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Journey After Midnight: India, Canada and the Road Beyond

by Ujjal Dosanjh

A midnight's child of poor rural India, Ujjal Dosanjh emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1964 at the age of eighteen, and spent nearly four years making crayons, car parts and shunting trains while he attended...


Dr Philip's Empire: One Man's Struggle for Justice in Nineteenth-Century South Africa

by Tim Keegan

Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered....


Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

by Owen Chase

Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex is an account by first mate Owen Chase of the Essex, a whale ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts, that was sunk by a sperm...


Still Life with Teapot: On zen, writing and creativity

by Brigid Lowry

The good thing about being my age is that if you haven't grown up already, you don't have to.What do you do when you start talking to yourself on the bus? If you're the writer Brigid Lowry, you change tack and...


Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock 'n' Roll

by Carmine Appice, Ian Gittins & Rod Stewart

Carmine Appice has enjoyed a jaw-dropping rock-and-roll life-and now he is telling his scarcely believable story. Appice ran with teenage gangs in Brooklyn before becoming a global rock star in the Summer of...


That's My Dad!: Honoring the Fathers Who Shaped Our Lives

by Joe Battaglia & Joe Pellegrino

To succeed at the highest level of any profession requires not just skill, but also confidence and mental toughness. Many men and women have natural skills, but many would also be the first to say that without...


Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women

by Suzan Johnson Cook

An inspiring devotional for women everywhere--from celebrated public speaker, spiritual leader, and former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Dr. Suzan "Sujay" Johnson Cook.

The challenges...


The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism

by Mark Zwonitzer

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William...


A Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir

by Benedict Anderson

An intellectual memoir by the author of the acclaimed Imagined Communities

Born in China, Benedict Anderson spent his childhood in California and Ireland, was educated in England and finally found a home at...


A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer

by Mary Elizabeth Williams

A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death—and be restored to life.

After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma—a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer—journalist and mother of two...


Old Age: A Beginner's Guide

by Michael Kinsley

Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit."

The notorious baby boomers—the largest age cohort in history—are approaching the end and starting to plan their...


Texas Ranger

by John Boessenecker

“Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker now restores this incredible Ranger to his proper place alongside such fabled lawmen...


Mockingbird

by Charles J. Shields

An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman

To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth...


Citizen Kane

by Harlan Lebo

“This book is a gold mine for fans.”—Kirkus Reviews

It is the story of a film masterpiece—how it was created and how it was almost destroyed.

It is the celebration of brilliant achievement and a sinister...


Shakespeare

by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction...


Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

by Phil Knight

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one...


Her Again

by Michael Schulman

A portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep—the “Iron Lady” of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three—that explores...


Hope Heals

by Jay Wolf, Katherine Wolf & Joni Eareckson Tada

When all seems lost, where can hope be found?

Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the...


Through the Eyes of an Immigrant

by Anatole Konstantin

In A Red Boyhood -- Growing up Under Stalin, we followed a child's perilous journey of survival through war-torn Eastern Europe, Nazi occupation and, as the son of an "enemy of the state" Soviet repression....


No Photographs

by Keith Lawton

The institutional abuse and neglect of children unlucky enough to enter the UK care system has been recently been described as a "national disgrace" by a UK Government report.

The statistics on their own make...