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The Dream That Will Not Die

by Brian M. Thomsen

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."--John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inauguration Address, January 20, 1961

"Some men see things as they were...


Bitter Spring

by Stanislao G. Pugliese

One of the major figures of twentieth-century European literature, Ignazio Silone (1900-78) is the subject of this award-winning new biography by the noted Italian historian Stanislao G. Pugliese. A founding...


I'm Down

by Mishna Wolff

Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol--telling...


Prince of Stories

by Stephen R. Bissette, Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden & Terry Pratchett

Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations--unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From...


Ty and The Babe

by Tom Stanton

Early in the twentieth century, fate thrust a young Babe Ruth into the gleaming orbit of Ty Cobb. The resulting collision produced a dazzling explosion and a struggle of mythic magnitude. At stake was not just...


Arctic Homestead

by Charles W. Sasser & Norma Cobb

In 1973, Norma Cobb, her husband Lester and the their five children, the oldest of whom was nine years old and the youngest, twins, barely one, pulled up stakes in the lower 48 and headed north to Alaska to...


Great Harry

by Carolly Erickson

St. Martin's Griffin is proud to reissue acclaimed biographer Carolly Erickson's lives of the Tudor monarchs.

In this full-scale popular biography of Henry VIII, Carolly Erickson re-creates the extravagant life...


Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs

by Michael J. Collins

It looked for a while like Michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark...


McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

by Matt Welch

John McCain is one of the most familiar, sympathetic, and overexposed figures in American politics, yet his concrete governing philosophy and actual track record have been left curiously unexamined, mostly because...


The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

by Siri Hustvedt

In this unique neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious condition

While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck...


Mountain Rescue Doctor

by Christopher Van Tilburg

"A fast-paced account of Mt. Hood. For readers who are unfamiliar with the rugged and beautiful Hood River area, [Van Tilburg] balances its undeniable perils with the joys of its scenic wonders . . ."

--Publisher's...


Dances with Luigi

by Paul Paolicelli & Paul E. Paolicelli

In this spirited memoir, veteran TV journalist Paul Paolicelli does what many of us can only dream of--he picks up and moves to a foreign country in an attempt to trace his ancestral roots. With the help of...


Intern

by Sandeep Jauhar

Intern is Sandeep Jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question our every assumption about medical care today. Residency--and especially...


The Dream: How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions

by Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal started the Internet advertising company ClickAgents from his bedroom at the age of 16, having emigrated to the United States with his Sikh family from the small town of Tarn Taran, India. He...


The Last Princess

by Matthew Dennison

An engrossing biography of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mother---a powerful and insightful look into two women of signi?cant importance and in?uence in...


Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs

by Jonathan Ames

But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. — Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic...


Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

by Christel Schmidt

In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose...


Lincoln on War

by Harold Holzer

President Lincoln used his own weapons-his words- to fight the Civil War as brilliantly as any general who ever took the field. In Lincoln on War, historian Harold Holzer gathers and interprets Lincoln's speeches,...


Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time

by Eavan Boland

In this important prose work, one of our major poets explores, through autobiography and argument, a woman's life in Ireland together with a poet's work. Eavan Boland beautifully uncovers the powerful drama...


Exposure: Inside the Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower

by Michael Woodford

“It was no comfort to know that I was making history, for the forced removal of a company president is almost unheard of in Japan. I rose quietly, left the room, and holding my head high, walked back to my...