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Disaster Preparedness: A Memoir

by Heather Havrilesky

A memoir from a writer who's "smart, hilarious, unique-just terrific" (Anne Lamott).

A thoughtful, funny memoir about surviving the real and imagined perils of childhood and early adulthood, Disaster Preparedness...


A Rope and a Prayer: The Story of a Kidnapping

by David Rohde & Kristen Mulvihill

The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction by the Taliban, and his wife's struggle to free him.

In November 2008, David Rohde, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The...


The Memory Chalet

by Tony Judt

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year

Final reflections on a happy life-from acclaimed historian Tony Judt.

Tony Judt's The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any other. Each...


Theodore Roosevelt

by Louis Auchincloss & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century

The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing...


Rogers Hornsby

by Charles Alexander

Rogers Hornsby is a biography by Charles Alexander, originally published in 1996.


An Imperfect God

by Henry Wiencek

An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery

When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves...


Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

by Fred Vogelstein

Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google—and how it’s reshaping the way we think about technology

The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the industry of making computers. At the center...


Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the '60s & '70s

by Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire & Kate Farrell

These forty-eight powerful stories and poems etch in vivid detail the breakthrough moments experienced by women during the life-changing era that was the '60s and '70s. These women rode the sexual revolution...


My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent

by Susan Wyndham

Some of Australia's best known writers share their wise and searingly honest experiences of losing a parent.


Fixed: Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder - The Inside Track on Australia's Racing Industry

by Matthew Benns

Matthew Benns takes us inside the murky world of Australia's racing industry.Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts...


TC

by Tom Carroll & Nick Carroll

The long-awaited autobiography of one of Australia's surfing legends.On the surface he was Tom Carroll, dreamer, cheeky grommet, brilliant surfer, Australian sporting hero, fitness fanatic, businessman, family...


Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of Nascar Legend Curtis Turner

by Robert Edelstein

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


You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness

by Heather Sellers

A "poignant" (Boston Globe) family memoir that gives new meaning to hindsight, insight, and forgiveness

Heather Sellers is face-blind-that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that describes...


Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith

by William Todd Schultz

Elliott Smith was one of the most gifted songwriters of the '90s, adored by fans for his subtly melancholic words and melodies.The sadness had its sources in the life.There was trauma from an early age, years...


A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798

by Hendrik Booraem

The American Revolution gave birth to a nation, forever changed the course of political thought, and shattered and transformed the lives of the citizens of the new republic. An iconic figure of the Old Northwest,...


Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter

by Don W. King

A significant poet in her own right, Ruth Pitter has long deserved this biography, which thoughtfully assesses her place in the British poetic landscape. Popular in the United Kingdom from the early 1930s until...


A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression

by Ted Gup

"A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community." -The Boston Globe

In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup's...


Diaries

by George Orwell, Peter Davison & Christopher Hitchens

A major literary event—the long-awaited publication of George Orwell's diaries, chronicling the events that inspired his greatest works. This groundbreaking volume, never before published in the United States,...


Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

by Christina Rice

Possessing a unique beauty and refined acting skills, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) found success in Hollywood at a time when many actors were still struggling to adapt to the era of talkies. Seemingly destined for...


The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

by Louise Steinman

A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating, discomforting, and ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today

 

Although an estimated 80 percent of American...