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Hanged at Auschwitz: An Extraordinary Memoir of Survival

by Sam Kessel

Boxer and member of the French Resistance Kessel recounts the horrifying time he spent in Nazi captivity-almost three years-including an execution that he narrowly survived.


Telling Political Lives: The Rhetorical Autobiographies of Women Leaders in the United States

by Molly A. Mayhead, Brenda DeVore Marshall & Karrin Vasby Anderson

Using a variety of critical methods, the contributing authors of Telling Political Lives demonstrate the ways in which the autobiographies of U.S. women leaders provide arguments that both reveal and shape perceptions...


A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit

by Julia Briggs

In A Woman of Passion, Julia Briggs chronicles the life of author Edith Nesbit who is credited with being the first modern writer for children and the creator of the children's adventure story. Nesbit recorded...


Nightmarriage

by Chad Thomas Johnston

Chad Thomas Johnston's Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston's blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that,...


Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life

by Kim Severson

A memoir sharing a lifetime's worth of lessons from a generation female cooks.

Somewhere between the lessons her mother taught her and the ones she is now trying to teach her own daughter, Kim Severson stumbled....


The House on Teacher's Lane: A Memoir of Home, Healing, and Love's Hardest Questions

by Rachel Simon

The bestselling author of Riding the Bus with My Sister shares an illuminating and beautifully woven memoir about the unexpected ways a home renovation can repair a heart

When Rachel Simon and her architect...


I Married My Mother-In-Law: And Other Tales of In-laws We can't Live With--and Can't Live Without

by Ilena SIlverman

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


Lowell Thomas Jr.: Flight to Adventure, Alaska and Beyond

by Lowell Thomas & Lew Freedman

Lowell Thomas Jr., now eighty?nine, is a famed Alaskan who made his mark as a Bush pilot and by serving in state government, but who also has had a lifetime's worth of adventures that have taken him around the...


Slessor: Bomber Champion: The Life of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Slessor, GCB, DSO, MC

by Vincent Orange

Born in India into a family of soldiers and diplomats, Slessor made the first aerial attack on a Zeppelin and went on to serve in the Middle East over the Western Front in World War I; and postwar on the North-West...


Where the Hell Have You Been?: Monty, Italy and One Man's Incredible Escape

by Tom Carver

In November 1942, two nights after the Battle of El Alamein, a young British army officer was captured. As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him, Richard Carver had particular reason to be afraid:...


Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro

by Sarah Liss

Portrait of queer civic hero Will Munro, who changed his community more in years than most do in a lifetime.


Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life

by Ada Louise Huxtable

Pulitzer Prize?winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable?s biography of America?s greatest architect

Renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable?s biography Frank Lloyd Wright looks at the architect and the man,...


Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech

by Jeff Snook, Frank Beamer & Bob Knight

After 26 seasons as head football coach at Virginia Tech University, Frank Beamer is not only the longest tenured but also the winningest active coach of any major college program, and Let Me Be Frank contains...


Leonardo's Notebooks: Writing and Art of the Great Master

by Leonardo Da Vinci & H. Anna Suh

An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller.

Leonardo da Vinci-artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man-is a perennial source of fascination...


Under the Wire: Marie Colvin's Last Assignment

by Paul Conroy

A riveting war journal from photographer Paul Conroy, who accompanied Marie Colvin during her ill-fated final assignment in Syria.


Army Life in a Black Regiment: and Other Writings

by Thomas Higginson & R. Madison

THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT AND OTHER WRITINGS WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R. D. MADISON

A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated...


Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior

by James B. Stockdale

When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both...


The Devil, The Lovers and Me: My Life in Tarot

by Kimberlee Auerbach

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


Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher

by Tom Bethell

Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed...


Up from the Projects: An Autobiography

by Walter E. Williams

Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black...