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The Good Life: Up the Yukon Without a Paddle

by Dorian Amos & Ray Mears

The absolutely inspiring true tale of a young couple who gave up the "good life" in England to start a new life in the wilderness of the Yukon Dorian Amos—a painter from Cornwall—and his wife decided that...


Triumph Around the World: An Eye Classic

by Robbie Marshall

A humorous, soul-searching account of an aging hippie who gives up his hard-won career, family, and home life to bike around the world in search of new experiences

 

At age 45 Robbie Marshall had it all, or...


Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma'u 1793-1864

by Beverley Mack & Jean Boyd

Nana Asma’u (1793–1864) was a prolific Muslim scholar, poet, historian, and educator whose legacy in Nigeria and America continues today.


The Last Knight: Desmond Fitzgerald, 29th Knight of Glin

by Robert O'Byrne

When Desmond FitzGerald died on ?? September ????, obituaries paid tribute to his involvement with organizations such as the Irish Georgian Society and the Irish Architectural Archive. Over the previous decades,...


Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant

by Jr., Julius Becton

This autobiography, published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), highlights Lt. Gen. Becton's remarkable career and reveals the influences that contributed to his success....


Famous Crimes of Minnesota

by Michael Burgan

Fascinating accounts of more than 30 sensational crimes from across Minnesota that occurred between 1859 and modern times.


Death Wins in the Arctic: The Lost Winter Patrol of 1910

by Kerry Karram

A four-man patrol from the North West Mounted Police left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, heading for Dawson City, Yukon, on December 21, 1910. The harrowing drama of their futile 52-day struggle to survive...


Céline Dion and René Angelil Library Bundle: Céline / René Angelil: The Making of Céline Dion

by Jean Beaunoyer, Georges-Hebert Germain & Jean Beaulne

These two books tell the complete story of the rise to fame of Canada's most famous female singer, Céline Dion, both in her career and in her personal life with her manager and husband, who has guided her to...


A Greater Love

by Olga Watkins & James Gillespie

The true story of a woman's incredible journey into the heart of the Third Reich to find the man she loves. When the Gestapo seize 20-year-old Olga Czepf's fiance she is determined to find him and sets off on...


Madam Atatürk: The First Lady of Modern Turkey

by Ipek Calislar

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is hailed as one of the most charismatic political leaders of the twentieth century, but little is known today about his one and only wife, Latife Hanim. A multilingual intellectual educated...


Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison

by T. J. Parsell

When seventeen-year-old T. J. Parsell held up the local Photo Mat with a toy gun, he was sentenced to four and a half to fifteen years in prison. The first night of his term, four older inmates drugged Parsell...


Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand

by William J. Mann

"[An] excellent new work . . . One can only put down Hello, Gorgeous  with renewed appreciation for Barbra’s single-mindedness, and with some glimpse of her inner struggle." —Liz Smith, syndicated columnist...


My Mistake

by Daniel Menaker

A wry, witty, often tender memoir by a former New Yorker and Random House editor who has great tales of a life in words.


JFK, Conservative

by Ira Stoll

A sure-to-be-controversial argument that by virtually any standard, JFK was far more conservative than liberal.


Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland

by Beau Riffenburgh

The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild Bunch

The operatives of the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration,...


No Surrender: A World War II Memoir

by James Sheeran

No Surrender is the true story of an American WWII soldier who escaped a Nazi POW train and fought in the French Resistance, rivetingly told by the man himself.

A paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, James Sheeran...


My Father at 100: A Memoir

by Ron Reagan

“Everyone thinks he knows Ronald Reagan, but those who truly knew him best still grapple with the enduring mystery of his inner character.”

Even after his death in 2004, Ronald Reagan remains one of America’s...


Mr. B: The Music and Life of Billy Eckstine

by Cary Ginell

(Book). In 1950, Billy Eckstine was the most popular singer in America. Movie-star handsome with an elegant pencil-thin mustache and a wide vibrato, Eckstine possessed one of the most magnificent voices in popular...


The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards

by Jim Steinmeyer

Now in paperback, the acclaimed biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston.

"There is no greater expert on the history of stage magicians than Jim Steinmeyer. His deep knowledge of the subject,...


The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst

by David Nasaw

David Nasaw's magnificent, definitive biography of William Randolph Hearst is based on newly released private and business papers and interviews. For the first time, documentation of Hearst's interactions with...