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The Great Garbo

by Robert Payne

This revealing and insightful biography of screen icon Greta Garbo contains over 100 luxurious photos from her films and her life.


Audrey Hepburn

by Barry Paris

The most ambitious and personal account ever written about Hollywood's most gracious star-Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris is a "moving portrayal" (The New York Times Book Review) that truly captures the woman...


Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam

by Zainab Salbi & Laurie Becklund

Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein's personal pilot and her family's life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she...


Mrs Catherine Gladstone: 'A Woman Not Quite of Her Time'

by Janet Hilderley

Catherine Glynne was born in 1812, in the same year as Charles Dickens. An earl’s daughter she married the son of a self-made merchant, William Ewart Gladstone, who became Queen Victoria’s Prime Minister...


Pool of Life: The Autobiography of a Punjabi Agony Aunt

by Kailash Puri & Eleanor Nesbitt

This life story of Kailash Puri, a Punjabi author and advice columnist, connects the narrative of her life to the history of Punjabi diaspora and themes in Sikh studies. Beginning with her memories of childhood...


'For Us It Was Heaven': The Passion, Grief and Fortitude of Patience Darton

by Angela Jackson

“This is a biography of many facets offering a wealth of insight and textual content of particular relevance in the context of gender studies. It tells us much of the status of nurses in Britain in the 1930s....


Jesse Jackson Jr.: From Promise to Scandal¿the Journey of a Chicago Political Scion

by Chicago Tribune Staff

For the past 25 years, it seemed like little could impede the quickly accelerating political career of Jesse Jackson Jr., the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District and son of iconic civil...


The Heat Reign: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat get their NBA title

by South Florida Sun Sentinel Staff

In Summer 2010, LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, bringing with him Chris Bosh to partner with Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade. The Big Three talked of winning multiple NBA championships and enormous...


Dwightmare: Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic, and the Season of Dysfunction

by Brian Schmitz & Orlando Sentinel Staff

As the last seconds ticked down at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the most bizarre, tumultuous and cursed season in the 23-year history of the Orlando Magic mercifully came to an end. Coach Stan Van...


Daley: A Retrospective: A Historical Exploration of Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

by Chicago Tribune Staff

From the second half of the twentieth century through today, no family has defined Chicago in the public's eye more than the Daleys. Between Richard J. Daley and his son, Richard M. Daley, a member of this prominent...


Capone: A Photographic Portrait of America's Most Notorious Gangster

by Chicago Tribune Staff

A visual retelling of the rise and eventual fall of Chicago's most notorious gangster: Alphonse "Scarface" Capone. Comprised of many never-before-published photographs from the Chicago Tribune's vast archives,...


The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

by Yuval Levin

For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide in America...


Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage

by Nicholas Wapshott

New details of the remarkable relationship between two leaders who teamed up to change history.

It?s well known that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were close allies and kindred political spirits. During...


Life & Death In an American Harem

by L. M. Ollie

Based on true events which took place in the early 60's, this is a story that confirms the truth of the adage "Be careful what you wish for".

Determined to leave behind a life of poverty, Lizzie Lambert dreamt...


Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters

by Jesse Saperstein

The poignant, funny, and truly unique observations of a young writer diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

"Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who entertains...


Game Changer: My Tennis Life

by Paul McNamee

A great Australian story of sport, mateship and being a maverick.

Paul McNamee is a legendary figure in Australian tennis. From his early days as a talented Melbourne teenager, McNamee became a top international...


Last of the Summer Wine - From the Director's Chair

by Alan Bell

The genuine and only INSIDE STORY of Last of the Summer Wine! Roy Clarke's Last of the Summer Wine was the longest running TV comedy series in the world, largely due to the passion, dedication and creativity...


America's Boy

by Wade Rouse

Growing up "different" in the rural Ozarks - a place that made the fellas from Deliverance look like the Jonas Brothers - wasn't easy for a little boy like Wade Rouse, a Winnie-the-Pooh children's clothing model...


The Padre of Isleta: The Story of Father Anton Docher; Facsimile of the 1940 Edition

by Julia Keleher & Elsie Ruth Chant

Adolph F. Bandelier, Charles Fletcher Lummis, and Father Anton Docher are names closely associated with the early colonial days in New Mexico. All of these characters appear in this narrative of Isleta Pueblo...


The Real Billy the Kid: With new light on the LINCOLN COUNTY WAR; Facsimile of Original 1936 Edition

by Miguel Antonio Otero

Miguel Antonio Otero served as the first Hispanic governor of the U.S. Territory of New Mexico, from 1897 to 1906. He was appointed to the office by President William McKinley. Long after his retirement from...