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Roger Casement: Imperialist, Rebel, Revolutionary

by Seamas O O Siochain

Séamas Ó Sìocháin has written what is the most voluminous biography of Casement and a significant contribution to an understanding of his life.' Frank Callinan, The Irish Times Roger Casement is among the...

Nostos: An Autobiography

by John Moriarty

In this astonishing volume of autobiography, John Moriarty's earlier works of mystical philosophy, Dreamtime and Turtle Was Gone a Long Time, are given a biographical grounding. Inhabited by all that he reads...

Dead as Doornails

by Anthony Cronin

'A classic; of his mastery of language there can be no doubt'- Anthony Burgess. This paperback reissue of Dead as Doornails, first published in 1976, brings back into print a true classic of Irish memoir. Anthony...

Breakfast the Night Before: Recollections of an Irish Horse Dealver

by Marjorie Quarton

This sparkling memoir gives a personal view of Irish rural life from the Economic War of the 1930s to the farming boom and recession of the 1970s. It describes the upbringing of a Protestant only child on a...

J.P. Donleavy: An Author and his Image

by J.P. P. Donleavy

J. P. Donleavy has been writing now for forty-five years and, as he admits, an answer to the question why is ' difficult to dig out of a long past'. Yet over these pages he author's query is largely answered...

The History of the Ginger Man: An Autobiography

by J.P. P. Donleavy

This is the dramatic story of J. P. Donleavy's personal struggle to create and publish a book that became a twentieth-century masterpiece: The Ginger Man . It is literally history combined with Donleavy's autobiography...

A Singular Country

by J.P. P. Donleavy

A new and original work from "one of the most accomplished and original writers of our time", Joseph Heller. A Singular Country is J.P. Donleavy's idiosyncratic and personal view of Ireland told in the vernacular...

The People of the Land: Individual Personality and the National Character

by Africanus E. E. Davies

The People are the West Africans, mainly Mandingo, transported to the New World from the sixteenth  to the nineteenth century, and the Land at various times is either the New World or their West African homeland....

Pagan Time: An American Childhood

by Micah Perks

With little more than a run-down Jeep and their newborn baby in tow, author Micah Perks' parents set out in 1963 to build a school and a utopian community in the mountains. The school would become known as a...

Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church

by Kaya Oakes

As someone who clocked more time in mosh pits and at pro-choice rallies than kneeling in a pew, Kaya Oakes was not necessarily the kind of Catholic girl the Vatican was after. But even while she immersed herself...

A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying

by Bingying Xie & Barry Brissman

For the first time, a complete version of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition...

My First Five Husbands..And the Ones Who Got Away

by Rue Mcclanahan

“This book is about men I have known, in both the Platonic and Biblical senses. Some I knew only slightly, some quite well. Some I’ll love always, some I no longer like very much, and there are a few I’d...

Tales from the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics

by James Hirsen & NewsMax

When Barbra Streisand sends Dick Gephardt a personal fax, it makes headline news. When international relations expert Sean Penn leads his own "tour of peace" in Baghdad, every news desk across the country reports...

Morgan: American Financier

by Jean Strouse


A century ago, J. Pierpont Morgan bestrode the financial world like a colossus. The organizing force behind General Electric, U.S. Steel, and vast railroad empires, he served for decades...

Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

by Hunter S. Thompson, Douglas Brinkley & William J. Kennedy

Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman...

The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside the New York Mafia

by Sal Polisi

The Mob was the biggest, richest business in America—too dangerous and too deadly to fail. Until it was destroyed from within by drugs, greed, and the decline of its traditional crime Family values.

And by...

Lovin' Bloom: The Unauthorized Story of Orlando Bloom

by Heather Kranenburg

With his stunning good looks and dreamy brown eyes, British heartthrob Orlando Bloom has captured Hollywood’s spotlight—and the adoration of girls everywhere. After his award-winning performance in the Lord...

Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family's Journey in China

by Aminta Arrington

When all-American Aminta Arrington moves from suburban Georgia to a small town in China, she doesn't go alone. Her army husband and three young children, including an adopted Chinese daughter, uproot themselves...

Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time.

by Ed Stafford

As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, a riveting, adventurous account of one man's history-making journey along the entire length...

The Regal Rules for Girls

by Jerramy Fine

Do you dream of moving to England, falling in love with a handsome British nobleman, and living happily ever after in his ancestral castle? Time to stop dreaming and make that dream come true! 

We can’t...