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The Voices From The Past – Hundreds of Testimonies by Former Slaves In One Volume

by Work Projects Administration

After the end of Civil War in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. There were several efforts to record the remembrances of the living former slaves. The Federal Writers' Project was one such project...


The Secret Life of Uri Geller: CIA Masterspy?

by Jonathan Margolis

New Biography Shows Celebrity Spoon Bender, Uri Geller, Secretly Worked for U.S. Intelligence Agencies 

 

This authorized biography of Uri Geller tells his life story and explores recent claims about his clandestine...


Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

“Fascinating reading. . .this book eerily reflects some of today’s key issues.” – The New York Times Book Review

 

From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled...


All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s

by J. Harvie Wilkinson Iii

In this warm and intimate memoir Judge Wilkinson delivers a chilling message. The 1960s inflicted enormous damage on our country; even at this very hour we see the decade’s imprint in so much of what we say...


A Turbulent, Seditious and Factious People: John Bunyan and His Church

by Christopher Hill

Preacher, soldier, rebel: Who was the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the most influential books ever written?

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most important works of English literature....


The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

by Plutarch, Pamela Mensch & James Romm

A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.

Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures...


Adolf Hitler

by 50 minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Adolf Hitler in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler’s name...


The Mistress of Paris

by Catherine Hewitt

Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret.

“A gorgeous, smart, ambitious, hard-working, steely...


Lara

by Anna Pasternak

The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya—the true tragedy behind the timeless classic

When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist...


Ruth's Record: The Diary of an American in Japanese-occupied Shanghai 1941-45

by Ruth Barr

The year 1941 was a turning point for the world, but long-time Shanghai resident Ruth Hill Barr had no way of knowing that when she started her five-year diary on January 1st. Before the year was over, the Japanese...


Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian

by C. L. Bragg

An examination of how a local incident ended in the execution of a prominent American by the British for treason.


Einstein for Anyone: A Quick Read [2nd Edition]: A concise but up-to-date account of Albert Einstein's life, thought and major achievements

by David Topper

but up-to-date story of his life and thoughts, with a short and simple explanation of what he contributed to 20th century physics. 

Here is the compact story of this famous scientist, from the smiling contrarian...


Mob Girl: A Woman's Life In the Underworld

by Teresa Carpenter

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia.

Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated...


Phoenix: Shimon Peres and the Secret History of Israel

by Michael Bar-Zohar

"The Jewish people doesn’t know what it owes to Shimon Peres.” Said David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founding father. 

Indeed, the young Peres, operating in secrecy, was the builder of Israel’s military might....


The Wars of the Roosevelts

by William J. Mann

The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America’s greatest and most influential families—the Roosevelts—exposing heretofore unknown...


Rodrigo Borgia’s Rose

by Michela Martignoni & Elena Martignoni

A woman lies waiting for a new lover. Covered with nothing but rose petals, her body is exposed for pleasure: his and hers. The woman is Vannozza Cattanei, long-time mistress of a pope, matriarch of the Borgias,...


Dead Man's Plack and An Old Thorn

by William Henry Hudson

"Dead Man's Plack and An Old Thorn" was written by Argentinian naturalist W. H. Hudson and first published in 1920. It contains two essays by Hudson, both of which are written in beautiful prose and concern...


Gatekeeper to Los Alamos: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin

by Nancy Cook Steeper

In March 1943 Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin took a position that catapulted her into the center of the Manhattan Project. Her office, 109 East Palace Avenue in Santa Fe New Mexico, was the entry point for all scientists,...


A Marriage of Inconvenience: The Persecution of Ruth and Seretse Khama

by Michael Dutfield

In 1948, a young white English woman, Ruth Williams, made headline news all over the world. For she had met, fallen in love with, and married Seretse Khama, an African prince and heir to the chieftainship of...


Rasputin

by Douglas Smith

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure

A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite...