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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

by Chris Greenhalgh

Coco Chanel and Composer Igor Stravinsky.

Their love affair inspired their art.

Their art defined an era.

In 1913, at the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the young couturiere Coco Chanel witnesses...


On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno

by David Sheppard

From an idiosyncratic childhood in a sleepy British market town to the top of the international pop charts, this first critical examination of the life of Brian Eno charts a lengthy and colorful journey. Interviews...


Meetings in No Man's Land: Christmas 1914 and Fraternisation in the Great War

by Marc Ferro, Malcolm Brown & Rémy Cazals

In the winter of 1914, after long months of marching, soldiers on both fronts began to dig trenches and the war became a battle of attrition in which ordinary men faced each other across the bombed mud of No...


Missionary Adventures in the South Pacific

by Leona Crawford & David Livingston Crawford

Besides providing a wealth of contemporary factual information, diligently researched and presented in a remarkably lucid manner, this book is full of human interest: the braving of incredible dangers, the enduring...


Personal Memoirs

by Ulysses S. Grant

Faced with failing health and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future - and won himself a unique place in American letters....


Willy Brandt: Prisoner of His Past

by Viola Herms Drath

Originally published in 1975, this book chronicles the exciting and tragic rise and fall of Germany's first Social Democratic Chancellor, Willy Brandt.


Baby Bull: From Hardball to Hard Time and Back

by Orlando Cepeda & Herb Fagen

This book is Orlando Cepeda's story, told in his own words and with refreshing candor and great drama.


Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West

by John J. Fry

In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some might say foolhardy—decision to homestead in Wyoming. There, they built their first house, a claim shanty half dug out...


Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise and Fall of a New York Mobster

by Anthony M. DeStefano

A vain man of good looks, small means, and no family links to the mob, Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano steadily worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official...


Three Things You Need to Know about Rockets: A Real-Life Scottish Fairy Tale

by Jessica A. Fox

Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped “second...


Damages

by Barry Werth

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star

by Matthew Continetti

"A compelling account of journalistic malpractice on a grand scale. Those called out in this book should not be allowed to forget what they did."

-Brit Hume, senior political analyst, Fox News

Sarah Palin...


American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams and a Journey Toward Home

by Henry Cejudo

"Compelling...American Victory represents the triumph of the human spirit." --Los Angeles Times

Henry Cejudo's remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of illegal immigrants, from the mean streets...


Inside Obama's Brain

by Sasha Abramsky

"Never has the world needed strong and wise American leadership more than it does now. Abramsky's eminently readable description of Obama's personal gifts makes it clear that he is remarkably suited to be the...


A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit

by Mike Huckabee

“Every Christmas, I still think about that guitar and the sacrifice it represented. And I hope I don’t forget to think about the greatest sacrifice of all, God’s gift of Himself.”

 

Christmas has...


My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass

Ex-slave Frederick Douglass's second autobiography-written after ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846 and his break with his mentor William Lloyd Garrison-catapulted Douglass into...


Parched

by Heather King

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


The House of Rothschild: Volume 1: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848

by Niall Ferguson

In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. He reveals...


Selected Writings

by Jose Marti

José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for...


The Falcon

by John Tanner

John Tanner's fascinating autobiography tells the story of a man torn between white society and the Native Americans with whom he identified.