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My Life from Scratch: A Sweet Journey of Starting Over, One Cake at a Time

by Gesine Bullock-Prado

A former Hollywood insider trades the Hollywood Hills for Green Acresand lives to tell about it in this hilarious, poignant treat of a memoir.

As head of her celebrity sister’s production company, Gesine...


The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War

by Fred Kaplan

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

The Insurgents is the inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars, led by General David Petraeus, who plotted to revolutionize one of the largest, oldest, and most hidebound...


The Leading Lady: Dinah's Story

by Betty White & Tom Sullivan

The story of a dog, and the extraordinary difference

she made in every life she touched.

 

After sixty years in show business, Betty White has earned her reputation as an American icon. She may be a bona...


Confessions of Joan the Tall

by Joan Cusack Handler

Freedom and awakening of an adolescent, Bronx bred, Irish Catholic girl


Outside Shot

by Keith O'Brien

“A reporting tour de force and an utterly gripping account… Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals—and delighted that O’Brien has brought his considerable...


Servants' Hall

by Margaret Powell

The sequel to New York Times bestseller Below Stairs, Servants' Hall tells a gripping real-life tale reminscent of Downton Abbey's Lady Sybil and Tom Branson.

Margaret Powell's Below Stairs became a sensation...


F: Hu Feng's Prison Years

by Mei Zhi & Gregor Benton

Hu Feng, the “counterrevolutionary” leader of a banned literary school, spent twenty-five years in Chinese Communist Party prison system. But back in the early days of Communist China he was among the party’s...


Max Weber in America

by Lawrence A. Scaff

Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it played a pivotal...


Return of the Raider: A Doolittle Raider's Story of War & Forgiveness

by Donald M. Goldstein & Carol Aiko Deshazer Dixion

 

Jacob DeShazer found himself as one of the 80 men participating in the famous Doolittle Raid over Japan shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His story is not only about the bravery as a soldier and POW...


The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin: What She Believes and What It Means for America

by Stephen Mansfield

She stepped onto the world stage as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in the election of 2008. Previously, she had only been a small town mayor and the governor of a state with slightly more than half...


The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth

by Leigh Montville

He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes...


Backwood Girl: Little Girl of Hen Valley

by Ruth Risetter Watson & Martha Raleigh Winsten

This book pictures mountain life of 1927-1930, simple, yet often painful. There were no conveniences such as electricity, running water, telephones, or good roads. Horses were still used for work and transportation,...


Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero

by Leigh Montville

He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning...


Caissons Go Rolling Along: A Memoir of America in Post-World War I Germany

by Johnson Hagood & Larry A. Grant

An engrossing portrait of war-torn Europe written by one of South Carolina's most distinguished military officers of the last century


Somerset Maugham: A Life

by Jeffrey Meyers

An instinctive and magnificent storyteller, Somerset Maugham was one of the most popular and successful writers of his time. He published seventy-eight books -- including the undisputed classics Of Human Bondage...


Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age

by Bruce Olson

What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and...


Not All of Us Were Brave

by Stanley Scislowski

The story of a young man's journey through the Second World War - and of ordinary soldiers who experienced misery, inspiration, and degradation.


Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr. Charles Best, the Co-Discoverer of Insulin

by Henry B.M. Best

More than just the story of Charles Best's discovery of insulin, this is the tale of an extraordinary couple, told through diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.


Quarriers Story: One Man's Vision That Gave 7,000 Children a New Life in Canada

by Anna Magnusson

Between 1872 and 1933, William Quarrier sent thousands of destitute children from Glasgow's slums to Canada, where they often faced hard labour and loneliness.


Loyal Service: Perspectives on French-Canadian Military Leaders

by Bernd Horn & Roch Legault

Loyal Service examines the service of a number of French-Canadian leaders and their contributions to the nation during times of peace, crisis, and conflict, from New France to the end of the twentieth century....