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Charles Dickens


by David Zagier

“The one un-Jewish feature about me is the light grey colour of my eyes, but whether I got this from a twelfth-century crusader, a fourteenth-century Black Death rioter, or a seventeenth-century Cossack, no...

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work...

Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers

by Graydon Carter & David Friend

A collection of beloved authors on beloved writers, including Martin Amis on Saul Bellow, Truman Capote on Willa Cather, and Salman Rushdie on Christopher Hitchens, as featured in Vanity Fair


What did Christopher...

You Will Not Have My Hate

by Antoine Leiris

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate."

On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris’s wife,...

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World's Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

by Jack Weatherford

A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world...

Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner

by Franny Moyle

The life of one of Western art's most admired and misunderstood painters


J.M.W. Turner is one of the most important figures in Western art, and his visionary work paved the way for a revolution in landscape...

Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be

by Joel McHale

From actor and comedian Joel McHale comes the most important celebrity-penned book of this, or any, generation. Part shocking tell-all memoir, part aspirational how-to guide, and mostly all book, this one-of-a-kind...

Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .: How My Best Friend Became America's Dog

by Dana Perino

Bestselling author of And the Good News Is... Dana Perino is back with stories of friends, family, and how America's love for a dog named Jasper is a place where even political opponents can find common ground....

Songs of a War Boy

by Deng Thiak Adut & Ben Mckelvey

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told...

All for My Children

by Sally Faulkner

When her husband refused to return their children, and the Australian government and Lebanese justice system couldn't help, Sally Faulkner flew across the world with a television news crew to try to bring them...

Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

by Phil Collins

Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious...

Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

by Marina Abramovic

“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.”

In 2010, more than 750,000...


by Scholastique Mukasonga & Jordan Stump

Imagine being born into a world where everything about you—the shape of your nose, the look of your hair, the place of your birth—designates you as an undesirable, an inferior, a menace, no better than a...

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms

by Tim Tebow & A. J. Gregory

First, he was a beloved college football champion, Heisman trophy winner, media sensation, and best-selling author drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver...

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend

by Deirdre Bair

From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal...

Alfred Hitchcock

by Peter Ackroyd

A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense.

Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one,...

A Modern Plutarch: Comparisons of the Greatest Western Thinkers

by Robert Lloyd George

Vignettes of the most influential figures in British and American history, placed next to one another to reveal new likenesses and contrasts in character.

One of the most significant and enduring texts to have...

We Were The Future: A Memoir of the Kibbutz

by Yaël Neeman & Sondra Silverston

The beautiful, understated memoir by bestselling Israeli author Yael Neeman detailing the intimate, collective memories of children raised on the kibbutz.

The kibbutz is one of the greatest stories in Israeli...

The Confessions of St. Augustine

by Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine

13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400.[1] Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish...