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Guns N' Roses Encyclopaedia

by Mick O'Shea

In a detailed account of one of the most celebrated bands in rock music history, this compendium covers every aspect of the renowned group, Guns N’ Roses. The chapters review both past and present members,...


Burying the Typewriter

by Carmen Bugan

Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a childhood memoir of political oppression and persecution during Romania's Ceausescu years Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian countryside on...


The Struggle with the Daemon: Holderlin, Kleist and Nietzsche

by Stefan Zweig, Eden and Cedar Paul & Eden Paul

The Struggle with the Daemon is a brilliant analysis of the European psyche by the great novelist and biographer Stefan Zweig. Zweig studies three giants of German literature and thought: Friedrich Ho¨lderlin,...


Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life

by David Stouck

Arthur Erickson, Canada's pre-eminent philosopher architect, was renowned internationally for his innovative approach to landscape, his genius for spatial composition, and his epic vision of architecture for...


Gatekeeper: The Fighting Life of Gary Big Daddy Goodridge

by Gary Goodridge & Mark Dorsey

The biography of a pioneer in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, this work takes readers through Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge’s entire career—from his roller-coaster formative years and his emergence as...


Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story

by Sam Carchidi, Scott Brown & Joe Paterno

Adam Taliaferro had it all: smarts, an easy-going personality, and incomparable athletic ability. None of that seemed to matter, however, on that fateful September day when his father was given startling news:...


Jesus Land: A Memoir

by Julia Scheeres

Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks,...


Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story

by Jon Chattman, Jimmy Snuka & Rowdy Roddy Piper

Focusing on the superstar who single-handedly influenced the development of sports entertainment, this autobiography highlights the legacy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon Jimmy Snuka. The wrestler’s...


Closing the Gap: Lombardi, the Packers Dynasty, and the Pursuit of Excellence

by Willie Davis, Jim Martyka & Andrea Erickson Davis

Describing how NFL great Willie Davis helped define the hard-nosed, in-your-face defense of the original football dynasty, the 1960s Green Bay Packers, this revealing autobiography also illustrates his persona...


It's a Long Way from Penny Apples

by Bill Cullen

Tis better to be born lucky than rich....

There are many ways to confront tragedy and hard times. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt's tragic--and ultimately uplifting--tale of how one man overcame adversity and found...


My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain

by Aaron Dixon & Judson L. Jeffries

A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.


When Saturday Mattered Most

by Mark Beech

When Saturday Mattered Most is the stirring story of the 1958 undefeated Army football team and the controversial coach who inspired Vince Lombardi

It was the end of an era, the last season before the surge...


Sea Monkeys: A Memory Book

by Kris Saknussemm

Bowling lessons with a hunchback. A bizarre first-grade teacher who hallucinates in class. A tragically innocent family blind-sided by flower power, and the salvation of soul music at a radio station straight...


Poachers Caught!: Adventures of a Northwoods Game Warden

by Tom Chapin & Hal Rime

This collection features thirty-five true stories that define Tom Chapin's exhilarating and harrowing career as a game warden.


Just When I Needed You: True Stories of Adults Who Made a Difference in the Lives of Young People

by Deborah Fisher & Kathryn L. Hong

Inspiring stories from adults about critical moments, relationships, and mentors that have made immeasurable differences in their lives.


Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days on Sports, Poker, and Games of Chance

by Richard Roeper

During the course of 30 days in early 2009, Richard Roeper risked more than a quarter million dollars on practically every method of gambling currently available in America. Chronicling his wild ride in a breezy,...


Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero

by David Sandison & Graham Vickers

This fascinating and in-depth biography of Neal Cassady takes a look at the man who achieved immortality as Dean Moriarty, the central character in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. A charismatic, funny, articulate,...


Hand to Mouth

by Paul Auster

This is the story of a young man's struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Paul Auster's memoir is essentially an autobiographical essay about money--and what it means not to have it. From one...


1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII

by Suzannah Lipscomb

Henry VIII is known stereotypically as a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was largely political...


Marie Curie and Her Daughters

by Shelley Emling

A new portrait of the two-time Nobel winner and her two daughters 

 

Focusing on the first family in science, this biography of Marie Curie plumbs the recesses of her relationships with her two daughters, extraordinary...