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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...


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...


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 Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, and Survival in the Caribbean

by Rita M. Gardner

A father makes the fateful decision to leave a successful career in the US behind and move to an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings, transplants his wife and two...


Storm Prayers: Retrieving and Reimagining Matters of the Soul

by Patricia Hoolihan

Storm Prayers is an intriguing and highly readable memoir of Patricia Hoolihan's journey to retrieve the profound in her life.


From Hell to Heaven to Hell

by Jim Grundy & Chalfant-Eckert Publising

Inside the pages of this book you will discover a captivating man's story of life growing up poor in West Virginia. The son of a coal miner, drifting after graduation trying to find his way in the world, moving...


Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life

by Georgina Ferry

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of...


Another Day with Her : Lost in a Diagnosis, Understanding Bipolar Disorder

by Carmen Martiez, Lora Rosemon & Holly Charles

Another Day with Her is a story of Latrece Bell diagnosis with Bipolar Disorder, told by her friends and family. It describes the turmoil, and challenges of everyday living,supporting and understanding of someone...


"Legends and Heroes": Behind the Lens

by Dave Humphrey

A personal account of the role of military photography and its massive impact on world conflicts over the last century. David's collection of stories includes the history of the unique photographic training...


The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice

by Zak Ebrahim

An extraordinary story, never before told: The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father—the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

What is it like to...


A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928

by Geoffrey C. Ward

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt’s...


Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905

by Geoffrey C. Ward

 

Before Pearl Harbor, before polio and his entry into politics, FDR was a handsome, pampered, but strong-willed youth, the center of a rarefied world.  In Before the Trumpet, the award-winning historian Geoffrey...


31 Days: A Memoir of Seduction

by Marcia Gloster

Marcia Gloster was a college student traveling through Europe in the summer of 1963. When she arrived in Salzburg, Austria to study at Oskar Kokoschka’s School of Vision, she envisioned a month of intensive...


The Patron

by Anthony David

The rags-to-riches story of one of Europe’s great entrepreneurs and a founding father of modern Jewish secular culture

The name “Schocken”—now primarily associated with the prestigous publishing house—was...


Misgivings

by C. K. Williams

An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet

Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict....


Jan

by Seth Giolle

Jan is a youth coming to terms with a lifetime of learned dysfunction. To triumph over his past and forge a strong future, he must embrace an uncertain future and accept companionship he's learned to avoid.


We are Michael Field

by Emma Donoghue

In this profile, Emma Donoghue tells the story of two eccentric Victorian spinsters: Katherine Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Cooper (1862-1913); poets and lovers, who wrote together under the name...


Passions Between Women

by Emma Donoghue

Passions Between Women looks at stories of lesbian desires, acts and identities from the Restoration to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Far from being invisible, the figure of the woman who felt passion...


Angels Watching Over Me

by Keturah L. Hadley

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Angels Watching Over Me tells the true account of some of the author's experiences with supernatural beings who she believes are angels.

She states, "I believe that God assigns angels to each and...


Mercator

by Nicholas Crane

An enthralling biography of the man who created the first real map of the world and changed civilization

Born at the dawn of the age of discovery, Gerhard Mercator lived in an era of formidable intellectual and...