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Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life

by Ada Louise Huxtable

Pulitzer Prize?winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable?s biography of America?s greatest architect

Renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable?s biography Frank Lloyd Wright looks at the architect and the man,...


Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech

by Jeff Snook, Frank Beamer & Bob Knight

After 26 seasons as head football coach at Virginia Tech University, Frank Beamer is not only the longest tenured but also the winningest active coach of any major college program, and Let Me Be Frank contains...


Leonardo's Notebooks

by Leonardo Da Vinci & H. Anna Suh

An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller.

Leonardo da Vinci-artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man-is a perennial source of fascination...


Under the Wire: Marie Colvin's Last Assignment

by Paul Conroy

A riveting war journal from photographer Paul Conroy, who accompanied Marie Colvin during her ill-fated final assignment in Syria.


Army Life in a Black Regiment: and Other Writings

by Thomas Higginson & R. Madison

THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT AND OTHER WRITINGS WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R. D. MADISON

A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated...


Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior

by James B. Stockdale

When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both...


The Devil, The Lovers and Me: My Life in Tarot

by Kimberlee Auerbach

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher

by Tom Bethell

Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed...


Up from the Projects: An Autobiography

by Walter E. Williams

Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black...


The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson

by Glenn Robins & Bud Day

While serving as a crew chief aboard a U.S. Air Force Rescue helicopter, Airman First Class William A. Robinson was shot down and captured in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam, on September 20, 1965. After a brief...


Plural Wife: The Life Story of Mabel Finlayson Allred

by Mabel Finlayson Allred & Martha Bradley-Evans

Mabel Finlayson Allred was a wife of Rulon Allred, leader of the Apostolic United Brethren, one of the major groups of fundamentalist Mormons who, since about the 1930s, have practiced plural marriage as separatists...


Art Briles: Looking Up: My Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

by Nick Eatman & Robert Griffin III

Baylor head coach Art Briles is one of the most highly regarded coaches in college football, and this biography delves far beyond his football success and acumen. It explains how, at the age of 20, Briles lost...


Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity

by Ben Mattlin

Ben Mattlin lives a normal, independent life. Why is that interesting? Because Mattlin was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood. Not only did...


Quincy Jones: His Life in Music

by Clarence Bernard Henry

Quincy Jones (b. 1933) is one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, bandleaders, producers, and humanitarians in American music history and the recording and film industries. Among pop music fans he is...


Boat: A Memoir of Friendship, Faith, Death, and Life Everlasing

by Michael Baughman

When ten-year-old Michael Baughman moves to Hawaii with his parents, he is troubled and confused. His father doesn’t provide the guidance Baughman needs and the boy doesn’t know who to turn to. When a larger-than-life...


The Age of Jackson and the Art of American Power, 1815-1848

by William Nester

As William Nester asserts in The Age of Jackson, it takes quite a leader to personify an age. A political titan for thirty-three years (1815-1848), Andrew Jackson possessed character, beliefs, and acts that...


Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero

by The Clemente Family

Baseball great, family man, humanitarian-the life and enduring legacy of Roberto Clemente, as told by his family.

With a swift bat and fierce athleticism, Roberto Clemente intimidated major league pitchers for...


God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom

by Bob Fu & Nancy French

Former pastor of a Chinese underground church tells the dramatic story of his imprisonment and escape as well as his tireless fight for freedom and human rights in China.


The Long Awakening: A Memoir

by Lindsey O'Connor

In this lyrical memoir, a journalist tells her compelling story of waking from a two-month coma after childbirth, then struggling to put together the pieces of the miracle she received--but missed.


In Pursuit of Religious Freedom: Bishop Martin Stephan's Journey

by Philip Stephan

In Pursuit of Religious Freedom tells the story of Martin Stephan, a religious leaders whose leadership, vision, and courage stemmed from a fifteenth-century ancestry grounded in the reformations of John Huss...