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Men We Reaped: A Memoir

by Jesmyn Ward

In this stirring and clear-eyed memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South.

�We saw...


The Bandit of Kabul: Counterculture Adventures Along the Hashish Trail and Beyond . . .

by Jerry Beisler

Filled with cutting-edge, global commentary on the last days of the legal Afghanistan-to-Amsterdam hash-smuggling route, this memoir tells of Jerry Beisler’s adventures around Asia and the United States. Complete...


Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens

by John David Lewis

In Solon the Thinker, John Lewis presents the hypothesis that Solon saw Athens as a self-governing, self-supporting system akin to the early Greek conceptions of the cosmos. Solon's polis functions not through...


Sappho

by Marguerite Johnson

This series of short incisive books introduces major figures of the ancient world to the modern general reader, including the essentials of each subject's life, works, and significance for later western civilisation....


At the Hang-Up: Seeking Your Purpose, Running the Race, Finishing Strong

by Ted Owens, Jim Krause & Jesse Tuel

This is the inspirational story of Ted Owens-still the coach with the most wins in the history of Allen Fieldhouse-from growing up as a boy on a cotton farm in Southwestern Oklahoma during the Great Depression...


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

by David Millie & Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan

Historical accounts and memoirs of the Vietnam War often ignore the participation of nations other than Vietnam and the United States. As a result, few Americans realize that several members of the Southeast...


Maureen O'Hara: The Biography

by Aubrey Malone

From her first appearances on the stage and screen, Maureen O'Hara (b. 1920) commanded attention with her striking beauty, radiant red hair, and impassioned portrayals of spirited heroines. Whether she was being...


The Tao of Muhammad Ali

by Davis Miller

Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer the world has ever known and the most charismatic athlete of all time. Adored by millions, Ali is a role model and symbol of courage to us all. Davis Miller was a small, sickly...


NEW YORK JEW

by Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kazin, one of the central figures of America’s intellectual life in the 20th century, takes us into his own life and times. His autobiography encompasses, within a single large, fluent narrative, a...


Running with Monsters: A Memoir

by Bob Forrest & Michael Albo

Celebrity Rehab star and Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest's memoir about his drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the '80s and '90s and his life-changing decision to become a drug counselor...


Seymour Hersh

by Robert Miraldi

Seymour Hersh has been the most important, famous, and controversial journalist in the United States for the last forty years. From his exposé of the My Lai massacre in 1969 to his revelations about torture...


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,...