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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

by John Guy

A groundbreaking reconsideration of our favorite Tudor queen, Elizabeth is an intimate and surprising biography that shows her at the height of her power by the bestselling, Whitbread Award-winning author of...

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Edythe Haber

Considered Teffi’s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author’s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political...

Dr Philip's Empire: One Man's Struggle for Justice in Nineteenth-Century South Africa

by Tim Keegan

Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered....

A Fish Out of Water: From Seattle Socialite to Commercial Fisherwoman - Hazel's Fishing Diaries from 1940's Alaska

by Arlene Lockridge

She had never fished a day in her life, but newly married Hazel Stone (40) and her equally inexperienced husband, Carl, (54) headed off on an adventure of a lifetime--to earn a living fishing in Alaska. Used...

Summary of American Sniper: by Chris Kyle | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. 


American Sniper by Chris Kyle - A 20-minute Summary


Inside this Instaread Summary:


 Overview of the entire book

 Introduction...

The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism

by Mark Zwonitzer

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William...

Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour

by Richard Zacks

From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of Island of Vice and The Pirate Hunter, a rich and lively account of how Mark Twain’s late-life adventures abroad helped him recover from financial disaster and...

The Queensland Years of Robert Herbet, Premier: Letters and Papers

by Bruce Knox

'Herbert's informal, pithy lettersdescribe the "upper middle class"social scene, together with theeconomic and political realities of anewly-created colony. Theirsubjects range from a description ofa Quensland...

Aimee & Jaguar

by Erica Fischer

Berlin 1942. Lilly Wust, twenty-nine, married, four children, led a life as did millions of German women. But then she met the twenty-one-year-old Felice Schragenheim.

It was love almost at first sight. Aimée...

The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy

by Tony Rose

An alternately poignant and powerful autobiography, a riveting overcoming-the-odds memoir. "A MUST READ!" - Kam Williams, Book Reviewer - Baret News Syndicate. The story of an African American child and young...

Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. He was kidnapped by unscrupulous slave hunters and sold into slavery where he, endured unimaginable degradation and abuse...

Varied Types

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1908. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...

Twelve Types

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1902. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...

A Life Unforeseen: A Memoir of Service to Tibet

by Rinchen Sadutshang & Dalai Lama

One of the only government officials in pre-Communist Tibet to have been educated in English recounts the pivotal events that changed his homeland, and the fate of his people, forever.

Rinchen Sadutshang was...

Carrie Welton

by Charles Monagan

Eighteen-year-old Carrie Welton is restless, unhappy, and ill-suited to the conventions of nineteenth-century New England. When she is presented with an opportunity to escape is a socially approved manner, she...

Dr. Elsie Inglis

by Lady Frances Balfour

THE story of Elsie Inglis needs little introduction. From first to last she was the woman nobly planned. She achieved what she did because she was ready when the opportunity came. Consistently she had lived...

Raoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life and Mysterious Disappearance of the Man Who Saved Thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust

by Ingrid Carlberg

An Honorary Citizen of the United States and Canada, and designated as one of the Righteous among the Nations by Israel, Raoul Wallenberg was a modest envoy to Hungary whose heroism in Budapest at the height...

Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

by Dorothy Sterling

“[The author] tells this remarkable story with honesty and compassion. Readers will find a wealth of new information not only about Kelley’s outstanding contribution to abolitionism but about the movements...

Peter Hall's Diaries: The Story of a Dramatic Battle

by Sir Peter Hall & John Goodwin

A new edition of Sir Peter Hall's Diaries with an introduction from the man himself. A fascinating read for any fan of theatre history in Britain.

Stories from Suburban Road

by Thomas Arthur Hungerford

T.A.G. Hungerford’s highly acclaimed, bestselling autobiographical short stories recount his childhood in semi-rural suburbia in the 1920s and 1930s. Bird-nesting and school days, crabbing and swimming in...