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Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption

by John Prendergast & Michael Mattocks

“You don’t look like brothers . . .”

Peace activist and cofounder of the Enough Project, John Prendergast is known as a champion of human rights in Africa. 

But the not-so-public face of J.P. is the life...


Diary of Latoya Hunter: My First Year in Junior High

by Latoya Hunter

Lively, poignant, and utterly winning, The Diary of Latoya Hunter is a timely portrait of adolescence--about the universal challenges of youth and about the ways it is shaped by the inner city. It is also a...


Albert Camus: A Life

by Olivier Todd

In this enormously engaging, vibrant, and richly researched biography of Albert Camus, the French writer and journalist Olivier Todd has drawn on personal correspondence, notebooks, and public records never...


The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure

by Rachel Friedman

Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending...


The Memory of All That

by Katharine Weber

The Memory of All That is Katharine Weber’s memoir of her extraordinary family. 

Her maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, was known both for her own music (she was the first woman to compose the score to a hit...


Innocent Spouse: A Memoir

by Carol Ross Joynt

What would you do if, just weeks after your spouse's sudden death, you found out he was keeping secrets? Big secrets. Secrets that could cost you millions of dollars—and brand you as a criminal. Innocent Spouse...


The Sacred Thread: A True Story of Becoming a Mother and Finding a Family--Half a World Away

by Adrienne Arieff

A touching and surprising memoir about one woman's journey to motherhood and family that illustrates the power of love and triumph of the human spirit.

After three heartbreaking losses, Adrienne Arieff thought...


American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf

by James Dodson

In this celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their births in 1912, one of the most accomplished and successful writers about the game explains the circumstances that made each of them...


Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

by George Dyson

“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small...


Legends of Our Time

by Elie Wiesel

A collection of tales immortalizing the heroic deeds and visions of people Wiesel knew during and after World War II.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer

by Michael Korda

Although prostate cancer is a disease that strikes nearly 200,000 men every year, it is a disease that has been shrouded in silence, in part because it strikes at the very core of masculine identity.  But...


The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad

by Karl Evanzz

Here, eagerly anticipated, is the definitive biography of Elijah Muhammad (né Elija Poole), a sharecropper's son with a fourth- grade education who became one of the most controversial Americans of the twentieth...


Coming of Age in Mississippi

by Anne Moody

Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have...


Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World

by Paul Chambers

Jumbo was a superstar of the Victorian era. Every day tens of thousands of people would visit this adored animal known as “the Children’s Pet” or, more simply, “the Giant Elephant,” at the London Zoo....


Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

by Andrew Wilson

IN the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1,500 men, women, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner...


The Bravest Man: Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang

by William Tuohy

“There’s no margin for mistakes in submarines. You’re either alive or dead.”

–Richard O’Kane

Hailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard O’Kane, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his...


Yours Truly, Hugh Downs

by Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs, legendary broadcaster at 20/20 and The Tonight Show, describes how an endlessly creative childhood lead to his career as a radioman and broadcaster. Topics examined include: his father's wayward...


These Are Your Endorphins Speaking

by John Spencer

Synopsis: Australians are great travellers, possibly because most Australians are immigrants or the sons and daughters of immigrants. I'm sure there has been a gene selected for the Australian population simply...


World War II Remembered

by Clinton C. Gardner

An exceptional human document of proud men and women who know what it meant to serve


The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch): Lessons from a Life in Feathers

by Caroll Spinney & Jason Milligan

An inspiring message for all ages: Find your inner bird.

If you’re looking for wisdom and joy in your life, go straight to Sesame Street and heed the words of its most beloved and profound resident, Caroll...