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Reluctant Republican: My Fight for the Moderate Majority

by Barbara F. Olschner

Barbara Olschner believes in her party's founding principles: lower taxes, less regulation, limited government, and individual accountability. But she also believes in governing through compromise, in respectfully...


Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge

by Lindy Woodhead

If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge’s.

Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field’s in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a...


Saul Steinberg: A Biography

by Deirdre Bair

From National Book Award winner Deirdre Bair, the definitive biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker's most iconic artists.

 

The issue date was March 29, 1976. The New Yorker cost 75 cents. And on...


The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures

by Edward Ball

From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the...


Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

by Jonathan Cott

Jonathan Cott met John Lennon in 1968 and was friends with him and Yoko Ono until John's death in 1980. He has kept in touch with Yoko since that time, and is one of the small group of writers who understands...


Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History

by Sue Stauffacher & Sarah Mcmenemy

When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't...


night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis

by Sarah Arvio

In this remarkable and unique work, award-winning poet Sarah Arvio gives us a memoir about coming to terms with a life in crisis through the study of dreams.

As a young woman, threatened by disturbing visions,...


Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami

by Gretel Ehrlich

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**

**Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year (2013)**

A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return...


Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf

by James Segrest & Mark Hoffman

Howlin’ Wolf was a musical giant in every way. He stood six foot three, weighed almost three hundred pounds, wore size sixteen shoes, and poured out his darkest sorrows onstage in a voice like a raging chainsaw....


Daddy's Home!

by Steven Schnur

Today’s dad comes home at the end of the day to a job he loves: fatherhood.

 

Daddy’s Home! gathers together honest and funny true stories about coming home into manhood--getting married, buying a house,...


C.S.S. Shenandoah: The Memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell

by James D. Horan

The last shot of the Civil War was fired, not on an obscure battlefield, but in the ice-locked Sea of Okhotsk off Siberia seven months after Lee’s surrender.

The last armed Confederate cruiser was the C.S.S....


Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER

by Julie Holland

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Julie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Then she came to Bellevue. For nine eventful years, Dr. Holland was the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at New...


The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins

by Dean Jensen

THE LIVES AND LOVES OF DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the...


The Devil Soldier: The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God in China

by Caleb Carr

A courageous leader who became the first American mandarin, Frederick Townsend Ward won crucial victories for the Emperor of China during the Taiping Rebellion, history's bloodiest civil war. Carr's skills as...


The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience

by Kirstin Downey

“Kirstin Downey’s lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins’ career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt’s character.”...


The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

by Thom Hatch

The Old West was coming to an end.

Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it.

As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid executed the most daring bank and train robberies of their day....


Beyond Belief

by Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer

Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one,...


Osama: The Making of a Terrorist

by Jonathan Randal

How is it possible for one middle-aged Saudi millionaire to threaten the world's only superpower? This is the question at the center of Jonathan Randal's riveting, timely account of Osama bin Laden's life and...


Coolidge

by Amity Shlaes

Calvin Coolidge, who served as president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls. The shy Vermonter, nicknamed "Silent Cal," has long been dismissed as quiet and passive. History has remembered the decade...


David Zeisberger: A Life among the Indians

by Earl P Olmstead

David Zeisberger: A Life among the Indians offers the unique perspective of a Moravian missionary who lived and worked for sixty-three years among the Iroquois and Delaware nations in New York, Pennsylvania,...