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Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis

by Thomas C. Danisi

The critically acclaimed biography Meriwether Lewis, coauthored by Thomas C. Danisi, was praised for its meticulous research and for shedding new light on the adventurous life and controversial death of the...


Dear Mr. Longfellow: Letters to and from the Children's Poet

by Sydelle Pearl

If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught you to memorize lines from "The Village Blacksmith" by renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow....


A Long Silence: Memories of a German Refugee Child, 1941-1958

by Sabina De Werth Neu

After more than sixty years, the nightmarish sufferings of so many victims of Germany’s Nazi regime have been documented extensively. Rarely, however, does one hear about the experiences of German children...


Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz

by Rudolf Hoss & Steven Paskuly

By his own admission, SS Kommandant Rudolf Höss was history's greatest mass murderer, having personally supervised the extermination of approximately two million people, mostly Jews, at the death camp in Auschwitz,...


Pretty in Plaid: A Life, A Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending,Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase

by Jen Lancaster

Now in paperback! Jen Lancaster's cultural inferiority complex had to come from somewhere...and now fans can find out where in the New York Times bestseller Pretty in Plaid.

Before she was bitter, before she...


Women on Top

by Margaret Heffernan

More women are starting successful businesses than ever before. But what makes women leaders different? And how can others learn to capitalize on their strengths? Through interviews with hundreds of women entrepreneurs,...


Journals: 1952-2000

by Jr., Arthur M. Schlesinger

From his entrance into Democratic leadership circles in the 1950s through his years in the Kennedy administration and up until his last days, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., was always at the vital center of American...


Mountains Beyond Mountains

by Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master...


The Warrior: A Mother's Story of a Son at War

by Frances Richey

A "heart-rending"(Anna Quindlen, Newsweek) memoir-in-verse that speaks to a mother's love for her son

When Frances Richey's only child, Ben, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and...


Karl Marx: The Story of His Life

by Franz Mehring

Containing footnotes and an extensive bibliography, this edition of Franz Mehring's classic biography is designed to assist the English-speaking reader towards a better understanding of Marx, his work and Marxism...


Lost in North America: The Imaginary Canadian in the American Dream

by John Gray

A personal, idiosyncratic tour of the collective work of art we call Canada.


Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life and Times

by Ann Covell

This book offers insight into the life of Jane Appleton, wife of President Franklin Pierce. Through family letters and anecdotes, it details Jane’s complex life and family history. This book also reveals the...


Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders and Critics, 1914-1939

by Robert Ellis

Between 1918 and 1939 Ernst Toller was one of Germany’s prominent left-wing intellectuals, He was a leader of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, famous playwright of the 1920s and best known spokesman against...


Willin': The Story of Little Feat

by Ben Fong-Torres

The first biography of the legendary, beloved, long-running band Little Feat, by veteran music journalist Ben Fong-Torres


The Kravchenko Case: One Man's War on Stalin

by Gary Kern

Victor Kravchenko--the most discussed Soviet defector at the height of the Cold War.


The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary life of Haversham Godwin-Austen

by Catherine Moorehead & Rob Burns

Probably the greatest mountaineer of his day,' claimed Kenneth Mason in his definitive mountaineering history, Abode of Snow. Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and interesting Surrey aristocratic...


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 painting and intimate watercolour. His...


Weirwolf: My Story

by David Weir

David Weir was born without the use of his legs, and not only learned from an early age to cope with his disability, but defied his limitations to become a great wheelchair racer and national hero. Here he sheds...


The Silence of Mohammed

by Salim Bachi & Sue Rose

Before becoming the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed was a simple man of flesh and blood who started life as a poor orphan in the Arabian city of Mecca. Through his union with Khadija, he became a prosperous merchant...


Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself

by Sarah A. Chrisman

On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views....