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Escape from Hitler's Europe: An American Airman behind Enemy Lines

by George Watt

November 1943: American flyer George Watt parachutes out of his burning warplane and lands in rural Nazi-occupied Belgium. Escape from Hitler's Europe is the incredible story of his getaway--how brave villagers...


Conversations with Anne Rice: An Intimate, Enlightening Portrait of Her Life and Work

by Michael Riley

In the novel that introduced Anne Rice to the world, Interview with the Vampire, a reporter seeks out the facts behind an extraordinary life. In the years since, Anne Rice has created a remarkable and acclaimed...


Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters

by Jeff Burger

Offering fans an extensive look at the artist’s own words throughout the past four decades, Springsteen on Springsteen brings together Q&A–formatted articles, speeches, and features that incorporate significant...


Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion

by William Fotheringham

Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pele to soccer: simply the best there has ever been. Merckx amassed an astonishing 445 victories. Lance Armstrong, by comparison, managed fewer than...


Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War

by James Butcher

The Korean War is often referred to as the forgotten war. In his book, professor James N. Butcher relives his experiences as an infantryman with Fox Company of the 17th Infantry Regiment, during the final year...


Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley?: The Stars Who Made Us Rock and Where They Are Now

by Edward Kiersh

From the jumping rock and blues joints of the 1950s to Woodstock and beyond, Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley? takes a close look at forty-seven musicians whose unique contributions to their thrilling era will...


Givin' It Their All: The Backstreet Boys' Rise to the Top

by Sherri Rifkin

OUT OF THE BACKSTREETS

INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

There's just no stopping these funky five from Florida. One of the hottest music groups around, the Backstreet Boys (BSB) launched themselves to superstardom in an amazingly...


In Darkness with God: The Life of Joseph Gomez, a Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

by Annetta L Gomez-Jefferson

Joseph Gomez (1890-1979) was a charismatic minister who rose through the ranks of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to be ordained a bishop in 1948. He was also a teacher, civil rights pioneer, scholar,...


Conrad Wise Chapman: Artist and Soldier of the Confederacy

by Ben Bassham

duty as a Confederate soldier who served in three theaters of the war. Chapman's firsthand knowledge is evident in his work. Ben Bassham has written both a critical study of Chapman's art and biography, incorporating...


Bediuzzaman Said Nursi: Wonder of the Age

by Ramazan Balci

In the many dimensions of his lifetime of achievement as well as in his personality and character, Bediüzzaman Said Nursi (1877–1960) was and, through his continuing influence, still is an important thinker...


Aisha: The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar

by Resit Haylamaz

This book portrays one of the most significant personalities in the history of Islam. Taking the misunderstandings and defamation about her into consideration, Aisha needs to be understood correctly. This study...


Return from the Natives

by Peter Mandler

Celebrated anthropologist Margaret Mead, who studied sex in Samoa and child-rearing in New Guinea in the 1920s and '30s, was determined to show that anthropology could tackle the psychology of the most complex,...


Gifts of Gratitude: The Joyful Adventures of a Life Well Lived

by Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker

Elizabeth Baker celebrates life: yours and hers, with this collection of deeply stirring stories. Within the covers of Gifts of Gratitude - The Joyful Adventures of a Life Well Lived, She narrates a series of...


Breaking Through My Limits: An Olympian Uncovered

by Alexandra Orlando

Alexandra Orlando is an Olympic athlete who dedicated seventeen years of her life to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics, winning almost two hundred medals. Despite injury, she competed at the Beijing Olympic Games...


Lech Walesa: The Road to Democracy

by Rebecca Stefoff

Profiles the remarkable man who began as a shipyard electrician and who became the leader of Poland's Solidarity trade union movement, and who eventually was elected leader of the country.


Farther and Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

by Blake Bailey

From the prizewinning biographer of Richard Yates and John Cheever, here is the fascinating biography of Charles Jackson, the author of The Lost Weekend—a writer whose life and work encapsulated what it meant...


American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee

by Karen Abbott

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could...


The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

by James M. Doering

The powerful music manager behind world-class orchestras and virtuoso artists in the early twentieth century


Cliffy: The Cliff Young Story

by Julietta Jameson

When a 61-year-old potato farmer from Colac came out of nowhere to win the most arduous road running race ever attempted in Australia, a new national folk hero was born. A lovable farmer, a surprising athlete-a...


Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John

by Helen Trinca

Helen Trinca has captured the troubled life of Madeleine St John in this moving account of a remarkable writer. After the death of her mother when Madeleine was just twelve, she struggled to find her place in...