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Harriet Tubman

by Deborah Chancellor

The amazing story of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave in the Deep South of the US, she escaped via the Underground Railroad to the north, then went back and helped some 70 more slaves to escape, at great personal...


Clear Lower Deck

by Roger Paine

Do you know where the expression "grog" comes from? Or what happened when the admiral's parrot was seasick? Or why a gun-toting generalissimo in the Philippines distributed medals from a shoebox? Or have you...


Invitation: Billy Graham and the Lives God Touched

by Basyle Tchividjian & Aram Tchividjian

Billy Graham... A crusade... A stadium poised for a spiritual change… A person in need…

Now for the first time, through pictures and stories of ordinary people who heard the invitation and responded, we glimpse...


Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder

by Charles F. Dambach

The fascinating life story of 1960's anitwar and free speech leader Charles "Chic" Dambach.


Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel

by Carlton Jackson

Hattie McDaniel was the first black to ever win an Oscar. She was also the first black woman to ever sing on American radio. In this fresh assessment of her life and career, Carlton Jackson tells the inside...


Bloomfield Avenue: A Jewish-Catholic Jersey Girl's Spiritual Journey

by Linda Mercadante

In this memoir, Mercadante tells her quest for religious identity, a real home, good work, and a one-faith family. Born to a mixed-religion family, she tries Catholicism, a WASP sorority, atheism, Eastern mysticism,...


Katherine Mansfield: A Darker View

by Jeffey Meyers

Meyers illuminates the brief and troubled life of the talented British short-story writer, and reveals the inspirations for her frequently-anthologized tales.


Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice

by Mary Robinson

One of the most inspiring women of our age, Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world, becoming a powerful and influential voice for human rights around the globe. Displaying a gift for storytelling...


Cagney by Cagney

by James Cagney

This book is for the true fan of James Cagney. Mr. Cagney tells his story as no one can.


A Modern Fairy Tale

by Jane Green

This ABC Video Book edition is enhanced with more than 25 minutes of footage of the royal family and clips from the ABC News archives.

Introducing A Modern Fairy Tale: William, Kate and Three Generations of Royal...


African Son

by William J. Hemminger

African Son records the author’s many trips to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright scholar, teacher, and traveler. These personal essays range from sympathetic descriptions of village life in Senegal...


Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker, and the Lost Photos ofDiane Arbus

by Gregory Gibson

From the moment Bob Langmuir, a down-and-out rare book dealer, spies some intriguing photographs in the archive of a midcentury Times Square freak show, he knows he's on to something. It turns out he's made...


Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio

by William J. Bush

In Greenback Dollar: The Incredible Rise of The Kingston Trio, the first in-depth biography of America’s first recording super-group, William J. Bush retraces the band members’ personal and professional...


Gun Guys: A Road Trip

by Dan Baum

Dan Baum is a gun fanatic. He is also Jewish Democrat who grew up in suburban New Jersey. In Gun Guys, he takes us on a guided tour of gun stores and gun shows, shooting ranges and festivals, contests and auctions,...


Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir

by Anatole Broyard

What Hemingway's A Moveable Feast did for Paris in the 1920s, this charming yet undeceivable memoir does for Greenwich Village in the late 1940s. In 1946, Anatole Broyard was a dapper, earnest, fledgling avant-gardist,...


As Nature Made Him

by John Colapinto

In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total...


Hopper

by Tom Folsom

James Dean to Hopper

"I saw what you did today. Today you were great."

Jack Nicholson to Hopper

"We're geniuses, you know that?

Isn't it great to be a genius?"

The chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider. The...


Lady at the O.K. Corral

by Ann Kirschner

The author of the acclaimed Sala’s Gift delivers the definitive biography of Josephine Marcus Earp, a Jewish woman from New York who became the common-law wife of famed lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp.

For nearly...


236 Pounds of Class Vice President

by Jason Mulgrew

When Jason Mulgrew enrolls in a private high school in an exciting new neighborhood (North Philly, murder center of the city), he finds himlf displaced into a world of privilege and strict standards. His classmates,...


Mad Dog

by David Lister & Hugh Jordan

A mindless sectarian psychopath or a loyalist folk hero who took the war to the IRA's front door? The name Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair is synonymous with a killing spree by loyalist terrorists that took Northern...