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The Mayor of Castro Street

by Randy Shilts

The Mayor of Castro Street is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community...


Champions of Science

by John Hudson Tiner

The great minds of the past are still with us today, in many ways. Individuals who explored the natural world hundreds and thousands of years ago have given us a treasure of knowledge in all the sciences.

In...


Champions of Mathematics

by John Hudson Tiner

The great minds of the past are still with us today, in many ways. Individuals who explored the natural world hundreds and thousands of years ago have given us a treasure of knowledge in all the sciences.

In...


Act of One

by Victoria Barna & Bruce A. Tully

Meet Bruce Tully, a sixteen-year-old high school jock, and follow him as he feels personally challenged by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev after a visit to the United Nations. Discover how Bruce changes into...


Empress of Fashion

by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart

Born into a family of privilege, Diana Dalziel Vreeland grew up amid the fashionable of New York's Upper East Side. With a famously alluring mother and a classically beautiful sister, young Diana often felt...


Hell-Bent

by Benjamin Lorr

Author Benjamin Lorr wandered into a yoga studio—and fell down a rabbit hole

Hell-Bent explores a fascinating, often surreal world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga...


Rise to Greatness

by David Von Drehle

The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation’s history

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared...


Robert Kipniss: A Working Artist's Life

by Robert Kipniss

A successful working artist relates his passion for life and art


He Provides

by Cathleen Barnes & Rachel Aubrey Villalobos

In one day life as I had known it for years had changed. A precious life-my sweet brother, had been taken from me and life suddenly seemed a very hostile, fearful world. I felt unequipped and estranged from...


Letters from the Country: From High Heels to Wellington Books. A Memoir and Survival Guide

by Marsha Boulton

What happens when a city woman takes up rural roots and becomes a shepherd? Read "Letters from the Country: From High Heels to Wellington Boots. A Memoir and Survival Guide" and find out.

Journalist and broadcaster...


Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography

by Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark's bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer's life.It is no surprise that one of Muriel Spark's most lively and entertaining works would be her own memoir,...


"Mama, It Ain't Over 'Til the Pink Marble Comes": A True Story of Triumph Over Life and Death

by Sandee Williams

When Dorothy Williams, the wife of Evangelist Gene Williams, was diagnosed with inoperable cancer, she determined that she would live her final days to the fullest and model for her family and friends how the...


Normal to Noble: A fun and engaging startup manual for non-profits

by Al Midgett

Part memoir, part manual, Normal to Noble is one normal, "middle-of-the-road" guy's  journey to Greatness Through Giving.


aka bpNichol: A Preliminary Biography

by Frank Davey

Reflecting on the career of a prominent poet, this biography focuses on Canadian wordsmith Barrie Nichol—more commonly known by his pen name, bpNichol—who was a practicing lay psychoanalyst and vice president...


Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter

by Jack Nelson & Barbara Matusow

From a gullible cub reporter with the Daily Herald in Biloxi and Gulfport, to the pugnacious Pulitzer Prize winner at the Atlanta Constitution, to the peerless beat reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering...


Bond of Secrecy: My Life with CIA Spy and Watergate Conspirator E. Howard Hunt

by Saint John Hunt, Jesse Ventura & Eric Hamburg

A father’s last confession to his son about the CIA, Watergate, and the plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, this is the remarkable true story of St. John Hunt and his father E. Howard Hunt, the...


Crossing Divides: A Couple's Story of Cancer, Hope, and Hiking Montana's Continental Divide

by Scott Bischke & Katie Gibson

Artfully blending Scott Bischke and his wife Katie Gibson's agonizing struggle against Kate's advanced, recurrent, "terminal" cancer, this is the story of their three month, 800+ mile hike along the Continental...


My Life as a Hooker: When a Middle-Aged Bloke Discovered Rugby

by Steven Gauge

Steven Gauge's response to an impending midlife crisis didn't involve piercings, tattoos, or a red sports car—instead, he decided to take up rugby. What he found on the pitch was a wonderful game, far removed...


Family

by Ian Frazier

Family tells the story of Ian Frazier's family in America from the early colonial days to the present. Using letters and other family documents, he reconstructs two hundred years of middle class life, visiting...


Thomas Adès: Full of Noises

by Thomas Adès & Tom Service

Composer, conductor, and pianist, Thomas Adès is one of the most diversely talented musical figures of his generation. His music is performed by great opera companies, symphony orchestras, chamber groups, and...