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On Horseback and Healing

by Sharon Miller Blake

On Horseback and Healing is the memoir of an abused, neglected girl-child who finds escape and healing through her relationships with her horses. On the back of her pony, and later on her horses, she finds comfort...

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

by , Alexander Berkman

Originally published in 1912, this early work by anarchist and political activist Alexander Berkman is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details an account of his time spent in the Western...

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

by Alison Weir

Renowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. At a time when women were...

My Name is Mary: A Memoir

by Mary Fisher

"The AIDS virus is not a political creature. It does not care whether you are Democrat or Republican. It does not ask whether you are Black or White, male or female, gay or straight, young or old. Tonight I...

Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley

by Geoffrey C. Ward & Geoffrey Ward

For the first time in paperback, the highly acclaimed, remarkably intimate, and surprisingly revealing secret diary of the woman who spent more private time with FDR than any other person during his years in...

An Interview with Abraham Lincoln, April 1, 1865

by Wade Hall

Author Wade Hall has taken Abraham Lincoln's actual words from speeches, articles, and letters and assembled them in the form of answers to questions posed in an imagined interview with a fictional young journalist...

Dolly Madison - Influential Women in History

by Anon.

This book is part of a series on historical female figures. It features Dolly Madison, wife of James Madison, and First Lady of the United States between 1809 and 1817. Many of the earliest books, particularly...

Barack Obama : From Question To Admiration

by Jean-Emmanuel Pondi

If there is therefore at least a lesson for Africans to logically draw from the formidable “OBAMA Saga”, it is that African descendants, like Africans living on the continent, are not condemned to an eternal...

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


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...

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

No Lights, No Sirens

by Robert Cea

A New York Police Officer's relentless journey into the criminal netherworld, told with brutal truth and honesty. Perhaps Neitzsche described Rob Cea's life best, way before he was born: "Take care when chasing...

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...