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Hopper

by Tom Folsom

James Dean to Hopper

"I saw what you did today. Today you were great."

Jack Nicholson to Hopper

"We're geniuses, you know that?

Isn't it great to be a genius?"

The chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider. The...


Lady at the O.K. Corral

by Ann Kirschner

The author of the acclaimed Sala’s Gift delivers the definitive biography of Josephine Marcus Earp, a Jewish woman from New York who became the common-law wife of famed lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp.

For nearly...


236 Pounds of Class Vice President

by Jason Mulgrew

When Jason Mulgrew enrolls in a private high school in an exciting new neighborhood (North Philly, murder center of the city), he finds himlf displaced into a world of privilege and strict standards. His classmates,...


Mad Dog

by David Lister & Hugh Jordan

A mindless sectarian psychopath or a loyalist folk hero who took the war to the IRA's front door? The name Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair is synonymous with a killing spree by loyalist terrorists that took Northern...


The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

by Kim Ghattas

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

In November 2008, Hillary...


Her

by Christa Parravani

Wall Street Journal, "Favorite Books of the Year 2013"

Cosmopolitan, "Best Books of the Year for Women"

Library Journal, "Best Books of 2013"

Salon, "Best Books of 2013"

"Haunting... more than a beautifully written...


Flying Lessons

by Joan Grady-Fitchett

Like William Styron's Darkness Visible, Flying Lessons: On the Wings of Parkinson's Disease is a chronicle of the human spirit, an inspiring tale of life lived to the fullest.

When Joan Grady-Fitchett was diagnosed...


Our House Is Not in Paris

by Susan Cutsforth

Susan Cutsforth and her husband, Stuart, are 'ordinary' people living an extraordinary life. They both work full-time: one is a teacher librarian of thirty years, and the other, a middle-level clerk in the public...


Pelletier

by Stephanie Anderson

This book tells the story of a French cabin boy, Narcisse Pelletier, and his life with the Uutaalnganu people of north-east Cape York from 1858 to 1875. Even though it is all but forgotten in Australia, and...


David Graham

by Russell James & Graeme Ryan

Widely regarded in the golfing world as arrogant and abrasive, David Graham is deeply respected by a few close friends for his unswerving loyalty and honesty. A loner, yet devoted family man, he has risen from...


Seven in a Tent

by Don Puckridge

Study leave in Switzerland, England, Canada and the USA with four children aged 1 to 10 and family friend Gail brought many challenges. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology the author lectured on Agricultural...


A Human Deadline

by Derryn Hinch

We were in the doctor's office and it sounded like something out of a B Grade movie when I said: 'Give it to me straight ... how long have I got?' He'd just told me I had cancer, compounded by advanced cirrhosis...


Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid

by Garry Kinnane

Mid-50s to mid-60s Melbourne - a Wowserland of 6 o'clock closing, censorship, endless suburbia ... '... we could settle down. But that was the farthest thing from our minds. We didn't want security, we wanted...


An Unexpected Gift

by Patricia Munro

'I discovered late in my life that I was a medium. It was at a time when I thought that there would be few new major things to learn about myself... This mediumistic ability was always there. I just could not...


The Other Side of the Trench

by Garry Willmott

This story deserves to be told. Garry Willmott creates graphic and quite horrifying insights into unseen and 'unsung' aspects of World War 1, where so many Australian, Canadian, British, New Zealander, American...


Lion Hearts

by Henry R Lew

'An exceptional book about extraordinary people living in extraordinary times. My only regret on completing it is that I have not met any of them personally.' Christopher Bantick A biography of Lonek Lew, the...


Major General Maurice Rose: World War II's Greatest Forgotten Commander

by Don R. Marsh, Stephen L. Ossad & Martin Blumenson

Major General Maurice Rose (1899-1945) is the highest-ranking American Jewish officer ever killed in battle, and the only individual casualty to spark a War Crimes Investigation. This book tells the dramatic...


Justinian: The Last Roman Emporer

by G. P. Baker

Infamous for corruption during his reign and for his marriage to the sexually voracious empress Theodora, Justinian lived in a remarkable age that saw the ascendancy of Constantinople and numerous wars around...


The Human Tradition in the Old South

by James C. Klotter, Gary L. Hewitt & Peter Stern

In The Human Tradition in the Old South, Professor James C. Klotter has gathered twelve insightful essays that explore the region's past and ponder its place in the broader story of the nation. This highly readable...


Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art

by Lindsey R. Swindall

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art is the biography of an African American icon and a demonstration of historian Lindsey R. Swindall's knack for thorough, detailed research and reflection.