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Fifty Years of Deer-Stand Reflections, a Memoir of a Michigan Master Deer Hunter

by Joe Lunkas

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Fifty Years of Deer-Stand Reflections, a Memoir of a Michigan Master Deer Hunter is the culmination of author Joe Lunkas' fascinating experiences over many years of hunting deer. Artfully presented,...


The Twilight Zone of the Huntress

by Kay Evon Sampson

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The Twilight Zone of the Huntress is a collection of short stories relaying the author's adventures over the past 19 years, beginning when she married her current husband. At age 54, Kay Evon Sampson...


Trooper Down!: Life and Death on the Highway Patrol

by Marie Bartlett

It's a trooper's worst nightmare. What begins as a routine patrol suddenly turns violent when someone pulls a weapon. Moments later, the trooper is down-wounded or dead. Then, like a swarm of angry bees, every...


Gone Pro: Alabama: The Crimson Tide Athletes Who Became Legends

by Steve Millburg

Gone Pro Alabama is a collection of biographies of 220 Crimson Tide athletes who went on to professional careers or Olympics success. Refresh your memory about their glory days at Alabama and find out what happened...


And They're Off!: My Years as the Voice of Thoroughbred Racing

by Phil Georgeff

Part memoir, part historical analysis, and part nostalgic remembrance, this book is the quintessential guide to the history of thoroughbred racing in the twentieth century.


The Damnation of John Donellan: A Mysterious Case of Death and Scandal in Georgian England

by Elizabeth Cooke

On August 30, 1780--at the height of the American Revolution--twenty-year-old Theodosius Boughton, the dissolute heir to a vast fortune and the seventh Boughton baronetcy, died suddenly and in painful convulsions...


The White Umbrella: Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

by Mary Frances Bowley

Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the news and in special interest stories from around the world, but it occurs daily in communities all around us. Thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation...


Starting Over: A Political Biography of George Allen

by Edward A. Lynch

This book traces the remarkable political career of former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen, which has featured multiple returns from seeming oblivion. The author provides a balanced look at Allen's...


The Jane Austen Miscellany

by Harry Berry

Jane Austen is the world's bestselling novelist - 200 years after her death. We seem to have a never-ending appetite for the swooning of Sense & Sensibility; smouldering passion of Pride & Prejudice - resulting...


Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn': John Howard and the House of York

by John Ashdown-Hill

In 1455 John Howard was an untitled and relatively obscure Suffolk gentleman. At the time of his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 he was Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk, Lord Admiral and a very rich...


The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan

by David Greenspan & Marc Robinson

Playwright and actor David Greenspan has been a leading figure in Manhattan's downtown performance scene for over twenty years. His numerous accolades include a Guggenheim fellowship and four Obie Awards for...


The Dangerous Animals Club

by Stephen Stephen Tobolowsky

From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky, comes a collection of memoiristic pieces about life, love, acting, and adventure, told with a beguiling voice and an uncommon talent for storytelling.

The Dangerous...


Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

Macavity Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction 2013, Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2012

by John Connolly & Declan Burke

The world’s greatest mystery writers on the world’s greatest mystery novels:

Michael Connelly on The Little Sister . . .

Kathy Reichs on The Silence of the Lambs . . .

Mark Billingham on The Maltese Falcon...


The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family

by Joe Mozingo

In this gorgeously written and “vividly fascinating” (Elle) account, a prize-winning journalist digs deep into his ancestry looking for the origins of his unusual last name and discovers that he comes from...


Zumwalt

by Larry Berman

Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., the charismatic chief of naval operations (CNO) and "the navy's most popular leader since WWII" (Time), was a man who embodied honor, courage, and commitment. In a career spanning...


Praying to the Goddess: A Memoir of Mood Swings

by Mahita Vas

When Mahita was 15, a teacher at her Catholic school in Singapore said she could see the devil in her eyes. While growing up, then raising a family of her own, she constantly fought to understand and control...


Polygraphies: Francophone Women Writing Algeria

by Alison Rice

Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Algeria's independence, Polygraphies is significant and timely in its focus on autobiographical writings by seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from...


Race Man: The Rise and Fall of the "Fighting Editor," John Mitchell Jr

by Ann Field Alexander

Although he has largely receded from the public consciousness, John Mitchell Jr., the editor and publisher of the Richmond Planet, was well known to many black, and not a few white, Americans in his day. A contemporary...


Emily Davies: Collected Letters, 1861-1875

by Ann B. Murphy, Jerome J. McGann & Deirdre Raftery

Sarah Emily Davies (1830-1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women's rights in England. At the time of her birth, women's suffrage was scarcely open to discussion, and...


Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography

by Vineta Colby

Vernon Lee, born Violet Paget in 1856 to English parents who lived on the Continent, bridged two worlds and many cultures. She was a Victorian by birth but lived into the second quarter of the twentieth century....