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Bill W My First 40 Years: An Autobiography by the Co-founder of AA

by Anonymous

"I was born, to be exact, in a hotel then known as Wilson House... I was born, perhaps rightly, in a room just back of the old bar."

It was the beginning of a life that would change the lives of millions. Told...


Pope Francis

by Matthew E. Bunson

Read Pope Francis for the first and most comprehensive perspective of the man, the man he replaces as Bishop of Rome, and the global challenges Pope Francis faces in the universal church.


Thach Weave

by Steve Ewing

This biography completes a trilogy on the three Navy fighter pilots-Jimmie Thach, Butch O'Hare, and Jimmy Flatley-who developed sweeping changes in aerial combat tactics during World War II. While O'Hare and...


The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

by Greil Marcus

A fan from the moment the Doors’ first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon...


The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed

by David Stockman

The controversial bestseller on the failure of the Reagan Revolution, now back in print


When George Came to Edinburgh

by John Neil Munro

Played 24, won 10, lost 10 and drawn four. Three goals, three benders, one suspension and one sacking. This is the inside story of what happened when the world's most famous footballer joined the tenth best...


So Much Wind: The Myth of Green Energy

by Struan Stevenson

The energy crisis is one of the most pressing and significant problems the world has to face. With limited resources of fossil fuels left, and the additional political and environmental issues that surround...


Subdued Fires: An Intimate Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI

by Garry O'Connor

Omaha Beach, June 6, 2004. A delegation sent by John Paul II from the Vatican to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day is headed by Joseph Ratzinger, a former Nazi youth who, while resident in Rome for the...


The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: The Book that Inspired the Dig

by John Ashdown-Hill

The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard's last 150 days. By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, we discover...


Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouse

by Adam Hart-Davis & Emily Troscianko

On 26 November 1703, during the worst storm that Britain had ever seen, Henry Winstanley died in his pioneering lighthouse as it was blown apart. He had defied incredible odds to build the first Eddystone Lighthouse...


Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

by Nancy Rubin Stuart

The story of two Revolutionary–era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed

 

When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle...


A Key to the Louvre: Memoirs of a Curator

by Michel Laclotte & Mark Polizzotti

An art world insider provides a witty and penetrating account of fifty years at the center of international culture.

Art historian, curator, and museum director Michel Laclotte has been at the forefront of French...


Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World

by Fred Waitzkin

Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son Josh, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular,...


Asshole: How I Got Rich & Happy By Not Giving a Damn About Anyone & How You Can, Too

by Martin Kihn

Martin Kihn was the nicest guy in the world – and it was killing him. But on the day he turned forty, Marty decided to change his life – for the meaner. Tired of being passed over for promotions at work,...


Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra

by Christopher Frankie

Learn the whole story: the glittering rise and ruinous downfall of baseball legend Lenny "Nails" Dykstra.


Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

This book charts the life of Andrew Carnegie, from Dunfermline bobbin boy to Steel King of America. The empire he forged in the steel furnaces of Pittsburgh was sold in 1901 for $480 million and Andrew Carnegie...


Roaring Boys: Shakespeare's Rat Pack

by Judith Cook

In the late 1580s a new kind of entertainment flowered in London: professional theatre, with its custom built playhouses, professional companies, incredible staging and, last but not least, the new writers,...


Thomas Cook: The Holiday Maker

by Jill Hamilton

Rich people from the times of the Greeks and Romans had always travelled for pleasure, indeed there was nothing new in the aristocratic Grand Tours taking in Paris and Rome, but it was Thomas Cook - aided by...


Eiffel: The Genius Who Reinvented Himself

by David I Harvie

This is the story of Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) and of the conception, and controversial construction of the tower that bears his name, perhaps the most famous tall building in the world. The Eiffel Tower was...


Humphry Davy: Life Beyond the Lamp

by T E Thorpe

Born in Penzance in 1778, Humphry Davy's scientific reputation grew with his pioneering discoveries of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), sodium, calcium and the invention of the miners' Davy lamp.