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Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen

by Jane Hawking

Complete with exclusive photographs of the couple, this moving and engaging memoir written by Stephen Hawking’s first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage with the astrophysics genius, her traumatic...


Ultimate Hard Bastards: The Truth about the Toughest Men in the World

by Kate Kray

Meet the hardest men in Britain—minders, villains, gangsters, bodyguards, SAS hitmen, murderers, and terrorists. In this awesome follow-up to the hugely successful Hard Bastards and Hard Bastards 2, Kate Kray,...


Proud Servant: The Memoirs of a Career Ambassador

by Ellis Briggs

Ellis O. Briggs (1899-1976) entered the Foreign Service of the United States in 1925. During the next 37 years he was ambassador to seven countries; the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Czechoslovakia, Korea, Peru,...


Crossing the River Jordan: The Journeys of an Israeli Diplomat

by Jacob Rosen

Jacob Rosen writes in this fascinating and illuminating book about his experiences in both Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan as an Israeli Diplomat. He has learned a great deal about Egyptian and Jordanian societies...


I Speak for the Silent - Prisoners of the Soviets

by , Vladimir V. Tchernavin

Originally published in 1935, this book tells the story of one Professor Tchernavins escape into Finland from a Soviet prison camp, along with his wife and child who had been visiting him. An insightful read,...


Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

by Eve Laplante

Louisa May Alcott was one of the most successful and bestselling authors of her day, earning more than any of her male contemporaries. Her classic Little Women has been a mainstay of American literature since...


Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas

by Sal Lizard & Jonathan Lane

A veteran Santa reveals heartwarming true stories and lessons from his twenty-year career spreading Christmas magic.

With the holiday shopping season beginning earlier each year, more than ever, Americans are...


Reel Life Lessons ... So Far

by Rico Rodriguez & Laura Morton

“I love to entertain people and make them laugh. Whether through Manny or by just being myself, making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world. Getting an opportunity to do that at my age has taught...


The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

by David Remnick

In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation’s first African...


The Weak Send Rocks, The Strong Send Rockets

by Marek Arnaud

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Get a close up and personal view of what it's like to be an international diplomat. Marek Arnaud's account is a dynamic compilation of aphorisms, jokes, one-liners, observations and critiques about...


In the New World: Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties

by Lawrence Wright

We first meet Larry Wright in 1960. He is thirteen and moving with his family to Dallas, the essential city of the New World just beginning to rise across the southern rim of the United States. As we follow...


In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir

by Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

With black-and-white illustrations throughout

World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically...


Welcome to My Country

by Lauren Slater

The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers...


Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco

by Robert Graysmith

The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the...


Dear Pussycat

by Helen Gurley Brown

Dear Pussycat:

Some of us find it easier to say in a letter whatever it is we want to express -- love, rage, outrage, affection, resentment, enthusiasm, a request to do a chore -- than we do person to person...


Ulysses S. Grant

by Josiah Bunting, III, Josiah Bunting & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The underappreciated presidency of the military man who won the Civil War and then had to win the peace as well

As a general, Ulysses S. Grant is routinely described in glowing terms-the man who turned the tide...


The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

by Sarah Churchwell

A brilliant investigation into the debates surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life and the cultural attitudes that her legend reveals

There are many Marilyns: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and...


James A. Garfield

by Ira Rutkow & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The ambitious self-made man who reached the pinnacle of American politics--only to be felled by an assassin's bullet and to die at the hands of his doctors

James A. Garfield was one of the Republican Party's...


Kabul in Winter

by Ann Jones

A sharp and arresting people’s-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban

     Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women’s rights activist Ann Jones set out...


Great Possessions

by David Kline

Great Possessions is David Kline's classic memoir celebrating his life as an Amish farmer in Southern Ohio.