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Beryl Markham: Never Turn Back

by Catherine Gourley

Markham, an early pioneer in aviation, was a passionate, free-spirited girl struggling to come to terms with her identity and her place in the world. This biography tells of the obstacles she faced and how she...


Mary Shelly: Frankenstein's Creator

by Joan Kane Nichols

A biography of the nineteenth-century English writer who at the age of nineteen wrote the classic horror novel "Frankenstein".


Stars When the Sun Shines: A Memoir

by Wayne Stier

Spurred by the doctor’s predictions of an early death, Wayne Stier stayed out in front of time until he left it all together. Stier grew up in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, in the 1950s and 60s. Diagnosed with...


Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Bipolar But Were Too Freaked Out to Ask

by Hilary Smith

Bipolar is currently the most commonly diagnosed emotional/psychiatric condition, and diagnosis tends to come when one is in one’s late teens or early 20s. And yet almost nothing has been written about it...


Babe Didrikson: The Greatest All-Sport Athlete of All Time

by Susan E. Cayleff

A gold medal Olympian, Babe Didrikson was arguably the greatest athlete of the twentieth century, excelling at every sport she tried: running, jumping, javelin throwing, swimming, basketball, golf, and baseball,...


If I Die Before I Wake: A Memoir of Drinking and Recovery

by Barb Rogers

Barb Rogers’ book begins with the tragic death of her teenage son, Jon, and delves into the horror that was her life to that point. Due to a home life fraught with substance and emotional abuse, Barb found...


Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

by Bucky Sinister

As an atheist with a background in fundamentalism, Bucky Sinister was skeptical of 12-step groups when the time came for him to get sober. He was afraid of losing his artistic abilities and had big problems...


Colonel Roosevelt

by Edmund Morris

This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, marks the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive....


Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History

by Jason Emerson

In 1875 Mary Lincoln, the widow of a revered president, was committed to an insane asylum by her son, Robert. The trial that preceded her internment was a subject of keen national interest. The focus of public...


Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City

by Craig Havighurst

Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville...


Elliott Carter

by James Wierzbicki

This compact study provides a fresh perspective on one of the most significant American composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A leading voice of the American classical music tradition and a...


Michelle Obama

by Sarah Parvis

In the incredibly giftable little book Michelle Obama, readers get an inside look at the remarkable First Lady of the United States.

Michelle Obama is a strong role model for women everywhere. She grew up on...


Deadlines Past: Forty Years of Presidential Campaigning: A Reporter's Story

by Walter Mears

For a reporter, a presidential campaign is the Olympics of political coverage, and an assignment to cover it is a front-row ticket from the trial heats to the finals. I had tickets from 1960 until 2000." --Walter...


Islands of Recall

by Louise Cabral

"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." Dr. Robert Goddard, Inventor of the Liquid Fuel Rocket Truer words were never spoken as you will find out!...


Intoxicated by My Illness

by Anatole Broyard

"Succeeds brilliantly....He lives as a writer and we are the wealthier for it."

THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Anatyole Broyad, long-time book critic, book review editor, and essayist for THE NEW YORK TIMES wants...


Did They Mention the Music?: The Autobiography of Henry Mancini

by Henry Mancini & Gene Lees

This is the remarkable autobiography of composer and pianist Henry Mancini, whose more than ninety film scores include The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Touch of Evil, and Victor/Victoria.


With Reckless Abandon: Memoirs of a Boat Obsessed Life

by Ji Sharp

Here is the inspiring story of a man who overcame childhood polio to live an adventure-filled life as captain of Maine's most famous windjammer, the schooner Adventure, now a National Historic Landmark in Gloucester,...


Sabre the Journey

by Vito Tomasino

There are many books about flying, but perhaps none that so inspire each of us to pursue our individual voyages of discovery as Sabre the Journey. Its unique combination of photography, poetry, and prose virtually...


Phantom Justice

by Young Koo

Stirring memoir combines prison diaries.

This book provides a unique glimpse into what justice of Indiana was like, and describes harrowing experience with Indiana Justice and Judicial Systems.


Eternal Echoes

by Randall E. Secrest

'ETERNAL ECHOES

A Journey to Forever'

A superb age, one hundred and twenty, the time will arrive to step off the cliff and 'go home.' Go home to be with 'Eternity,' everything the Creator has promised, everything!!!...