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Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation

by Scott Farris

Updated with a new section on the 2012 presidential election: Profiles of twelve men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many...


Livwise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life

by Olivia Newton-John

Over thirty years ago, singer Olivia Newton-John danced and sang her way through Grease, the most successful movie musical of all time. With a career spanning more than four decades with over 100 million albums...


Fearless: One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent

by Joe Glickman

Freya Hoffmeister takes on sharks, crocs, and huge surf in the most audacious paddle adventure of the century.


The Lion and the Journalist: The Unlikely Friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and Joseph Bucklin Bishop

by Chip Bishop

A New York Times Bestseller

Theodore Roosevelt, accidental president, and Joseph Bishop, newspaper editor, met when the future Rough Rider was police commissioner of New York City. This is the remarkable story...


Bond on Bond: Reflections on 50 Years of James Bond Movies

by Sir Roger Moore

The Bond movies remain the longest continually running film series in movie history, and  2012 marks its fiftieth anniversary. To celebrate these films and their cultural heritage, Roger Moore has written a...


You Saved Me, Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me about Living, Dying, Fighting, Loving, and Swearing in Yiddish

by Susan Kushner Resnick & Martell Agency

Aron Lieb approached Sue Resnick at a Jewish Community Center fifteen years ago and found a companion and soul mate who was steadfastly by his side for the rest of his life. You Saved Me, Too is the incredible...


Retired at 48: One Couple's Journey to a Pensionless Retirement

by A. R. English

There was a time when it was common to have a company pension to live on after you stopped working. These days, company pensions are rare and a large percentage of the workforce needs to rely on their own savings...


Brain in Pain: A Wounded Healer's Heart-Wrenching and Heart-Warming Guide to Schizophrenia

by Peter Cohen

Brain in Pain gives a first-hand view of the world of schizophrenia and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness. Written by Peter Cohen, Brain in Pain is an invaluable window into his compelling world....


Concussion Is Brain Injury

by Shireen Jeejeebhoy

In the year 2000, Shireen Jeejeebhoy died. Shireen had been in a car accident, and although she had not physically died, the person that she had been was gone due to the resulting concussion. Many believe a...


Man of Intelligence: The Life of Captain Eric Nave, Code breaker Extraordinary

by Ian Pfennigwerth

Eric Nave, an Australian naval officer, was the first to unravel Japanese naval telegraphy and to break Imperial Japanese Navy codes. Yet few Australians have ever heard of the exploits and achievements of this...


The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr.

by Arthur Alan Torpy

This book examines the life of Samuel Wesley, exploring the influences of his early Dissenting upbringing, his Oxford education, subsequent published writings, and post 1709 sermons.


Places, Please!: Becoming a Jersey Boy

by Daniel Robert Sullivan

Places, Please! Becoming a Jersey Boy, by Daniel Robert Sullivan, documents his time auditioning, rehearsing, and starring in Jersey Boys: the Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.


Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled through the Joys of Single Living

by Marion Winik

A cross between Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik has a uniquely hilarious and relatable way of looking at life. Her stories of being single in middle age, marked by stylish...


Custer's Road to Disaster: The Path to Little Bighorn

by Kevin M. Sullivan

The death of George Armstrong Custer ended the life of one of the most flamboyant, brave, careless, and fascinating characters to ever wear a United States military uniform. His dramatic rise during the Civil...


The Making of the Great Communicator: Ronald Reagan's Transformation from Actor to Governor

by Kenneth Holden

One week after Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for governor of California, the San Francisco Chronicle gibed: “It was simply a flagrant example of miscasting.” Reagan was tanking, and his businessmen...


Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain

by Harriet Tuckey

Winner:

Banff Award for Mountain and Wilderness Literature

The British Sportsbook Award for Outstanding General Sports Writing

The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

Finalist for the HW Fisher Biographer's...


Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear

by Dan Bigley & Debra McKinney

A 25-year-old backcountry wanderer, a man happiest exploring wild places with his dog, Dan Bigley woke up one midsummer morning to a day full of promise. Before it was over, after a stellar day of salmon fishing...


Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor's Heart

by Sharon Peters

Max Edelman was just 17 when the Nazis took him to the first of five work camps, where his only hope of survival was to keep quiet and raise an emotional shield. After witnessing a German Shepherd kill a fellow...


How I Slept My Way to the Middle: Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs

by Kevin Pollak & Alan Goldsher

Kevin Pollak rose through the comedy club ranks at the feet of Don Rickles and Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson and George Carlin, becoming a killer impressionist—Falk, Shatner, Walken, Nicholson—a versatile actor...


Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

by M.E. Thomas

A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST OF 2013 STAFF PICK

As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking...