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Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott

by Joyce Scott

The remarkable story of “outsider” artist Judith Scott, who was institutionalized for more than thirty years before being reunited with her sister

From birth, fraternal twins Judith and Joyce Scott lived...

Every Frenchman Has One

by Olivia De Havilland

Back in print for the first time in decadesand featuring a new interview with the author, in celebration of her forthcoming centennial birthdaythe delectable escapades of Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland,...

Wake Up America

by Eric Bolling

America was built on nine distinct virtues which shaped the character of our nation and made it great. Grit, manliness, individualism, merit, profit and providence, dominion over our environment, thrift, and...

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years

by Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman

This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen...

Chaos Monkeys

by Antonio Garcia Martinez

Liar’s Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager and startup...

My Father Before Me: A Memoir

by Chris Forhan

An award-winning poet offers a multi-generational portrait of an American family—weaving together the lives of his ancestors, his parents, and his own coming of age in the 60s and 70s in the wake of his father’s...

House of Nails

by Lenny Dykstra

Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails is a tale of Shakespearian proportions—a relentlessly entertaining ride that careens from the heights to the abyss.

Lenny Dykstra, nicknamed “Nails”...

Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park

by Robert K. Elder

Thinking of Ernest Hemingway often brings to mind his travels around the world, documenting war and engaging in thrilling ad- ventures. However, fully understanding this outsized international author means returning...

Old Dogs New Tricks: More Tales from Two Kiwi Country Vets

by Peter Anderson & Peter Jerram

More cock and bull stories from New Zealand's favourite country VetsPeter Anderson (aka the Flying Vet) and Peter Jerram (aka the Sailing Vet) are back with more lough-out-loud and entertaining yarns about the...

Balanced Between Shadow and Light: A Painter's Journey

by Deirdre J West

An award winning painter, published author, and world traveler, Deirdre West has combined her passions into a series of illustrated travel memoirs. Her first book, Balanced Between Shadow and Light: A Painter’s...

Summary of John Adams: by David McCullough | Includes Analysis

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John Adams by David McCullough | Includes Analysis


David McCullough's John Adams is a biography designed to establish Adams's place beside, or even above, better known figures such as Alexander Hamilton,...

Finding a Way

by Graeme Innes

I learned from my family that most things could be achieved - the challenge was finding a way. Blind from birth, Graeme Innes was blessed. Blessed because he had a family who refused to view his blindness as...

Mr Pizza and All That Jazz

by Peter Boizot, Luke Johnson & Matt Reville

Peter Boizot is a remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist lucky enough to have led a truly extraordinary life. Known to many as 'Mr Peterborough', he's the jazz-loving party animal who introduced pizza to England's...

The Last Communard: Adrien Lejeune, the Unexpected Life of a Revolutionary

by Gavin Bowd

The story of an unexpected hero

The Last Communard offers a brilliant, striking portrait of revolutionary Europe through a remarkable personal story.

In 1871, Adrien Lejeune fought on the barricades of the Paris...

Famous Nathan

by Mr. Lloyd Handwerker & Gil Reavill

From a Nickel to an Empire

Before the gut-busting eating contests and franchise stores across the country, there was a single man, Nathan Handwerker. An Eastern European Jewish immigrant who left the small...

Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life

by Kim Addonizio

“Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling . . . at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off...

Standing Alone

by Asra Nomani

As President Bush is preparing to invade Iraq, Wall Street Journal correspondent Asra Nomani embarks on a dangerous journey from Middle America to the Middle East to join more than two million fellow Muslims...

Then and Now

by Barbara Cook & Tom Santopietro

One of the greatest American singers and actresses of her generation looks back on a magical and turbulent life spanning a half century of theatrical history from the golden age of the Broadway musical to the...

Twenty Letters to a Friend

by Svetlana Alliluyeva

In this riveting, New York Times-bestselling memoir—first published by Harper in 1967—Svetlana Alliluyeva, subject of Rosemary Sullivan’s critically acclaimed biography, Stalin’s Daughter, describes...