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House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address

by Michael Gross

In real estate–obsessed New York, no new building has captured the city’s imagination—or as many of its richest residents—as Fifteen Central Park West.

In House of Outrageous Fortune, America’s foremost...


Véra: (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2000

by Stacy Schiff

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for biography and hailed by critics as both “monumental” (The Boston Globe) and “utterly romantic” (New York magazine), Stacy Schiff’s...


For the People

by Anelia Schutte

A TRUE STORY OF SMALL-TOWN APARTHEID Anelia Schutte grew up in Knysna - a beautiful town on the coast of South Africa, centred around a picturesque lagoon and popular with tourists. But there was another side...


Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies Great Lives Series

by Susan Sloate

The Great Lives Series

Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, and great Americans....


Red Azalea

by Anchee Min

Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao’s China. As a child, she was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective....


Shooting Stars: My Unexpected Life Photographing Hollywood's Most Famous

by Jennifer Buhl

Get an Insider Glimpse into What Life is Really Like Among Hollywood's Bright Lights and Big Stars

As a young woman struggling to make ends meet in L.A., photographer Jennifer Buhl never dreamed that a chance...


Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

by Gabrielle Hamilton

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Blood, Bones & Butter follows...


Welcome to Your New Life

by Anna Goldsworthy

When classical pianist Anna Goldsworthy falls pregnant with her first child, she is both excited and anxious about what lies ahead. Should she indulge her craving for sausage after sixteen years without meat?...


Building Atlanta: How I Broke Through Segregation to Launch a Business Empire

by Bob Andelman, Herman J. Russell & Andrew Young

Born into a blue-collar family in the Jim Crow South, Herman J. Russell built a shoeshine business when he was 12 years old—and used the profits to buy a vacant lot where he built a duplex while he was still...


George Rogers Clark and the War in the West

by Lowell H. Harrison

"Much has been written about the famous conflicts and battlegrounds of the East during the American Revolution. Perhaps less familiar, but equally important and exciting, was the war on the western frontier,...


Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer

by Mireya Mayor & Jane Goodall

A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective...


Fighter Pilot: The First American Ace of World War II

by William R. Dunn

At the age of twelve, American William R. Dunn decided to become a fighter pilot. In 1939 he joined the Canadian Army and was soon transferred to the Royal Air Force. He was the first pilot in the famous Eagle...


The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

by Gregory S. Taylor

Paul Crouch (1903-1955) was the quintessential anticommunist paid government informer. A naïve, ill-educated recruit who found a family, a livelihood, and a larger romantic cause in the Communist Party, he...


SEALS, UDT, FROGMEN: Men Under Pressure

by Darryl Young

Sixty-one true stories from men who have served in the U.S. Navy's toughest combat and reconnaissance units.


His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir

by Dan Jenkins

From Dan Jenkins—one of America’s most respected and acclaimed sportswriters and author of the bestselling novels Semi-Tough and Dead Solid Perfect—comes a colorful, sentimental, hilarious, and cantankerous...


A Breast Cancer Alphabet

by Madhulika Sikka

A definitive and approachable guide to life during, and after, breast cancer

 

The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman.  Madhulika Sikka's A Breast Cancer Alphabet offers a new way...


A Peculiar Treasure: An Autobiography

by Edna Ferber

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's stunning first autobiography, in which she recounts her small-town Midwestern childhood and rise to literary fame, all amidst the backdrop of America around the turn of the...


A Kind of Magic: An Autobiography

by Edna Ferber

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's fascinating second autobiography—a follow-up to her first, A Peculiar Treasure—in which she shares the adventures of her life from 1939 to 1963....


The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return

by Kenan Trebincevic & Susan Shapiro

A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family

At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet...


Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde

by Jennie Garth & Emily Heckman

For the first time ever, Jennie Garth is putting it all out there, sharing her joys and her sorrows, her successes and her failures, with candor and a surprising, even bawdy, sense of humor.

From her sudden...