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A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family

by Lou Ann Walker

From the time she was a toddler, Lou Ann Walker was the ears and voice for her deaf parents. Their family life was warm and loving, but outside the home, they faced a world that misunderstood and often rejected...


Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di

by Kris Waldherr

Illicit love, madness, betrayal--it isn’t always good to be the queen

Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? For a while they were crowned in gold, cosseted in...


I'm Awesome: One Man's Triumphant Quest to Become the Sweetest Dude Ever

by Jason Ellis & Mike Tully

Jason Ellis does it all. And he has excelled at everything he sets his mind to: X Games skateboarding, satellite radio, professional mixed martial arts, boxing, moto, truck racing, TV, and movies. Now he shares...


A Natural Woman: A Memoir

by Carole King

The life that inspired Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and...


Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

by Sean Parnell & John Bruning

In combat, men measure up. Or don't. There are no second chances.

In this vivid account of the U.S. Army's legendary 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan, Captain Sean Parnell...


Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death

by Jim Frederick

This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called...


Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple

by Deborah Layton

Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" (Kirkus Review) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious...


The Real Romney

by Michael Kranish & Scott Helman

Mitt Romney has masterfully positioned himself as the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Even though he’s become a household name, the former Massachusetts governor remains an enigma...


My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass

The second in the series of three autobiographies penned by Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom picks up where Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass left off. This volume recounts more gripping...


My Religion - What i Believe

by Leo Tolstoy

'A Confession' is Tolstoy's chronicle of his journey to faith; his account of how he moved from despair to the possibility of living; from unhappy existence to 'the glow and strength of life'. It describes his...


Forbidden Words: On God Alcohol Vegetarianism & Violence

by Leo Tolstoy & Simon Parke

This book presents writings Tolstoy was never, in his lifetime, allowed to publish in his native Russia. He was a successful author by middle age; world famous for his novels 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina.'...


Who Was Babe Ruth?

by Joan Holub & Nancy Harrison

Just in time for baseball season!

Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was a handful. It was at a reform school that Babe discovered his talent for baseball, and by the age of nineteen,...


Steve Jobs: American Genius

by Amanda Ziller

Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, listen to music, watch movies, and communicate. By pushing boundaries and always thinking one step ahead, Jobs became an icon, equally as famous for his advanced ideas...


My Thai Girl and I: How I found a new life in Thailand

by Andrew Hicks

This is about how Andrew Hicks met Cat, a 'Thai girl' half his age and how they set up home together in her village out in the rice fields of North Eastern Thailand. He'll tell you of toads in the toilet, of...


Taking Root in Provence

by Anne-Marie Simons & Pierre Grenier

They agreed on one thing before retiring-they would travel, sniff around at other countries and other lifestyles, and discover along the way which place came closest to "having it all." There they would drop...


Shoes Along the Danube : Based on a True Story

by PhD, T. Zane Reeves

Synopsis: Shoes Along the Danube refers to the memorial of cast iron shoes that honor Hungarian Holocaust victims. Based on a true story, this amazing book follows the lives of two extended Hungarian families,...


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR

In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive...


Shaq Uncut: My Story

by Shaquille O'Neal & Jackie MacMullan

Superman. Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq.

You know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about...


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

by Robert K. Massie

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra,...


Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

by Maya Angelou

Wisdom from a remarkable woman of many talents--a writer who captured America's heart on Inauguration Day.

From the Hardcover edition.