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The End of the Homosexual?

by Dennis Altman

In The End of the Homosexual? – part memoir/part politics – Dennis Altman connects what has happened within the changing queer world over the past forty years to larger social, political and cultural trends....


From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice

by Thomas F. Jackson

From Civil Rights to Human Rights examines King's lifelong commitments to economic equality, racial justice, and international peace. Drawing upon broad research in published sources and unpublished manuscript...


William Gibson

by Gary Westfahl

A pioneering full-length study of the creator of cyberpunk


Lone Star J.R.: The Autobiography of Racing Legend Johnny Rutherford

by David Craft, Johnny Rutherford & A.J. Foyt

With his signature Texas flag painted on his helmet, Johnny “J.R.” Rutherford captured the hearts of racing fans all over the world during his stellar three-decade-long career. A versatile driver, he is...


Da Coach: Irreverent Stories from His Players, Coaches, and Friends

by Rich Wolfe

Capturing the tough, no-holds-barred stories told by Mike Ditka's drinking buddies, combative players, loyal teammates, friends, and fans, this unique tell-all shows “Da Coach” through the eyes of the people...


Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms: A Lifetime of Memories from Striking Out the Babe to Teeing It up with the President

by Elden Auker & Tom Keegan

Kick back and take a trip in time to meet some of baseball’s all-time great personalities, with one of them as your own personal guide. Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms brings baseball legends to life through...


Dean's Domain: The Inside Story of Dean Smith and His College Basketball Empire

by Art Chansky

Up-close, behind-the-scenes biography of the winningest coach in college basketball history.


Stonewall Jackson: A Life Portrait

by K. M. Kostyal

Illustrated with both archival and contemporary portraits and drawings, Stonewall Jackson provides a complete portrait of the general in both words and images. 8-page color insert. B&W photos throughout.


Chasing the Flame

by Samantha Power

From Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, an epic tale-part thriller, part tragedy-for our age, the political career and tragic death of the incomparable humanitarian Sergio Vieira de Mello If there is a single...


Ghaffar Khan

by Rajmohan Gandhi

Born into the Muhammadzai tribe, from the Charsadda valley in the Pakhtun heartland, Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a passionate believer in the nonviolent core of Islam and sought to wean his people the fierce warrior...


Childhood  Days

by Satyajit Ray

Frank and funny, these stories written originally for the Bengali children's magazine Sandesh, are an essential read for all Ray enthusiasts as well as those who want to know Ray, the writer and film-maker,...


Freedom's Child

by Chandralekha Mehta

Freedom was then a far vision, and no one really expected to see a free India in his or her lifetime. The hundreds and thousands of men, women and teenagers, whose stamina and sacrifices led to our independence,...


A Life in Words

by Ismat Chugtai & M Asaduddin

A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtais celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life. Alongside vivid descriptions of...


American Eve

by Paula Uruburu

The scandalous story of America’s first supermodel, sex goddess, and modern celebrity—Evelyn Nesbit.

By the time of her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was known to millions as the most photographed...


Stealing Buddha's Dinner

by Bich Minh Nguyen

As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the...


Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak: Dictated by Himself

by Black Hawk

A rediscovered, defiant work of Native American literature, presented here on the 175th anniversary of its first publication

Upon its publication in 1833, this unflinching narrative by the vanquished Sauk leader...


Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald

by Tanya Stone

The name "Ella Fitzgerald" brings to mind a silky voice crooning jazz standards. The First Lady of Song earned her nickname by touring almost nonstop for over fifty years, winning thirteen Grammys, and recording...


All the Sad Young Literary Men

by Keith Gessen

A novel of love, sadness, wasted youth, and literary and intellectual ambition-"a wincingly funny debut" (Vogue)

Keith Gessen is a Brave and trenchant new literary voice. Known as an award-winning translator...


Redeeming Features

by Nicholas Haslam

From British interior designer Nicholas Haslam, a dazzling and witty account of a frenetic and full life—from the 1940s to the present—in Europe and America, in a crowd of friends and acquaintances that...


My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

My Year Inside Radical Islam is a memoir of first a spiritual and then a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross...