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Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall

by Michael G. Long

Collected here together for the first time are the selected letters of one of the most influential and important activists in the American civil rights movement—the brilliant legal mind and foot soldier for...


Legacies, Lies and Lullabies: The World of a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor

by Esther Levy

The secret is out---the post-WWII Baby Boomers crave Holocaust survival stories for literary sustenance. In times of economic strife, terrorism and natural disasters, histories and biographies soothe and solace,...


Stretch

by Neal Pollack

The hilarious true account of an overweight, balding, skeptical guy's unexpected transformation into a healthy, blissful yoga fiend.

Neal Pollack was out of shape. The hair on his head was thinning and the hair...


Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust

by Lorenza Foschini

Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, but his real passion was for rare books and literary manuscripts. From the time he was a young man, he frequented...


The Path to Power

by Margaret Thatcher

In her international bestseller, The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher provided an acclaimed account of her years as Prime Minister. This second volume reflects on the early years of her life and how they...


Life of Richard Wagner

by Louis Nohl & George P. Upton

The classic biography on the Bavarian maestro, Richard Wagner. Covers his life from birth and youth to death.


Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

by Conor Grennan

One Person Can Make a Difference

In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering...


Moonface: A True Romance

by Angela Balcita

The moving and hilarious true story of a young woman who found romance and laughter in the midst of illness

At the age of eighteen, Angela Balcita had reached a point in her life when her health could not keep...


Va Va Froome: The Remarkable Rise of Chris Froome

by David Sharp

On 22 July 2012 Chris Froome made history as the first African-born cyclist to stand on the podium at the Tour de France. Ten days later at the London Olympic Games he won a bronze medal in the time trial for...


The Scientific 100

by John Simmons & Lynda Simmons

Who are the great scientists throughout the ages, and what exactly did they do to earn their importance? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking, The Scientific 100 provides the fascinating answers....


Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo

by Werner Herzog

One of the most revered filmmakers of our time, Werner Herzog wrote this diary during the making of Fitzcarraldo, the lavish 1982 film that tells the story of a would-be rubber baron who pulls a steamship over...


From the Frontline: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke

by Richard Evans

From the Frontline is the first biography of Sir Basil Clarke, the First World War newspaper correspondent and father of the UK's public relations industry. Clarke defied a ban on reporters by living as a 'outlaw'...


George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success

by David Ross

From poverty to immense wealth, from humble beginnings to international celebrity, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. Together they overshadow all other engineers, with the possible...


A British Boy in Fascist Italy

by Peter Ghiringhelli

Peter Ghiringhelli's turbulent childhood as the son of Italian Fascist parents saw him deported from England to Italy at the start of the Second World War. Here Peter witnessed at first hand what life was like...


In the Footsteps of William Wallace

by Alan Young & Michael J Stead

For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the Braveheart of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage, hero...


Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour

by Rachel Shukert

When she lands a coveted nonpaying, nonspeaking role in a play going on a European tour, Rachel Shukert—with a brand-new degree in acting from NYU and no money—finally scores her big break. And, after a...


Kipling

by Jad Adams

A reappraisal of a deeply controversial though great writer, as deeply hated as he was loved.


Thomas Jefferson

by Christopher Hitchens

In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within...


Tiepolo Pink

by Roberto Calasso & Alastair Mcewen

The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany...


Vicious

by Bevin Magama

In this spellbinding autobiography, Bevin Magama is unflinching in his account of his journey to adulthood. As a child, violence was the norm. As a young man, he joined the Zimbabwean military. He became an...