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Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power

by James K. Libbey

Today, air power is a vital component of the U.S. armed forces. James Libbey, in Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power, highlights the contributions of an aviation pioneer who made much of it...


A Dangerous Liaison: A Revalatory New Biography of Simone DeBeauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

by Carole Seymour-Jones

A Dangerous Liaison tells the intense, passionate, and sometimes-painful story of how two brilliant freethinkers, lovers, and rivals came to share a relationship that lasted more than 50 years. This is the first...


Cambodia Calling

by Richard Heinzl

It was while in Uganda as a young and idealistic physician that Dr. Richard Heinzl finally heard his true calling: to set up a chapter of Doctors Without Borders in his native Canada. As a prerequisite to fulfilling...


Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant

Completed a short time before his death in 1885, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is recognized today as one of the most significant American military memoirs of all time. In an honest and intelligent...


Knowing Mandela

by John Carlin

Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders.

As a foreign...


O'Neill: Son and Playwright

by Louis Scheaffer

Sheaffer's two-volume biography of American platwright Eugene O'Neill-the second volume of which won a Pulitzer Prize-makes use of previously unknown documents and numerous interviews to present an insightful...


Manhattan at Mid-Century: An Oral History

by Myrna Katz Frommer & Harvey Frommer

Experience the mosaic of mid-century Manhattan in this exuberant oral history. This is a snapshot of a time when ocean liners regularly docked in the Hudson River ports, Checker cabs hurtled across a two-way...


Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman & Gary Schmidgall

A fully unexpurgated collection that restores the sexual vitality and subversive flair suppressed by Whitman himself in later editions of Leaves of Grass.

A century after his death, Whitman is still celebrated...


Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut

by Rob Sheffield

From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence".-Entertainment Weekly

The 1980s meant MTV and John Hughes movies,...


Dracula's Bloodline: A Florescu Family Saga

by Radu R. Florescu & Matei Cazacu

This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly...


Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds

by Lyndall Gordon

"Lives Like Loaded Guns...reads like a fabulous detective story...[Gordon] takes us into undiscovered territory." --The Washington Post

In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, began an adulterous love...


James Monroe: Oberlin's Christian Statesman and Reformer, 1821-1900

by Catherine M. Rokicky

Guided to Oberlin College by Charles G. Finney, the most prominent evangelical reformer in the nation, James Monroe attended the college when Oberlin served as the center of abolition and reform in the West....


Kathryn Kuhlman: A Spiritual Biography

by Roberts Liardon

Kathryn Kuhlman, one of the most fascinating women of the 20th century, is revealed here in all her vitality and victory, her tragedy and triumph, in this riveting journey through a miraculous healing ministry...


Peyton: The World's Greatest Yachting Cartoonist

by Dick Durham

Mike Peyton is the world's most famous nautical cartoonist - the Matt or Giles of the sailing world. This is his authorised biography, complete with many of his iconic cartoons, written by Dick Durham - ex Fleet...


Pianists on Playing: Interviews with Twelve Concert Pianists

by Linda J. Noyle

Twelve internationally-known keyboard artists discuss their daily lives of practicing and performing.


More Than Words Can Say: The Ink Spots and Their Music

by Marv Goldberg

The story of the Ink Spots is a rags-to-riches story beloved in American mythology. Goldberg gets behind the glitter of the Ink Spots and the publicity machines of record labels, and provides the story of the...


Muckrakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors

by Edd Applegate

Professor Edd Applegate profiles the men and women who either wrote muckraking journalism or edited publications that featured muckraking articles. Some of the most important figures of journalism are here,...


Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea

by Linda Greenlaw

America's only female swordfish boat captain returns with this long- awaited follow-up to the bestselling The Hungry Ocean.

After the exploits recounted in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean that made...


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Cultural Analysis of Manchester United

by S?ren Frank

A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul...


A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup

by Michael D'Antonio

Today Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more than the Lipton tea empire. Raised in desperate poverty, he would build a global empire of markets, factories, plantations,...