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Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life

by Melody Moezzi

With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.

 

Born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution...


Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction

by John L. Myers

Already a leader of the Republican party when the Civil War began, Henry Wilson had distinguished himself as the most important Congressional figure on military and antislavery and pro-black legislation during...


I Am Happier to Know You: A Portrait of Egypt, Her People, Faith and Culture, Viewed through the Heart of a Western Woman

by Jeanne Marie Eck

I Am Happier to Know You is the inspiring story of how, on wings of faith, single, midlife author and seasoned freelance journalist Jeanne M. Eck left her comfortable home in Washington, D.C. and moved to Egypt...


Lots of Laughter

by Valerie Combie

Lots of Laughter: Praise for the Good Old Days is a reflection of the Antigua culture and customs that enveloped Valerie Knowles Combie as she grew up in the small village of Cedar Grove. From a young age Valerie...


Roosevelt the Explorer: T.R.'s Amazing Adventures as a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer

by H. Paul Jeffers

Jeffers' book chronicles Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong quests and expeditions-thrilling and often dangerous journeys that produced much important scientific research and took him across North America, South...


A Country Doctor's Journal: Amazing Stories from Incredible Situations

by Roger A. MacDonald

This autobiographical collection of short stories highlights the rich history of America's iconic country doctor, from triumph to tragedy.


Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition - A Biography of Boris Johnson

by Sonia Purnell

A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just ‘Boris’ – the only...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

First published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is the narrative of Solomon Northup’s experience as a freeman sold into slavery, having spent twelve years in bondage before finally escaping. Northup’s memoir...


Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

by Paul Hemphill

Hank Williams, the quintessential country music singer and songwriter, lived a life as lonesome, desolate, and filled with sorrow as his timeless songs. From Williams's dirt- poor beginnings as a sickly child...


Planet of the Blind

by Stephen Kuusisto

"The world is a surreal pageant," writes Stephen Kuusisto. "Ahead of me the shapes and colors suggest the sails of Tristan's ship or an elephant's ear floating in air, though in reality it is a middle-aged man...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

by Najla Said

A frank and entertaining memoir, from the daughter of Edward Said, about growing up second-generation Arab American and struggling with that identity.

The daughter of a prominent Palestinian father and a sophisticated...


The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw

by Lanayre D. Liggera

During his life, Robert Loraine interacted with a number of influential people of surprisingly diverse positions. An adventurer both physically and intellectually, his charismatic personality was recognized...


John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave

by W.C. Jameson

Leading readers through a series of amazing coincidences and details, Jameson's newest book presents startling evidence that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was never captured. Instead,...


Dreams That Die: Misadventures In Hollywood

by John Wight

A young Scottish screenwriter arrives in Hollywood looking to scale the heights. But is the dream all that it seems?


Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood

by Teri Garr

In this laugh-out-loud funny and inspiring autobiography, one of Hollywood’s best-loved comediennes muses about movies, men, motherhood, and MS 

In a book that is at once Hollywood hilarious and personally...


The Thomas Paine Reader

by Thomas Paine

This major collection demonstrates the extent to which Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an inspiration to the Americans in their struggle for independence, a passionate supporter of the French Revolution and perhaps...


Poster Child, the Kemba Smith Story

by Kemba Smith

In this long-awaited memoir, Kemba Smith shares her dramatic story, as it has never been told. Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story chronicles how she went from college student to drug dealer's girlfriend to...


The Story of Chicago May

by Nuala O'Faolain

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


Coming Home to Myself

by Wynonna Judd

From the heart of one of the world's most beloved entertainers comes an engaging memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory. From Wynonna Judd's beginnings as part of the celebrated,...