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The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb

by Julie Huffman-klinkowitz & Jerome Klinkowitz

Best-selling authors, sensational lecturers, documentary filmmakers, amateur archaeologists, spies for FDR--Dana and Ginger Lamb led the life of Indiana Jones long before the movie icon was ever scripted. "We...


Soldier's Son

by Ben W. McClelland

In December 1944 First Lieutenant Ewing R. "Pete" McClelland was captured in the Battle of the Bulge. Soon afterwards in an Allied air attack on the German POW camp where he was held, he was killed.

Back home...


Jeb Bush: Aggressive Conservatism in Florida

by Robert E., Jr. Crew

This book examines the conservative theory that guided Jeb Bush's behavior and the aggressive manner in which he used the Office of Governor to pursue his goals. It offers insight into his motivations and competencies...


Waiting

by Debra Ginsberg

A veteran waitress dishes up a spicy and robust account of life as it really exists behind kitchen doors.

Part memoir, part social commentary, part guide to how to behave when dining out, Debra Ginsberg's book...


Memoirs of John Quincy Adams: Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848. Vol 1

by Charles Francis Adams

John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States but holds a place in history as probably of America's greatest ever diplomats, negotiating many of the treaties that have formed the United States...


The House on First Street

by Julia Reed

After fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, Julia Reed got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District. Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck. The...


Lovers and Husbands and What-Not: A Biography of Margaret L. MacPherson

by Reynold Macpherson

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Who is this woman?

She was born in Leeds, U.K., died in Kaitaia, New Zealand, and appears in both the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the Bibliography of Australian Literature...

She was...


Guide's Life

by Mikel W. Dawson

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Guide's Life is an autobiographical memoir by Mikel W. Dawson. The book chronicles the author's life as a professional guide and a distinguished 23-year military career, including time spent as a...


Memorandum on Resignation

by John Viscount Morley

A fascinating discussion of the political duel that occurred between the members of the British government at he dawn of the First World War.


Sitting Bull - Champion of the Sioux

by Stanley Vestal

Stanley Vestal was an American writer, poet and historian. It is impossible in a single volume to narrate even the chief events in the crowded life of so many-sided a man, and at the same time document in detail...


True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

by Michael Finkel

In the haunting tradition of Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision and Mikal Gilmore's Shot in the Heart, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal...


Studio Secrets

by Frederic Taubes

One by one I inspected the great masterpieces of old. I compared, I analysed, I investigated, I asked questions, I read assiduously everything I could lay my hands on. Gradually I arrived at a conviction which...


H. M. Stanley

by A. J. A. Symons

This book was originally published in 1933 as part of the Great Lives Series. Henry Morton Stanley was a Welsh American journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for...


Elizabeth and Essex - A Tragic History

by Lytton Strachey

A fascinating history of Elizabeth I 'The Virgin Queen and one of her male favorites the Earl of Essex, 30 years her junior. The relationship caused a stir in its day and led to questions, rumors and endless...


The Man Time Forgot

by Isaiah Wilner

Friends, collaborators, and childhood rivals, Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce were not yet twenty-five when they started Time, the first newsmagazine, at the outset of the Roaring Twenties. By age thirty, they...


Hunters of the Great North

by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Between 1906 and 1918, anthropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson went on three long expeditions to the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. For supplies he relied heavily on local resources, and he adopted the...


Puccini Among Friends

by Vincent Seligman

Puccini was an Italian, a musician, highly strung, temperamental, diffident and easily discouraged, changing quickly from exaltation to despair. Nearly all of Puccini's biographers remark on his distaste for...


Autobiography of Anton Rubinstein 1829-1889

by Anton Rubenstein

This early works is a fascinating Autobiography of this historical character. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive....


Imam Hasan

by Mohammad Ali Al Haj Salmin

A biography of one of the most revered figures in Islamic history, said to be the grandson of the prophet Mohammed, Imam Hasan is respected by all branches of Islam.


My Pillow Book

by Alice Hegan Rice

A pillow book is a collection of personal short stories, musings and observations. This is Alice Hegan Rice's collection of personal thoughts collected together to give an insight into the mind of this fascinating...