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Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

by Sheila McCauley Keys & Eddie B Allen

"Rosa Parks inspired millions of Americans in 1955, including a nine-year-old boy in Arkansas learning about her story. Through the pages of Our Auntie Rosa, her family captures the quiet dignity-and commanding...


The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

by Ben Yagoda

From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era.

Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950,...


Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer

by Antonia Murphy

"One month into our stay, we'd managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily....


Leaving Before the Rains Come

by Alexandra Fuller

"...one of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly

A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller...


Whipping Boy

by Allen Kurzweil

The true account of one man's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully

Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles Allen Kurzweil's search for his twelve-year-old nemesis,...


A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences

 

In 1948, after surviving World...


The Book of Love

by Roger Rosenblatt

From Roger Rosenblatt, author of the acclaimed memoirs Making Toast, Kayak Morning, and The Boy Detective, comes another lyrical meditation on—and celebration of—a universal and elusive subject

In The Book...


Fuck Off, Cancer: Cancer Shaken not Stirred

by Linda Brossi Murphy

Follow the author's journey through cancer as she turns this deadly disease into a party at every turn. Watch as Linda makes the most of the situation as she weaves her way through various treatments. The book...


Guantánamo Diary

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi & Larry Siems

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo...


The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

by Jan Jarboe Russell

The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.

From 1942 to 1948,...


The Man Who Couldn't Stop

by David Adam

An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your...


The Young T. E. Lawrence

by Anthony Sattin

An intimate biography of the years that turned T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.

Lawrence of Arabia's heroism during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar...


This Accursed Land

by Lennard Bickel

This Accursed Land charts the epic journey of Antarctic survival endured by explorer and geologist Sir Douglas Mawson. On the 10th of November, 1912, Douglas Mawson, Lieutenant Belgrave Ninnis and Xavier Mertz...


Viktor IV: A Biography

by David L. Levy

Viktor, an expatriate American, was a fascinating 20th Century artist who produced an estimated 700 "ikons" of boat hatches and driftwood floating on the Amstel River in Amsterdam, and more than 5000 "logbook"...


On Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Personal Allegory

by Julie Castro, Orsini Laura & InfiniteReach Agency

In her book, On Earth as It Is in Heaven, Julie Castro shares the personal experiences she encountered while waiting for the man God called to be her husband. Whether a believer in Jesus or not, this intimate...


Letters from a Geneva Pensionnat

by Flora Ewing

Very personal, sometimes romantic and naive, the letters will take you through feelings, worries, excitement and emotions with great humour and unimaginable details from a hundred year ago life. The book contains...


200 Weeks

by Gavin Richards

Narrated in the first person this is an account of the savage journey of a man who has not only been brushed by mortality but who is still in the process of trying to wrestle it to the ground


Rube Waddell: King of the Hall of Flakes

by W. G. Braund

You just got a raise to $12.50 a week so you decide to splurge and shell out a dollar to sit in the grandstand behind home plate. You know you're in for a treat. Rube Waddell, the most exciting twirler in baseball,...


From Night Flak to Hijack: It's a Small World

by Captain Reginald Levy DFC

This is the autobiography of Reginald Levy, a British pilot who reached a total of 25,090 flying hours in over 40 years of civil, military and commercial aviation. He recounts his training and military operations...


The Dublin King: The True Story of Lambert Simnel and the Princes in the Tower

by John Ashdown-Hill

A year after Richard III's death, a boy claiming to be a Yorkist prince appeared as if from nowhere. He said he was Richard III's heir and the rightful King of England. In 1487, in a unique ceremony, this boy...