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John Quincy Adams

by Fred Kaplan

In this fresh and illuminating biography, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams—the little-known and much-misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son...


Out of the Woods

by Lynn Darling

A powerful, lyrical memoir of self-discovery full of warmth and wry humor—a book that combines the soul-baring insight of Wild, the profound wisdom of Shop Class as Soulcraft, and the ad venturous spirit of...


Updike

by Adam Begley

In this eye-opening, authoritative biography, Adam Begley offers a captivating portrait of John Updike, the author who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America, and who dedicated himself...


Postcards from Cookie

by Caroline Clarke

"There are moments in life that you envision. Winning the lottery. Meeting the love of your life. Cradling your newborn child for the first time. And, if you're adopted, discovering your birth parents. I had...


Busted

by Wendy Ruderman & Barbara Laker

Although Busted reads like a thriller, the breathtaking story it tells—of two journalists' quest to unmask corrupt police officers and a warped justice system, the reporting of which culminated in a Pulitzer...


Everything About Me Is Fake . . . And I'm Perfect

by Janice Dickinson

In Everything About Me Is Fake...and I'm Perfect, the hilarious and candid follow–up to the national bestseller No Lifeguard on Duty, Janice Dickinson tackles our society's unattainable standards of beauty...


Until Death Do Us Part

by Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt, a senator and a presidential candidate in Colombia, grew up among diplomats, literati, and artists who congregated at her parents' elegant home in Paris, France. Her father served as Colombia's...


Harvard Rules

by Richard Bradley

It is the richest, most influential, most powerful university in the world, but at the beginning of 2001, Harvard was in crisis. Students complained that a Harvard education had grown mediocre. Professors charged...


Amazing Grace

by Steve Turner

Behind our most beloved hymn is a fascinating story spanning continents, cultures, and centuries. Inspired by the way "Amazing Grace" continues to change and grow in popularity, acclaimed music writer Steve...


I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon

by Crystal Zevon

When Warren Zevon died in 2003, he left behind a rich catalog of dark, witty rock 'n' roll classics, including "Lawyers, Guns and Money," "Excitable Boy," and the immortal "Werewolves of London." He also left...


Wicked Games

by Kelly Lawrence

'Looking back, I think I knew I was in trouble the first time I met him. The road he took me down was at once both more liberating than I could have dreamed of, and yet more intense than I could cope with. If...


Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, A Lost Generation Love Story

by Amanda Vaill

"Once upon a time there was a prince and a princess -- that's how the story of the Murphys should begin," said a friend of this golden pair. Handsome, gifted, wealthy Americans with homes in Paris and on the...


In My Blood

by John Sedgwick

While working on his second novel, John Sedgwick spiraled into a depression so profound that it very nearly resulted in suicide. An author acclaimed for his intimate literary excursions into the rarified, moneyed...


Visiting Life: Good, middle-class, Honor Society girls don't get involved with men in prison... do they?

by Bridget Kinsella

When a friend who taught creative writing at a maximum-security prison asked Bridget Kinsella to read the work of one of his best students, she readily agreed. As a publishing professional, Kinsella was used...


In the Hot Zone

by Kevin Sites

Kevin Sites is a man on a mission. Venturing alone into the dark heart of war, armed with just a video camera, a digital camera, a laptop, and a satellite modem, the award-winning journalist covered virtually...


Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War

by Marianne Elliott

One woman's fight to deliver peace and eliminate bloodshed in the midst of one of the most notorious conflicts of our time

In the tradition of Dear Zari and Barefoot in Baghdad, Zen Under Fire lays bare the...


The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of the Young and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful

by Lee Phillip Bell & Michael Maloney

The definitive biography of William J. Bell, the creative genius behind the Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful-now in paperback

This fascinating account of legendary soap opera creator, William...


Best Little Stories from the White House: More Than 100 True Stories

by C. Brian Kelly & Ingrid Smyer

Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best...


The Dog Lived (and So Will I)

by Teresa J. Rhyne

The #1 New York Times bestseller

The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller

The USA Today bestseller

"Funny, smart, uplifting, and fun, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) reminds us that animals are among our best teachers,...


The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents: Top Ten Rankings of the Best, Worst, Largest, and Most Controversial Facets of the American Presidency

by Thomas R. Flagel

Did you know that Warren G. Harding played poker in the White House at least once a week? Or that Richard Nixon was a Quaker? The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents takes a peek behind the scenes, revealing...