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Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

by Phyllida Scrivens

The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust—and lived happily ever after.

Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of Günter Stern who, at fourteen, when Adolf Hitler threatened...

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,...


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...


by John French

For a memoir of World War I, Sir John French's book 1914: The Early Campaigns of the Great War, does a fairly good job of recounting the facts, however skewed they may be. French, whose full name and titles...

Going to Extremes: The Adventurous Life of Harry de Windt

by Stephen Wade

Harry de Windt (1856–1933) was a man who, by any standards, was a personality, a marked presence in the world of Victorian and Edwardian literature and social life. He was a member of the literary circle around...

A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow

by Mike Farris

Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii.

In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian...

Moses: A Human Life

by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar

No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah...

Annie's War: A New Zealand Woman and Her Family in England 1916-19

by Anna Rogers & Susanna Montgomerie Norris

There have been many published collections of soldiers' diaries and letters from the First World War, but never a firsthand account of one New Zealand family's life in England during these challenging and frightening...

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times, it is often published with the title The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in order to distinguish it from Saint Augustine's...

The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary, loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. A revised edition appeared in 1787. It was an important novel of the Sturm...

Intruder in Mao's Realm: An Englishman's Eyewitness Account of 1970s China

by Richard Kirkby

In 1974, out of the blue, Richard Kirkby got the opportunity to go to one of the most isolated places on the planet, Communist China. Then for more than three years, he watched from the inside as China dealt...

Slavery Narratives Anthology (ShandonPress)

by Solomon Northup, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass & Sojourner Truth et al.

This ShandonPress anthology contains the following works: - The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano (1789) - Narrative of the Life of Frederick...