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My Share of the Task: A Memoir

by General Stanley McChrystal

'General McChrystal is a legendary warrior with a fine eye for enduring lessons about leadership, courage, and consequence' -Tom Brokaw General Stanley McChrystal is widely admired for his hunger to know the...


The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2009

by Richard Holmes

The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. 

When young...


Little Boy Blues: A Memoir

by Malcolm Jones

For Malcolm Jones, his parents’ disintegrating marriage was at the center of life in North Carolina in the 1950s and 60s. His father, charming but careless, was often drunk and away from home; his mother,...


Strange Fascination

by David Buckley

David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades.

David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling...


Sir Francis Drake

by John Sugden

More than four hundred years after his death, Sir Francis Drake remains one of the legendary figures of history. His career is one of the most colourful on record. The most daring of the corsairs who raided...


Blessed - The Autobiography

by George Best

George Best needs little introduction. A legend in his own lifetime, he is undoubtedly the greatest footballer the UK has ever produced. Blessed with an extraordinary gift he brought a beauty and grace to the...


The Baby Diaries

by Tess Daly

If there's one thing that puts us all on a level playing field it's becoming a mum for the first time, everything else - work, sleep, sanity - goes out of the window. When I was handed our first daughter, Phoebe,...


Past Lives of the Rich and Famous

by Sylvia Browne

A Rare and Riveting Look at the Lives of Some of Your Favorite Celebrities

Renowned New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne has written about what celebrities are doing after death. But she has not written...


Engelbert - What's In A Name?

by Engelbert Humperdinck

The man known simply as 'Enge' by his millions of fans worldwide has sold over 150 million records and is in the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks in the chart with 'Release Me'.

From...


Hard Knocks & Soft Spots

by Paddy Doherty

'I fight hard and love strong. I'm a traveller.'

Paddy Doherty loves his life as an Irish traveller, but as a child he felt like an outsider. He was different to his siblings. On the rare occasions he went to...


Through the Eyes of a Dove: A Book for Bereaved Parents

by Suzanne Gene Courtney

Synopsis: The tragic, sudden death of their 25-year-old son left the Courtney and Sayre families devastated. --- Grief-stricken and searching for answers, his parents, siblings, other family members and friends...


Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror

by Steven T. Wax

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award — Winner in the Book category

Independent Publishers — Winner of the Gold Medal in the Autobiography/Memoir category       

ForeWord Book of the Year Awards...


The Plan: How Fletcher and Flower Transformed English Cricket

by Steve James

In 1999, England slumped to a new low in their tumultuous cricket history. Defeat at home by a mediocre New Zealand team saw them fall to the bottom of the world Test rankings, below even Zimbabwe. Yet only...


How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2010

by Sarah Bakewell

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s...


Audrey Hepburn

by Ian Woodward

In this first major study of the captivating life of Audrey Hepburn, Ian Woodward uncovers the truly sensational story of one of Hollywood's most enduring legends. Ranked number 50 in Empire Magazine's 'Top...


My Name Is Angel

by Rhea Coombs

This moving memoir tells the story of how a young woman descended into the world of prostitution and drug abuse, yet found the strength to rebuild her life.

Rhea Coombs's father is a convicted murderer and she...


Library Confidential

by Don Borchert

The public library - a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian. Or so you might think.

Don Borchert's ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that...


Daddy's Girl

by Stella Black

'We both knew it was up to him to lead. He took his time ... I had never been so consciously vulnerable in my life. And now I had to enter a place where I trusted this man completely. Trusted him not to actually...


Julie Walters

by Bryony Sutherland & Lucy Ellis

From her BAFTA-winning television work, such as My Beautiful Son, to her big screen debut alongside Michael Caine in Educating Rita, her starring in Billy Elliot (both of which earned her Oscar nominations)...


Song for my Fathers

by Tom Sancton

 Song for My Fathers is the story of a young white boy driven by a

consuming passion to learn the music and ways of a group of aging

black jazzmen in the twilight years of the segregation era.

Contemporaries of...