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Thomas More

by Richard Marius

Most previous biographers of Thomas More have sought to prove him a saint; in this, the first full-scale biography of More in half a century, Richard Marius, a leading Reformation historian, seeks to restore...


My Animals and Other Family

by Clare Balding

“I had spent most of my childhood thinking I was a dog, and suspect I had aged in dog years. By the time I was ten I had discovered the pain of unbearable loss. I had felt joy and jealousy. Most important...


The Shape of the Eye: A Memoir

by George Estreich

"[An] elegantly written, unsentimental memoir."—PEOPLE MAGAZINE [PEOPLE's Pick of the Week]

Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category...


Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year

by Kjerstin Gruys

A scholar and bride-to-be spends a year without mirrors to get a better view of what really matters

When Kjerstin Gruys became engaged, she was thrilled—until it was time to shop for a wedding dress. Having...


America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by Sarah Bradford

Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and...


William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier

by Bruce Long

By reprinting over 400 items from contemporary newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, this book reveals Taylor's life in Hollywood-from his arrival as a minor actor in 1912 until his death in 1922 as one...


Musically Speaking: A Life Through Song

by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

"Music, I have come to realize, is for me a kind of golden thread running through my life. It has helped maintain my connection with the past that otherwise might have been severed by catastrophe and time. I...


The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier

by Lisa Rosner

"Reading this book is a bit like stumbling across a new Pepys, or discovering the journals of James Boswell."—Roy Porter, author of London: A Social History


Charles Spurgeon: The Prince of Preachers

by Dan Harmon

For challenge and encouragement in your Christian life, read the life stories of Charles Spurgeon, Jim Elliot, Sojourner Truth, and Watchman Nee.

 

 


Striking Out ALS: A Hero's Tale

by Ethan D. Bryan

When author Ethan D. Bryan sent an email to W. P. Kinsella (author of Shoeless Joe and the basis for the film Field of Dreams) describing the scope and vision of his latest project, Kinsella replied in short...


Paris France

by Gertrude Stein & Adam Gopnik

Matched only by Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Paris France is a "fresh and sagacious" (The New Yorker) classic of prewar France and its unforgettable literary eminences. Celebrated for her innovative...


The Last Marlin: The Story of a Father and Son

by Fred Waitzkin

Young Fred Waitzkin is a Jewish boy stretched between the divergent values of parents who cannot tolerate one another. Fred's father, Abe, is a brilliantly talented salesman whose relentless will drives him...


High Price

by Carl Hart

A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction.

As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value...


Shadow of the Sword: A Marine's Journey of War, Heroism, and Redemption

by Jeremiah Workman & John Bruning

Awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry under fire, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps’ best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this searing and inspiring memoir, he tells an unforgettable...


Bad Blood

by Lorna Sage

Blood trickles down through every generation, seeps into every marriage. An international bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Biography Award, Bad Blood is a tragicomic memoir of one woman's escape from a...


Karl Marx: His Life and Work

by Otto Rühle

First published in English in 1929, this is a reissue of Otto Rühle's comprehensive biography of Karl Marx. Written by a leading Marxist and key figure within the German Labour movement, this is an exceptionally...


Spray and Pray

by John J. Gebhart

Spray and Pray is the extremely entertaining tales of a wise-ass nobody enlisted PFC who thought he was a tourist living on a beautiful beach only to be rudely volunteered under extreme duress into becoming...


The Life of Elizabeth I

by Alison Weir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets...


Pitfalls of Memory

by Peter Milward

It was as if in my beginning, in my moment of birth, God said, "Let there be light!" And to my astonishment, there was light. It was the light of the world, the light of my discovery of the Old World. And then,...


Tomboy Bride: A Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West

by Harriet Backus

A true pioneer of the West, Harriet Backus writes about her amusing and often challenging experiences with heart felt emotion and vivid detail. New foreword by Pam Houston and afterword by author's grandson...