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Lorraine Hansberry: Award-Winning Playwright and Civil Rights Activist

by Susan Sinnott

Lorraine Hansberry tells the fascinating story of the brave and talented woman who, almost single-handedly, overcame the racial obstacles that made for a segregated American theatre in the years following World...


Speaking of Jane Roberts: Remembering the Author of the Seth Material

by Susan M. Watkins

Poet, novelist, author of the Seth Material, Jane Roberts's books have sold over 7.5 million copies. She was one of the most important psychics of the twentieth century. Now, Speaking of Jane Roberts reveals...


W.B. Yeats Twentieth Century Magus: An In-Depth Study of Yeat's Esoteric Practices and Beliefs, Including Excerpts from His Magical Diaries

by Susan Johnston Graf

W.B. Yeats--Twentieth Century Magus is a comprehensive study of his magical practices and beliefs. Yeats moved through many different phases of spiritual development, believing that his life was an intellectual,...


Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman M.D.

by Nancy Kline

Victorian Society recoiled at the thought of a woman learning about the human body. Yet in 1847, Elizabeth Blackwell was determined to become a physician--one who would not just improve the practice of medicine,...


Shadows of Heaven: Gurdjieff and Toomer

by Paul Beekman Taylor

A great deal of mystery surrounds G.I. Gurdjieff and "The Work." Today, many on the path of self-exploration find themselves drawn to the symbolism of the enneagram, and to Gurdjieff's other teachings. Gurdjieff...


Tender Murderers: Women Who Kill

by Trina Robbins & Max Allan Collins

The did it for love or money...or both!

Some of them fabled femme fatales of yesteryear. some headliners in yesterday's newspapers. Jean Harris, Ruth Snyder, Kate Bender, Belle Starr, Bonnie Parker, Phoolan Devi,...


Gurdjieff and Orage

by Paul Beekman Taylor

A fascinating look at the introduction of the Gurdjieff "work" into North America and an intimate view of the relationship between G.I. Gurdjieff and A.R. Orage, the two people most prominently responsible for...


Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock

by Vere Chappell & Mary K. Greer

Sex, Magick, Aleister Crowley, Orgasms, Erotic Dances, Angelic Beings, Revolutionary Activism, Liberation, Persecution, Defiance, and Suicide.

Persecuted by Anthony Comstock and his Society for the Suppression...


Beryl Markham: Never Turn Back

by Catherine Gourley

Markham, an early pioneer in aviation, was a passionate, free-spirited girl struggling to come to terms with her identity and her place in the world. This biography tells of the obstacles she faced and how she...


Mary Shelly: Frankenstein's Creator

by Joan Kane Nichols

A biography of the nineteenth-century English writer who at the age of nineteen wrote the classic horror novel "Frankenstein".


Stars When the Sun Shines: A Memoir

by Wayne Stier

Spurred by the doctor’s predictions of an early death, Wayne Stier stayed out in front of time until he left it all together. Stier grew up in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, in the 1950s and 60s. Diagnosed with...


Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Bipolar But Were Too Freaked Out to Ask

by Hilary Smith

Bipolar is currently the most commonly diagnosed emotional/psychiatric condition, and diagnosis tends to come when one is in one’s late teens or early 20s. And yet almost nothing has been written about it...


Babe Didrikson: The Greatest All-Sport Athlete of All Time

by Susan E. Cayleff

A gold medal Olympian, Babe Didrikson was arguably the greatest athlete of the twentieth century, excelling at every sport she tried: running, jumping, javelin throwing, swimming, basketball, golf, and baseball,...


If I Die Before I Wake: A Memoir of Drinking and Recovery

by Barb Rogers

Barb Rogers’ book begins with the tragic death of her teenage son, Jon, and delves into the horror that was her life to that point. Due to a home life fraught with substance and emotional abuse, Barb found...


Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

by Bucky Sinister

As an atheist with a background in fundamentalism, Bucky Sinister was skeptical of 12-step groups when the time came for him to get sober. He was afraid of losing his artistic abilities and had big problems...


Colonel Roosevelt

by Edmund Morris

This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, marks the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive....


Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History

by Jason Emerson

In 1875 Mary Lincoln, the widow of a revered president, was committed to an insane asylum by her son, Robert. The trial that preceded her internment was a subject of keen national interest. The focus of public...


Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City

by Craig Havighurst

Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville...


Elliott Carter

by James Wierzbicki

This compact study provides a fresh perspective on one of the most significant American composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A leading voice of the American classical music tradition and a...


Michelle Obama

by Sarah Parvis

In the incredibly giftable little book Michelle Obama, readers get an inside look at the remarkable First Lady of the United States.Michelle Obama is a strong role model for women everywhere. She grew up on...