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Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F

by Paul A. Offit & Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Maurice Hilleman's mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn. As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death. He made it his life's work to see that others...


Becoming Mama-San: 80 Years of Wisdom

by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

In this book, 86-year-old author Mary Matsuda Gruenewald has distilled her lifetime of wisdom into ten stories, each one conveying an essential life lesson. Each chapter is a story from the author's life and...


From Suffragette to Fascist: The Many Lives of Mary Sophia Allen

by Nina Boyd

Mary Allen first came to notoriety as a thrice-gaoled, window-smashing suffragette. When WSPU activities ceased in 1914, Allen pioneered the first female police force, recruiting and training hundreds of women....


Possessed by the Devil: Ireland's Mass Witchcraft Trial

by Dr. Andrew Sneddon

In 1711, in County Antrim, eight women were put on trial accused of orchestrating the demonic possession of young Mary Dunbar, and the haunting and supernatural murder of a local clergyman's wife. Mary Dunbar...


Standing in the Wings: The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me

by Joe Flannery

Joe Flannery has been described as the 'Secret Beatle', and as the business associate and partner of Brian Epstein, he became an integral part of The Beatles' management team during their rise to fame in the...


Hope after Faith: An Ex-Pastor's Journey from Belief to Atheism

by Jerry DeWitt & Ethan Brown

Atheism’s leading lights have long been intellectuals raised in the secular and academic worlds: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens. By contrast, Jerry DeWitt was born and bred...


The Cat From Hue: A Vietnam War Story

by John Laurence

An evocative, vividly detailed memoir of the madness and miracles of the Vietnam War by an award-winning reporter whose experiences in combat—and whose relationship with a Vietnamese cat named Meo—have haunted...


Clinton in Exile

by Carol Felsenthal

On January 20, 2001, the most powerful and arguably most ambitious man in the world relinquished the public stage, reluctantly, at the young age of fifty-four. Since then President Bill Clinton has moved in...


Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II

by Joseph E. Persico

All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt...


Sleeping with Cats

by Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy, a writer who is highly praised as both a poet and a novelist, turns her gaze inward as she shares her thoughts on life and explores her development as a woman and writer. She pays tribute to the...


Meant To Be

by Walter Anderson

Published to strong reviews and major media attention, this heartfelt and inspirational rags-to-riches memoir by the highly regarded CEO of Parade Publications tells the emotional story of how he came to terms...


Four Days to Glory: The Heart of America, Flat on Its Back

by Mark Kreidler

Somewhere beyond the circle of money, glitz, drugs, and controversy that characterizes professional sports in America, remnants of an ideal exist. In Iowa, that ideal survives in the form of high school wrestling....


China Ghosts: My Daughter's Journey to America, My Pas

by Jeff Gammage

Aching to expand from a couple to a family, Jeff Gammage—a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer—and his wife, Christine, embarked upon a journey that would carry them across a shifting landscape of emotion...


Emir Abd el-Kader: Hero and Saint of Islam

by Ahmed Bouyerdene & Eric Geoffroy

This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York...


The Spy Who Loved

by Clare Mulley

The Untold Story of Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War II

 

In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine...


Skin Game

by Caroline Kettlewell

"There was very fine, an elegant pain, hardly a pain at all, like the swift and fleeting burn of a drop of hot candle wax...Then the blood welled up and began to distort the pure, stark edges of my delicately...


Nelson

by John Sugden

The most authoritative and intimate portrait written of Horatio Nelson

In this epic biography of history’s most celebrated naval commander, acclaimed historian John Sugden separates fact from myth to offer...


The Greek House

by Christian Brechneff & Tim Lovejoy

A richly rewarding narrative about a young painter’s love affair with the Greek island of Sifnos

When Christian Brechneff first set foot on the Greek island of Sifnos, it was the spring of 1972 and he was a...


Call Me Russell: Inside the Outside

by Russell Peters

The unvarnished life story of stand-up comedian Russell Peters: up close and personal, poignant and entertaining

Russell Peters performs to sell-out stadium crowds around the world, poking fun at race, culture,...


Double or Nothing

by Tom Breitling & Cal Fussman

If Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had come of age at the end of the 20th century looking for an all-American adventure, they probably would've headed for Vegas.

They'd have been hard-pressed to go on a wilder ride...