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The Diary of Anais Nin Volume 6 1955-1966: Vol. 6 (1955-1966)

by Anais Nin

Nin continues her debate on the use of drugs versus the artist's imagination, portrays many famous people in the arts, and recounts her visits to Sweden, the Brussels World's Fair, Paris, and Venice. "[Nin]...


Autobiography - Sigmund Freud

by Sigmund Freud

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Alonzo's War: Letters from a Young Civil War Soldier

by Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

The book details the everyday life of a private and gives an up-close account of what the details of a battle mean to a man participating in it as opposed to learning about generals’ battle plans and the movement...


Morley of Blackburn: A Literary and Political Biography of John Morley

by Patrick Jackson

This literary and political biography of John Morley, famous in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as an editor, writer, and statesman, utilizes diaries, letters and journals that were previously...


Charles H. Thompson: Policy Entrepreneur of the Civil Rights Movement

by Louis Ray

During the era of segregation, the Journal of Negro Education published research vital to overturning racial segregation as public policy. Charles Thompson’s editorials inspired and mobilized activists, slowly...


Outside the Wire: American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan

by Christine Dumaine Leche & Brian Turner

A riveting collection of thirty-eight narratives by American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Outside the Wire offers a powerful evocation of everyday life in a war zone. Christine Dumaine Leche-a writing instructor...


The Woman Who Ran For President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull

by Lois Beachy Underhill

Victoria Woodhull was a feminist pioneer who rose up from poverty to become the first woman Wall Street broker, the first woman to testify before Congress and the first woman to run for president.


Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War

by Richard Taylor

This highly literate account by the son of President Zachary Taylor follows the author's Confederate commands in all three major theatres of the war, and provides a unique view of the Reconstruction period....


Chekhov: The Hidden Ground

by Philip Callow

A major achievement-Callow examines Chekhov's life within the context of the evolution of his art, making the reader acutely aware of the hidden ground from which his work sprang and on which his life stood....


Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life

by Hank Greenberg & Ira Berkow

Once in a great while there appears a baseball player who transcends the game and earns universal admiration from his fellow players, from fans, and from the American people. Such a man was Hank Greenberg, whose...


Rubens: A Portrait

by Marie-Anne LESCOURRET

A vivid portrait of Rubens's enormous life against a background of the turbulent history of his times. Without neglecting his paintings, Ms. Lescourret also gives the reader a fascinating picture of Rubens's...


Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses

by Régine Pernoud

Using historical documents and translated by Régine Pernoud, Joan of Arc seeks to answer the questions asked by Joan's contemporaries as well as us: Who was she? Whence came she? What had been her life and...


Walt Whitman's New York: From Manhattan to Montauk

by Henry M. Christman

The pages of this extraordinary regional book reveal Whitman not only as poet, but also as serious journalist. Whitman, who lived in the New York area for the first forty-two years of his life, wrote these articles...


Judy Garland: The Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Legend

by Scott Schechter

Judy Garland, written by the world's premier Garland authority, is based on decades of unprecedented research; on hundreds of interviews with family, friends, show-biz colleagues, and other insiders; and on...


Twenty Years A-Growing

by Maurice O'Sullivanan

O'Sullivan's memoir of growing up on the Great Blasket, a sparsely inhabited Gaelic-speaking island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland. "The only book I have ever reviewed which simply had to be praised without...


Bedford Forrest: and His Critter Company

by Andrew Nelson Lytle

This biography of the Confederacy's greatest cavalry leaders is considered by many to be the best. Southern Classics Series.


Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart

by Martha Hart & Eric Francis

Owen's wife Martha, tells the story of their life together from the days as high school sweethearts, through Owen's rise to fame in the WWF.


Soupy Sez!: My Zany Life and Times

by Soupy Sales & Charles Salzberg

In the 1960's Soupy Sales was a national phenomenon with his whimsical, live TV show and the hottest record in America.


Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love" -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932)

by Anais Nin

This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything...


Up in the Air: The Real Story of Life Aboard the World's Most Glamorous Airline

by Betty Riegel

New York, 1961: the dawn of the commercial Jet Age and a golden era of air travel.

Betty Riegel spent her early childhood hiding in air-raid shelters as bombs dropped all around. From humble working-class roots,...