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The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico

by Benedetto Croce

My reasons for believing that a new exposition of Vico's philosophy is required may easily be inferred from the observations on the effects of his work and the biographical notes which form respectively the...


Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth

by William Hogarth

The author of these imperfect sheets cannot present them a second time to the world, before he has expressed his gratitude for the extreme candour with which they have been treated by the Monthly Reviewers....


Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth

by Jane Alexander

A moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by...


Tree of Treasures: A Life in Ornaments

by Bonnie Mackay

A beautifully illustrated look at Christmas ornaments and the memories they hold on our trees

First highlighted in the New York Times, Bonnie Mackay’s annual Christmas tree showcases a lifetime collecting almost...


The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body

by Ken Baker

Soon to be a feature film, The Late Bloomer is the revealing, harrowing and often funny memoir of a celebrity journalist and former hotshot hockey player who discovers that he has been biochemically infused...


Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

by Susan Quinn

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant...


Pour Me a Life

by A.A. Gill

Serialized in Esquire, A.A. Gill's Pour Me a Life is a riveting meditation on the author's alcoholism, seen through the lens of the memories that remain, and the transformative moments that saved him from a...


Stepmother: A Memoir

by Marianne Lile

For the estimated 14 million stepmothers living in the United States, this memoir provides an honest reflection of the stepmom experience, highlighting both the love and the loneliness that encircles it.


Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from...


A Life Everlasting

by Sarah Gray

A donor mother’s powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research....


Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas

by Nick Eatman

A veteran Texas sports writer offers a lively, up-close look at football in Texas—the fullest portrait ever conceived—viewed through the interwoven stories of three teams, Plano Senior High School, Baylor...


Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of Fall 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler—the “female...


Hockey Strong: Stories of Sacrifice from Inside the NHL

by Todd Smith

For the casual enthusiast and hockey fanatic alike comes a collection of essays and photographs celebrating the grit and dedication of hockey players to withstand injury and hardship to play the sport they love....


A True Account of the Voyage of the Nottinghar Thames to New-England

by Christopher Langman

We having been Sufferers in this unfortunate Voyage, had reason to believe, from the Temper of our Captain, who treated us barbarously both by Sea and Land, that he would misrepresent the Matter, as we now find...


My Year of the Great War

by Frederick Palmer

In "The Last Shot,” which appeared only a few months before the Great War began, drawing from my experience in many wars, I attempted to describe the character of a conflict between two great European land-powers,...


Guernsey Folk Lore

by Edgar MacCulloch

Of late years the ancient superstitions of the people, their legendary tales, their proverbial sayings, and, in fine, all that is designated by the comprehensive term of "Folk-Lore,” have attracted much and...


Jane Austen and Her Times

by G. E. Mitton

PRELIMINARY AND DISCURSIVE CHILDHOOD THE POSITION OF THE CLERGY HOME LIFE AT STEVENTON THE NOVELS LETTERS AND POST SOCIETY AND LOVE-MAKING VISITS AND TRAVELING CONTEMPORARY WRITERS A TRIO OF NOVELS THE NAVY...


Riley Unlikely

by Riley Banks-Snyder

Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing...


They Call Me Supermensch

by Shep Gordon

An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career.

In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent,...


Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School

by Stuart Jeffries

This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter today

In 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt,...