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Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer: An RAF Officer's Memoir of the Battle of France 1940

by Alastair Panton & Victoria Panton Bacon

Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton...


Flight into Freedom and Beyond: The Autobiography of the Co-Founder of the Findhorn Community

by Eileen Caddy

This is an extraordinary story told by an ordinary woman. Eileen Caddy is known worldwide as one of the three founders of the Findhorn Foundation in the north of Scotland. The books that have flowed from her...


Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures with the World's Most Dangerous Reptiles

by Austin Stevens

Known as the original “Snakemaster” from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his...


Radiation Days: The Rollicking, Lighthearted Story of a Man and His Cancer

by Lynn Hoffman

What's it worth to you to live another year?

Writer, poet, foodie, and storyteller Lynn Hoffman considers that question in Radiation Days, a memoir of his experience fighting throat cancer.

How many arrows will...


Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope

by Lisa C. Paul

In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two year friendship and...


Money Sucks: A Memoir on Why Too Much or Too Little Can Ruin You

by Michael Baughman

A funny and touching story about how to deal with the struggles of adulthood, how to live a good life, and how money can complicate it all.

Michael Baughman’s hope was to send his oldest grandson off to his...


Hard Time: Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail

by Shaun Attwood, Anne Mini & Tony Papa

Shaun Attwood was a millionaire day trader in Phoenix, Arizona, but his hedonistic lifestyle of drugs and parties came to an abrupt end in 2002 when a SWAT team broke down his door. Attwood found himself on...


Lessons in Taxidermy: A Compendium of Safety and Danger

by Bee Lavender

A riveting memoir of sickness and survival from Punk Planet Books!


Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

by Heather Menzies

An engaging and intimate journey of personal and political discovery.


Browsing Nature's Aisles: A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs

by Wendy Brown & Eric Brown

Mud clams, knotweed, and plants that bite back – one family’s adventures in suburban foraging


Freak Out!: My Life With Frank Zappa

by Pauline Butcher

In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist.The assignment would change her life forever. For three years,...


To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman's Search for Spirit

by Phyllis Barber

Written by an award-winning writer, this spiritual memoir is distinguished by the author’s Mormonism and literary prose. In a series of thought-provoking, personal essays, Phyllis Barber provides an engaging...


Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Poet's Life

by Scott Donaldson

At the time of his death in 1935, Edwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet-the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the intriguing story of this poet's...


Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother's Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder

by Tina Traster & Melissa Fay Greene

In moving and refreshingly candid prose, Rescuing Julia Twice tells Traster’s foreign-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of...


Marguerite de Navarre: Mother of the Renaissance

by Rouben C. Cholakian

Sister to the king of France, queen of Navarre, gifted writer, religious reformer, and patron of the arts—in her many roles, Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) was one of the most important figures of the French...


Love, Amy: The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt

by Amy Clampitt & Willard Spiegelman

This extraordinary collection of letters sheds light on one of the most important postwar American poets and on a creative woman's life from the 1950s onward. Amy Clampitt was an American original, a literary...


Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

by Scotty Bowers & Lionel Friedberg

Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town’s stars and starlets....


Steel Will: My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I Was Meant to Be

by Shilo Harris & Robin Overby Cox

The incredible memoir of a soldier who survived an IED explosion, spent 48 days in a coma, underwent 50 skin graft surgeries, and battled PTSD to emerge with a renewed confidence in the goodness of God and a...


The Caiad

by Carroll J. Savage

"The Caiad" is structured around a decade-long around-the-world voyage in a sailboat undertaken in his fifties by a novice sailor who brings his family with him and learns along the way about boats, sailing...


The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

by Bela Zombory-Moldovan & Peter Zombory-Moldovan

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War

 

An NYRB Classics Original

 

The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in...