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The Grace to Race: The Wisdom and Inspiration of the 80-Year-Old World Champion Triathlete Known as the Iron Nun

by Sister Madonna Buder & Karin Evans

SISTER MADONNA BUDER is 80 years old, has run more than 340 triathlons, and doesn’t know what all the fuss is about. In The Grace to Race, she shares the no-nonsense spirit and deep faith that inspired her...


Sons of Providence

by Charles Rappleye

In 1774, as the new world simmered with tensions that would lead to the violent birth of a new nation, two Rhode Island brothers were heading toward their own war over the issue that haunts America to this day:...


Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend

by James S Hirsch

Willie Mays is arguably the greatest player in baseball history, still revered for the passion he brought to the game. He began as a teenager in the Negro Leagues, became a cult hero in New York, and was the...


Wilfred Owen

by Guy Cuthbertson

One of Britain’s best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) was killed at age 25 on one of the last days of the First World War, having acted heroically as soldier and officer despite his...


It's No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal--a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All

by Carmen Bryan

Carmen Bryan is no stranger to the rap world. Not only did she work at Def Jam and Capitol Records but she shares a daughter with hip-hop superstar Nas -- a relationship made extremely public through Nas's celebrity...


The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows

by Gabor Boritt

The words Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg comprise perhaps the most famous speech in history. It has been quoted by popes, presidents, prime ministers,...


Every Other Monday: Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith, and Friendship

by John Kasich

Where do you go when the water rises?

 

For more than twenty years, John Kasich has sought the answer to this question and many of life’s most fundamental challenges in an unlikely place: his twice-a-month...


The Making of Toro: Bullfights, Broken Hearts, and One Author's Quest for the Acclaim He Deserves

by Mark Sundeen

Mark Sundeen needed to stage a comeback. His first book was little read, rarely reviewed, and his book tour was cancelled. So when a careless big city publisher calls with an offer for a book about bullfighting,...


Fidel Castro: My Life

by Ignacio Ramonet & Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro is perhaps the most charismatic and controversial head of state in modern times. A dictatorial pariah to some, he has become a hero and inspiration for many of the world's poor, defiantly charting...


She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana

by Haven Kimmel

The # 1 New York Times bestseller A Girl Named Zippy was a rare and welcome treat: a memoir of a happy childhood. Spunky, strong-willed, and too smart for her own good, Zippy Jarvis brought readers delight and...


Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood

by Adrienne Martini

"My family has a grand tradition. After a woman gives birth, she goes mad. I thought that I would be the one to escape."

So begins Adrienne Martini's candid, compelling, and darkly humorous history of her family's...


Prepared for a Purpose: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman Saved an Atlanta School Under Siege

by Antoinette Tuff & Alex Tresniowski

The incredible true story of how one woman talked a school shooter down from the brink, and the amazing journey of how God prepared her for that moment.


Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power

by Junius Williams & Tom Hayden

Unfinished Agenda offers an inside look at the Black Power Movement that emerged during the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties. A political memoir that teaches grass-roots politics and inspires organizing...


Garrow's Law: The BBC Drama Revisited

by John Hostettler & Bryan Gibson

Takes the lid off the prime-time TV series - a must for lawyers and other viewers. For any of the five million people who saw the prime-time BBC series "Garrow's Law" this is an absorbing book. It is written...


Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

by Jane Pauley

IN 2014, EVERY BABY BOOMER WILL HAVE REACHED THE MILESTONE AGE OF FIFTY. FOR MOST, IT’S NOT AN END BUT THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW.

This is the awakening of a generation to the opportunities that lie ahead....


Pat and Dick: The Nixons, An Intimate Portrait of a Marriage

by Will Swift

In “the most humanizing portrait of the Nixons we’re likely to have” (Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite), a leading historian presents a sweeping portrait of the relationship between Richard and Pat...


The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own.

by David Carr

Do we remember only the stories we can live with?

The ones that make us look good in the rearview mirror? In The Night of the Gun, David Carr redefines memoir with the revelatory story of his years as an addict...


The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

by Bob Woodward

In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden...


Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China

by Beth Nonte Russell

"Will you take her?" she asks.

When Beth Nonte Russell travels to China to help her friend Alex adopt a baby girl from an orphanage there, she thinks it will be an adventure, a chance to see the world. But...


UnGodly: The Passions, Torments, and Murder of Atheist Mada

by Ted Dracos

Obscene, belligerent, obsessive, and brilliant, the infamous and outrageous Madalyn Murray O'Hair succeeded in becoming "America's Most Hated Woman." Now award-winning journalist Ted Dracos reveals the incredible...