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Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf

by James Segrest & Mark Hoffman

Howlin’ Wolf was a musical giant in every way. He stood six foot three, weighed almost three hundred pounds, wore size sixteen shoes, and poured out his darkest sorrows onstage in a voice like a raging chainsaw....


Daddy's Home!

by Steven Schnur

Today’s dad comes home at the end of the day to a job he loves: fatherhood.

 

Daddy’s Home! gathers together honest and funny true stories about coming home into manhood--getting married, buying a house,...


C.S.S. Shenandoah: The Memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell

by James D. Horan

The last shot of the Civil War was fired, not on an obscure battlefield, but in the ice-locked Sea of Okhotsk off Siberia seven months after Lee’s surrender.

The last armed Confederate cruiser was the C.S.S....


Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER

by Julie Holland

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Julie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Then she came to Bellevue. For nine eventful years, Dr. Holland was the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at New...


The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins

by Dean Jensen

THE LIVES AND LOVES OF DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the...


The Devil Soldier: The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God in China

by Caleb Carr

A courageous leader who became the first American mandarin, Frederick Townsend Ward won crucial victories for the Emperor of China during the Taiping Rebellion, history's bloodiest civil war. Carr's skills as...


The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience

by Kirstin Downey

“Kirstin Downey’s lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins’ career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt’s character.”...


The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

by Thom Hatch

The Old West was coming to an end.

Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it.

As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid executed the most daring bank and train robberies of their day....


Beyond Belief

by Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer

Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one,...


Osama: The Making of a Terrorist

by Jonathan Randal

How is it possible for one middle-aged Saudi millionaire to threaten the world's only superpower? This is the question at the center of Jonathan Randal's riveting, timely account of Osama bin Laden's life and...


Coolidge

by Amity Shlaes

Calvin Coolidge, who served as president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls. The shy Vermonter, nicknamed "Silent Cal," has long been dismissed as quiet and passive. History has remembered the decade...


David Zeisberger: A Life among the Indians

by Earl P Olmstead

David Zeisberger: A Life among the Indians offers the unique perspective of a Moravian missionary who lived and worked for sixty-three years among the Iroquois and Delaware nations in New York, Pennsylvania,...


Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

by Wendy Plump

Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation through the allure of other people. Sometimes the issues are resolved before...


My Century

by Aleksander Wat, Richard Lourie & Czeslaw Milosz

In My Century the great Polish poet Aleksander Wat provides a spellbinding account of life in Eastern Europe in the midst of the terrible twentieth century. Based on interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw...


The Sky's the Limit: Canadian Women Bush Pilots

by Joyce Spring

These are the stories of early intrepid Canadian women bush pilots from the late 1940s onwards, who set new records of achievement in northern Canada.


There Are No Shortcuts

by Rafe Esquith

Year after year, Rafe Esquith’s fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen...


Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

by Antonia Fraser

Louis XIV, the highly-feted “Sun King”, was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser...


The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur

by Jean-Claude Ellena

An intimate exploration of inspiration and creativity, from the "parfumeur exclusif" of the house of Hermès. A scent has incantatory powers, capable of transporting you to your past, of kindling fantasies,...


The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

by Jeanne Theoharis

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

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Greatest Briton: Essays on Winston Churchill's Life and Political Philosophy