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Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor

by C. Lamont MacMillan

Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan had no idea of the life that awaited him when he began his medical practice in Baddeck, Cape Breton, in 1928. At that time it was more common for doctors to travel to their patients....


We Keep a Light

by Evelyn Richardson

Evelyn Richardson was a teacher and writer who spent much of her life on Bon Portage Island in southwestern Nova Scotia where she wrote her critically acclaimed works including We Keep A Light and Desired Haven....


Last Canadian Beer

by Harvey Sawler

Featuring important insights from the company's current executives and employees, Last Canadian Beer: The Moosehead Story is not only a fascinating company history, but also a candid look at how a small New...


American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett

by Buddy Levy

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


Everything to Live For: The Inspirational Story of Turia Pitt

by Turia Pitt

Everything to Live For is the story of one young woman's survival against extraordinary odds, a testament to the human spirit. In September 2011, Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her...


Mountain Man

by Obbie Todd

Obbie Todd and his wife Kelly Beth live in Chaplin, KY. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with plans to attend dentistry school, Obbie decided to leave the United States and deliver the...


Shadow Wars: Chasing Conflict in an Era of Peace

by David Axe

WarfareÆs evolution, especially since 2001, has irrevocably changed the meaning of war. In the twentieth centuryùhumankindÆs bloodiestù231 million people died in armed conflicts. Battlefield deaths since...


Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

by Elizabeth Partridge & Dorothea Lange

This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century's most important photographers, Dorothea Lange. Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge (Lange's goddaughter), the...


In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

by Kathryn Lee Johnson, Bernard Jr. LaFayette & Congressman John Robert Lewis

Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King...


Johnny Carson

by Henry Bushkin

An endlessly dishy and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant.


The Hooligan's Return: A Memoir

by Norman Manea & Angela Jianu

At the center of The Hooligan’s Return is the author himself, always an outcast, on a bleak lifelong journey through Nazism and communism to exile in America. But while Norman Manea’s book is in many ways...


Thomas Hardy

by Claire Tomalin

"A masterful portrait" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) from a Whitbread Award-winning biographer

The novels of Thomas Hardy have a permanent place on every booklover's shelf, yet little is known about the interior...


The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus

by Bev Vincent

In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career-the Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of 30 years, was inspired by Robert...


I'll Smile Tomorrow: Lessons Learned

by H. Keith McAdams

I'll Smile Tomorrow: Lessons Learned begins with a violent present day prison riot where the so called "Blacks" and Hispanics no longer see eye to eye. Their long lasting peace treaty was breached and when the...


The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle: Memoir of a WWII Bomber Pilot

by Robert Morgan & Ron Powers

"Bring[s] a new perspective to World War II literature...Exciting" -- Library Journal.

A powerful chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism under fire, this is the unforgettable memoir of a member of the Greatest...


A Gift from Brittany

by Marjorie Price

The enchanting memoir of an artist?s liberating sojourn in France during the sixties?and the friendship that transformed her life

While in her late twenties, Marjorie Price leaves the comfort of her Chicago...


Unearthing Venus: My Search for the Woman Within

by Cate Montana

In the tradition of Eat, Pray, Love and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild comes a fresh voice in women’s non-fiction. Join Cate Montana on an amazing journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle, up staggering peaks...


Einstein on the Road

by Josef Eisinger

At the height of his fame, Albert Einstein traveled throughout the world, from Japan to South America and many places in between. During these voyages, between 1922 and 1933, he was in the habit of keeping travel...


American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East

by Brian VanDeMark

American Sheikhs is the story of a great institution—the American University of Beirut (AUB)—and the families who created and fostered it for almost 150 years. Author Brian VanDeMark’s vivid narrative...


Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

by Larry S. Gibson

Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century. He transformed the nation's legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class...