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The Volunteer : A Former IRA Man's True Story

by Shane Paul O'Doherty

Synopsis:

"This is the best account of the life of an IRA volunteer yet written." The Irish Times

"No better explanation of why ordinary people turn to terrorism has ever been written. O'Doherty's compelling...


Portraits from Memory and Other Essays

by , Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell brushes sharply delineated portraits of notable writers, philosophers and politicians. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce...


A   History of Russian Music - Being an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Russian School of Composers, with a Survey of Their Lives and a Descri

by , M. Montagu-Nathan

M. Montagu-Nathan takes an in-depth look and the history of Russian music, and a special look at the rise and progress of the Russian School of Composers. Contents include: Introduction; Part 1- The Pre-nationalists....


Protestant Boy

by Geoffrey Beattie

Geoffrey Beattie grew up in the notorious 'murder triangle' in North Belfast, where during thirty years of the Troubles more than six hundred people were killed. Many of his childhood friends ended up dead or...


Wild Pitches

by Dirk Hayhurst

"Dirk Hayhurst has done it again...Turns out he's a starter and a closer."

-Tim Kurkjian, ESPN

As a major and not-so-major league pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst has learned to master more than striking out batters. While...


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by James Joyce

Set in Joyce's native Ireland, the story follows life of a young man Stephen and his transformation from child to artist. In five chapters, we are taken through Stephen's early childhood in Ireland and confinement...


Philip of Spain

by Henry Kamen

Philip II of Spain—ruler of the most extensive empire the world had ever known—has been viewed in a harsh and negative light since his death in 1598. Identified with repression, bigotry, and fanaticism by...


The Burdens of Sister Margaret: Inside a Seventeenth-Century Convent; Abridged Edition

by Craig Harline

Based on a treasure trove of letters, this fascinating book tells the history of a seventeenth-century nun in a convent in Leuven and how her complaints—of sexual harassment, fears of demonic possession, alliances...


The Sea Was Always There

by Joseph Callo

The Sea Was Always There is one man's story about learning from the sea. It includes the joy, pain, victory, defeat, surprises, and humor involved in the process. The narrative spans areas of the globe extending...


Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier

by Kate Shaffer & Linda Greenlaw

If you've ever had a fantasy of living on a Maine island, this book is for you. It,s just icing on the cake it that is also happens to involve chocolate. Kate Shaffer and her husband moved to remote Isle au...


Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron

by Paul Combs

Dameronia is the first authoritative biography of Tadd Dameron, an important and widely influential figure in jazz history as one of the most significant composers and arrangers of jazz, swing, bebop, and big...


A True and Strange Story - The life of Teuane Ann Tibbo - Artist 1895-1984

by Audie Pennefather

Teuane (pronounced with soft e and a), Te-u-ane Ann Tibbo was born in Vaimea, Samoa in 1895. A rumour circulated in Samoa that she was the secret child of famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived in Samoa...


By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life

by Ramona Koval

By the Book is Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing.

What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?

Ramona Koval's By the Book is about reading and living,...


My Dears

by Ruth Snary & Snowden Cathy

Mother and I corresponded weekly for over fifty years and thirty years ago I began to keep her letters. Recently I decided to collate some in a book so that others could share my delight in reading them. They...


Fugitives: The Story of Clyde Barrow & Bonnie Parker

by Emma Parker, Nell Barrow Cowan & Jan I Fortune

Originally published in 1934 and rushed to press only three months after Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker met their bloody end, Fugitives: The Story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, offers a behind the scenes...


Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and Central America 1954-1983

by Bernard Diederich, Pico Iyer & Richard Greene

A major new biography of Graham Greene with extensive new material; exclusive, never-before-seen photographs of Greene on his travels; and full family cooperation

An essential read for fans of literary biography,...


Francona: The Red Sox Years

by Terry Francona & Dan Shaughnessy

An insightful, honest, and entertaining narrative of Terry Francona's tenure with the Red Sox franchise, during which time he managed two teams to World Series victories (including their first in eighty-six...


My Amish Childhood: A True Story of Faith, Family, and the Simple Life

by Jerry S. Eicher

Bestselling fiction author Jerry S. Eicher (nearly half a million books sold) turns his pen to a moving memoir of his life growing up Amish.

Jerry's mother was nineteen years old and nine months married when...


Mob Rule: Lessons Learned by a Mother of Boys

by Hannah Evans

You know you've joined the MOB when you hear...

'My, are they all yours?'

'Bless you!' (Occasionally)

'Poor you!' (Frequently)

'Lucky you!' (Once)

And of course, the ultimate: 'So ... are you going for a girl?'...


Milosevic: A Biography

by Adam LeBor

Acclaimed war journalist Adam LeBor chronicles the rise and fall of a ruthless leader who turned a vibrant and multi-ethnic country into a war-ravaged wound on the global conscience.