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The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II

by Denis Avey & Rob Broomby

While millions would have done anything to escape, one remarkable British soldier smuggled himself into Auschwitz to witness the horror and tell others the truth.


Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Illustrated

by Jack E Levin & Mark R. Levin

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,

conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

 

Long before his conservative...


David Lean

by Kevin Brownlow

The life and its biographer provide a landmark work on the cinema. Emerging from a childhood of nearly Dickensian darkness, David Lean found his great success as a director of the appropriately titled Great...


Madonna

by Andrew Morton

The explosive New York Times bestseller-- Madonna

From motherless child to wife and mother, from "boy toy" to fiercely independent diva, Madonna is one of the most remarkable women of our time. With a career...


The Unexpected Patriot

by Shannen Rossmiller & Sue Carswell

After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three in rural Montana, was formulating a plan. Soon she was devouring...


If You Want to Write

by Brenda Ueland & Andrei Codrescu

THE GRAYWOLF BESTSELLER NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM But we must try to find our True Conscience, our True Self, the very Center, for this is the only first-rate choice-making center. Here lies all originality,...


The Whistleblower

by Kathryn Bolkovac & Cari Lynn

When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel,...


Never Drank the Kool-Aid

by Touré

His name is Touré--just Touré--and like many of the musicians, athletes, and celebrities he’s profiled, he has affected the way that we think about culture in America. He has profiled Eminem, 50 Cent, and...


Money, A Memoir

by Liz Perle

A bold and personal book that digs below the surface of one of society’s last taboos—money—and illuminates how women’s emotional relationship with it affects every part of their lives

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Forensic Nurse

by Serita Stevens

Serita Stevens has published many books, from mystery novels to a description of poisonous plants. She also has long been a nurse, and it is that profession that sent her to learn more about what a nurse could...


Classrooms in the Shade

by Shanthee Manjoo

From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa's first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa's modern history. The account shows...


The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene Investigation

by James E. Starrs & Kira Gale

Even after more than two centuries, mystery continues to surround Meriwether Lewis’s death—did the famous explorer commit suicide or was he murdered? Recently revealed truths and deconstructed myths are...


Time to Tell: An Activist's Story

by Barry Feinberg & Z. Pallo Jordan

This dramatically revealing memoir follows Barry Feinberg's 45 years of activism, travel, relationships, and creative expression. While the twin narratives of private life and political doings are equally...


A House In Damascus - Before The Fall

by Brian Stoddart

As Syria confronts an uncertain future, A House in Damascus seeks to balance the Western view with the lives and views of the everyday people living in the world's oldest continuing capital city

Drawn from the...


Poachers Were My Prey: Eighteen Years as an Undercover Wildlife Officer

by R. T. Stewart & W.H. "Chip" Gross

Thus begins the story of R. T. Stewart's career as an undercover wildlife law enforcement officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. For nearly two decades, Stewart infiltrated...


Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist

by Harriet Hyman Alonso

A new interview-based biography of The Wizard of Oz lyricist


Great Expectations

by Robert Gottlieb

The strange and varied lives of the ten children of the world’s most beloved novelist

Charles Dickens, famous for the indelible child characters he created—from Little Nell to Oliver Twist and David Copperfield—was...


How Precious Was That While

by Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony tells his own remarkable life story in this candid autobiography, a volume that is sure to intrigue and entertain his many fans-and infuriate his critics. The book begins with a review of the author's...


Jesus

by Andrew M. Greeley

"We must begin our story of Jesus by granting him permission to surprise us endlessly...." ---from the Introduction

 

Jesus of Galilee taught through stories, which even today contain the power to startle us...


Grandma's Ultimate Road Trip: Retired, Rejuvenated and Raring to Go From TEXAS to  ALASKA

by Carol Weishampel

Turning 60 Inspires Ultimate Road Trip for This Gutsy, Unstoppable Grandma At age 60, after rearing two children born to her and 10 she adopted, educator and single mom Carol V. Weishampel had every reason to...