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I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do): Living in a Small Village in Brittany

by Mark Greenside

Tired of Provence in books, cuisine, and tablecloths? Exhausted from your armchair travels to Paris? Despairing of ever finding a place that speaks to you beyond reason? You are ripe for a journey to Brittany,...


I Hate Your Guts

by Jim Norton

When New York Times bestselling author and comedian Jim Norton isn't paying for massages with happy endings, or pretending to be fooled by transsexuals he picks up, he spends his time wondering what certain...


New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

by Burton W., Jr. Folsom

A sharply critical new look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency reveals government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression -- and are still hurting America today.

In this shocking...


George Washington

by James MacGregor Burns, Susan Dunn & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president

Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young...


Married to Africa: A Love Story

by G. Pascal Zachary

G. Pascal Zachary is a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal when he finds love in, of all places, the zoo in Accra, Ghana. That is where he meets Chizo Okon, the surrogate mother for an orphaned...


Mao: A Reinterpretation

by Lee Feigon

Mr. Feigon argues that the movements for which Mao is almost universally condemned today-the Great Leap Forward and especially the Cultural Revolution-were in many ways beneficial for the Chinese people. While...


Reclaiming Our Brains Without Losing Our Minds: Some Hows and Whys of a Reading Group

by Inga Wiehl

Reclaiming Our Brains without Losing Our Minds relates the story of a group of women in Yakima, Washington, who form a reading discussion group. Over the course of twenty-nine years, the women hone their minds,...


Lion of Light: The Spiritual Life of Madame Blavatsky

by Gordon Strong

Without Madame Blavatsky the New Age would not exist. This pioneering and phenomenal spiritual traveller deserves new respect and recognition.


The Harness Maker's Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas

by Nick Kotz

Both historical study and ancestral narrative, The Harness Maker’s Dream follows the story of Ukrainian immigrant Nathan Kallison’s journey to the United States in search of a brighter future. At the turn...


The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life

by Armand Nicholi

"This elegantly written and compelling comparison of the worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis provides a riveting opportunity to consider the most important questions mankind has ever asked: Is there...


Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive

by Dan Irving

Life changes, it's unfair, bad things and tragedies happen. Yet, when things go wrong, good can occur and we are changed by it. Dan Irving's challenging quest discards the excess baggage and renews the spirit...


Young Logan Campbell

by R.C.J. Stone

Sir John Logan Campbell is known as the Father of Auckland; he is synonymous with that city. As this first volume of his biography shows, however, he was not particularly enamoured of a pioneering life or of...


To Bed at Noon: The Life and Art of Maurice Duggan

by Ian Richards

This volume examines the life and work of New Zealand author Maurice Duggan. His life was turbulent and difficult as he suffered from a "black Irish" personality, the lifelong trauma of an amputated leg, and...


The World Regained: Dennis McEldowney's Autobiography

by Dennis McEldowney

First published in 1957, The World Regained describes Dennis McEldowney's increasing disability caused by a congenital heart condition, the operation at Green Lane Hospital in 1950 that relieved this condition,...


Kiwi Keith: A Biography of Keith Holyoake

by Barry Gustafson

The definitive life story of New Zealand Prime Minister “Kiwi” Keith Holyoake is revealed in this deftly composed exploration of how one man was able to weather complex changes in society to stay in power...


Her Life's Work: Conversations with Five New Zealand Women

by Deborah Shepard

Spanning the impressive careers of five notable New Zealand women, this uncommon examination portrays the lives of Merimeri Penfold, Margaret Mahy, Anne Salmond, Gaylene Preston, and Jacqueline Fahey. Having...


An Unsettled Spirit: The Life and Frontier Fiction of Edith Lyttleton

by Terry Sturm

A critical biography of the popular 1920s novelist G. B. Lancaster (the pen name of Edith Lyttleton), this book tells the moving story of her life and work. Sturm paints a fascinating picture of the harsh experience...


Singer in a Songless Land: A Life of Edward Tregear, 18461931

by K. R. Howe

At the turn of the twentieth century, Edward Tregear was one of New Zealand's most prominent citizens and widely published intellectuals. He was an authority on Māori and Polynesian studies, a controversial...


No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson

by Paul Millar

Outlining the career of one of New Zealand’s most distinguished fiction writers and sharpest critics, this fascinating narrative details the life and work of Bill Pearson. Beginning with his difficult childhood...


Julius Vogel: Business Politician

by Raewyn Dalziel

Julius Vogel (1835–99) dominated New Zealand politics in a way that no man had done before him and few have done since. He was behind the policy that transformed New Zealand from a collection of sparsely settled...