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The Children of Fatima

by Leo Madigan

The most revealing book yet on Fatima, this full-length volume offers the phenomenal, never-before-released details of what Francisco and Jacinta Marto saw and heard.


Giants of Asia: Conversation with Ban Ki-moon: What The United Nations Is Really Like: The View from the Top

by Tom Plate

Only eight people have been privileged to hold the job of Secretary General since the United Nations' founding in 1945. And only one of them has ever told the inside story of the UN while still holding that...


Jack Nichols, Gay Pioneer: "Have You Heard My Message?"

by J. Louis Campbell III

One of the founders of the gay and lesbian liberation movement, Jack Nichols was a warrior for gay equality. Recounting his life and work, Jack Nichols, Gay Pioneer: "Have You Heard My Message?" skillfully weaves...


A Golfer's Life

by Arnold Palmer

There has never been a golfer to rival Arnold Palmer. He's the most aggressive, most exciting player the game has ever known, a dynamo famous for coming from behind to make bold last-minute charges to victory....


Elizabeth I

by Anne Somerset

Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of...


Hiding in Plain Sight: Eluding the Nazis in Occupied France

by Sarah Lew Miller & Joyce B. Lazarus

This personal and historical account of an era conveys the day-to-day life of a teenage girl living in Nazi-occupied France with the ever-present threat of death. Despite her loneliness, hardships and the derailment...


It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive

by Evan Handler

What if you were supposed to die, but you didn’t? And what if, years later, your precious second chance didn’t turn out anything like you thought it would? That’s the journey Evan Handler experiences,...


Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors

by Evan Handler

Based on Evan Handler’s hit off-Broadway play (called by The New York Times “laceratingly funny and self-revealing”), Time on Fire is a remarkable memoir of illness and survival, love and hope—shot through...


Goodbye to a River: A Narrative

by John Graves

In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream’s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal...


His Way: An Unauthorized Biography Of Frank Sinatra

by Kitty Kelley

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With a new afterword by the author in honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday

 

This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried—but failed—to keep from publication, and it’s...


DANCING IN THE LIGHT

by Shirley Maclaine

Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her  most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken,  controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley  MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating  personal...


Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

by Geoffrey C. Ward

In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated — and the most reviled — African American of his age.

Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim...


Hunting Fish

by Jay Greenspan

If you want to prove you're a good poker player, you don't have to battle against the best. Nobody really cares if you ever bluffed Phil Ivey or got Daniel Negreanu to make a bad call. You're at the table for...


Ace of Spades

by David Matthews

A take-no-prisoners tale of growing up without knowing who you are

When David Matthews's mother abandoned him as an infant, she left him with white skin and the rumor that he might be half Jewish. For the next...


The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy

by Stewart O'Nan

The acclaimed author of A Prayer for the Dying brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism-the great Hartford circus fire of 1944.

Halfway through a midsummer afternoon...


Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow

by Maria Coffey

Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the...


Honeymoon with My Brother

by Franz Wisner

This is the true story of Franz Wisner, a man who thought he had it all- a high profile career and the fiancée of his dreams- when suddenly, his life turned upside down. Just days before they were to be married,...


Basil Hall Chamberlain: Portrait of a Japanologist

by Yuzo Ota

This first full length critical biography of one of the most significant figures in Japanese Studies in the last hundred years is based on an earlier work published in Japanese (Iwanami Shoten, 1990). Ota sees...


Gertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity

by Karen Leick

This book is a cultural history of Stein's rise to fame and the function of literary celebrity in America from 1910 to 1935. By examining not the ways that Stein portrayed the popular in her work, but the ways...


Michelangelo

by Adrian Stokes

Adrian Stokes was one of the twentieth century's finest and most discriminating writers on art. Of over twenty works of art criticism, Michelangelo was considered by Lawrence Gowing to be the most complete he...