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Zelda

by Nancy Milford

Zelda Sayre started out as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and promise....


Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD

by Beth Alison Maloney

The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy who lived on the coast of Maine, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behavior. He walked and ate with his eyes shut, refused to bathe,...


Just a Girl from Kansas: One Woman's Dreams are Ant-sized Compared to What Lay Ahead

by Rebekah Moan

"Just a Girl from Kansas" is one woman's journey along the yellow brick road of guys, gurus, and goodies. Rebekah kept getting signs to move to San Francisco and finally one day she paid attention. She packed...


An Intimate Portrait of Sidney Foster: Pianist... Mentor

by Imelda Delgado

The great American pianist Sidney Foster is remembered here by a former student for his outstanding ability and generous character. This book includes commentary by numerous students, Mr. Foster’s own words...


You Are Not A Loser: An Entrepreneur's Struggle to Redefine Success Through the Eyes of God and Family and the Business Lessons Learned Along the Way

by Wallace Gustafson

If you have ever struggled with defining your professional success through the eyes of God and family, "You Are Not A Loser" is for you. While the book was written for a Christian business audience, don't let...


Breaking Through: John B. McLendon, Basketball Legend and Civil Rights Pioneer

by Milton S. Katz

How a dedicated coach helped initiate integrated basketball


The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)

by Sherwin B. Nuland

"Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle). Surgeon, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignác Semmelweis...


Roger Williams: The Church and the State

by Edmund S. Morgan

An illuminating portrait of the nation's earliest—and most passionate—advocate for the total separation of church and state. A classic of its kind, Edmund S. Morgan's Roger Williams skillfully depicts the...


The Narrow Way: A Memoir Of Coming Out, Getting Clean and Finding Buddha

by Chris Lemig

A harrowing and sometimes beautiful story of a man who lost his mind only to find it again halfway across the world.


Daddy's Money: A Memoir of Farm and Family

by Jo McDougall

A poet's story of the land that shaped her life


Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir

by Maxine Brown

Revealing, entertaining window on the music of the '50s and '60s


Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President

by Jimmy Carter

Available for the first time in paperback, Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter's account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Office.


Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage

by Ruth A. Hawkins

The only biography of Ernest Hemingway's second marriage


Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

by Michael Vinson Williams

An important and readable study of this seminal leader and the history of the civil rights movement.--Publishers Weekly


Unraveling ADHD: How I Turned My Greatest Deficit into My Greatest Asset

by Joyce A. Kubik

No one seems to understand that those with ADHD know what to do-they just can't make it happen. It's not intentional. An ADHD mind continually wants to explore and can't hold a thought for longer than ten seconds....


The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor

by Teresa L. Reed

The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor: America's Classical Musician is the autobiography of the legendary jazz ambassador whose work spans more than six decades, from the heyday of 52nd Street in 1940s New York...


John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

by Eve Golden

Charming and classically handsome, John Gilbert (1897--1936) was among the world's most recognizable actors during the silent era. He was a wild, swashbuckling figure on screen and off, and accounts of his life...


America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

by Nikki M. Taylor

In pursuit of his foremost goal, full and equal citizenship for African Americans, Peter Humphries Clark (1829--1925) defied easy classification. He was, at various times, the country's first black socialist,...


Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods

by Christine Byl

A lively and lyrical account of one woman’s unlikely apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work

 

Christine Byl first encountered the...


Beethoven: The Music and the Life

by Lewis Lockwood

An authoritative work offering a fresh look at Beethoven’s life, career, and milieu. “Magisterial” —New York Review of Books. This brilliant portrayal weaves Beethoven's musical and biographical stories...