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Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home

by Maurice Isserman, Walter Iv Cronkite & Tom Brokaw

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service...


Love Him Madly: An Intimate Memoir of Jim Morrison

by Judy Huddleston & Pamela Des Barres

Chronicling a young woman’s four-year relationship with the lead singer of the Doors, this intensely intimate memoir provides a direct and unprecedented view of the late-1960s Los Angeles subculture. When...


The Madness of Michele Bachmann: A Broad-Minded Survey of a Small-Minded Candidate

by Ken Avidor, Karl Bremer & Eva Young

This fact-packed exposé reveals all the dirty little secrets that Michele Bachmann would rather you didn't know

Since Michele Bachmann became a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, journalists...


The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: Quest for Freedom, 1939 - 1976

by Paul Robeson

The eagerly awaited second volume of Paul Robeson Jr.'s acclaimed biography of his father, the legendary singer, actor, and social activist.

The greatest scholar-athlete-performing artist in U.S. history, Paul...


Dancing on Water: A Life in Ballet, from the Kirov to the ABT

Joe Moakley's Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador

by Mark Robert Schneider

The first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston


King of the Road: True Tales from a Legendary Ice Road Trucker

by Alex Debogorski

Inside one of the world's most dangerous jobs with the star of History's top-rated reality show, Ice Road Truckers

The highest-rated reality show ever to hit the History channel, Ice Road Truckers follows the...


Love in a Torn Land: Joanna of Kurdistan: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeance

by Jean Sasson

In this incredible true love story, bestselling author Jean Sasson shares Joanna al-Askari's personal journey of fear and fortitude through a Baghdad childhood and life as a Kurdish freedom fighter during the...


Street Player: My Chicago Story

by Danny Seraphine

The inside story of Chicago, one of the most successful and enduring rock bands ever

With their distinctive blending of soulful rock and horn-infused urban jazz, Chicago has thrilled music fans for more than...


Dani's Story: A Journey from Neglect to Love

by Diane Lierow, Bernie Lierow & Kay West

The story that captivated a nation?how a horribly neglected little girl was rescued by her loving adoptive parents

In July 2005, a six-year-old girl named Danielle was removed from her Florida home after authorities...


Inside A Thug's Heart

by Angela Ardis

Rikers Island is the centerpiece of the New York City Department of Corrections, a sprawling prison city of concrete and steel with housing for more than 16,000 inmates. Early in 1995, it was also the temporary...


Coming Together, Coming Apart: A Memoir of Heartbreak and Promise in Israel

by Daniel Gordis

Praise for Coming Together, Coming Apart

"Interesting conversation is Israel's most ingratiating commodity, and this is an especially interesting one. To read Coming Together, Coming Apart is to be engaged in...


War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry

by Lindy Woodhead

A fascinating dual biography of the women who founded today's beauty industry

They were both born in the nineteenth century in humble circumstances-Helena Rubinstein in an orthodox Jewish household in Kraków,...


Being Martha: The Inside Story of Martha Stewart and Her Amazing Life

by Lloyd Allen

"Being Martha is a personal-at times a searingly personal-account of Martha's life from the inside, by a friend. It's fascinating-very anecdotal and very emotional. It won't be like anything else you've ever...


The Roosevelts and the Royals: Franklin and Eleanor, the King and Queen of England, and the Friendship That Changed History

by Will Swift

Advance Praise

"Fascinating and well researched.... Dr. Swift is the first to concentrate on this unusual subject with such a wealth of sympathetic detail."

-Sarah Bradford, author of America's Queen: The Life...


The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the Friendship That Freed the American Mind

by Samuel A. Schreiner

"We will walk on our own feet;

we will work with our own hands;

we will speak our own minds."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar," 1837

From the start of transcendentalism and America's intellectual...


Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison

by Joshua M. Greene

"A fascinating read."

-Associated Press

Joshua Greene, who studied meditation with the legendary Beatle George Harrison, draws on personal remembrances, recorded conversations, and firsthand accounts to create...


Paul Simon: A Life

by Marc Eliot

The definitive biography of legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon.

Paul Simon, one of the country's most popular musicians, has been a dynamic creative force for more than half a century. Now New York Times...


The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond

by Lillian Lincoln Lambert

The first black woman Harvard MBA tells the remarkable story of how she achieved the American dream

Lillian Lincoln Lambert rose from humble beginnings as a poor farm girl in the segregated South to become the...


Skies to Conquer: A Year Inside the Air Force Academy

by Diana Jean Schemo

A former New York Times reporter's year behind the scenes at the scandal-ridden Air Force Academy

Diana Jean Schemo covered the Air Force Academy's sexual assault scandal in 2003, one of a series of academy embarrassments...