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Singin' a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales

by Gary Brown

These prison tales include chain-bus drivers, wild bull riders, and a prison baseball team that took on the Texas semi-pro champions in Houston's old Buff Stadium. They include inmates and prisoners of war supplying...


Chosen Forever: a memoir

by Susan Richards

“Richards reflects on how rich life becomes when one travels her own best path. . . . Richards writes more courageously than she perhaps realizes, and each page of this uplifting book will touch a chord in...


The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA

by Scott C. Johnson

Longlisted for the National Book Award Growing up, Scott C. Johnson always suspected that his father was different. Only as a teenager did he discover the truth: his father was a spy, one of the CIA’s most...


Master of the Game

by Connie Bruck

Award-winning journalist Connie Bruck’s biography of media mogul Steve Ross captures the highs and lows of Ross’s career in a narrative “as fast-paced as the life it depicts” (Publishers Weekly).

Born...


Learning to Fly: An Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and One Amazing Dog

by Steph Davis

“It’s not so surprising that on the day of my fifth wedding anniversary I would be crouched in the open door of an airplane, thirteen thousand feet above the Colorado plains, about to jump out. That coincidence...


Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

by Rayya Elias

"Twisted, devastating . . . A classic, blood-stained love letter to bohemian NYC." -Craig Marks

When Rayya Elias was seven, her family fled their native Syria to settle in Detroit. Bullied in school and rebelling...


A Tiger's Heart: The Story of a Modern Chinese Woman

by Aisling Juanjuan Shen

"Like a suspense novel, this book is impossible to put down. All readers interested in China, as well as memoir fans (especially of success stories), must read this astonishing title."--Library Journal (Starred...


Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith

by William Kolbrener & Michal Michelson

Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith includes essays from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to consider the full range of Astell's political, theological, philosophical, and poetic writings. The volume's...


Chosen by a Horse: a memoir

by Susan Richards

“Proof that love for another animal can alone make one human and humane: wit and crushing sadness chasing each other all across the page; intelligence and bravery and perfect literary pitch... Damn great.”—Melissa...


Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth

by Margaret P. Hannay

In this first full-length biography of Lady Mary Wroth, Margaret Hannay's reliance on primary sources results in some corrections, as well as additions, to our knowledge of the lives of Wroth and of her children....


Hungry for the World: A Memoir

by Kim Barnes

From the author of the critically acclaimed In the Wilderness, comes a riveting new narrative of self-discovery and personal triumph. Hungry for the World is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young...


The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian lady adventurer

by Alison Alexander

A genius at publicity before the term existed, Jane Franklin was a celebrity in the mid-19th century. This is her remarkable life, including her extensive travels, her years in Tasmania as the governor's wife,...


At Any Cost: Jack Welch, General Electric, and the Pursuit of Profit

by Thomas F. O'Boyle

"O'Boyle has researched and written a monumental book that should be mandatory reading for all CEOs and anyone concerned with business ethics." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Superb . . . a spirited study of General...


A Grandmother's Wisdom: Lessons learnt at my Nan's knee

by Catriona Rowntree

A sweet and inspirational memoir, about the special relationship between the star of Getaway and her beloved grandmother.


In Stockmen's Footsteps: How a farm girl from the blacksoil plains grew up to champion Australia's outback heritage

by Jane Grieve

Peopled by many of the legends of the Australian outback, this is the extraordinary true story of how one ordinary woman grew up to champion Australia's outback heritage.


Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs...She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse

by Paul Carter

A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell...


Islamic leaders, their biographies and accomplishments: From Muhammad to the present

by Saul Silas Fathi

"In less than a century after Muhammad's death, Islam swept through Asia, Africa and Europe, dominating an area larger than that of the Roman Empire at its peak. This book represents 3.5 years of efforts, researching...


The Smartest Woman I Know

by Ilene Beckerman

Ilene Beckerman's first book "illuminates the experience of an entire generation of women," wrote the New York Times Book Review in a full page of praise for Love, Loss, and What I Wore. It became a bestseller...


Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

by Jerry L. Ross & John Norberg

From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This autobiography tells the story of how he came not only to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched...


Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir

by Greg Bellow

A warm and affectionate, yet strikingly honest memoir about Saul Bellow by his son Gregory.