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Madame Curie

by Eve Curie

Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie’s daughter, the renowned...


Walter Pater: Lover of Strange Souls

by Denis Donoghue

A TWENTIETH-CENTURY intellectual of the first rank presents the case for the nineteenth-century aesthetician whose elegant subversions delivered us to modernism. Walter Pater (1839-1894) was an obscure Oxford...


My Life with Cleopatra: The Making of a Hollywood Classic

by Joe Hyams, Walter Wanger & Kenneth Turan

Cleopatra faced countless problems during its filming and production: passionate casting disputes, broken contracts, a costly re-location from London to Rome, an emergency tracheotomy for its star, Elizabeth...


The House Guests

by John D. Macdonald & Dean Koontz

The House Guests, a classic memoir of animal companionship from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.

 

A master of the noir novel turns...


The Truth Will Out

by William Rubinstein & Brenda James

Motivated by scholarship and driven by curiosity, Shakespeare historian Brenda James applied a sixteenth-century code-breaking technique to the dedication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. What she uncovered led her...


Happy Birthday or Whatever

by Annie Choi

Meet Annie Choi. She fears cable cars and refuses to eat anything that casts a shadow. Her brother thinks chicken is a vegetable. Her father occasionally starts fires at work. Her mother collects Jesus trading...


Alexis de Tocqueville

by Joseph Epstein

Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, not only offered a vivid...


Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy

by Frances Kiernan

A revealing portrait of the dramatic life of writer and intellectual Mary McCarthy. From her Partisan Review days to her controversial success as the author of The Group, to an epic libel battle with Lillian...


Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

by Barbara A. Perry

“An insightful portrait of this paradoxical woman.”—People In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable...


Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctorâ??s Civil Rights Struggle

by Gilbert R. Mason M. D. & James Patterson Smith

This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred there during the civil rights movement. Newly opened by court...


Carnegie

by Peter Krass

One of the major figures in American history, Andrew Carnegie was a ruthless businessman who made his fortune in the steel industry and ultimately gave most of it away. He used his wealth to ascend the world's...


The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon

by Bhikkhu Nanamoli

Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha’s life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language...


Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story

by Tony Glover, Scott Dirks & Ward Gaines

Whenever you hear the prevalent wailing blues harmonica in commercials, film soundtracks or at a blues club, you are experiencing the legacy of the master harmonica player, Little Walter. Immensely popular in...


The Chiefs' Country: Leadership and Politics in Honiara, Soloman Islands

by Ben Burt & Michael Kwa'ioloa

In this autobiographical account of life in the capital of the Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa’ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland on...


The Best of Frank Deford: I'm Just Getting Started...

by Frank Deford

Whether Frank Deford is the voice you hear on National Public Radio's Morning Edition or the name you see in the Newsweek byline, you are sure to be highly entertained with the irreverent musings of this much-acclaimed...


Birdie: Confessions of a Baseball Nomad

by James Morrison, Birdie Tebbetts & Reggie Jackson

During his 65-year career in professional baseball, Birdie Tebbetts was a player, coach, manager, scout, and executive and nobody knew the game the way Birdie did. From Hank Greenberg to Reggie Jackson, Birdie...


Johnny Unitas: America's Quarterback

by Lou Sahadi, Art Donovan & Peyton Manning

Offering an in-depth look into the private life behind one of the most important athletes of the 20th century, this comprehensive biography of Johnny Unitas explores the man who made the quarterback position...


The Mouth That Roared: My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball

by Dallas Green & Alan Maimon

From profanity-laced clubhouse tirades and outspoken opinions on the state of the game to tears at an emotional funeral for his murdered granddaughter, Dallas Green tells his story for the first time in this...


Wordsworth: A Life

by Juliet Barker

The figure of William Wordsworth looms over the nineteenth century like a presiding genius. Sage, seer, and Poet Laureate, Wordsworth was revered by his Victorian contemporaries as a writer of tender, lyrical...


Searching... Fifty Shades of Sight

by Audrey Ellis

childhood trauma; childhood memories; wartime romance; blitzen; blitzkrieg; childhood hope childhood; war between the states; personal recovery; war; london; warfare; london stories; wartime; personals; childhood...