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Only the Makers Name

by Ray Blyth

Only The Makers Name is the poignant and reflective memoir of acclaimed Flying Instructor Ray Blyth. Spanning the years of his childhood growing up in a small terraced house on the outskirts of King?s Lynn in...


Family and Love

by Paul Tagney

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Originally written in 1969, when he was twenty-four, Paul's book initially describes his early years in Bristol, England, a brief torrid equatorial experience, and subsequent immigration by ship to...


Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment

by Lois Shepheard

Suzuki may be a name renowned for automobiles, but this book introduces us to a very different Suzuki - the Suzuki who was a world leader in the teaching of music. Dr Shinichi Suzuki, creator of "The Suzuki...


Sadhu Sundar Singh - A Personal Memoir

by , F. C. Andrews

This early personal memoir of Sadhu Sundar Singh is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the life of an Indian Christian Missionary and his work. This fascinating work is thoroughly...


The Anti-Therapist: Interrogations and Interventions with Sex Offenders

by Keaton Albertson

While working as a treatment facilitator for sex offenders at an inpatient mental health institution, Keaton Albertson conducted clinical interviews with the likes of goat fuckers, urinal lickers, and fecal...


An Education in Happiness: The Lessons of Hesse and Tagore

by Flavia Arzeni & Howard Curtis

Happiness "is neither a privilege of the few, nor a fleeting state of mind: it is hidden behind a door that every person can open once they have found it, at the end of an arduous journey of self-discovery."...


Diary of Annie's War - The Diary of an Englishwoman in Germany During WW1

by Annie Droege

Annie’s War tells the story of an Englishwoman held under virtual house arrest in Germany during the First World War. Annie Drummond Dröege had moved from the United Kingdom to Germany when her husband Arthur...


Rockhopper Copper

by Conrad Glass & Chris Bates

Story of the Tristan islanders, told by a direct descendant of the first settler there 200 years ago.


Hydra and the Bananas of Leonard Cohen

by Roger Green

On an idyllic Greek island, the garden of sixties icon Leonard Cohen inspires a poet to question and ultimately celebrate the meaning of his own life


Trial and Error: The Education of a Courtroom Lawyer

by John C. Tucker

Trial and Error offers an unexpurgated examination of the past half-century of American jurisprudence through the life of one of America’s most celebrated and accomplished lawyers. Here is John C. Tucker,...


Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activites, and the True Story Behind the List

by David Crowe

The first true exploration of the myths and realities of the controversial Holocaust figure


Shantung Compound

by Langdon Gilkey

This vivid diary of life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II examines the moral challenges encountered in conditions of confinement and deprivation.


The Dream: A Memoir

by Harry Bernstein

“Dreams played an important part in our lives in those early days in England. Our mother invented them for us to make up for all the things we lacked and to give us some hope for the future.”

During the hard...


Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning; Dr. Arnold; Florence Nightingale; General Gordon

by Lytton Strachey

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

"Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and...


The Confessions: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by St. Augustine

'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced...


My Life So Far (with Bonus Content)

by Jane Fonda

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus the following additional content:

• 50 new photos from Jane Fonda’s personal and family archives, many often never seen in public

• A free chapter from...


American Sphinx

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1997

by Joseph J. Ellis

National Bestseller 

For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political...


Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life

by Gretchen Rubin

Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940...


Paris to the Moon

by Adam Gopnik

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for...


Telling

by Marion Winik

Combining the insight of Anna Quindlen and the comic storytelling of Garrison Keillor with her own singularly outrageous humor, Marion Winik has captivated thousands of listeners on NPR's All Things Considered...