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Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

by Mark Lewisohn

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds...


The Reluctant Tuscan: How I Discovered My Inner Italian

by Phil Doran

After years of working on a string of sitcoms, Phil Doran found himself on the outside looking in. Just as he and his peers had replaced the older guys when he was coming up the ranks, it was now happening to...


How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

by Michael Gates Gill

Now in paperback, the national bestselling riches-to-rags true story of an advertising executive who had it all, then lost it all—and was finally redeemed by his new job, and his twenty-eight-year-old boss,...


What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir

by Alice Eve Cohen

"Darkly hilarious...an unexpected bundle of joy."

-O, The Oprah Magazine

Alice Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she had a new love in her life, she was rais­ing a beloved...


Thomas Jefferson

by Joyce Appleby & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy

Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding...


There and Back Again

by Sean Astin & Joe Layden

The fascinating memoir of a Hollywood life and an inside look at a life-changing role and the groundbreaking Lord of the Rings films that captured the imagination of movie fans everywhere.

The Lord of the Rings...


November 22, 1963: Ordinary and Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard the News…

by Jodie Elliott Hansen & Laura Hansen

An extensive collection of intimate accounts from average citizens and celebrities alike, reflecting on John F. Kennedy's assassination for the fiftieth commemoration of the tragic event

November 22, 1963—any...


Nasser

by Said K. Aburish

Since the death of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970 there has been no ideology to capture the imagination of the Arab world except Islamic fundamentalism. Any sense of completely secular Arab states...


My Colombian War

by Silvana Paternostro

A timely, evocative account of a reporter's reckoning with her homeland's volatile past

Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro indulged in the typical concerns of a privileged...


Giap

by James A. Warren

General Vo Nguyen Giap was the commander in chief of the communist armed forces during two of his country's most difficult conflicts—the first against Vietnam's colonial masters, the French, and the second...


Franco

by Gabrielle Ashford Hodges

General Francisco Franco came to prominence during the days of David Lloyd George and Woodrow Wilson and was able to cling to absolute political power until his death in 1975. Over his fifty-year career, he...


American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

by Deborah Solomon

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY

"Welcome to Rockwell Land,"...


Wife of the Life of the Party: A Memoir

by Lita Grey Chaplin & Jeffrey Vance

The memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with Chaplin. Her memoir is an extraordinary Hollywood story of someone who was there...


The Marsh Arabs

by Wilfred Thesiger & Jon Lee Anderson

During the years he spent among the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq Wilfred Thesiger came to understand, admire and share a way of life that had endured for many centuries. Travelling from village to village by...


Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

by Sarah Turnbull

The charming true story of a spirited young woman who finds adventure--and the love of her life--in Paris.

"This isn't like me. I'm not the sort of girl who crosses continents to meet up with a man she hardly...


Take to the Hills! Clothing the Sierra Madres

by Patrick Randall

The renowned FreewayBlogger, aka Patrick Randall, tells the story of one of his earliest decision to take direct action—he hears a report of poverty in Mexico, loads up his trusty old VW bus and hits the road...


C.D. Jackson: Cold War Propagandist for Democracy and Globalism

by John Allen Stern

This book is a study of U.S. propaganda strategy and some of its major proponents during the seminal Cold War period of the 1950s, including Dwight Eisenhower and C.D. Jackson, his chief adviser for psychological...


Missiles in Cuba: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the 1962 Crisis

by Mark J. White

The causes and consequences of the 1962 crisis as well as a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation, based on up-to-date scholarship and newly released documents. American Ways Series.


When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963

by Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer & George Phenix

The minutes, hours, and days after JFK was shot on November 22, 1963, provided no ready answers. For millions of Americans transfixed by the incomparable breaking news, television—for the first time—emerged...


You Only Want Me for My Mind and Other Bedtime Stories

by John Rynn & John Corrigan

'You Only Want Me For My Mind' reveals a quirky boy born not only with cerebral palsy but with an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles and mobilise people. From a controlling and oppressive background, we watch...