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Re: Quin

by Robert Buckeye

An unabashedly personal and partisan critical biography of the great British experimentalist of the 1960s.


The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

by Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart & James Laughlin

"This is quintessential Merton."—The Catholic Review. "The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground—I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way...


Martyball: The Life and Triumphs of Marty Schottenheimer, the Coach Who Really Did Win It All

by Marty Schottenheimer & Jeffrey Flanagan

No coach in National Football League history endured more playoff heartache than Marty Schottenheimer. Despite racking up two hundred regular-season victories (only five coaches in the entire ninety-year history...


Henry Miller: The Paris Years

by Brassai & Timothy Bent

His years in Paris were the making of Henry Miller. He arrived with no money, no fixed address, and no prospects. He left as the renowned if not notorious author of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn....


A Life in Music

by Daniel Barenboim

A Life in Music reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with...


Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma

by Michael Peppiatt

Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful and enigmatic creative geniuses of the twentieth century. Immediately recognizable, his paintings continue to challenge interpretations and provoke controversy. Bacon...


366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military Decisions of America's Greatest President

by Stephen A. Wynalda & Harry Turtledove

In a startlingly innovative format, journalist Stephen A. Wynalda has constructed a painstakingly detailed day-by-day breakdown of president Abraham Lincoln’s decisions in office—including his signing of...


Super Agent: The One Book the NFL and NCAA Don't Want You to Read

by Jerry Argovitz & J. David Miller

Super Agent. Maverick. Reformer. Iconoclast. Dealmaker. Dentist? Jerry Argovitz has worn many hats in his remarkable life, both inside and outside of the world of sports. As a player agent representing and advising...


I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames: My Insane Life Raising Two Boys with Autism

by Jeni Decker

Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one hundred and [redacted] pounds—a self described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism...


Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

by Barbara Bray & Michael Darlow

Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won, often with...


Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator's Fight for Safe Skies

by David Soucie & Ozzie Cheek

Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash,...


Images: My Life in Film

by Ingmar Bergman, Marianne Ruuth & Woody Allen

Ingmar Bergman’s career spanned forty years as he produced more than fifty films, many of which are considered classics. When he began this book, Bergman had not seen most of his movies since he made them....


The True History of the Elephant Man: The Definitive Account of the Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Joseph Carey Merrick

by Peter Ford & Michael Howell

Due to horrible physical deformities, he spent much of his life as a fair-ground freak. He was hounded, persecuted, and starving, until his fortune changed and he was rescued, housed, and fed by the distinguished...


A Flyfisher's World

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons

This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America’s most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan’s Au Sable River—the exact moment when the author lost his heart...


A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System

by Billy Wayne Sinclair & Jodie Sinclair

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was...


Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience

by Justin Wintle

Burma is a country where, as one senior UN official puts it, "just to turn your head can mean imprisonment or death." Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be Burma's best hope for freedom, and, because of her unwavering...


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!: From the Minnesota Governor's Mansion to the Baja Outback: Reflections and Revisionings

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national...


Lovesong: Becoming a Jew

by Julius Lester

Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south. His book Lovesong is a beautifully written account of his spiritual journey away from the conventions of his Southern heritage and Methodist...


How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2012

by Duncan Fallowell

WINNER OF THE 2012 PEN/ACKERLEY PRIZE

A haunting memoir on the nature of belonging and the lure of escape.

In this series of five brilliantly written and irrepressibly quirky travelogues, Duncan Fallowell sets...


Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed

by Michelle Morgan

For the first time in paperback, this valuable biography by the president of Marilyn Monroe’s UK fan club contains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material on Marilyn Monroe, covering all...