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Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record

by Robert Schmuhl

For over half a century, Robert Schmuhl interviewed and wrote about Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., who served as the president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 until 1987. Beginning as an undergraduate...


Helen Keller: The Story of My Life: The Story of My Life' by Helen Keller with 'Her Letters' (1887-1901) and 'A Supplementary Account of Her Education

by Helen Keller

'The Story of My Life' is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. The book is dedicated to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The dedication reads,...


The Black Prince of Florence

Samuel Marsden: Preacher, Pastor, Magistrate & Missionary

by David B Pettett

Samuel Marsden. Preacher, Pastor, Magistrate & Missionary is an account of the life of Rev Samuel Marsden (1765-1838), second Chaplain to New South Wales, illuminated by his sermons. Author: David B. Pettett....


Anson's Gold: and the Secret to Captain Kidd's Charts

by George Edmunds

After a decade of research, author and broadcaster George Edmunds has finally unlocked the meaning of the mysterious cipher carved into the famous Shepherd’s Monument in the grounds of the Shugborough Estate,...


Swami in a Strange Land

by Joshua M. Greene

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon...


Bowles Hall Residential College: University of California, Berkeley

by Louis E. Grivetti

The chronological history of Bowles Hall Residential College is presented through a compilation of documents, images, and texts. It is a story of family generosity and philanthropy that begins with vision of...


Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar

by John Paul Davis

The legendary hero of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, is a figure who has in equal measure attracted and baffled historians for decades. With the first mention of him coming in Old English ballads, it was long...


Kick

by Paula Byrne

Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional—and nearly forgotten—young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy,...


Catullus' Bedspread

by Daisy Dunn

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of...


Inheritance: A Psychological History of the Royal Family

by Dennis Friedman

In exploring Royal dynamics, Inheritance sheds light on problems found in any familyOn its first publication in the 1990s, Dennis Friedman's Inheritance caused a furor in England as he traced the many problems...


Nobody's Business: A Memoir

by Thabo Jijana

In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank. A decade later, Thabo faces up to South Africa's most violent industry...


The Last Communard: Adrien Lejeune, the Unexpected Life of a Revolutionary

by Gavin Bowd

The story of an unexpected hero

The Last Communard offers a brilliant, striking portrait of revolutionary Europe through a remarkable personal story.

In 1871, Adrien Lejeune fought on the barricades of the Paris...


Martin Luther

by Lyndal Roper

When Martin Luther nailed a sheet of paper to the church door of a small university town on 31 October 1517, he set off a process that changed the Western world for ever.

Luther's ideas spread like wildfire....


Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

by Gareth Dale

Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) was one of the twentieth century’s most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization’s disruptions and the Great Depression’s underlying...


Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond

by Larry Loftis

James Bond has nothing on Dusko Popov. a double agent for the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI during World War II, Popov seduced numerous women, spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining...


Shanghai Grand

by Taras Grescoe

On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon....


Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer

by Walter Shapiro

From acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro, the true life story of how his great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler’s agents in the run-up to WWII.

All his...


The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

by Natalie Livingstone

For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue,...


Carriers of Genius: Conversations with the Mothers of Twelve Famous Men

by Jan Helen McGee

Carriers of Genius examines the lives of twelve famous men through the eyes of their mothers. In it, we see how Disney, Einstein, Franklin, Gershwin, Hughes, Rockwell, Rogers, Roosevelt, Whitman, Wright, Astaire,...