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Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District

by Peter Moskos

When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols,...


George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait

by Walter Rimler

A dynamic, fast-paced biography of George Gershwin that has the verve and staccato drive of a book the composer himself might have written. Rimler gives us a fuller, more complex, more humorous, and more vulnerable...


Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study Of The Years 1900-1925

by Vera Brittain

In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable...


Alvas Boy

by Alan Collins

'I weighed up these women in my life and decided that none of them would fill the role of a mother. But then, what did I know about mothers anyway? ... The short answer was nothing - bugger-all.'' Sydney in...


Companero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara

by Jorge G. Castaneda

Cuando llegó el momento en que fue muerto en las selvas de Bolivia, donde su cuerpo fue exhibido como un Cristo destronado, Ernesto "Che  Guevara se había convertido en sinónimo de revolución en todas...


Spine Intact, Some Creases

by Victor J. Banis

A legendary name from the Golden Age of Paperbacks, VICTOR J. BANIS spins a witty and exuberant tale of A Thousand and One Knights, flitting blithely from tale to tail, in one era and out the other. Part autobiography,...


My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations

by Mary Frances Berry

“My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man.” –Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry...


Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009

by J. Randy Taraborrelli

So much has how been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. This book is the fruit of over 30 years of research...


Unmasked

by Ian Halperin

In late December 2008, Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigations into Jackson's failing health made headlines around the globe. Six months later, the King...


A Moveable Feast

by Ernest Hemingway, Patrick Hemingway & Sean Hemingway

Published for the first time as Ernest Hemingway intended, one of the great writer's most enduring works: his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one...


The Road to Woodstock

by Michael Lang

August 15, 1969. Richie Havens, the first act of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, takes the stage and welcomes a crowd of several hundred thousand to the green fields of Max Yasgur's farm—which is quickly...


The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 2009

by Richard Holmes

The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. 

When young...


Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories, and My Life in Ink

by Jeff Johnson

As the proprietor of the legendary Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Johnson has inked gangbangers, age-defying moms, and sociopaths; he’s defused brawls and tended delicate egos. In Tattoo...


The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

by Ben Mezrich

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times

Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg...


America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible

by Stephan Thernstrom & Abigail Thernstrom

In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the...


Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery

by Doug Anderson

An award-winning poet highlights the vibrant history of his generation in a farewell to Vietnam, the chaotic sixties, and their long aftermath. “We tend to write about what will not go away,” Doug Anderson...


Gorilla Marketing: Birth of a Low-Cost Airline

by Tony Anderson

Gorilla Marketing is the insider story of how a maverick, orange start-up airline founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou took on the might of Europe’s aviation giants in a marketing war of attrition and emerged victorious....


What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir

by Alice Eve Cohen

"Darkly hilarious...an unexpected bundle of joy."

-O, The Oprah Magazine

Alice Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she had a new love in her life, she was rais­ing a beloved...


Weeds in Bloom: Autobiography of an Ordinary Man

by Robert Newton Peck

With over 65 books published, including the breathtaking (and somewhat autobiographical) A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has enjoyed an illustrious writing career. Now, in an autobiography as unique...


Letters from the Editor: The New Yorker's Harold Ross

by Thomas Kunkel

These exhilarating letters—selected and introduced by Thomas Kunkel, who wrote Genius in Disguise, the distinguished Ross biography—tell the dramatic story of the birth of The New Yorker and its precarious...