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Chopin

by Henry Theophilus Finck

Chopin's reputation has been constantly growing, and yet many of his deepest and most poetic compositions are almost unknown to amateurs, not to speak of the public at large. A few of his least characteristic...


The Autobiography of St. Ignatius

by Saint Ignatius of Loyola

This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself, is considered by the Bollandists the most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus. The editors of the Stimmen Aus Maria Laach,...


The Complete Muhammad Ali

by Ishmael Reed

More than a biography and ‘bigger than boxing’, The Complete Muhammad Ali is a fascinating portrait of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. Ishmael Reed calls it The Complete Muhammad...


Charles Baudelaire, His Life

by Theophile Gautier

The first time that we met Baudelaire was towards the middle of the year 1849, at the Hôtel Pimodan, where we occupied, near Fernand Boissard, a strange apartment which communicated with his by a private staircase...


Thomas and the stars

by Rocco Cardillo

A fairy tale for adults and children , sometimes sad sometimes happy . A fairy tale like all fairy tales ends with the happy moments , as though in reality there are no waivers wanted to do along the way to...


Books Fatal to Their Authors

by P. H. Ditchfield

To record the woes of authors and to discourse de libris fatalibus seems deliberately to court the displeasure of that fickle mistress who presides over the destinies of writers and their works. Fortune awaits...


The Temptation of St. Antony

by Gustave Flaubert

"Another day! Another day gone! I was not so miserable in former times as I am now! Before the night was over, I used to begin my prayers; then I would go down to the river to fetch water, and would reascend...


Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum

by Hiram Chase

I have been urged ever since I left the Asylum, by friends, to write my history of those two unfortunate years, and give it to the public. This I did purpose to do while I was in the asylum, as soon as I left...


Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

by Thomas De Quincey

"He was a man of very extraordinary genius. He has generally been treated by those who have spoken of him in print as a madman. But this is a mistake and must have been founded chiefly on the titles of his books....


Pardon My Hearse: A Colorful Portrait of Where the Funeral and Entertainment Industries Met in Hollywood

by Allan Abbott & Greg Abbott

Even celebrities die-and he was the man who picked up the bodies! Allan Abbott ran the leading hearse, mortuary, and funeral services company in Hollywood and got an unprecedented glimpse of how celebrities...


Screenplay of "1000 - The Sword In The Stone"

by Guido Maria Giordano

Historical movie set in Italy between the year 1000 and the year 1180, told through the dialogue of real people. It tells the story of the Sword in the Stone. An adventurous and exciting journey through Medieval...


The Private Diary of DR. John Dee

by John Dee

The present volume contains two curious documents concerning Dr. Dee, the eminent philosopher of Mortlake, now for the first time published from the original manuscripts. I. His Private Diary, written in a very...


Charles Darwin  Autobiography

by Charles Darwin

A German Editor having written to me for an account of the development of my mind and character with some sketch of my autobiography, I have thought that the attempt would amuse me, and might possibly interest...


First World War Front Lines

by Boyd Cable

"...The attack on the wood had begun soon after dawn, and it was no more than 8 a.m. when the Corporal was dropped badly wounded in the advance line of the attack where it had penetrated about four hundred yards...


Life and Art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Sir Hall Caine

One day towards the close of 1881 Rossetti, who was then very ill, said to me: "How well I remember the beginning of our correspondence, and how little did I think it would lead to such relations between us...


Father Henson's Story of His Own Life

by Josiah Henson

The numerous friends of the author of this little work will need no greater recommendation than his name to make it welcome. Among all the singular and interesting records to which the institution of American...


Dante: His Times and His Work

by Arthur John Butler

​The person who sets to work to write about Dante at the present day has two great difficulties to reckon with: the quantity which has already been written on the subject, and the quantity which remains to...


Anatomy of a Ponzi

by Colleen Cross

Bernard Madoff, Tom Petters and others amassed fortunes in massive Ponzi schemes, ruining unsuspecting investors, unaware their investments were connected to these criminals. The biggest Ponzi of all time is...


Fr. Giuseppe Puglisi   MARTYR IN ODIUM FIDEI THE STAGES OF A LIFE SPENT FOR OTHERS

by Rosaria Cascio

Reasoned and comprehensive first biography in English of father Giuseppe Puglisi, a priest in Palermo who was killed by the mafia on September 15, 1993 and proclaimed blessed by the Church May 25, 2013. P. Puglisi...


The Auschwitz Photographer

by Anna Dobrowolska

This book paints the most comprehensive picture of life inside Auschwitz published to date. It tells the story of Wilhelm Brasse, who spent 5 years in the camp as a prisoner-photographer and was a unique witness...