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Porch Stories

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction Jewell Parker Rhodes is a master of her craft, under-standing how both real and imagined stories can serve as a pathway to enlightenment. Porch Stories is Rhodes's...


My Autobiography: With "The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism"

by Benito Mussolini

Recollections of the Italian dictator's public and private life — from his early years as an agitator and journalist to the "March on Rome" and his first years in power.


The Obama Nation

by Jerome R Corsi

In this thoroughly researched and documented book, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry explains why the extreme leftism of an Obama...


Now It's My Turn: A Daughter's Chronicle of Political Life

by Mary Cheney

Who is Mary Cheney?

In the most eagerly awaited political memoir of the season, Mary Cheney, who served as a top campaign aide to her father, the vice president, presents a behind-the-scenes look at the high-intensity...


Mark Twain: A Life

by Ron Powers

Mark Twain founded the American voice. His works are a living national treasury: taught, quoted, and reprinted more than those of any writer except Shakespeare. His awestruck contemporaries saw him as the representative...


Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball

by Jose Canseco

In 2005, Jose Canseco blew the lid off Major League Baseball's steroid scandal -- and no one believed him. His New York Times bestselling memoir Juiced met a firestorm of criticism and outrage from the media,...


The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams

Pulitzer Prize-winning work by distinguished historian recounts search for order in a chaotic world. "A book of unique richness, of unforgettable comment and challenging thought . . ." — The New York Times....


The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

by Walter Pater

Pater's graceful essays discuss the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as...


The Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home

by Erin Einhorn

In a unique, intensely moving memoir, Erin Einhorn finds the family in Poland who saved her mother from the holocaust. But instead of a joyful reunion, Erin unearths a dispute that forces her to navigate the...


Runaway Waltz: A Memoir from Vienna to New York

by Frederic Morton

One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family...


The Soul of Kierkegaard: Selections from His Journals

by Søren Kierkegaard & Alexander Dru

Kierkegaard's journals reflect his further thoughts on the ideas developed in his philosophical and theological works, on his tumultuous career as an author, and on his own relationship with his work and readers....


Memoirs of a Buccaneer: Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697

by William Dampier

This fascinating travel and adventure book tells of pirate life and offers a rare look at the 17th-century botany and anthropology of Central and South America and the East Indies. 7 illustrations.


Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

by Arnold Scaasi

A fascinating read of personal experiences from the famed fashion designer that showcases the lives and contributions of iconic women -- from Jackie Kennedy to Elizabeth Taylor to Laura Bush to Princess Diana...


Complete Essays

by Francis Bacon

The Elizabethan sage offers wise, witty observations on truth, adversity, love, ambition, fame, and many other topics. Short but thought-provoking, these essays constitute an excellent combination of style and...


Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter

by Barbara Robinette Moss

A haunting and triumphant story of a difficult and keenly felt life, Change Me into Zeus's Daughter is a remarkable literary memoir of resilience, redemption, and growing up in the South. Barbara Robinette Moss...


Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain

by Max Wallace & Ian Halperin

A stunning and groundbreaking investigation into the death of one of the great rock icons of our times -- revealing new evidence that points to a terrible conclusion.

On Friday, April 8, 1994, a body was discovered...


H. D. Thoreau, a Writer's Journal

by Laurence Stapleton

Selections from Journal dealing with ideals, purposes, conditions for writing, style, etc.


The Life of William Morris

by J. W. Mackail

Classic biography of great Victorian poet, designer, socialist. Childhood, education, socialism, Arts and Crafts movement, Kelmscott Press, much more. 22 black-and-white illus.


Recollections of a Picture Dealer

by Ambroise Vollard

Art merchant recounts selling the works of Cézanne; partying with Renoir, Forain, Degas, and Rodin; the studios of Manet, Matisse, Picasso, and Rousseau; encounters with Gertrude Stein, Zola, others. 33 illustrations....


Gauguin's Intimate Journals

by Paul Gauguin

Revealing documents, reprinted from rare limited edition, illuminate painter's inner life, relationship with van Gogh, evaluations of Degas, Monet, other artists; life in the Marquesas Islands, more. 27 illustrations...