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A Great Unrecorded History

by Wendy Moffat

A REVELATORY LOOK AT THE INTIMATE LIFE OF THE GREAT AUTHOR—AND HOW IT SHAPED HIS MOST BE LOVED WORKS

With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E. M. Forster came out as...


Towers of Gold

by Frances Dinkelspiel

Isaias Hellman, a Jewish immigrant, arrived in California in 1859 with very little money in his pocket and his brother Herman by his side.  By the time he died, he had effectively transformed Los Angeles into...


A Boy Named Shel

by Lisa Rogak

Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind...


Secret Historian

by Justin Spring

Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the...


Merchant Kings

by Stephen R. Bown

Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world

It was an era when monopoly trading companies were the unofficial agents of European expansion, controlling...


MacArthur: A Biography

by Richard B. Frank & Wesley K. Clark

Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his ability to adapt, a quality that catalyzed his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability has become an indispensable trait for military leadership in an era of technological...


Ava Gardner

by Lee Server

“The most complete and engrossing biography yet of this exotic Southern girl...Excellent.”—Liz Smith

 

She was the sex symbol who dazzled all the other sex symbols.  She was the temptress who drove Frank...


Hero of the Underground

by Jason Peter & Tony O'Neill

I wasn’t afraid of death.

How could I be? I lived under death’s shadow every day. When you swallow eighty Vicodin, twenty sleeping pills, drink a bottle of vodka, and still survive, a certain sense of invulnerability...


The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

by Frances Wilson

Described by the writer and opium addict Thomas De Quincey as “the very wildest . . . person I have ever known,” DorothyWordsworth was neither the self-effacing spinster nor the sacrificial saint of common...


Breaking News

by Martin Fletcher

Martin Fletcher doesn’t claim to be a hero. Yet he didn’t flinch, either. During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top...


The Churchills

by Celia Lee & John Lee

Beautiful, rich, and powerful, the Churchills dominated world politics for generations—but like every family, they too have their secrets.

Winston Churchill is arguably the most famous Briton, but a shroud...


Greene on Capri

by Shirley Hazzard

The subtle portrait of a great but difficult man and a legendary island.

When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served...


Last Dog on the Hill

by Steve Duno

The moving story of the author’s adopted Rottweiler mix, Lou, a free-thinking heroic dog who changed his life forever

Born of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm in Mendicino County, Lou truly was one dog...


Stonewall Jackson: A Biography

by Donald A. Davis & Wesley Clark

Deemed "irreplaceable" by Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson assumed his nickname during the Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War. It is said that The Army of Northern Virginia never fully recovered from the loss...


Run to Win

by Donald T. Phillips

Vince Lombardi, whom many believe to be the greatest football coach in the history of the sport, is both a household name and an icon. He is not only renowned in the sports world, but also in business and industry...


In the Land of Believers

by Gina Welch

An undercover exploration of the world of evangelicals, offering an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the faithful

Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked...


Sandhills Boy

by Elmer Kelton

“One thing is certain,” a reviewer in True West Magazine recently said, “as long as there are writers as skillful as Elmer Kelton, Western literature will never die.”

Few would disagree with the assessment...


My Dream of Stars

by Anousheh Ansari & Homer Hickam

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution.  After settling down in Texas,...


Snowbound

by Richard S. Wheeler

In this powerful biographical novel, Richard Wheeler—winner of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award and five Spur Awards—tells the amazing tale of the American explorer and hero, John Fremont, and...


Ingrid Bergman

by David Thomson

“Ingrid Bergman was far more than just a sweet, virtuous, ‘natural’ Swedish girl—she was a dark sensualist over whom many men might go mad. Her very gaze delivered a climate of adult romantic expectation.”...