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The Men Who Would Be King

by Josephine Ross

Courting the Virgin Queen

For more than half a century, Elizabeth I was pursued by kings, princes, and nobles from across Europe. During the marriage negotiations, romance blended with diplomacy as suitor after...


All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year-Long Journey with Jane

by Amy Smith

"An illuminating insight...fascinating."-Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary

"A journey through both a physical landscape and the geography of the human heart and mind...delightfully entertaining...


A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World

by Nuala Gardner

Now a New York Times Bestseller!

"The incredible story of a family with an autistic son, Dale, who conquers his disability thanks to the special bond he forms with Henry, a golden retriever puppy ... This is...


In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

by , Qanta Ahmed

The decisions that change your life are often the most impulsive ones.


Free Gift with Purchase: My Improbable Career in Magazines and Makeup

by Jean Godfrey-June

Everybody loves beauty products. Even if you think you know nothing about them, or even if you think you hate them, you actually know plenty about them and, in fact, have several of them that you love. You have...


Anything but Plane Sailing

by Bryden Mossop

Synopsis:

A few years ago, I had a particularly interesting episode concerning a light aircraft Cessna 150. It was a catastrophic engine failure to be precise. When someone mentioned I should write about it,...


Eisenhower

by Geoffrey Perret

This new, in-depth life of Eisenhower offers fresh perspectives, not only on World War II and the Korean War but also on the Cold War, the civil rights movement, McCarthyism, the U-2 crisis and Vietnam.

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The Boy Who Loved Apples: A Mother's Battle with Her Son's Anorexia

by Amanda Webster

Brave, honest and ultimately uplifting, The Boy Who Loved Apples is a compelling and beautifully written account of life with an eating disorder, and a gritty, moving testament to a mother's love. As Amanda...


Genet: A Biography

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1993

by Edmund White

In this revelatory biography of Jean Genet, we have the first full-scale life of one of the great -- and controversial -- figures of twentieth-century literature. Edmund White shows us the writer in all his...


Newton: Ackroyd's Brief Lives

by Peter Ackroyd

When Newton was not yet twenty-five years old, he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity, and discovered that white light was made up of all the colors of the spectrum. By 1678, Newton designed a...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup & Ira Berlin

Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong'o, and directed by Steve McQueen

Perhaps the best written of all...


The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition

by Doreen Carvajal

The unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who works to uncover her family’s long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain.

Raised a Catholic in California, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal is...


Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption

by Dennis Burke & Shon Hopwood

Law Man is an improbable-but-true memoir of redemption -- the story of a young bank robber who became the greatest jailhouse lawyer in American history, and who changed not just his own life, but the lives of...


Motherhood Exaggerated

by Judith Hannan, Alan M. M. M. M. Dershowitz & Leonard D. D. Wexler M., M.D. Wexler

When eight-year-old Nadia cracks her jaw on a piece of Halloween candy unmasking a rare bone cancer, mother and daughter are launched on a revelatory journey of treatment, recovery and survival


The Reagan Persuasion: Charm, Inspire, and Deliver a Winning Message

by James Humes

Persuade, mentor, and motivate like the Great Communicator


Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

by David Kushner

“To my taste, the greatest American myth of cosmogenesis features the maladjusted, antisocial, genius teenage boy who, in the insular laboratory of his own bedroom, invents the universe from scratch. Masters...


The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixten Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me

by Jon Katz

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's Going Home.

“Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can’t really be held responsible for what...


General George Washington: A Military Life

by Edward G. Lengel

Much has been written in the past two centuries about George Washington the statesman and “father of his country.” Less often discussed is Washington’s military career, including his exploits as a young...


The Outsider: A Journey Into My Father's Struggle With Madness

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

The Outsider is an unsentimental yet profoundly moving look at one family’s experience with mental illness. In 1978, Charles Lachenmeyer was a happily married professor of sociology who lived in the New York...


The Whitney I Knew

by BeBe Winans & Timothy Willard

A rare glimpse into the inner world of Whitney Houston, offering never-before revealed information-written by one of her closest family friends, Grammy award-winning gospel recording artist BeBe Winans in cooperation...