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Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman--90,000 Lives Changed

by Hawa Abdi & Sarah J. Robbins

The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia.

Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia"...


Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

by Richard Rodriguez

Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately...


The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds

by Mike Stanton

COP: “Buddy, I think this is a whorehouse.”

BUDDY CIANCI: “Now I know why they made you a detective.”

Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where corruption is entertainment and Mayor Buddy Cianci presided...


His Excellency: George Washington

by Joseph J. Ellis

National Bestseller

To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the...


The Life of Alexander the Great

by Plutarch, John Dryden & Arthur Hugh Clough

In 336 b.c. Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty-year-old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom. Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father’s empire through-out the Middle...


The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World

by Joseph Braude

The Arab Islamic world is known for religious extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of seemingly unshakable regimes—but if anything has become clear, it’s that our understanding of the region...


Vera Gran-The Accused

by Agata Tuszynska

The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before,...


Storm Kings: The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers

by Lee Sandlin

In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century,...


Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

by Oscar Zeta Acosta

Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano layer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious...


The Revolt of the Cockroach People

by Oscar Zeta Acosta

The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles.

Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin...


Uncle Tom or New Negro?: African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and UP FROM SLAVERY 100 Years Later

by Rebecca Carroll

On the ninetieth anniversary of Booker T. Washington’s death comes a passionate, provocative dialogue on his complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic autobiography, Up from Slavery.

Booker...


Diane: A Signature Life

by Diane Von Furstenberg

The frank and compelling story of an extraordinary woman and her adventures in fashion, business, and life.

“Most fairy tales end with the girl marrying the prince. That's where mine began,” says Diane Von...


Flash in the Pan: Life and Death of an American Restaurant

by David Blum

“Finally back in print, Flash in the Pan is the original—and still the best—reportage on the life and death of an American restaurant, a ground level view of every phase of its life. From the early, hope...


No Regrets: Last Chance for a Father and Son

by Barry Neil Kaufman

A richly personal account of one man's reconnection to his emotionally distant father and his assistance in navigating his father's terminal illness.


101 Amazing Mumford & Sons Facts

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you a fan of world-famous folk rock band Mumford & Sons? Do you want to know everything there is to know about the multi-instrumentalist Grammy-award-winning chart-toppers? If so, then this is the book for...


101 Amazing Johnny Depp Facts

by Frankie Taylor

Are you a fan of heart-throb actor Johnny Depp? Do you want to know 101 amazing facts about him that you probably weren't aware of until now? If so, then this easy-to-digest eBook is perfect for you. Contained...


101 Amazing Taylor Swift Facts

by Frankie Taylor

Are you a fan of talented singer and gossip-column favorite Taylor Swift? Do you want to know 101 amazing facts about her that you might not have been aware of until now? If so, then this easy-to-digest eBook...


Absolute Positivity: An Inspirational Story of Positivity, Prayer, and People

by Karl B. Sanger

It's easy to be positive when the seas of life are calm and peaceful. But when we are thrown into the turmoil of a chaotic circumstance, such as a life-threatening disease, can unflappable positivity be maintained?...


Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography

by Lawrence J. Quirk & William Schoell

" Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography explores the life and career of one of Hollywood's great dames. She was a leading film personality for more than fifty years, from her beginnings as a dancer in silent...


Living with Cystic Fibrosis

by Carly Davidson

When I was born my parents were told I wouldn't live past the age of fifteen. My book is based on my struggle for life living with Cystic Fibrosis. From a child, to an adolescent, then lastly a young woman,...