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The Slippery Year

by Melanie Gideon

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery...

Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

by Flora Fraser

From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations.


Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the...

My Air-Ships

by , Alberto Santos-Dumont

This early work on Alberto Santos-Dumont is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the journeys of an air-ship traveller and his experiences. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended...

A Remarkable Man: The Story of George Chesterton

by Andrew Murtagh

‘I can truthfully say that there has never been a nicer man in the game. George Chesterton is a gentleman to the core. And he wasn’t a bad bowler either!’ Tom Graveney OBE. Wartime pilot dropping supplies...

Leaves from the Note Book of a Tamed Cynic

by , Reinhold Niebuhr

A guide written for young ministers by renowned theologian Reinhold Niebuhr during his time as a pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church of Detroit. Written as reflections and insights drawn from what he saw as...

Lee Marvin: Point Blank

by Dwayne Epstein

The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his...

Good Morning, Children: My First Years in Early Childhood Education

by Sophia Pappas

The first years of teaching are full of any number of unexpected problems and issues that can frustrate even the most prepared early childhood educator. Based on her popular blog, Sophia Pappas' book Good Morning,...

J.S. Bach - Volume 1

by , Albert Schweitzer

A fantastic little book about Bach and the musical climate before and during his life, with a look at his continuing influence in music. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s...

Jungle Calls

by Ron Snell

"Jungle Calls" by Ron Snell is Book 3 of The Rani Adventures, also known as The Jungle Series. Extremely popular with the Christian homeschool audience as well as people of all ages, The Rani Adventures depict...

This Soldier's Fortune - The Trials and Triumphs of a Polish Soldier during WWII

by Zygmunt Tratkiewicz

Born and raised in Zwola, in rural Poland, Zygmunt Tratkiewicz was an ordinary young man, conscripted at age 23 to the national military service. When World War II broke out, Zygmunt was faced with trials and...

The Smoking Diaries Volume 4

by Simon Gray

Coda is Simon Gray's powerful account of the year in which he struggled to come to terms with terminal lung cancer. Darkly comic depictions of the medical team are set against joyful accounts of sunlit days...

The Smoking Diaries Volume 2

by Simon Gray

As a baby, Simon Gray discovered that he could move his pram while still nestling inside it. 'It was a complete mystery to the adult intelligences, how had he done it, if it was he who had done it, but if not...

The Smoking Diaries Volume 3

by Simon Gray

The final volume of the trilogy that began with The Smoking Diaries finds Simon Gray determined to give up smoking. Really. At last. Can he kick the habit of sixty years? Will he, sometime soon, be able to leave...

The Volunteer : A Former IRA Man's True Story

by Shane Paul O'Doherty


"This is the best account of the life of an IRA volunteer yet written." The Irish Times

"No better explanation of why ordinary people turn to terrorism has ever been written. O'Doherty's compelling...

Portraits from Memory and Other Essays

by , Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell brushes sharply delineated portraits of notable writers, philosophers and politicians. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce...

A History of Russian Music - Being an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Russian School of Composers, with a Survey of Their Lives and a Descri

by , M. Montagu-Nathan

M. Montagu-Nathan takes an in-depth look and the history of Russian music, and a special look at the rise and progress of the Russian School of Composers. Contents include: Introduction; Part 1- The Pre-nationalists....

Protestant Boy

by Geoffrey Beattie

Geoffrey Beattie grew up in the notorious 'murder triangle' in North Belfast, where during thirty years of the Troubles more than six hundred people were killed. Many of his childhood friends ended up dead or...

Wild Pitches

by Dirk Hayhurst

"Dirk Hayhurst has done it again. . .Turns out he's a starter and a closer."

—Tim Kurkjian, ESPN

As a major and not-so-major league pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst has learned to master more than striking out batters....

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by James Joyce

Set in Joyce's native Ireland, the story follows life of a young man Stephen and his transformation from child to artist. In five chapters, we are taken through Stephen's early childhood in Ireland and confinement...

Philip of Spain

by Henry Kamen

Philip II of Spain—ruler of the most extensive empire the world had ever known—has been viewed in a harsh and negative light since his death in 1598. Identified with repression, bigotry, and fanaticism by...