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Mr Pizza and All That Jazz

by Peter Boizot, Luke Johnson & Matt Reville

Peter Boizot is a remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist lucky enough to have led a truly extraordinary life. Known to many as 'Mr Peterborough', he's the jazz-loving party animal who introduced pizza to England's...


Wilde Times: Patricia Wilde, George Balanchine, and the Rise of New York City Ballet

by Joel Lobenthal

The authorized biography of one of the greatest dancers from the golden age of New York City Ballet


Together Through Life: A Personal Journey with the Music of Bob Dylan

by Chris Morris

Veteran journalist and critic Chris Morris looks back at his intense half-century-long relationship with the music of Bob Dylan, viewing the role the singer-songwriter’s work has played in his own life. A...


Sushi Chef: Sukiyabashi Jiro

by Shinzo Satomi

Revered restaurateur Jiro’s extended chat on all things sushi shocked the industry and aficionados alike when it was first published in 1997 and has remained indispensable over the years thanks to his nonchalant...


The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics

by John Hickenlooper & Maximillian Potter

The maverick (and very funny) governor of Colorado tells his story, from early loss tocollege on the ten-year plan, to remarkable business and later political success

In just over a decade, John Hickenlooper...


Bellow's People: How Saul Bellow Made Life Into Art

by David Mikics

A leading literary critic’s innovative study of how the Nobel Prize–winning author turned life into art.

Saul Bellow was the most lauded American writer of the twentieth century—the winner of the Nobel...


This Road I Ride: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself

by Juliana Buhring

This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman’s solo journey around the world by bicycle.

Juliana Buhring had been mired in a dark hole of depression after the death of a man she loved, and when an...


True Crime Addict

by James Renner

When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession...


Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

by David Fisher

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders

The American Revolution...


Jane Doe January

by Emily Winslow

In the vein of Alice Sebold’s Lucky, comes a compelling, real-life crime mystery and gripping memoir of the cold case prosecution of a serial rapist, told by one of his victims.

On the morning of September...


Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man

by Corey Pegues

New Jack City meets Serpico in this provocative memoir of a crack dealer-turned-decorated NYPD officer—a timely reflection on the complex relationship between the police and the communities they are meant...


MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization: Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption

by Dave Dictor

A searing punk memoir by an American original who rebelled against conformity, complacency, and conservatism with his iconic band, MDC


People Medicine: A Frugal Physician prescribes Common Sense and Enthusiasm

by Robert McNary

People Medicine is a unique view into the life and training of a Doctor. With humor, warmth and honesty, Dr. Robert McNary narrates his voyage thru the hallowed halls of the business and practice of Medicine....


Clownland

by Judith Anne Lanigan

Clownland is a journey through an unusual country to discover what its extraordinary inhabitants have learnt about life, loss, and happiness.

            Injured, and living on the edge of country...


Arvind Kejriwal & the Aam Aadmi Party

by Pran Kurup

This book provides a unique perspective on Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) through the keen observations and first-hand insights of an active AAP volunteer and close personal friend of Kejriwal...


Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis

by Amy Van Atta Slater

Moments is the story of an unexpected journey to self-awareness that culminated in a surprisingly positive outcome for author Amy Van Atta Slater. Through discovery of the magic of positive inspiration and transformation,...


Out of Time

by Peter Chapman

In the summer of 1966 Peter Chapman was a naive 18-year-old from the Angel in north London. He was just about to enter the world of work, having flunked his A Levels and recently discovered that he would not...


Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

 

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The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at The World’s Columbian Exposition, the...


Summary of The Quartet: by Joseph J. Ellis | Includes Analysis

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The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis | Summary & Analysis

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The Quartet is an historical account of the debates and events leading up to, during, and immediately following the creation of the Constitution...


Summary of Primates of Park Avenue: by Wednesday Martin | Includes Analysis

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Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin | Includes Analysis

 

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Wednesday Martin mixes autobiography, anthropology, and satire in Primates of Park Avenue, a close-up look at the rarefied enclave...