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A Life Without Edges : My Sixteen Years in the Wilderness

by Tim Holmes

Synopsis:

The title of this book - A Life Without Edges - is the best way I can describe what my life became following a very damaging and vicious sexual attack when I was sixteen.

Like most stories, mine...


Madoff with the Money

by Jerry Oppenheimer

An intriguing look at Bernie Madoff the man, and his scam

Madoff with the Money is a deeply disturbing portrait of Bernie Madoff based on dozens of exclusive, news-making interviews. From the values Madoff was...


The Northern Lights

by Lucy Jago

  Science, biography, and arctic exploration coverage in this extraordinary true story of the life and work of Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland, the troubled genius who solved the mysteries of one of...


The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting in

by Paisley Rekdal

When you come from a mixed race background as Paisley Rekdal does — her mother is Chinese American and her father is Norwegian– thorny issues of identity politics, and interracial desire are never far from...


Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted

by Andrew Wilson

A new biography of Sylvia Plath, a literary icon who continues to haunt, fascinate, and enthrall even now, fifty years after her death

On February 25 , 1956, twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Plath walked into a...


My Inappropriate Life: Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults

by Heather McDonald

Following her laugh-out-loud New York Times bestseller You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, Chelsea Lately writer and star Heather McDonald moves on from dating to motherhood with this new collection...


A Comedy of Errors

by John Watt

We have been fed a diet of misinformation spanning hundreds of years, the extent of which is possibly without parallel. Biographers in particular have been at the forefront of this misinformation, trying and...


Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

by Joseph J. Ellis

In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington,...


Super Frank: Portrait of a Hero

by Douglas Thompson

One of our leading sports icons, Frank Lampard is set to be Chelsea's midfield lethal weapon as they set the Premiership alight for another fantastic, record-breaking season. this is the must-read story of a...


The King of New Orleans: How the Junkyard Dog Became Professional Wrestling's First Black Superhero

by Greg Klein

Telling the remarkable tale of a man who is still remembered on the streets of New Orleans and in the hearts of professional-wrestling fans, this book aims to restore the overlooked Junkyard Dog to his proper...


The World of William Byrd: Musicians, Merchants and Magnates

by Harley

In The World of William Byrd John Harley builds on his previous work, William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (Ashgate, 1997), in order to place the composer more clearly in his social context. He provides...


Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life

by Jonathan Sperber

“Absorbing, meticulously researched. . . . [Sperber] succeeds in the primary task of all biography, re-creating a man who leaps off the page.” —Jonathan Freedland, New York Times Book Review In this magisterial...


Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story

by Roy Jr Blount

In the book his laughing and loving readers have been waiting for, our generation's master of full-hearted humor lays open the soul of his life story.

Roy Blount Jr.--Georgia boy turned New York wit, lover of...


Diary of a Man in Despair

by Friedrich Reck, Paul Rubens & Richard Evans

Friedrich Reck might seem an unlikely rebel against Nazism. Not just a conservative but a rock-ribbed reactionary, he played the part of a landed gentleman, deplored democracy, and rejected the modern world...


Graven With Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII

by Nicola Shulman

In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous...


Ghosts in the Garden: Reflections on Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self

by Beth Kephart & William Sulit

On the morning of her forty-?rst birthday, Kephart - a mother, a wife, and a writer pressured by deadlines - finds herself at Chanticleer, one of the world's most celebrated pleasure gardens. She knows little...


The Bamboo Cage: The True Story of American P.O.W.'s in Vietnam

by Nigel Cawthorne

After the Vietnam War ground to a bloody halt, long after the boys were officially sent home, evidence remained that over 2,000 American soldiers were still missing in Southeast Asia. In this shocking expose,...


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King: A Biography

by David Levering Lewis

The essential biography of Martin Luther King Jr., back in print in a new edition


Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923

by James L. Neibaur & Terri Niemi

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton’s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance...