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The Montana Frontier: One Woman's West

by Joyce Litz

Taken from the journals of a Victorian-era woman who followed her husband from New York to a small town in Montana, these reflections include birth control and child rearing, gambling and prostitution, education...


Another Day of Life

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging...


Ayn Rand Cult

by Jeff Walker

Despised by the intellectual establishment, Ayn Rand continues to attract many thousands of devoted followers. Her "Objectivist" movement preaches an uncompromising hard line on politics, art, sex, and psychological...


Sweet Charlotte's Seventh Mistake

by Cori Crooks

In Sweet Charlotte’s Seventh Mistake Cori Crooks records her search for identity among the things left behind by her delinquent family, her deceased, drug-addicted con-artist mother, and her missing biological...


Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster

by Joanne Passet

A stunning biography of the long-neglected, firebrand author of the “bible of lesbian literature,” Jeannette Howard Foster


Pride of Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color

by Carole Ione

“From the moment I read the words [my great-grandmother] Frances Anne Rollin wrote in Boston on January 1, 1868—“The year renews its birth today with all its hopes and sorrows”—she became my beacon,...


The Stewarts

by Richard Oram

This is an accessible, illustrated history of the Stewart royal family, kings and queens of the Scots from Robert II (1371-90) to James VI (1567-1625), the last Stewart monarch to really know and understand...


Eleanor the Secret Queen: The Woman Who put Richard III on the Throne

by John Ashdown-Hill

When Edward IV died in 1483, the Yorkist succession was called into question by doubts about the legitimacy of his son, Edward (one of the 'Princes in the Tower'). The crown therefore passed to Edward's undoubtedly...


Nazi Princess: Hitler, Lord Rothermere & Princess Stephanie

by Jim Wilson

Born to a middle-class Viennese family and of partly Jewish descent, after marriage to (and divorce from) a German prince, Stephanie von Hohenlohe became a close confidante of Hitler, Goring, Himmler (who declared...


Falling for Eli: How I Lost Heart, Then Gained Hope Through the Love of a Singular Horse

by Nancy Shulins

In the vein of Chosen by a Horse, one woman’s true story of devastating loss and the care and love of a temperamental Thoroughbred that brought them both back to life 


The Geography of Love: A Memoir

by Glenda Burgess

“If I had given it much thought, I might have hesitated to marry a man for whom at the age of 45 much of the past was too painful to consider--for either of us. Truthfully, thought had little to do with it. ...


Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good

by Corey Taylor

From the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, the New York Times bestselling manifesto reflecting on the subject and nature of sin 


I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story

by Ingrid Croce & Jimmy Rock

A personal memoir of the bestselling, legendary singer and guitarist Jim Croce, told by those who knew him best


Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign

by Stanley Weintraub

A compelling narrative about FDR, preoccupied with winning the war and his deteriorating health, and the hard-fought presidential election for an unprecedented fourth term


Chesterton

by Garry Wills

Part of a literary circle that included H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote essays of social criticism for contemporary journals, literary...


The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies

by Toby Talbot & Martin Scorcese

The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart...


This I Believe: An A to Z of a Life

by Carlos Fuentes

In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek...


The Unexpurgated Beaton: The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1970-1980

by Cecil Beaton & Hugo Vickers

Cecil Beaton was one of the great twentieth-century tastemakers. A photographer, artist, writer and designer for more than fifty years, he was at the center of the worlds of fashion, society, theater and film....


Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

by Jeffrey Perry

Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era, combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist...


Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies

by Donald Spoto

“The trouble today is that we don’t torture women enough.”

—Alfred Hitchcock

It is remarkable how infrequently, over a period of more than fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock spoke about the beautiful, legendary...