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Leading Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the First Mexican-Born Treasurer of the United States

by Rosario Marin

"The American Dream is the fundamental story of this country, and my life is a grateful reflection of its reality."

When Rosario was fourteen years old she moved from Mexico to California with no grasp of the...


It's Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock: A Personal Biography

by Charlotte Chandler

In his films, Alfred Hitchcock found the perfect expression for his fantasies, and he shared those fantasies with the world in such classics as The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious,...


General Ike: A Personal Reminiscence

by John Eisenhower

John S.D. Eisenhower modestly explains General Ike as "a son's view of a great military leader -- highly intelligent, strong, forceful, kind, yet as human as the rest of us." It is that, and more: a portrait...


In the Line of Fire: A Memoir

by Pervez Musharraf

According to Time magazine, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf holds "the world's most dangerous job." He has twice come within inches of assassination. His forces have caught more than 670 members of al...


Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery

by Joan Rivers & Valerie Frankel

Red-carpet fashion laureate, comic icon, and outspoken superstar Joan Rivers is uniquely qualified to talk about plastic surgery -- because she's one of the few celebrities unafraid to admit to the world what...


Straight from the Source: An Expose from the Former Editor in Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible

by Kim Osorio

Kim Osorio had a front-row seat for the biggest beefs, battles, and blow-ups in hip-hop. As the first female editor-in-chief of The Source, she had come up.

From her corner office, Kim got the goods on hip-hop's...


Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

by Betty DeRamus

Forbidden Fruit is a collection of fascinating, largely untold stories of ordinary men and women who took extraor dinary measures, risking life and limb to be together. It¹s the story of couples who faced mobs,...


In the Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Liberation, Manhood, and America

by Tchicaya Missamou & Travis Sentell

FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U.S. MARINE

Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11. As a horrific civil war loomed across...


My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass & David W. Blight

Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nation’s enslaved African American population...


Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father's Past

by Rita Cosby

When a father reveals his haunting past, a daughter takes an incredible journey of self-discovery . . .

Emmy® award–winning journalist, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby has always...


Reflections - Beyond Thought: The Journey of a Lifetime

by Susan Sosbe

A beautiful tale of one woman's emotional journey to a profound truth.


White Coats: Three Journeys through an American Medical School

by Jacqueline Marino & Tim Harrison

Although we rely on physicians, calling on them at birth and death and every medical event in between, rarely do we consider the personal challenges faced by doctors-to-be. In 2005 author Jacqueline Marino and...


"Gentleman George" Hunt Pendleton: Party Politics and Ideological Identity in Nineteenth-Century America

by Thomas Mach

The first modern biography of this notable politician"Mach's detailed and thoughtful examination of Ohio lawyer-politician-diplomat George Hunt Pendleton is an impressive piece of scholarship and will surely...


Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler

by Paul Bauer & Mark Dawidziak

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER SILVER MEDAL WINNER 2012 IN BIOGRAPHY & IBPA/BEN FRANKLIN AWARD FINALIST 2012 IN BIOGRAPHY"Bauer and Dawidziak tell the story cleanly, with pace, some verve and very impressive research....


Race and Medicine in Nineteenth-and Early-Twentieth-Century America

by Todd Savitt

An examination of the medical experiences of African AmericansDuring the days of slavery in America, racism and often-faulty medical theories contributed to an atmosphere in which African Americans were seen...


An Integrated Boyhood: Coming of Age in White Cleveland

by Phillip M. Richards

The memoir of a bookish black youth in mid-twentieth century ClevelandWhen Phillip M. Richards graduated from Yale in 1972, he had fulfilled his parents' dreams. Like many other black Clevelanders of their generation,...


Name All the Animals: A Memoir

by Alison Smith

A luminous, poignant true story, Alison Smith's stunning first book, Name All the Animals, is an unparalleled account of grief and secret love: the tale of a family clinging to the memory of a lost child, and...


Out and About with Windsor French

by James M. Wood

How a gay newspaper columnist dominated a city's nightlife from the 1930s to the 1960sWinsor French was a journalist with a singular voice. A self-described "effeminate young man," French occupied desks in city...


Theodore Roosevelt: Hunter-Conservationist

by R. L. Wilson & John Milius

Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist reflects the zest for life that was so powerfully characteristic of TR. For decades, Roosevelt's big game hunting books have been among the most often quoted and reprinted...


Lillian Hellman: An Imperious Life

by Dorothy Gallagher

Glamorous, talented, audacious—Lillian Hellman knew everyone, did everything, had been everywhere. By the age of twenty-nine she had written The Children’s Hour, the first of four hit Broadway plays, and...