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Fifty-One Moves

by Ben Ashcroft & Peter McParlin

It is shocking that although just one per cent of children are taken into care by local authori­ties, almost 30 per cent of prisoners have been in care. Ben Ashcroft's heart-rending account of abandonment,...


Anne Frank

by Francine Prose

In June 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white- checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, with...


Evacuate!

by James Lawson

At stake was up to 5 million barrels a day of high-grade crude oil. At risk were the lives of 1,300 employees of the major oil companies and their families working in Iran in December 1978, when revolutionaries...


The Miracle of Love

by Ondine Sherman

A heart-wrenching memoir about a mother's desperate quest for a miracle medical cure for her twin sons.


In Those Days: A Diplomat Remembers

by James W. Spain

In Those Days is the candid, often funny, autobiography of a twentieth-century American diplomat who spent most of his life in high-level diplomacy in Asia and Africa. The story takes James Spain from an Irish...


Strange Things Happen

by Stewart Copeland

When Stewart Copeland gets dressed, he has an identity crisis. Should he put on "leather pants, hostile shirts, and pointy shoes"? Or wear something more appropriate to the "tax-paying, property-owning, investment-holding...


Only by God's Grace

by Norma Kennett

What would you do if you were faced with a life-threatening illness? Would you distance yourself from God or grasp His hand, cling to His promises, and develop an unwavering trust in His goodness? In Only by...


Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small

by Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown’s earliest memory is of the soothing purr of Mickey, her family’s long-haired tiger cat, who curled up and claimed a spot in her crib. From there, a steady parade of cats, dogs, horses, and...


Posthuman Blues: Volume I (2003 - 2004)

by Mac Tonnies

Posthuman Blues, Vol. I is first volume of the edited version of the popular weblog maintained by author Mac Tonnies from 2003 until his tragic death in 2009. Tonnies' blog was a pastiche of his original fiction,...


Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Ganster Dreams

by Richard Cohen

Award-winning writer Rich Cohen excavates the real stories behind the legend of infamous criminal enforcers Murder, Inc. and contemplates the question: Where did the tough Jews go?

In 1930s Brooklyn, there lived...


The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

by Elspeth Huxley

In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the...


Long Past Stopping

by Oran Canfield

It looked like any other medical chart, with different boxes filled in with my blood pressure and heart rate, but at the bottom, next to Diagnosis, the doctor simply wrote, Terminal Assholism.

Juggled between...


Chocolate, Please

by Lisa Lampanelli

An inside look at the life of Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, as she dishes on everything from relationships, food, and fat to why once you go black, you never go back

In her jaw-droppingly...


I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser

One life. Six words. What's yours?

True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—and...


The Tailor of Inverness

by Matthew Zajac

The Tailor of Inverness is a story of journeys, of how a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) came to be a tailor in Inverness. His life spanned most of the 20th century....


Abu Hanifah: His Life, Legal Method & Legacy

by Mohammed Akram Nadwi

Study the life and legacy of one of the greatest pioneers in the history of Islamic law


The Allure of Chanel

by Paul Morand & Euan Cameron

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer...


The Biggest Gang in Britain - Shining a Light on the Culture of Police Corruption

by Stephen Hayes

A hard hitting, brutally honest account of police work during the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Whilst explicit, it is often humorous, refreshing and equally unbelievable. In this ?rst book of a trilogy the author...


A Life in Music: Ruth Nye and the Arrau Heritage

by Roma Randles

Claudio Arrau was one of the most distinguished and influential concert pianists of the twentieth century. His particular approach to the creation of sound was legendary. Concert pianist Ruth Nye studied with...


Parecomic: Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics

by Carl Thompson, Sean Michael Wilson & Noam Chomsky

Parecomic is a graphic novel about the system we live in—what’s wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better. The recent upsurge in popular protest around the world shows that people...