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Harriet Tubman: the Moses of her People

by Sarah H. Braford

After reaching Philadelphia, Tubman began thinking of her family. "I was a stranger in a strange land," she said later. "My father, my mother, my brothers and sisters, and friends were in Maryland. But I was...


The Colored Cadet at West Point

by Henry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 - 3 May 1940) was an American soldier, former slave, and the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877, earning a commission...


On Juniper Mountain: A Journey in the Himalayas

by Angela Locke

Angela Locke travelled to Nepal in the early 90's to research a new book, and found herself on a journey of discovery which would change her life. She would find herself returning to Nepal, becoming immersed...


Where the Peacocks Sing

by Alison Singh Gee

How far would you travel for love? In her sparkling memoir, journalist Alison Singh Gee learns that love, riches, and a place to call home can be found in the most unexpected places.

Alison Singh Gee was a glamorous...


Shouting Won't Help

by Katherine Bouton

For twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at The New York Times, at daily editorial meetings she couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying. She had...


My Brother

by Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid's brother Devon Drew died of AIDS on January 19, 1996, at the age of thirty-three. Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother's life and death is also...


Where the Cherry Tree Grew

by Philip Levy

Noted historian pens biography of Ferry Farm—George Washington's boyhood home—and its three centuries of American history

In 2002, Philip Levy arrived on the banks of Rappahannock River in Virginia to begin...


O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night

by A. E. Hotchner

"Acclaimed author and feisty nonagenarian Hotchner's witty ruminations about the art of living well into old age...with brio and a touch of his trademark sass, Hotchner writes about rediscovering love after...


Give Me Everything You Have

by James Lasdun

A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled "verbal terrorist,"...


The Force of Things

by Alexander Stille

A masterpiece of literary memory—a powerful exploration of the intersections of family, history, and memory

"One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it...


Death Grip

by Matt Samet

Death Grip chronicles a top climber's near-fatal struggle with anxiety and depression, and his nightmarish journey through the dangerous world of prescription drugs. Matt Samet lived to climb, and craved the...


Banksy

by Will Ellsworth-Jones

While hiding from the limelight, Banksy has made himself into one of the world's best-known living artists. His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses. He was nominated for an...


Sooner Than I Thought

by Stacie Ellerson

Stacie Ellerson's Sooner Than I Thought "I Have A Story 2 Tell" is a powerful dynamic story of the twists and turns of this courageous savvy author's life's experiences. Stacie takes the reader on a roller coaster...


The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide

by Ayesha Jalal

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India's partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote...


His Hand on Us: The E. Robert Reynolds, Jr. Story

by Betty E. Reynolds

Creative, hard working, dedicated, strong, a woman of faith-Betty Reynolds had to rely on all of these qualities and more when her husband was shot and left for dead while the couple was serving as missionaries...


Night Thoughts: Reflections of a Sex Therapist

by Avodah K. Offit

A collection of essays on the viscissitudes of sexuality and love. It deals with the familiar as well as the forbidden. Topics range from masturbation, orgasm and post-coital feelings, to extra-marital patterns,...


Padre Pio

by Pascal Cataneo

This collection of inspiring, astonishing, and humorous anecdotes offers glimpses into the life and miracles of Padre Pio. Countless conversions were inspired through his gifts of bilocation, psychic ability,...


Paul Whiteman: Pioneer in American Music, 1930-1967

by Don Rayno

In this second volume of Rayno’s magisterial treatment of the life and music of this remarkable maestro, Whiteman’s career during the second half of his life is explored in the fullest detail, as Whiteman...


See You In The Morning

by Sharon Wilkerson

One fateful evening life changed in the blink of an eye for Sharon Wilkerson. What had been the best year of her life, turned into dark days and lonely nights. But a ray of hope shone through the clouds that...


Porcelain Moon and Pomegranates: A Woman's Trek Through Turkey

by Üstün Bilgen-Reinart

Üstün Bilgen-Reinart explores the people, politics, and passions of her native country in this unique blend of memoir and travel literature.