1960

by John W.F. Dulles

Playwright, journalist, and spectacularly successful governor, Carlos Lacerda was Brazil's foremost orator in the 20th century and its most controversial politician. He might have become president in the 1960s...


Samuel Bell Maxey: A Biography

by Louise Horton

Samuel Bell Maxey was an important political figure in nineteenth-century Texas, but no previous book-length study of his life and career has been published. Louise Horton has utilized his private papers as...


Working the Waterfront: The Ups and Downs of a Rebel Longshoreman

by Gilbert Mers

"Somebody said, 'History is written by the winners. The losers have nothing to say.' This book is by one of the losers, a bit player, not the star of the drama." So begins Gilbert Mers in these personal recollections...


Jake

by Peggy Pickle, Jake Pickle & Ann Richards

"My life has been given special purpose," Jake Pickle says. "Some men live to make money, drink, chase women, collect art, excel at a sport, or pursue other things that give them pleasure. The thing I got hooked...


Lizards on the Mantel, Burros at the Door: A Big Bend Memoir

by Etta Koch & June Cooper Price

A woman who went West with her husband in the 1840s must have expected hardships and privation, but during the 1940s, when Etta Koch stopped off in Big Bend with her young family and a 23-foot travel trailer...


Big Bend: A Homesteader's Story

by J.O. Langford & Fred Gipson

To the wild and fabulous country where the Rio Grande makes its big bend, J. O. Langford came in 1909 with his wife and daughter in search of health and a home. High on a bluff overlooking the spot where Tornillo...


The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation

by Catherine Lord

"No eyebrows. No eyelashes. When it rains the water will run straight down into my eyes," Catherine Lord wrote before her hair fell out during chemotherapy. Propelled into an involuntary performance piece occasioned...


Now You Hear My Horn: The Journal of James Wilson Nichols

by James Wilson Nichols & Catherine W. McDowell

Jim Nichols was a lively, vigorous frontiersman who came to Texas about the time of its Revolution. As with many men of that day, Nichols' formal education was lacking, but he was a born writer with a vivid...


Playing with Purpose: Inside the Lives and Faith of the NFL's Top New Quarterbacks

by Mike Yorkey

They dominated college football and stood strong for their faith. Now, as they storm the NFL, learn all about “the three quarterbacks”: Bradford, McCoy, and Tebow. Dubbed the “Holy Trinity” by sportswriters,...


Reggie Kray's East End Stories: The lost memoir of a gangland legend

by Reggie Kray

The name Reggie Kray remains synonymous with London's East End to this day, and yet although much is known about Reg and his brother Ronnie's life of crime in the '50s and '60s, to date precious little has been...


See Naples and Die

by Penelope Green

The second book in a much loved Italian travel memoir trilogy which also includes the delightful When in Rome and Girl by Sea.

After three years living and working in Italy, Australian journalist Penelope Green...


When in Rome: Chasing la dolce vita

by Penelope Green

The first book in a much loved Italian travel memoir trilogy which also includes the delightful See Naples and Die and Girl by Sea.

Winner of the Grollo Ruzzene Foundation Prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary...