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Ella Grasso: Connecticut's Pioneering Governor

by Jon E. Purmont

Intimate portrait of Connecticut’s first female governor


The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

by Ernest J. Gaines

"This is a novel in the guise of the  tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has  lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a  witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this  woman...


Out of Place: A Memoir

by Edward W. Said

From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should...


Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

by Michael Hill & David McCullough

This is the remarkable and inspiring story—told largely in his own words— of American diplomat Elihu Washburne, who heroically aided his countrymen and other foreign nationals when Paris was devastated by...


The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

by David Nasaw

2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012

“Riveting…The Patriarch is a book hard to put down.”  – Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review

In this magisterial new work...


Dark Star

by Robert Greenfield

For more than thirty years, Jerry Garcia was the musical and spiritual center of the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In Dark Star, the first biography of Garcia published after...


Tricks of the Trade

by Ashley Dupre

Filled with practical advice on every aspect of sex, love, and lust, Ashley Dupre's column "Ask Ashley" doled out her unflinchingly honest, expert opinions on questions asked by New York Post readers, which...


Life Is a Gift

by Tony Bennett

A moving and inspiring memoir from one of the greatest musical artists of all time

"My given name is Anthony Dominick Benedetto, and Benedetto in Italian means 'the blessed one.' I couldn't say it any better...


The Grand Tour

by Agatha Christie

In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a ten-month voyage around the world. Her husband, Archibald Christie, had been invited to join a trade mission to promote the British Empire Exhibition, and Christie was determined...


Liberation

by Christopher Isherwood

"A slip of a wild boy: with quick silver eyes," as Virginia Woolf saw him in the 1930s, Christopher Isherwood journeyed and changed with his century, until, by the 1980s, he was celebrated as the finest prose...


Half Empty

by David Rakoff

The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed....


Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

This widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers—killers, fanatics, women, and children—during the terrifying decades of his supreme power. In a seamless...


Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's

by Tim Page

An affecting memoir of life as a boy who didn’t know he had Asperger’s syndrome until he became a man.

In 1997, Tim Page won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work as the chief classical music critic...


Paradata and Transparency in Virtual Heritage

by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel & Hugh Denard

Computer-Generated Images (CGIs) are widely used and accepted in the world of entertainment but the use of the very same visualization techniques in academic research in the Arts and Humanities remains controversial....


Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St. Francis

by Valerie Martin

Inspired by the fresco cycles that depict the life of St. Francis of Assisi, acclaimed author Valerie Martin tells the life of Francesco di Pietro Bernardone in a series of vividly realized “panels” of moments...


With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz & Others

The Rest of the Story: A Life Completed

by Arthur Laurents & David Saint

(Applause Books). Best known for the hit musicals West Side Story and Gypsy , Arthur Laurents began his career writing socially minded plays such as Home of the Brave and Time of the Cuckoo . He also garnered...


Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage: A Guide to Rich-Prospect Browsing

by Stan Ruecker & Milena Radzikowska

Browsing for information with a rich-prospect interface enables a researcher to use a highly-flexible, intuitive tool to assist hypothesis formation and pattern-finding. This book discusses the interface design,...


The Life and African Exploration of David Livingstone

by Dr. David Livingstone

Nineteenth century missionary and explorer David Livingstone recalls his extensive journeys through Africa, his close calls with wild predators, and his confrontations with the slave trade.


An Unsung Cat: The Life and Music of Warne Marsh

by Safford Chamberlain & Gary Foster

IAn Unsung Cat explores the life and music of jazz saxophonist, Warne Marsh. The book also offers an extensively researched discography and photographs that reveal the public and private face of this unique...