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Whatever It Takes: The Inside Story of the FIFA Way

by Bonita Mersiades, Andrew Jennings & Leslie Priestley

In the more than seven years since the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, many fine legal minds, investigators, journalists and others have attempted to find out just how Russia, and...


Rebel

by Nick Nolte

The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood...


Winter

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter

2 December...


The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure

by Shoba Narayan

When Shoba Narayan, a writer and cookbook author who had lived for years in Manhattan, moves back to Bangalore with her family, she befriends the milk lady, from whom she buys fresh milk every day. These two...


A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia

by Sandra Allen

Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning...


Secret Squirrel

by Secret Squirrel

This is the autobiography, or perhaps the public confessional, of the author.   It will come as a complete shock to his family, friends and work colleagues who all think that they know him, but alas, they don’t…His...


Finding This Place

by Marcia Breece

At a very young age, Marcia Breece came face to face with a disconcerting truth that would haunt her for decades. Because she was a girl, she would be molded to fulfill a role that had long been defined for...


The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

by Andrew Carnegie

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work...


The Adventures of Daniel Boone

by Uncle Philip

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement...


Queen Victoria

by Lytton Strachey

Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings...


Mark Twain: A Biography

by Albert Bigelow Paine

Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. Paine was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee and wrote in several genres,...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs used the pseudonym...


Diary of a U-Boat Commander

by Stephen King-Hall

Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has...


Caligula

by C. Suetonius Tranquillus

If you want to read about one of the "baddies," that is, one of the most deranged leaders in the history of History, you'll enjoy this one. Not much is known about Caligula, but it is established that his father,...


Abraham Lincoln

by James Russell Lowell

When Lincoln took office as President of the United States, the nation was fraught with problems, not the least of which was slavery and the danger of secession. This biography relates how Lincoln dealt with...


Yin Yoga Master Class: A Memoir

by Marcy Tropin

Yin Yoga Master class is a story about how one woman used yoga to heal from the past, and deal with the present, when an unexpected event could change her future. There’s also an alleged crime, a very real...


Climbing Fool's Hill

by Dean Rippetoe

The lifestyle of kids growing up in the 1940's and 50's were quite different from those in the generations that followed. We had more freedom to roam and explore. We had many experiences that were common to...


Climbing Fool's Hill

by Dean Rippetoe

The lifestyle of kids growing up in the 1940's and 50's were quite different from those in the generations that followed. We had more freedom to roam and explore. We had many experiences that were common to...


Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement, and 12 Years on Death Row Failedto Kill My Soul

by Anthony Graves

Written by a wrongfully convicted man who spent 16 years in solitary confinement and 12 years on death row, a powerful memoir about fighting for--and winning--exoneration.

In the summer of 1992, a grandmother,...