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Balthus: A Biography

by Nicholas Fox Weber

The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits,...


Jim Henson: The Biography

by Brian Jay Jones

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE

For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable,...


Henry Kissinger The Complete Memoirs E-book Boxed Set: White House Years, Years of Upheaval, Years of Renewal

by Henry Kissinger

This e-book box set includes the complete memoirs of Henry Kissinger, detailing his life and work.

White House Years: One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years...


Madonna: Blonde Ambition

by Mark Bego

Perhaps the most important female entertainer of the last two decades, Madonna Louise Ciccone has led a fascinating life. This is her story.


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

From the prominent New York Times food writer, a memoir recounting the tough life lessons she learned from a generation of female cooks-including Marion Cunningham, Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Rachael Ray, and...


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...


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...


Under the Wire: Marie Colvin's Final 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...


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.