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Oscar Peterson: The Will to Swing

by Gene Lees

Based on extensive interviews, Oscar Peterson is a well-informed and provocative exploration of Peterson's music.


Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity

Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution

by Will Bashor

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Scholarship

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century...


Lost Earth: A Life of Cezanne

by Philip Callow

This first life of Cézanne in more than a quarter-century offers a vital reassessment of the invisible genius at the very inception of modern art. "Fresh, boldly psychological, and energetically descriptive...an...


All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage

by Stacy Keach & Alec Baldwin

Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City and American History X and the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate...


Pope John XXIII: A Life

by Thomas Cahill

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Puck Kirby Puckett

by Chuck Carlson

This is the story of Kirby Puckett and his remarkable journey from the projects of the south.


In The Boat With LBJ

by John L. Bullion

When Waddy Bullion refers to his experience working for LBJ as a tax attorney and business advisor, he calls it "being in the boat." LBJ was the captain; the crew either met his standards for effort and excellence...


Dixie Chicks: Down-Home and Backstage

by James L. Dickerson

The Dixie Chicks hold a prominent position in the music business as one of only two female bands that have succeeded in the pop charts in the 1990s. Today, their sassy attitudes, funky style of dress, and updated...


Rostenkowski: The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics

by Richard E. Cohen

This scrupulous political biography of Dan Rostenkowski follows his rise to power from modest origins in the Democratic ward politics of Chicago's Polish northwest side, through his national legislative triumphs,...


The Cinema of Robert Zemeckis

by Norman Kagan

Kagan unlocks the mind behind the making of these diverse and groundbreaking hits-appraising each work's appeal while placing it in the context of Zemeckis's career.


Standing Out: Sometimes Alone

by Gena Mabee

In her first week as a college freshman, Gena recalls the misery of middle school, the redemption of high school and the challenge of social maneuvering as a devout Christian in the LDS Church who secretly craves...


Driven: How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change

by Richard Foot

It was over in seconds. In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. Travelling...


Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching

by William Brown

As soloist, master class teacher, and pianist of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler can boast of four Grammy nominations, three honorary doctorates, more than 80 recordings, and lifetime achievement...


The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left

by Ed Husain

The true story of one man's journey to Islamic fundamentalism and back

Raised in a devout but quiet Muslim community in London, at sixteen Ed Husain was presented with an intriguing political interpretation...


Diana: Her Last Love

by Kate Snell

The official tie-in for the film Diana, starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, this updated edition brings the the story up-to-date following the inquests into the deaths of Diana Princess of Wales and...


The Third Best Hull

by Dennis Hull & Robert Thompson

Everyone knows about Bobby Hull, but not everyone remembers that his brother Dennis also was a hockey star in his own right and in this book, the other Hull outlines his life in hockey with humorous anecdotes...


Captain Paul Watson: Interview With a Pirate

by Lamya Essemlali & Paul Watson

The behind-the-scenes true story of Paul Watson, the world's most famous eco-pirate and marine animal rights activist.

Paul Watson became an animal rights activist at the young age of eleven, in 1962. When...


101 People of the Bible You Should Know: Famous, Not-So-Famous, Sometimes Infamous

by Inc. Barbour Publishing

The Bible is filled with characters you should know—and here are 101 brief biographies to bring those famous, not-so-famous, and infamous folks to life.


The Nominee: A Political and Spiritual Journey

by Leslie H. Southwick

President George W. Bush nominated Leslie H. Southwick in 2007 to the federal appeals court, Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Initially, Southwick seemed a consensus nominee. Just days before his hearing,...