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The Ungarnished Truth: A Cooking Contest Memoir

by Ellie Mathews

A woman, a chicken dinner, a million dollars-and a romp through the heartland of America's competitive cooking culture.

When Ellie Mathews entered her Salsa Couscous Chicken in the venerable Pillsbury Bake-Off,...


Looking for Trouble: One Woman, Six Wars and a Revolution

by Leslie Cockburn

News correspondent Leslie Cockburn has dined with the Cali Cartel, marched with the Khmer Rouge, hunted down the Black Turban in Afghanistan, pursued the Russian mafia to the Arctic Circle, shared pomegranate...


Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain

by Michael Paterniti

Albert Einstein's brain floats in a Tupperware bowl in a gray duffel bag in the trunk of a Buick Skylark barreling across America. Driving the car is journalist Michael Paterniti. Sitting next to him is an eighty-four-year-old...


Churchill

by Paul Johnson

From the "most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America" (Wall Street Journal), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill

In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers...


Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers

by Lt Lynn "Buck" Compton

The national bestselling World War II memoir with a foreword by John McCain.

As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in critical battles of World War II as a member of...


Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

by Christine Montross

Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross's thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats...


The Third Circle

by Amanda Quick

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir

by Sadia Shepard

A search for shipwrecked ancestors, forgotten histories, and a sense of home

Fascinating and intimate , The Girl from Foreign is one woman's search for ancient family secrets that leads to an adventure in far-off...


Tomorrow You Go Home: One Man's Harrowing Imprisonment in a Modern-Day Russian Gulag

by Tig Hague

The haunting true story of a hardworking British businessman who became mired in the deadly, corruption-laden nightmare of Russia's current prison system-and lived to tell about it, thanks to a love affair that...


Quotable Reagan: Words of Wit, Wisdom, Statesmanship by and about Ronald Reagan, America's Great Communicator

by Steve Eubanks

Former President Reagan, long remembered as the Great Communicator, never was at a loss for words, and his profound wisdom and wit are presented in this unique, impactful book covering more than fifty years...


Play-By-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider

by Bill Mercer

Both a memoir and a "how-to" for anyone who aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, particularly sports, this book calls on Mercer's vast experience and name recognition in Texas to give an insider's view...


Footprints of a Regiment: A Recollection of the 1st Georgia Regulars, 1861-1865

by W. H. Andrews

An absorbing, first-person Civil War memoir from the perspective of a foot soldier looking back some thirty years later.


The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

by Kenneth J. Winkle

Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president.


Bombshell

by Ludwig Leidig

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Bombshell is an unknown true story unearthed from World War II documents. Although a historical biography, it reads as a dramatic psychological thriller, and it covers the dark period of the Third...


I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

by Howard Norman

A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of the acclaimed writer’s life—the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide in his family’s house; the presence of an oystercatcher—each one, as the...


Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and Survival

by Robert Sabbag

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology

by Kathleen L., Ph.D Sheppard

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in...


Burt Lancaster: An American Life

by Kate Burford

Burt Lancaster is perhaps most widely remembered as the tough, iron-jawed star of films such as Gunfight at the OK Corral and Airport. But as this superbly readable and insightful biography demonstrates, he...


From Harvard to Hell...and Back: A Doctor's Journey Through Addiction to Recovery

by III, Sylvester Sviokla & Kerry Zukus

A Harvard doctor loses everything but his life, which he now spends bringing the message of recovery to other addicts.


The Education of John Dewey: A Biography

by Jay Martin

During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion poll after another revealed that he was esteemed to be one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His body of thought, conventionally...