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Crossing Over

by Ruth Irene Garrett & Rick Farrant

A work Booklist called ଯving and life–affirming, Crossing Over is the true story of one woman's extraordinary flight from the protected world of the Amish people to the chaos of contemporary life.

Ruth Irene...


Death in Slow Motion

by Eleanor Cooney

When her once-glamorous and witty novelist-mother got Alzheimer's, Eleanor Cooney moved her from her beloved Connecticut home to California in order to care for her. In tense, searing prose, punctuated with...


Take a Good Look Around

by James C. Wofford

Take a Good Look Around by James C. Wofford, is a book about life in the outdoors. Readers who are used to his books on training horses will find a new side of the author, a side that has rarely surfaced until...


My Foreign Cities: A Memoir

by Elizabeth Scarboro

“Uplifting . . . it’s about savoring the present, not allowing sadness to dominate and surrendering yourself to love, for better or worse.”—San Francisco Chronicle When she was just seventeen, independent...


The Biography of Florence Nightingale

by Lytton Strachey

Florence Nightingale was a healer, a comforter, and a nurturer. But like all of us, she had a dark side. Because of her mystique and her charisma, she always got what she wanted. Seldom did anyone really know...


Nixland: My Wild Ride in the Inner City Check Cashing Industry

by John Nix

This book tells a great story through a series of true tales that are sometimes funny and sometimes gripping and shares the many lessons he learned along the way.


Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era

by Jeffrey J. Matthews

Alanson B. Houghton—American industrialist, politician, and diplomat—was the world's most influential diplomat during the "New Era" of the 1920s. Houghton, who served as ambassador to both Germany (1922–1925)...


Band on the Run: A History of Paul McCartney and Wings

by Garry McGee

The author traces the history of Wings and delves into the inner dynamics of the group, its commercial and artistic success, and its demise.


Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers

by Constance Valis Hill

Tap dance innovators and stars Harold and Fayard Nicholas are the focus of this biography that not only tells of their performances with Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway and their many appearances in films, but...


Constantine the Great: And the Christian Revolution

by G. P. Baker

Revered historian Baker, the author of books on Augustus, Tiberius, and Hannibal, tells the story of Constantine, the first Christian ruler of the Roman empire.


The Medium and the Magician: Orson Welles, the Radio Years, 1934-1952

by Paul Heyer

Well-known for his work in film and theater as director, actor, and writer, Welles' influence in the field of radio has often been overlooked for the more glamorous entertainment of his movies. The Medium and...


Jackie Milburn

by Jack Milburn

Written by his own son, Jackie Milburn: A Man of Two Halves gives an unprecedented insight into the life and career of the legendary Newcastle United forward. To this day, 'Wor Jackie' remains the Magpies' top...


Every Single Ball

by Brian Corcoran & Kieran Shannon

'You might never have seen a hurling game in your life, but within ten minutes of seeing Brian Corcoran play, you'd know and say, "That man with that helmet is special." He just has an authority, a grace, a...


Nothing Like a Dame

by Elaine C Smith

'How did I end up here?' A question Elaine C. Smith asked herself when sitting in the dressing-room of a top theatre in London's West End, about to go on stage with one of the UK's most successful plays.

In Nothing...


50 Years on the Street

by William Roache

In 50 Years on the Street: My Life with Ken Barlow, William Roache reflects on half a century of treasured memories accumulated during his time working on the long-running soap. He revisits the programme's most...


Behind Enemy Lines

by Richard Bath & Tommy Macpherson

With three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Légion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British...


The Iron Duke

by Bobby Windsor & Peter Jackson

Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy. His rugby career as the best hooker in the British Isles during the second...


The Goalie

by Andy Goram & Iain King

This is the story of a genius with flaws. Lots of them. On the field, Andy Goram was a defiant figure between the sticks who, in many ways, defined the history-making nine-in-a-row team that brought so much...


Savage!

by Janine Self & Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage could have been just another Manchester United reject. Instead, he used the Old Trafford scrapheap as a springboard to become one of the most instantly recognisable footballers in the Premier League,...


The Gangster's Wife

by David Leslie

For almost four decades, Margaret 'Mags' McGraw was a keeper of secrets. Her husband, Tam, the notorious 'Licensee', amassed a fortune by leading a safe-cracking gang before masterminding a spectacular £50-million...