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Osama: The Making of a Terrorist

by Jonathan Randal

How is it possible for one middle-aged Saudi millionaire to threaten the world's only superpower? This is the question at the center of Jonathan Randal's riveting, timely account of Osama bin Laden's life and...


Coolidge

by Amity Shlaes

Calvin Coolidge, who served as president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls. The shy Vermonter, nicknamed "Silent Cal," has long been dismissed as quiet and passive. History has remembered the decade...


David Zeisberger: A Life among the Indians

by Earl P Olmstead

David Zeisberger: A Life among the Indians offers the unique perspective of a Moravian missionary who lived and worked for sixty-three years among the Iroquois and Delaware nations in New York, Pennsylvania,...


Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

by Wendy Plump

Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation through the allure of other people. Sometimes the issues are resolved before...


My Century

by Aleksander Wat, Richard Lourie & Czeslaw Milosz

In My Century the great Polish poet Aleksander Wat provides a spellbinding account of life in Eastern Europe in the midst of the terrible twentieth century. Based on interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw...


The Sky's the Limit: Canadian Women Bush Pilots

by Joyce Spring

These are the stories of early intrepid Canadian women bush pilots from the late 1940s onwards, who set new records of achievement in northern Canada.


H is for 'Enry

by Henry Cooper

Henry Cooper's light-hearted memories of growing up in the world of boxing and enjoying life as a much-loved public figure after his retirement


There Are No Shortcuts

by Rafe Esquith

Year after year, Rafe Esquith’s fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen...


Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

by Antonia Fraser

Louis XIV, the highly-feted “Sun King”, was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser...


The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur

by Jean-Claude Ellena

An intimate exploration of inspiration and creativity, from the "parfumeur exclusif" of the house of Hermès. A scent has incantatory powers, capable of transporting you to your past, of kindling fantasies,...


The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

by Jeanne Theoharis

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013

The...


Greatest Briton: Essays on Winston Churchill's Life and Political Philosophy

Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith

by Nora Gallagher

"Gracefully written and moving ... Things Seen and Unseen starts with Nora Gallagher entering the labyrinth of her life ... and ultimately it leads to the center of her being."--The Boston Globe

It started with...


Divine Dancer: A Biography of Ruth St. Denis

by Suzanne Shelton

A biography of dancer and choreographer Ruth St. Denis. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


Pedro de la Torre: Doctor to Conquerors

by John Tate Lanning

A biography of Pedro de la Torre, a 16th century physician to Spanish adventurers, with insights into medicine in the early Americas. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Life of Miranda, Volume II

by William Spence Robertson

The second of a two-volume biography of Francisco de Miranda, the South American general and diplomat. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


The Life of Miranda, Volume I

by William Spence Robertson

The first of a two-volume biography of Francisco de Miranda, the South American general and diplomat. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


John Clare: Voice of Freedom

The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives

by Ted Gup

In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five...


Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference

by Mark Edmundson

In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown—until a maverick...