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Memoirs of A Karate Fighter

by Ralph Robb

Memoirs of a Karate Fighter is a hard-hitting account of karate training during the 1980s in one of Europe's toughest dojos. In this gripping story, Ralph Robb gives an insight into the training methods and...


Sakegesprek met Theo Vorster

by Theo Vorster

Sakegesprek met Theo Vorster is ‘n in 2009 vrygestel en is een van die gewildste programme op Kyknet. Hierdie boek bevat 38 onderhoude wat Theo Vorster oor die laaste drie jaar met top sakelui gevoer het en...


Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb

by Herschel Cobb

Herschel Cobb’s moving account of his relationship with his legendary grandfather reveals a side of Ty Cobb that few people ever saw, that of loving nurturer. A baseball icon and arguably the best player who...


Born in Jerusalem, Born Palestinian: A Memoir

by Jacob Nammar

A poignant memoir of an eye witness of a major historical event in Jerusalem

When Jacob Nammar was a young boy growing up in Harret al-Nammareh, his family, his friends, and the streets of his West Jerusalem...


City of Soldiers: A Year of Life, Death, and Survival in Afghanistan

by Kate Fearon

A deeply affecting memoir and a unique contribution to our understanding of Afghanistan

Behind the headlines, the strategies, the surges, what is life really like in Afghanistan? What is it like to live and work...


A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher

by Sue Halpern

A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life.

At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky,...


Personal History

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1998

by Katharine Graham

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a book composed...


The Foremost Good Fortune

by Susan Conley

Susan Conley, her husband, and their two young sons say good-bye to their friends, family, and house in Maine for a two-year stint in a high-rise apartment in Beijing, prepared to embrace the inevitable onslaught...


Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on My Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth

by Lisa Napoli

Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around...


NORMAL Doesn't Live Here Anymore

by Barb Owen

What would happen if The Unthinkable blindsided you, requiring everything be put on hold to become a full time caregiver for a loved one? At the very least, it would reshape your life. Without a survival guide,...


Louis Armstrong: The Soundtrack of the American Experience

by David Stricklin

In the twentieth century, African Americans not only helped make popular music the soundtrack of the American experience, they advanced American music as one of the preeminent shapers of the world's popular...


The Artist's Daughter: A Memoir

by Alexandra Kuykendall

A poignant memoir of a woman's struggle to deal with the wounds left by her absent father and the realization of how that loss ultimately does--or does not--define her.


Andrew Fletcher and the Treaty of the Union

by P.H. Scott

Andrew Fletcher has been known since his own lifetime as "The Patriot" because of his determined resistance to the parliamentary Union of Scotland and England in 1707. More recently he has won a new reputation...


Mortal Games: The Turbulent Genius of Garry Kasparov

by Fred Waitzkin

An inside look at the genius of chess player Garry Kasparov discusses his match against his sworn enemy, Anatoly Karpov, his tireless efforts to bring down Gorbachev, and his chess skills.


An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia

by Emma Woolf

I haven’t tasted chocolate for over ten years and now I’m walking down the street unwrapping a Kit Kat. Remember when Kate Moss said, ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’? She’s wrong: chocolate...


The Magical Stranger

by Stephen Rodrick

On November 28, 1979, squadron commander and Navy pilot Peter Rodrick died when his plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. He was just thirty-six and had been the commanding officer of his squadron for 127 days....


Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir

by Lorna Crozier

Small Beneath the Sky is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book about place. Growing up in a small prairie city, where the local heroes were hockey players and curlers, Lorna Crozier never...


Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

by James J. Lorence

The lifework of a trailblazer in American civil liberties history


The Genius of George Washington

by Edmund S. Morgan

More than any other single man, George Washington was responsible for bringing success to the American Revolution. But because of the heroic image in which we have cast him and which already enveloped him in...


Uncommon Youth

by Charles Fox

The glamorous life, gilded family, and tragic times of J. Paul Getty III, whose kidnapping made headlines in 1973

J. Paul (“Little Paul”) Getty III,  the grandson of Getty Oil founder J. Paul Getty, may...