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Marcel Proust: A Life

by Edmund White

If there is anyone worthy of producing an intimate biography of the enigmatic genius behind Remembrance of Things Past, it is Edmund White, himself an award- winning writer for whom Marcel Proust has long been...


The Dream of an Idol

by Lloyd Cele

Lloyd Cele made a decision to trade a life and mindset of lack, for a life of focused and effective purpose. This is his story. A harsh yet soulful journey from a destitute and fatherless upbringing in the poverty-stricken...


A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

by Ruth Couture & Virginia McGowan

Dr. Joseph Couture (1930-2007), known affectionately as "Dr. Joe," stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada. A profound...


Change in the Village

by George Sturt

Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant...


Faces in the Fire: And Other Fancies

by Frank W. Boreham

Though Baptist preacher Frank W. Boreham was born and educated in England and first rose to prominence as a religious thinker there, he spent many of his later years working as a missionary in New Zealand, Tasmania,...


American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in theNew China

by Matthew Polly

The raucously funny story of one young American?s quest to become the baddest dude on the planet (and possibly find inner peace along the way)

Growing up a ninety-eight-pound weakling tormented by bullies in...


The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life

by Amy Tan

Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of...


Admiral Jellicoe

by Arthur Applin

Military history buffs will appreciate this exhaustively researched and richly detailed biography of Admiral John Jellicoe, a leader in the British Navy who rose to prominence for his battlefield successes during...


Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field

by Donald Driver

The legendary NFL receiver, all-time receptions and yards leader for the Green Bay Packers, and Dancing with the Stars champion looks back on his life and career.

When he was picked in the seventh-round of 1999...


The True History of the Prisoner called The Iron Mask: Extracted from Documents in the French Archives

by George Agar Ellis

Who was the mysterious figure who was held in custody by French authorities for nearly 35 years, with his faced constantly cloaked in an identity-concealing iron mask? Though writers ranging from Voltaire to...


For You Mom, Finally

by Ruth Reichl

Bestselling author Ruth Reichl examines her mother's life-and gives voice to the unarticulated truths of a generation of exceptional women

A former New York Times restaurant critic, editor in chief of Gourmet...


Homer and Classical Philology

by Friedrich Nietzsche, J. M. Kennedy & Oscar Levy

Although he later rose to prominence as an innovative and controversial philosopher whose ideas influenced everyone from existentialist thinkers to the Nazi movement, Friedrich Nietzsche was trained in philology...


Into the Deep: One Man's Story of How Tragedy Took His Family But Could Not Take His Faith

by Robert T. Rogers & Stan Finger

On the evening of August 30, 2003, Robert and Melissa Rogers and their four young children were driving home from a family wedding. Caught in a flash flood, Melissa and the children all drowned. Into the Deep...


Norman Mailer: A Double Life

by J. Michael Lennon

Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. He was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur and passionate observer...


Julia Child: A Life

by Laura Shapiro

With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells...


30 Daily Appointments with Heaven: Devotions to Bring the Hope and Joy of Heaven to Your Every Day

by Reggie Anderson & Jennifer Schuchmann

When a patient first asked Dr. Reggie Anderson to sit at her bedside as she passed from this life, something miraculous happened. As he held her hand, the veil between this world and the next parted . . . and...


In the Secret Service: The True Story of the Man Who Saved President Reagan's Life

by Jerry Parr & Carolyn Parr

Meet Jerry Parr. In 1981, he was the agent standing next to Ronald Reagan when John Hinckley, Jr., stepped out of the crowd, intent on killing the president. In the Secret Service is an adrenaline-filled ride...


AN Angel From Hell: Real Life on the Front Lines

by Ryan A. Conklin

With new material- the gripping war memoir by a young veteran and cast member of The Real World: Brooklyn.

With new material about Ryan Conklin's second tour in Iraq, An Angel from Hell is a gritty, blunt,...


Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever

by Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O'Connell

The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports

Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing...


Orr: My Story

by Bobby Orr

One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.

He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but...