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Memoirs of the Countess Cosel

by , Joseph Kraszewski

Originally published in 1902, the story of the Countess has all the air of a dramatic romance carefully planned by an ingenious novelist; yet it is a faithful narrative of events, illumined by the light of Kraszewsk's...


Marked: A Man's Story of Suffering, Forgiveness, & Peace

by Josh Mandrell

Jack is a man who has seen his share of suffering. He struggles to believe in a God who could allow it. As he begins a journey to learn how to forgive those who have hurt him the most-his family, doctors, God,...


The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family

by Suzannah Lessard

The story of Stanford White--his scandalous affair with the 16-year-old actress Evelyn Nesbit, his murder in 1906 by her husband, the millionaire Harry K. Thaw, and the hailstorm of publicity that surrounded...


Drawn to New York: An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Decades in New York City

by Peter Kuper & Eric Drooker

A declaration of love to Peter Kuper’s adoptive city in which he has lived since 1977, this diary is a vibrant survey of New York City’s history. Through Kuper’s illustrations, this book depicts a climb...


Lindbergh

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1998

by A. Scott Berg

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn...


Madam Secretary

by Madeleine Albright

A national bestseller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. For eight years, during Bill Clinton's...


Portrait of Johnny: The Life of John Herndon Mercer

by Gene Lees

An intimate biography of the great songwriter, this is also a deeply affectionate memoir by one of Johnny Mercer’s best friends.

“Moon River,” “Laura,” “Skylark,” ”That Old Black Magic,” “One...


Soul of the Age

by Hermann Hesse, Mark Marman & Therodore J. Ziolkowski

Throughout his life, Herman Hesse was a devoted letter writer. He corresponded, not just with friends and family, but also with his readers. From his letters home from the seminary at age fourteen, to his last...


Hermann Hesse: A Pictorial Biography

by Hermann Hesse

This album offers a wealth of unknown photographic and textual material which was first discovered among Hesse's literary effects after his death. Over 200 photographs chronicle his family background, his school...


Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

by Adrian Fort

A new biography of Nancy Astor, American socialite and social crusader who blazed a trail through British society amid two World Wars

 

In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first female Member of Parliament elected...


Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector

by Lesley L. Coffin & Marya E. Gates

Lew Ayres (1908-1996) became known to the public when he portrayed the leading character in the epic war film All Quiet on the Western Front. The role made him a household name, introduced him to his closest...


Sons and Lovers

by D.H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers tells the story of Paul Morel, a young man and budding artist. A semi-autobiographical narrative, which Lawrence rewrote four times until he was finally happy with it. Now considered a masterpiece...


New Trends in Alzheimer Care : Finding the Spirit Within

by Beverly Moore

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Since my book Matters of the Mind...and the Heart, the trend toward care of the person with Alzheimer's has shifted from mainly finding a cure to a focus on improving quality of life for both the...


Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History

by Wallace Terry

"Simply the most powerful and moving book that has emerged on this topic." UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL

The national bestseller that tells the truth of about Vietnam from the black soldiers' perspective. An oral...


Back in the Day: My Life and Times with Tupac Shakur

by Darrin Keith Bastfield

A star during his lifetime, a legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur was the most influential rap musician of his day–and the most misunderstood. Far from being the insolent...


The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

by Janet Malcolm

From the moment it was first published in The New Yorker, this brilliant work of literary criticism aroused great attention. Janet Malcolm brings her shrewd intelligence to bear on the legend of Sylvia Plath...


The Man to See

by Evan Thomas

This bestselling biography of legendary trial lawyer Edward Bennett Williams is "a skillful and lively portrait of a larger-than-life lawyer" (Kirkus Reviews).

Legendary attorney Edward Bennet Williams was arguably...


Life of William Blake

by , Alexander Gilchrist

Despite the flow of books on William Blake, this first full-length life biography published in 1863 remains essential to those who would understand one of the greatest of Englishmen, for the author, Alexander...


The Letters of Marie Antoinette, Fersen and Barnave

by , O. Heidenstam

Contents Include: Fersen at Versailles and in America Fersen as Colonel of "Le Royal Suedois" The Flight to Varennes, Relations with Barnave The Queen's Intervention with the Emperor and the Emigrant Princes...


Bolero - The Life of Maurice Ravel

by , Madeleine Goss

A charming biography of Maurice Ravel, showing the relationships and events that shaped the music of France's most successful composer. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s...