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There's Only One Sauzee: When Le God Graced Easter Road

by Ted Brack

When Alex McLeish persuaded European legend Franck Sauzée to sign for Hibernian Football Club in February 1999, it was the club’s biggest coup since the signing of George Best. Many people questioned the...


Law, Life and Laughter: A Personal Verdict

by Irvine Smith

Legendary Sheriff Irvine Smith QC is one of the most formidable criminal lawyers of his generation. Called to the Bar in 1953, he was involved as Counsel in some of Scotland’s biggest cases, including the...


Gordon Smith

by Tony Smith

Gordon Smith is one of football’s all-time greats. As a player, he was world-class and in a glittering career, he won almost every honour available, played the game with passion and lived life to the full....


Gangsters, Killers and Me

by Gerard Gallacher

Gerard Gallacher served as a police officer in Glasgow over three decades, from the 1980s onwards. It was the time when drugs seized hold of the city and a new set of ruthless criminals were threatening to take...


Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography

by Elisabeth Sladen & David Tennant

When Elisabeth Sladen debuted as journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 Doctor Who story ‘The Time Warrior’, she had no idea that the character would become one of the most popular in the series’ history....


Chris Brasher: The Man Who Made the London Marathon

by John Bryant

One of the most remarkable – and controversial – sporting figures in British history, Chris Brasher piled unique achievement on unique achievement.

It was Chris Brasher who, along with Chris Chataway, paced...


Me: The Authorised Biography

by Byron Rogers

Byron Rogers’ biographies of the maverick literary figures J. L. Carr and R.S. Thomas drew dazzling critical acclaim from both fans and reviewers. His singular insight into the lives of these men was undoubtedly...


A Door in the Ocean: A Memoir

by David McGlynn

On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynn’s closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor....


Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick

by Peter Collier

This is the first and only biography of Jeane Kirkpatrick, who became an iconic figure in the 1980s as Ronald Reagan's UN ambassador and the most forceful presence in the administration, outside of the President...


The Perfect Hour: The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King, His First Love

by James L.W. Iii West

F. Scott Fitzgerald was a handsome, ambitious sophomore at Princeton when he fell in love for the first time. Ginevra King, though only sixteen, was beautiful, socially poised, and blessed with the confidence...


Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist

by Helene Aylon

Up from orthodoxy into the art world’s creative chaos—a feminist artist’s whimsical memoir of heady times.


The Japan Journals: 1947-2004

by Donald Richie & Leza Lowitz

"Wonderfully evocative and full of humor, but also honest, introspective, and often poignant."--The New York Times


Poe: A Life Cut Short

by Peter Ackroyd

Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America’s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry...


East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

by Susan Butler

“The single best book that we now have on Earhart’s life” (Washington Post Book World)—and the inspiration for the forthcoming major motion picture Amelia


Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews

by Carl Rollyson

Dana Andrews (1909-1992) worked with distinguished directors such as John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Mervyn Le Roy, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan. He...


City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

by Wayne Dawkins

In 1966, a year after the Voting Rights Act began liberating millions of southern blacks, New Yorkers challenged a political system that weakened their voting power. Andrew W. Cooper (1927-2002), a beer company...


The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

by Peter J. Bailey

For three decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) through Celebrity (1998) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Allen has produced...


Lincoln on Lincoln

by Paul M. Zall

" Though Abraham Lincoln has been the subject of numerous biographies, his personality remains an enigma. During his lifetime, Lincoln prepared two sketches of his life for the 1860 presidential race. These...


Short of the Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward F. Prichard Jr.

by Tracy Campbell

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. thought that he might one day become president. He was a protege of Felix Frankfurter and Fred Vinson--a political prodigy who held a series of important posts in the Roosevelt and Truman...


The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: A Writer in Early Hollywood

by Frederica Sagor Maas

" Freddie Maas's revealing memoir offers a unique perspective on the film industry and Hollywood culture in their early days and illuminates the plight of Hollywood writers working within the studio system....