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Unraveled: The True Story of a Woman Who Dared to Become a Different Kind of Mother

by Maria Housden

As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden’s vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans.

Unraveled...


Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

by Adam Gopnik

In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin...


Fragile Innocence: A Father's Memoir of His Daughter's Courageous Journey

by James Jr Reston

Fragile Innocence is the story of a child devastated by pure chance. This moving narrative of a father’s journey to understand and accept the profound changes in his daughter’s life is at once memoir, biography,...


Behind Hitler's Lines: The True Story of the Only Soldier to Fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II

by Thomas H. Taylor

As the twentieth century closed, the veterans of its defining war passed away at a rate of a thousand per day. Fortunately, D-Day paratrooper Joseph Beyrle met author Thomas H. Taylor in time to record Behind...


Petite Anglaise

by Catherine Sanderson

A young Englishwoman in Paris, juggling a dying romance and the demands of motherhood, discovers escape, excitement, and—possibly—true love when she reinvents herself with a click of the mouse as … Petite...


Morningstar: A Warrior's Spirit

by Morningstar Mercredi

A powerful and moving story of one woman's victory over abuse, poverty, and discrimination to recover her life, her self-esteem and the love of her son.


Topgun on Wall Street: Why the United States Military Should Run Corporate America

by Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Lay & Patrick Robinson

A revolutionary business approach by Lt. Col. Jeffery Lay and #1 New York Times bestselling author Patrick Robinson, describing one man’s journey from the cockpit of F-14 fighter bombers to the scandalous...


Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor

by Pam Belluck

A spirited true story of a colorful, contrarian doctor on Nantucket, a world-famous yet strikingly offbeat corner of America. Dr. Timothy Lepore often holds the life of the island in his hands.

 


Stephenie Meyer: In the Twilight

by James Blasingame, Kathleen Deakin & Laura A. Walsh

Stephenie Meyer: In the Twilight looks at the life and work of this author, beginning with her childhood and covering her teen years and life before stardom. This volume also profiles Meyer’s world since becoming...


Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America

by Les Standiford

Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry—Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick—and the bloody steelworkers’ strike that transformed their...


The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin

by Elizabeth Goldsmith

The little-known story of two spirited sisters who flaunted every social convention of 17th century Europe in their determination to live independently


Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11

by Patrick Creed & Rick Newman

Amid all the stories of tragedy and heroism on September 11, there is one tale that has yet to be told–the gripping account of ordinary men and women braving the inferno at the Pentagon to rescue friends and...


Ponzi: The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons

by Donald Dunn

Just who was the man whose name has become synonymous with the classic “rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul” scam in which money from new investors is used to reward earlier ones?  In December 1919, he was an unknown...


The 33-Year-Old Rookie: How I Finally Made it to the Big Leagues After Eleven Years in the Minors

by Chris Coste

Chris Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of seven. But after eleven grueling years in the minors, a spot on a major-league roster still seemed just out of his reach–until that fateful...


Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess

by Walter Yetnikoff & David Ritz

he music industry’s most outspoken, outrageous, and phenomenally successful executive delivers a rollicking memoir of pop music’s heyday.

During the 1970s and '80s the music business was dominated by a few...


La Petite

by Michele Halberstadt

In La Petite, the renowned French writer and film producer Michèle Halberstadt vividly recounts the painful events that surrounded the death of her beloved grandfather, which led to a suicide attempt when she...


Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman

by Farideh Goldin

An unflinching personal story of family, religion, and community that shows the horror of growing up in the shadow of religious fundamentalism.


Black and Bulletproof: An African American Warrior in the Israeli Army

by Marcus Hardie

For centuries, the Middle East has been at the center of international conflict and violence. But to Marcus Hardie, a man who grew up in the gang-infested streets of urban California, the hostility and violence...


Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the Famous Suicide Squadrons

by Yasuo Kuwahara & Gordon T. T. Allred

Originally published in 1957, this enduring classic—the first-ever English publication cowritten by a Japanese suicide pilot—remains a touching and insightful look into the world of the kamikaze. This edition,...


Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey

by Jessica Bram

While more than half of all marriages end in divorce, joy and happiness does not have to die with it.  Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey gives a seldom touched-on view of divorce - a positive...