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Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

by Mark Bego

A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego’s definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, to recording...


Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism

by Joel Yanofsky

Joel Yanofsky tried for years to start this memoir. “It’s not just going to be about autism,” he told his wife, Cynthia. “It’s going to be about parenthood and marriage, about hope and despair, and...


Ivy League Stripper: A Memoir

by Heidi Mattson

Heidi Mattson successfully united sex and scholarship to realize a '90s version of the American Dream by becoming a smart, sassy, self-confident stripper while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode...


Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention

by Charlotte Gray

The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment...


The Lilly and the Egg

by O'Halloran Ford

This is a book about art, god, war and sex, and about the battle between the forces of dark and light. Most of all it is a book about love. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, O’Halloran Ford becomes a wealthy,...


The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray

by Robin Lloyd-Jones

William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland’s most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering...


The Pastures of Beyond: An Old Cowboy Looks Back at the Old West

by Dayton O. Hyde

At age thirteen, Dayton Hyde, a spirited beanpole of a boy, ran away from home in Michigan to Yamsi, his uncle’s ranch in eastern Oregon. This was in the 1930s, and Yamsi was one of the last great cattle ranches...


Hitler: The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer

by Ernst Hanfstaengl & John Willard Toland

Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. By chance he heard a then little-known...


Buckeye Wisdom: Insight & Inspiration from Coach Earle Bruce

by Earle Bruce

The name Earle Bruce means football to many generations of Ohio State fans. Share Earle Bruce's motivational messages and learn important life lessons in Buckeye Wisdom.


Letters and Dispatches 1924-1944: The Man Who Saved Over 100,000 Jews, Centennial Edition

by Raoul Wallenberg

The best way to hear the story of Raoul Wallenberg is through his own words. Put together from three different collections, Letters and Dispatches is the most thorough book of Wallenberg’s writings and letters....


Chewing Gum in Holy Water: A Childhood in the Heart of Italy

by Mario Valentini

A warm, tender, and richly nostalgic look at growing up in a remote village in a postwar Italy on the brink of modernity.


Cogan's Woods: A Celebration of Hunting, Family, and Kentucky

by Ron Ellis & Rick Bass

In Cogan’s Woods Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading towards the great forests of Kentucky in the passenger seat of the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and...


Burqalicious: The Dubai Diaries: A True Story of Sun, Sand, Sex, and Secrecy

by Becky Wicks

As a sassy young woman used to drinking, partying, blogging, and shopping her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free career in sunny Dubai just couldn’t go unanswered. Over the course...


Chaplin: A Life

by Stephen Weissman

“Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema,” wrote film critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism cut short...


Doctor Goebbels: His Life and Death

by Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel

Quite possibly the most dangerous and intelligent member of the Nazi hierarchy, Joseph Goebbels’s flair for propaganda and spectacular organization ensured the fu¨hrer’s rise to power. As founder of the...


What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life

by Gary Soto

Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and...


Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader (1808-1883)

by John W. Kiser

A rousing biography and history of world hero Abd el-Kader's resistance to the French colonization of Algeria.


Only The Eyes Say Yes: A Love Story

by Philippe Vigand & Stephane Vigand

On a July morning ten years ago, Philippe Vigand, a young, vigorous, handsome publishing executive, was walking to work when he heard "a gigantic explosion." Strangely, nobody else seemed to have heard it ......


Red Sorrow: A Memoir

by Nanchu

At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she...


Shelley Unbound: Discovering Frankenstein's True Creator

by Scott D. de Hart & Joseph P. Farrell

Who’s the true author of Frankenstein? The evidence and the debate can be found here.