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There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra

by Chinua Achebe

From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart-a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war

For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained...


Who I Am

by Peter Townshend & Pete Townshend

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers,...


Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

by Richard Lyman Bushman

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract...


Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

by Neil Young

"I think I will have to use my time wisely and keep my thoughts straight if I am to succeed and deliver the cargo I so carefully have carried thus far to the outer reaches." --Neil Young, from Waging Heavy Peace...


Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

by Bing West & Dakota Meyer

“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony

In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol...


Kicking & Dreaming

by Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson & Charles R. Cross

Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart.

The mystery of "Magic Man." The wicked riff of "Barracuda." The sadness and beauty of "Alone." The raw energy of "Crazy On You." These songs, and so many more, are part of...


The Girl Who Couldn't Smile

by Shane Dunphy

When Shane Dunphy starts work at Little Scamps crèche, he has no idea what he has let himself in for. He had not worked in an early years setting for many years and on arriving for his first day he found that...


Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed: New edition: revised and expanded

by Michelle Morgan

Following a number of sensationalist biographies of Marilyn Monroe in recent years, this comprehensive, meticulously researched volume brings an important fresh perspective on the many controversies in her life....


Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

by John W. Young & James R. Hansen

He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut."

Enthusiasts...


Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand:

by Dana Kollmann

"Informative, witty...Kollmann delivers terse commentary and gory detail while puncturing common misconceptions about forensics." --Booklist

Step past the flashing lights into the true scene of the crime with...


The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

by Bill Bryson

From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s

Bill Bryson was born in the middle...


Sleepers

by Lorenzo Carcaterra

"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."

--The Washington Post Book World

"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."...


D-Day Hero: CMS Stanley Hollis VC

by Mike Morgan

D-Day's only Victoria Cross winner, Stanley Hollis was uniquely recommended for this coveted award twice on 6 June. A tough, working-class rebel, Hollis was no model soldier: he was forever being 'busted' to...


Monarchs, Murders & Mistresses: A Calendar of Royal Days

by David Hilliam

Which 'ill-prepared' monarch was on the English throne at the turn of the last millenium? How many English monarchs have been crowned on St George's Day? When, how and why did England 'lose' eleven days? "Monarchs,...


A 1960s Childhood: From Thunderbirds to Beatlemania

by Paul Feeney

With chapters on home and school life, games and hobbies, music and fashion, alongside a selection of charming illustrations, this compendium lets you take a nostalgic look at what it was like to grow up during...


Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan

by Kathleen Jamie

When ten Pakistani men walk into Kathleen Jamie’s small Scottish town on a peace march, in November 2001, she is thrown back to her own travels in Northern Pakistan and a book she wrote a decade earlier.

Among...


Brothers in Arms: THE EPIC STORY OF THE 761ST TANK BATTALION, WWII'S FORGOTTEN HEROES

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anthony Walton

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st “Black Panthers,” the first all-black armored unit to see combat...


The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker

by Eric Liu

Beyond black and white, native and alien, lies a vast and fertile field of human experience. It is here that Eric Liu, former speechwriter for President Clinton and noted political commentator, invites us to...


Whitney Houston: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt and Be Biographies

She still wondered, "Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?" It was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end. If you could hear me, no I would tell...


The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's Cousin

by Margaret Rhodes

This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy,...