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The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

by Barry Strauss

The exciting, dramatic story of one of history’s most famous events—the death of Julius Caesar—now placed in full context of Rome’s civil wars by eminent historian Barry Strauss.

Thanks to William Shakespeare,...


Selena's Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death

by Maria Celeste Arraras

20th Anniversary Edition

An intimate and investigative portrait of beloved Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla’s murder by Emmy Award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás. Now with a new foreword...


Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog

by James Grissom

An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance,...


Girl in the Dark: A Memoir

by Anna Lyndsey

A gorgeous memoir of an unthinkable life: a young woman writes of the sensitivity to light that has forced her to live in darkness, and of the love that has saved her.

 

     "Something is afoot within...


Just Kids from the Bronx

by Arlene Alda

"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." —President Bill Clinton

"Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." —Barbara Walters

A touching and provocative...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him

by Mimi Baird & Eve Claxton

A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own.

 

Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr....


This Is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith

by Ragan Sutterfield

“The cacophony of voices about our bodies is so loud, it’s hard to hear the voices that matter. Some of us decide to forget it all and give in to one addiction or another. I’ve done that. Some of us decide...


Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli

by Daisy Hay

The first biography to give Mary Anne Lewis her due and to examine her singular marriage to Benjamin Disraeli

When Mary Anne Lewis met Benjamin Disraeli, she was married to Wyndham Lewis, a rich, mildly successful...


Born to Be King

by Catherine Mayer

A provocative, surprising, and utterly fresh portrait of Charles, Prince of Wales

He is one of the world's most fascinating and least understood figures: now sixty-six, Prince Charles has spent his entire life...


Lighting Out: A Golden Year in Yosemite and the West

by Daniel Duane

"On the granite faces of Yosemite, Duane's prose comes most alive . . . Lively and engaging." - Kirkus Reviews "The contrast between the slacker-climbing crowd and the New Age poseurs is enhanced by a wonderfully...


An Outsider Inside No 10: Protecting the Prime Ministers, 1974-79

by John Warwicker & Lord Imbert

This memoir of the six years during which John Warwicker was seconded from his high-ranking position at Scotland Yard to take command of the Special Branch protection team at Downing Street covers one of the...


A Lot Like Eve: Fashion, Faith and Fig-Leaves: A Memoir

by Joanna Jepson

Joanna Jepson was born with a facial deformity that led to her being mercilessly bullied through childhood and adolescence whilst a strict evangelical upbringing imposed further challenges. Reconstructive facial...