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THE MAKING OF AN AIRPLANE HIJACKER: An American Story

by MUHAMMAD JALAL DEEN AKBAR

THE MAKING OF AN AIRPLANE HIJACKER IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT MUHAMMAD JALAL DEEN AKBAR LIFE. THE BOOK LOOKS INTO THE MIND OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO WANTED TO PROTEST THE WAY BLACK MEN WERE TREATED IN AMERICA.


War, the Hero and the Will: Hardy, Tolstoy and the Napoleonic Wars

by Jane L. Bownas

Thomas Hardy’s The Dynasts and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace are both works that defy association with a particular genre and might seem to have little else in common apart from being set in the same period...


My Father, Frank: The Forgotten Alpinist

by Tony Smythe

• *Biography of a seminal, but often unheralded, figure in high-altitude climbing • *Written by his son, Tony, Frank Smythe was himself a prolific author • *Important addition to Mountaineer Books' Legends...


Girl in a Band

by Kim Gordon

For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has always been the epitome of cool.

Sonic Youth is one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New...


Going into the City

by Robert Christgau

One of our great essayists and music journalists, the Dean of American Rock Critics, leads a heady tour through his life and times in this atmospheric, visceral memoir—both a love letter to a New York long...


The Life of the Buddha

by Tenzin Chogyel & Kurtis R. Schaeffer

This is a call to mindfulness, dedicated to easing suffering. The story of Shakyamuni Buddha's epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin Chögyel's...


Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists

by Victoria Zackheim

Delve into this thought-provoking collection of personal essays from award-winning and bestselling authors who explore the perennial question: What do I believe?

Whether believer, skeptic, agnostic, atheist,...


I Left It on the Mountain

by Kevin Sessums

On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney...


Eleanor Marx: A Life

by Rachel Holmes

Unrestrained by convention, lionhearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855��98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. She pioneered the theater of Henrik...


My Fellow Prisoners

by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

 

In this eye-opening account, Russia’s most famous political prisoner bears witness to his country’s brutal prison system 

 Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia’s leading businessman and an outspoken Kremlin...


Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul

by Stuart Cosgrove

The Epic Story of Motown and Detroit's Independent Soul Music Scene It's January 1967-and one of the worst snowstorms in decades is blanketing Detroit, Michigan. Berry Gordy, owner of Motown Records, is trapped...


At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841¿1900

by Jennifer Ashton

In telling the story of John Webster’s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In...


602: Form of Futility

by Harding McRae & Max H Herr

In the summer of 2008, life changed forever for Dr. Harding McRae, a Board Certified emergency physician with over 30 years of experience. In the blink of an eye, a momentary lapse in judgment resulted in a...


The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Berbnard DeVoto

by Wallace Stegner

Bernard Devoto was a wild intellectual from the Rocky Mountains, a rebel, iconolclast, and idealist who fled his stifling small town for teh intellectual freedom and community of Harvard. While he settled eastwrad...


See Hear Yoko

by Bob Gruen & Jody Denberg

Conceived expressly for Yoko Ono as a gift between friends on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, See Hear Yoko is a visual portrait of an icon of contemporary American cultural history, from her days with...


Eye On the Struggle

by James McGrath Morris

In this groundbreaking biography, celebrated author James McGrath Morris skillfully illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical...


If Your Head Can't, Your Heart Will . . . But What If That's Broken Too?

by Mariana Maniscalco

Mariana Maniscalco was living a typical teenage life, when she was blindsided by a rare bacterial infection that ran wild in her body, resulting in a massive stroke, three brain surgeries and open-heart surgery....


I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Funny Man

by Maz Jobrani

A hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris.

When he first started...


Smallwood: The Unlikely Revolutionary

by Richard Gwyn

The extraordinary life of Joey Smallwood is the stuff of fiction—literally: Wayne Johnston’s acclaimed novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, draws heavily on this definitive biography. And no wonder! Set...


Ten Million Aliens: A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom

by Simon Barnes

This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world’s creatures—weird, wonderful, and everything in between—are inextricably linked.

Life on planet earth is not weirder than...