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The Girl Who Couldn't Smile

by Shane Dunphy

When Shane Dunphy starts work at Little Scamps crèche, he has no idea what he has let himself in for. He had not worked in an early years setting for many years and on arriving for his first day he found that...


Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed: New edition: revised and expanded

by Michelle Morgan

Following a number of sensationalist biographies of Marilyn Monroe in recent years, this comprehensive, meticulously researched volume brings an important fresh perspective on the many controversies in her life....


Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

by John W. Young & James R. Hansen

He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut."

Enthusiasts...


The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

by Bill Bryson

From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s

Bill Bryson was born in the middle...


Gather Together in My Name

by Maya Angelou

In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby,...


Sleepers

by Lorenzo Carcaterra

"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."

--The Washington Post Book World

"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."...


William John Wills: Pioneer of the Australian Outback

by John Van der Van der Kiste

In 1860 the Australian outback remained all but unknown to the European settlers. A prize of £2,000 was offered by the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria for the first expedition successfully...


D-Day Hero: CMS Stanley Hollis VC

by Mike Morgan

D-Day's only Victoria Cross winner, Stanley Hollis was uniquely recommended for this coveted award twice on 6 June. A tough, working-class rebel, Hollis was no model soldier: he was forever being 'busted' to...


Monarchs, Murders & Mistresses: A Calendar of Royal Days

by David Hilliam

Which 'ill-prepared' monarch was on the English throne at the turn of the last millenium? How many English monarchs have been crowned on St George's Day? When, how and why did England 'lose' eleven days? "Monarchs,...


A 1960s Childhood: From Thunderbirds to Beatlemania

by Paul Feeney

With chapters on home and school life, games and hobbies, music and fashion, alongside a selection of charming illustrations, this compendium lets you take a nostalgic look at what it was like to grow up during...


Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan

by Kathleen Jamie

When ten Pakistani men walk into Kathleen Jamie’s small Scottish town on a peace march, in November 2001, she is thrown back to her own travels in Northern Pakistan and a book she wrote a decade earlier.

Among...


Brothers in Arms: THE EPIC STORY OF THE 761ST TANK BATTALION, WWII'S FORGOTTEN HEROES

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anthony Walton

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st “Black Panthers,” the first all-black armored unit to see combat...


The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker

by Eric Liu

Beyond black and white, native and alien, lies a vast and fertile field of human experience. It is here that Eric Liu, former speechwriter for President Clinton and noted political commentator, invites us to...


Whitney Houston: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt and Be Biographies

She still wondered, "Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?" It was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end. If you could hear me, no I would tell...


The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's Cousin

by Margaret Rhodes

This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy,...


Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams

by Shawn Johnson

Twenty-year-old American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national...


The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

by Alice Schroeder

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice...


Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets

by Carissa Phelps & Larkin Warren

"Riveting . . . A genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief." (Kirkus Reviews)

A School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Teens

A Joan...


I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me

by Joan Rivers

NOW WITH NEW MATERIAL FOR THE PAPERBACK EDITION

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850

“How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?” —Joan Rivers, today,...


Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

by Randy L. L. Schmidt & Dionne Warwick

An intimate profile of one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, this first full-length biography of Karen Carpenter details every aspect of her life, from her modest Connecticut upbringing...