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Play-By-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider

by Bill Mercer

Both a memoir and a "how-to" for anyone who aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, particularly sports, this book calls on Mercer's vast experience and name recognition in Texas to give an insider's view...


Footprints of a Regiment: A Recollection of the 1st Georgia Regulars, 1861-1865

by W. H. Andrews

An absorbing, first-person Civil War memoir from the perspective of a foot soldier looking back some thirty years later.


The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

by Kenneth J. Winkle

Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president.


Bombshell

by Ludwig Leidig

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Bombshell is an unknown true story unearthed from World War II documents. Although a historical biography, it reads as a dramatic psychological thriller, and it covers the dark period of the Third...


I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

by Howard Norman

A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of the acclaimed writer’s life—the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide in his family’s house; the presence of an oystercatcher—each one, as the...


Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and Survival

by Robert Sabbag

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


The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology

by Kathleen L., Ph.D Sheppard

The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology, by Kathleen L. Sheppard, is a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), exploring all the facets of “women’s work” in...


Burt Lancaster: An American Life

by Kate Burford

Burt Lancaster is perhaps most widely remembered as the tough, iron-jawed star of films such as Gunfight at the OK Corral and Airport. But as this superbly readable and insightful biography demonstrates, he...


From Harvard to Hell...and Back: A Doctor's Journey Through Addiction to Recovery

by III, Sylvester Sviokla & Kerry Zukus

A Harvard doctor loses everything but his life, which he now spends bringing the message of recovery to other addicts.


The Education of John Dewey: A Biography

by Jay Martin

During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion poll after another revealed that he was esteemed to be one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His body of thought, conventionally...


Ben Hogan: The Authorised Biography

by James Dodson

Ben Hogan is up with Jack Nicklaus as one of the greatest golfers of all time. He equalled the record of four US Open wins, once won five out of six major tournaments in one season, and is credited with effectively...


Billy Williams: My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs

by Billy Williams, Fred Mitchell & Ron Santo

One of the most popular Cubs of all time—and now an executive advisor for the team—Williams reminisces about his early years, his Hall of Fame career, and his five decades in the game in this inspirational...


The New Path: Life with Paramhansa Yogananda

by Swami Kriyananda

An in-depth account, written by a direct disciple, of what it was like to live with the world teacher, Paramhansa Yogananda-author of the classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. This newly revised and expanded edition...


I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing but True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut,Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog

by Diana Joseph

An Entertainment Weekly "must"-"It's hard to recall another collection of essays, or a memoir, with more natural charm."

Surrounded by dysfunctional men-from her fourteen-year-old son to her high-maintenance...


When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles' Rise to the Top

by Larry Kane

Never before told stories of the Beatles seven-year rise from teenage dreamers to icons, both the heartbreaks and lucky breaks.


Roger Bacon: The First Scientist

by Brian Clegg

Back in thirteenth-century Europe, in the early years of the great universities, learning was spiced with the danger of mob violence and a terrifyingly repressive religious censorship. Roger Bacon, a humble...


Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

by Michael Davis

"Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book...Finally, we get to touch Big Bird's feathers."—The New York Times Book Review

Sesame Street is the longest-running-and...


The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera

by Betram D. Wolfe

A visionary painter best known for his murals, Diego Rivera explored Paris, Spain, San Francisco, New York, Moscow and his native Mexico, and counted Picasso, Cocteau, Trotsky and Rockefeller among his coterie...


Her Father's Daughter

by Alice Pung

At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible...


Toyo: A Memoir

by Lily Chan

Winner of the 2013 Dobbie Award

Toyo learned to ask nothing, to wait and count the days. But they passed and passed and still the doorway remained empty of his deep voice, calling out her name.

Blending the...