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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,...


The Good Prison Guide

by Charlie Bronson & Stephen Richards

Charlie Bronson has taken his 24 years of experience of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved regularly around the prisons of the British Isles, he has sampled all that...


Another Winter, Another Spring: A Love Remembered

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence

Swedish-born Louise Flach finds herself in the heart of the Russian Revolution. This is a tale of love and loyalty tested by great hardship and suffering.


A Wedding in Haiti

by Julia Alvarez

In a story that travels beyond borders and between families, acclaimed Dominican novelist and poet Julia Alvarez reflects on the joys and burdens of love-for her parents, for her husband, and for a young Haitian...


Anne Rice Reader

by Katherine Ramsland

A collection of the most fascinating essays, articles, and interpretations of bestselling author Anne Rice's complete works, by a variety of journalists and scholars. It includes a history of vampire literature,...


Dream Come True: The LeAnn Rimes Story

by Jo Sgammato

THE DAZZLING RISE OF A YOUNG COUNTRY STAR

Who is this singer with the incredible voice, the youngest ever artist ever nominated for a Country Music Association Award, and winner of the Grammy Award for Best New...


Eudora Welty: A Writer's Life

by Ann Waldron

Eudora Welty is a beloved institution of Southern fiction and American literature, whose closely guarded privacy has prevented a full-scale study of her life and work--until now.

A significant contribution to...


Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary

by Tim Riley

Ranging over 30 years of Bob Dylan recordings, films, and concerts, this updated edition includes a new epilogue that examines his 30th anniversary celebration and his 1998 Grammy Award comeback.


The Baroness: The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild

by Hannah Rothschild

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had,...


Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir

by Tamara Shopsin & Jason Fulford

An extraordinarily moving memoir from an iconoclastic new talent—an artist, cook, and illustrator whose adventures at home and abroad reveal the importance of living life with your eyes wide open.

Best known...


P.G. Wodehouse in his Own Words

by Barry Day & Tony Ring

An unorthodox biography of "the greatest comic writer ever" (Douglas Adams) and a window into the mind of a brilliant humorist.

From the publisher of the acclaimed collector's Wodehouse editions, P.G. Wodehouse...


Off the Road

by Carolyn Cassady

Off the Road tells the intimate story of the legendary Neal Cassady and his remarkable friendships with Jack Kerouac (who immortalized Cassady as Dean Moriarty in On the Road) and Allen Ginsberg.

Written by...


Public Apology: In Which a Man Grapples With a Lifetime of Regret, One Incident at a Time

by Dave Bry

Dave Bry is sorry. Very sorry. He's sorry to Wendy Metzger for singing the last verse of "Stairway to Heaven" into her ear while slow dancing in junior high school. He's sorry to Judy and Michael Gailhouse for...


Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

by Pat Head Summitt & Sally Jenkins

Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience...


Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

by Matthew Goodman

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest...


Yunus Emre: The Sufi Poet in Love

by Zekeriya Baskal

One of the most famous poets in the history of Turkish literature, Yunus Emre (d. 1320) is well-known as a Sufi saint-poet who has exerted a great influence in both the East and the West. This book is an analysis...


Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott

by Ellis Yochelson

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) is a highly respected figure in history of geology and paleontology. Perhaps his most notable contribution to his field was his discovery of the Middle Cambrian Burgess...


Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

He was the rising star of psychoanalysis, an intimate associate of Anna Freud and Kurt Eissler, a member of the Freudian "inner circle" with unrestricted access to the Freud Archives. And then Jeffrey Moussaieff...


The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 2: Venturing into Usefulness, 1881-88

by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan & Barbara Bair

Venturing into Usefulness, the second volume of The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, documents the experience of this major American historical figure, intellectual, social activist, and author between June 1881,...


A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov

by Donna Hollenberg

This first full-length biography of Anglo- American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to life one of the major voices of the second half of the twentieth century, when American poetry was...