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30 Daily Appointments with Heaven: Devotions to Bring the Hope and Joy of Heaven to Your Every Day

by Reggie Anderson & Jennifer Schuchmann

When a patient first asked Dr. Reggie Anderson to sit at her bedside as she passed from this life, something miraculous happened. As he held her hand, the veil between this world and the next parted . . . and...


In the Secret Service: The True Story of the Man Who Saved President Reagan's Life

by Jerry Parr & Carolyn Parr

Meet Jerry Parr. In 1981, he was the agent standing next to Ronald Reagan when John Hinckley, Jr., stepped out of the crowd, intent on killing the president. In the Secret Service is an adrenaline-filled ride...


AN Angel From Hell: Real Life on the Front Lines

by Ryan A. Conklin

An edgy, gripping report from the front lines by a young veteran and cast member of The Real World: Brooklyn

Ryan Conklin enlisted in the Army at age seventeen, following 9/11, and joined Angel Company. As...


Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever

by Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O'Connell

The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports

Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing...


Orr: My Story

by Bobby Orr

The NHL legend tells his story from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks, to today.  New York Times Bestseller! 

 Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever...


Voice: A Stutterer's Odyssey

by Scott Damian

An emotional account of how successful actor and producer Scott Damian overcame stuttering while still coping with its psychological effects.


Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

by Terry Teachout

A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

 

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably...


J.M.W. Turner: Standing in the Sun

by Anthony Bailey

Joseph Mallord William Turner is arguably Britain's greatest and most mysterious painter, whose range of work encompasses seascape and landscape, immensely powerful oil paintings and intimate watercolours. His...


This Wheel's on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band

by Levon Helm & Stephen Davis

The singer and drummer of the Band details, in this book, the history of one of the most influential groups of the 1960s. While their music evoked a Southern mythology with their beautifully crafted, image-rich...


Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns, and Game Meat

by Paula Young Lee

What happens when a Korean-American preacher’s kid refuses to get married, travels the world, and quits being vegetarian? She meets her polar opposite on an online dating site while sitting at a café in Paris,...


Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain

by Ross J. Wilson

As the hundredth anniversary approaches, it is timely to reflect not only upon the Great War itself and on the memorials which were erected to ensure it did not slip from national consciousness, but also to...


Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

by Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey

Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles...


A Book Without Photographs

by Sergei Shargunov

Sergei Shargunov's A Book Without Photographs follows the young journalist and activist through selected snapshots from different periods of his remarkable life. Through memories both sharp and vague, we see...


The Hawks of Peace: Notes of the Russian Ambassador

by Dmitry Rogozin

The Hawks of Peace. Notes of the Russian Ambassador is a unique analytical edition where Russian Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin shares his notes on personalities and events that shaped the history of post-Communist...


A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath

by Jeanine Cummins

It was a headline story in the New York Times and USA Today. It was covered by Court TV and profiled on the Ricki Lake Show. Now, here is the intimate memoir of a shocking crime and its aftermath...one family's...


Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road (They're Not What You Think)

by John Leland

Legions of youthful Americans have taken On the Road as a manifesto for rebellion and an inspiration to hit the road. But there is much more to the book than that. In Why Kerouac Matters, John Leland embarks...


The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford

by Ann Hulbert

An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle...


Goldwater

by Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater is a principled politican in a world where the species seems endangered, a man of profound convcition about government and law, the grand old man of the Grand Old Party, respected as much by...


A Lotus Grows in the Mud

by Goldie Hawn

With her trademark effervescence, Goldie delivers a personal look at private and powerful events that carried her through life: her father’s spontaneity; her mother’s courage; and the joy of being a daughter,...


Red House: Being a Mostly Accurate Account of New England's Oldest Continuously Lived-in Ho use

by Sarah Messer

In her critically acclaimed, ingenious memoir, Sarah Messer explores America’s fascination with history, family, and Great Houses. Her Massachusetts childhood home had sheltered the Hatch family for 325 years...