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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


Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement That Shook the World

by Antonino D'Ambrosio

Joe Strummer’s untimely death at the age of fifty in December 2002 took from us one of the truly unique voices of modern music. The quintessential Rude Boy, punker, rebel musician, artist and activist, Strummer...


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...


Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know

by Mary Jo Buttafuoco

"I think, every once in a while, about the life I should be living, the one I fully expected to be enjoying right about now. In the life I was supposed to have, my husband and I would be admiring the view from...


Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

by Erin Merryn

SILENCE BROKEN AND STIGMAS SHATTERED-

HELP FOR INCEST SURVIVORS IS HERE

Fans of Erin Merryn's heart-wrenching debut memoir Stolen Innocence were left wondering what would become of an emotionally fragile Erin...


How to Be Like Mike: Life Lessons about Basketball's Best

by Michael Weinreb, Pat Williams & Grant Hill

Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. But his pre-eminence is more than just extraordinary athletic ability: the lessons of his life-such as focus, passion, hard work, perseverance and...


Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex)

by Peter Bart

An insightful, star-studded, and deeply personal memoir from the ultimate Hollywood insider--destined to become one of the most fascinating books ever written about a movie studio.


Gandhi the Man iPad Edition: How One Man Changed Himself to Change the World

by Eknath Easwaran

This is the moving story of a nonviolent hero, illustrated with more than 70 photographs, and told by a highly respected author who grew up in Gandhi’s India.

Gandhi’s life continues to inspire and baffle...


Armenian Golgotha

by Grigoris Balakian

On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian community. It was the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s systematic attempt to eliminate the...