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Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

by Peter Guralnick

Careless Love is the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography.

Last Train to Memphis, the first...


The Indomitable Spirit of Edmonia Lewis

by Harry Henderson & Albert Henderson

"Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), born to a Chippewa mother and African-American father, was the most controversial sculptor of her day. Her story was told in 28 pages twenty years ago by Romare Bearden and Harry...


Peter Williams Designed To Race

by Peter Williams

On his day, Peter Williams was the best motorcycle road racer in the world and is one of that small band of sportsmen, 'the best never to win a World Championship'. Peter's unique career in the 1960s and 1970s...


But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold

by Steve Eubanks, Steven Holcomb & Geoff Bodine

One of the top bobsledders in the world and leader of the four-man American team, Steven Holcomb had finished sixth in the 2006 Olympics and medaled in nearly every competition he entered. He was considered...


The Hanged Man: The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan

by Mike Richards

This biography of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed by the state in Australia, provides a definitive account of the life and death of the man whose sentence stopped a nation. Drawing on previously unpublished...


Lonnie Donegan and the Birth of British Rock & Roll

by Patrick Humphries

When Lonnie Donegan first burst onto the scene early in 1956, his energetic brand of skiffle galvanised a generation and transformed the face of music. Before Elvis Presley, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones,...


Confessions of a (Struggling) Actress

by Jo Bloggs

QUESTION: Jo, what advice do you have for my daughter who wants to pursue an acting career? ANSWER: She'll need perseverance and determination, but if she's got what it takes she'll get there. Tell her to give...


Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima

by Naoki Inose & Hiroaki Sato

A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide.


The Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story

by Alisa Valdes

The bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club returns with an engrossing memoir about how falling in love with a sexy cowboy turned her feminist beliefs upside down.

Feminism was a religion in Alisa...


The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making

by David Esterly

"A beautiful, intricate meditation on creativity and discovery, on fire and rebirth." -Elizabeth Gilbert

Awestruck at the sight of a Grinling Gibbons carving in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate...


Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

by Daniel Ellsberg

In 1971 former Cold War hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made history by releasing the Pentagon Papers-a 7,000-page top-secret study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam-to the New York Times and Washington Post. The...


The Stardust Lounge: Stories from a Boy's Adolescence

by Deborah Digges

Stephen Digges is the kind of angry adolescent a lot of parents would have given up on. He is out of control by the time he is 13 -- running with gangs, stealing cars, fooling around with drugs and guns, and...


Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties

by Marion Meade

In her exuberant new work, BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN, Marion Meade presents a portrait of four extraordinary writers--Dorothy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edna Ferber--whose loves,...


Weeds in Bloom: Autobiography of an Ordinary Man

by Robert Newton Peck

With over 65 books published, including the breathtaking (and somewhat autobiographical) A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has enjoyed an illustrious writing career. Now, in an autobiography as unique...


Things I Didn't Know

by Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes has trained his critical eye on many major subjects, from the city of Barcelona to the history of his native Australia. Now he turns that eye inward, onto himself and the world that formed him....


The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life

by Pat Conroy

America’s favorite storyteller, Pat Conroy, is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive. Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people, places, and great meals...


Room for Doubt

by Wendy Lesser

Room for Doubt is Wendy Lesser’s account of three separate but interlocking occasions for doubt: her stay in Berlin, a city she had never expected to visit; her unwritten book on the philosopher David Hume;...


From Hoofbeats to Dogsteps: A Life of Listening to and Learning from Animals

by Rachel Page Elliott

Born to a loving and educated New England family, Rachel Page Elliott, known to all as Pagey, was encouraged to develop her interests and talents wherever they would lead her. And lead her they did, to a life-long...


Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir

RBC Taylor Prize 2000

by Wayne Johnston

In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony...


Gertruda's Oath: A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II

by Ram Oren & Barbara Harshav

Trapped in the horrors of World War II, a woman and a child embark on a journey of survival in this page-turning true story that recalls the power and the poignancy of Schindler’s List.

Michael Stolowitzky,...