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Giving Up

by Jillian Becker

Giving Up is Jillian Becker’s intimate account of her brief but extraordinary time with Sylvia Plath during the winter of 1963, the last months of the poet’s life. Abandoned by Ted Hughes, Sylvia found companionship...


The Book of My Lives

by Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon’s lives begin in Sarajevo, a small, blissful city where a young boy’s life is consumed with street soccer with the neighborhood kids, resentment of his younger sister, and trips abroad with...


Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World

by Leah Cohen

"Train go sorry" is the American Sign Language expression for "missing the boat." Indeed, missed connections characterize many interactions between the deaf and hearing worlds, including the failure to recognize...


Hines Sight: The Life and Loves of One of Britain's Favourite Sons

by Frazer Hines

Frazer Hines is one of the UK's most charismatic stars of stage and screen. From his early days as a child actor in films such as X The Unknown, and appearances in Emergency Ward 10 and Coronation Street, Frazer...


Jeremy and Amy

by Jeremy Keeling

Jeremy Keeling first met Amy, an abandoned orang-utan, when he was looking after the private menagerie of music impresario Gordon Mills. Amy had been born to an orang-utan with no maternal instincts and Jeremy,...


Inside Linda Lovelace's Deep Throat: Degradation, Porno Chic, and the Rise of Feminism

by Darwin Porter

The notorious Linda Lovelace was America's first Queen of Porn, presiding over a fast-developing multi-billion-dollar film industry during the decadent 1970s. Her movie, Deep Throat, redefined the nation's views...


The Last Genet: A Writer in Revolt

by Hadrien Laroche & David Homel

During the last eighteen years of his life (1968-86), Jean Genet was preoccupied with the struggles of the disenfranchised and displaced:among them, the Black Panthers, the Baader-Meinhof, and the Palestinians....


I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed: An Autobiography In Essays of Beverly Ross, Brill Building Songwriter of "Lollipop" and a Premier Architect

by Beverly Ross & Amanda Williams

Tell all memoir of one of Rock 'N' Roll's earliest pioneer songwriters, Beverly Ross ("Lollipop," "Judy's Turn to Cry," "Girl of My Best Friend" recorded by Elvis). Self-sabotage, artistic ambition, and behind...


Women Who Made a Difference

by Carol Crowe-Carraco

" Inspiring short biographies of some of Kentucky's unsung heroines -- Jenny Wiley, Lucy Audubon, Malinda Gatewood Bibb, Laura Clay, Enid Yandell, Cora Wilson Stewart, Mary Breckinridge, Alice Allison Dunnigan,...


All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

by George H.W. Bush

Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in correspondence throughout his life. This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos is the closest we’ll ever get to an autobiography....


Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill

by Michael Shelden

In modern memory, Winston Churchill remains the man with the cigar and the equanimity among the ruins. Few can remember that at the age of 40, he was considered washed up, his best days behind him. In Young...


Cor Blimey! Where 'Ave You Come From?

by Winifred Tovey & Jenny Knowles

Winifred Tovey's autobiography is packed with stories and historic photos of India after Independence. In 1951 she travelled to India with her medical missionary husband, Frank, and two small daughters, to start...


All Blood Runs Red: Life and Legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard - First Black American Military Aviator

by Henry Scott Harris

Life and legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first black American military aviator... from his childhood to WWI hero, 47 chapters of his life from the time he ran away from home, alone at the age of eight...


The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912

by Captain Roald Amundsen & Roland Huntford

The first explorer to reach the South Pole recounts the rigors of his expedition.


Lucky Girl

by Mei-Ling Hopgood

In a true story of family ties, journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America, comes face to face with her past when her Chinese birth family suddenly requests a reunion...


Where's Harry?: Steve Stone Remembers 25 Years with Harry Caray

by Steve Stone

A friend of the legendary sportscaster for more than 20 years, Stone regales readers with hundreds of stories about the baseball icon.


Five Lives in Music: Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present

by Cecelia Hopkins Porter

Representing a historical cross-section of performance and training in Western music since the seventeenth century, Five Lives in Music brings to light the private and performance lives of five remarkable women...


Before Their Time: A Memoir

by Robert Kotlowitz

in this memoir of his experiences as a teenage infantryman in the US Third Army during World War II, Kotlowitz brings to life the harrowing story of the massacre of his platoon in northeastern France, in which...


Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle

by Lois W. Banner

A uniquely revealing biography of two eminent twentieth century American women. Close friends for much of their lives, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead met at Barnard College in 1922, when Mead was a student,...


Unbound Spirit: Letters of Flora Belle Jan

by Fleur Yano & Saralyn Daly

This volume collects the letters written over a thirty-year period by a second generation Chinese American woman, Flora Belle Jan (1906-50). Her writings illuminate the inner life of a sensitive, unconventional,...