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Mother of Rock: The Lillian Roxon Story

Fractured Lives

by Toni Strasburg

Fractured Lives is a memoir of one woman's experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in southern Africa during the 1980s and 1990s. Part autobiography, part history, part social commentary and...


The Last Great Cavalryman: The Life of General Sir Richard McCreery, Commander Eighth Army

by Richard Mead

Dick McCreery was commissioned into the 12th Royal Lancers in 1915 and served on The Western Front, winning the MC and surviving wounds. In 1938 he joined the staff of 1st Division under Alexander before being...


Johnny: The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton

by John Philip Jones

The Gallipoli campaign was launched in April 1915 in an effort to knock Turkey out of the war but the force that was deployed was too small to achieve its aim. Moreover, the commander, General Sir Ian Hamilton...


Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

by Susan McCorkindale

A laugh-out-loud memoir about a city slicker who discovers that Manolos and manure just don’t mix. At her husband’s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her...


The Sterling Redemption: Twenty Five Years to Clear My Name

by James Edmiston & Lawrence Kormornick

The untold true story of James Edmiston who suffered an extraordinary miscarriage of justice in 1983 when senior officials blocked vital witnesses coming to his trial which led to a personal tragedy; a broken...


Charles Dickens' Favorite Daughter: The Life, Loves, and Art of Katey Dickens Perugini

by Lucinda Hawksley

As the daughter of the most famous writer of the time, Katey Dickens enjoyed a high profile in Victorian society. She pursued her love of painting, acted in her father’s plays, socialized with the Thackerays,...


The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris

by Andrew Robinson

“Highly readable . . . a fitting tribute to the quiet outsider who taught the professionals their business and increased our knowledge of the human past.”—Archaeology Odyssey

More than a century ago, in...


Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist

by Walter Bernstein

In an immensely alive and pointed memoir by a writer who was himself blacklisted during what Lillian Hellman so aptly called "scoundrel time, " Bernstein recounts his passage from idealist to scapegoat. Chronicling...


Shirley

by Muriel Burgess

Shirley Bassey is one of the all-time greats of the entertainment business. She has sold more records than any other British female singer and still commands massive audiences around the world. Now, after a...


Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight  Anorexia

by Sheila Himmel

A unique eating-disorder memoir written by a mother and daughter.

Unbeknownst to food critic Sheila Himmel-as she reviewed exotic cuisines from bistro to brasserie- her daughter, Lisa, was at home starving herself....


Scattershot: My Bipolar Family

by David Lovelace

An memoir of mental illness in the tradition of the bestselling An Unquiet Mind

Scattershot is David Lovelace?s poignant, humorous, and vivid account of bipolar disorder?s effects on his family, and his gripping...


From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot: The Life and Times of Larry Munson

by Larry Munson & Tony Barnhart

A behind-the-scenes look into the life and career of University of Georgia football broadcaster Larry Munson, From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot tells the story of a legendary announcer and his loyal followers....


Frederick the Great

by Nancy Mitford & Liesl Schillinger

The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years’ War. But in...


Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival

by Alison Wright

An extraordinary spiritual memoir about the will to survive . . . one breath at a time

While traveling in Laos on a winding mountain road, the bus that award-winning journalist Alison Wright was riding in collided...


Breaking New Ground: A Personal History

by Lester R. Brown

An inspirational memoir tracing Lester Brown’s life from a small-farm childhood to leadership as a global environmental activist. Lester R. Brown, whom the Washington Post praised as “one of the world’s...


Ten Degrees of Reckoning: A True Story of Survival

by Hester Rumberg

An international bestseller. A remarkable true story of one woman's courage.

In 1993, Judith and Michael Sleavin and their two children set out to sail around the world. Three years into their incredible...


What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong

by Stewart Francke

What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong is a survival memoir that recounts Stewart Francke's remarkable journey through leukemia and a bone marrow transplant, complications and recovery. Understanding he is,...


All I Know: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Life

by Mary Coustas

One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever.


William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

by Gabriel Miller

During his forty-five-year career, William Wyler (1902--1981) pushed the boundaries of filmmaking with his gripping storylines and innovative depth-of-field cinematography. With a body of work that includes...