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William Wells Brown: An African American Life

by Ezra Greenspan

A groundbreaking biography of the most pioneering and accomplished African-American writer of the nineteenth century. Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel...


Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

by Jonathan Darman

In politics, the man who takes the highest spot after a landslide is not standing on solid ground.

 

In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American...


When Fraser Met Billy: An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power of Animal Connections

by Louise Booth

In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother’s touching, true story of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy’s life.

Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed...


Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography

by John Toland

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man...


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction

by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.

     Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts...


Lady Parts

by Andrea Martin

Whether lighting up the small screen, stealing scenes on the big screen or starring on the stage, Andrea Martin has long entertained Canadians with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances....


Fire Shut Up in My Bones

by Charles M. Blow

A  gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America's most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past.


Through the Eye of the Tiger: The Rock ¿n' Roll Life of Survivor's Founding Member

by Lisa Torem, Jim Peterik & Kevin Cronin

As the founding member of Survivor and co-writer of one of the most inspirational songs in rock history, Jim Peterik easily fits into the category of “rock star.” But a closer look at Peterik’s life and...


Bowie: The Biography

by Wendy Leigh

Discover the man behind the myth in this new biography of one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time—David Bowie.

David Bowie—the iconic superstar of rock, fashion, art, design, and...


Showtime

by Ed Arnold

For fans of NHL 24/7, a raw and revealing account of rollercoaster of a season of the Peterborough Petes – the oldest and largest junior hockey league in Canada and launching pad for a record number of NHL...


Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network

by Jonathan D. Moreno

The untold story of the creative genius behind major 20th-century movements in therapy and theater and his lasting influence


Margo: Queen of Country & Irish: The Promise and the Dream

by Margo O'Donnell & Margaret O'Donnell

The official memoir of Margo O'Donnell, legendary Irish Country Music singer

For fifty years now the name 'Margo' has been synonymous with everything that is positive and enriching in Country and Irish music....


Turner - A Life

by James Hamilton

J.M.W Turner exhibited his work proudly but was correspondingly reticent about his private life. In 1799, aged 24, he became an Associate of the Royal Academy at the youngest possible age. While influential...


Experience: A Memoir

by Martin Amis

Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels.

The son of the great comic...


Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey

by Alexandra Bogdanovic

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Chastity Bono is now Chaz. Her decision to "become" a man made headlines around the world, but she is not alone. Transgender men and women frequently appear on television talk shows and reality programs...


All About My Mother: A Beloved Daughter's Memoir

by J. S. Quinn

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All About My Mother: A Beloved Daughter's Memoir is the intriguing story of J.S. Quinn, who died in 1997, 25 days before her 19th birthday.

This memoir was written by her mother to show that a child's...


The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live

by Albert Espinosa

A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world.

 

My heroes don’t wear...


The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

by Jenny Nordberg

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl

In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is...


My Grandfather's Gallery

by Anne Sinclair & Shaun Whiteside

A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir

On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds...


The Man Behind the Bow Tie: Arthur Porter on Business, Politics and Intrigue

by Arthur Porter & T. R. Todd

How does it feel to be deemed guilty before trial? To be held in a cutthroat Panamanian prison while suffering from terminal lung cancer? How does it feel to rise to the top of the medical and public arenas...