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Billy

by Pamela Stephenson

A favorite of American audiences, Billy Connolly, who now lives in Los Angeles, is the outrageous comedian whose unsurpassed comedic talent has won him countless fans. Billy, the revelatory, poignant, and wildly...


Heading South, Looking North

by Ariel Dorfman

Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times).  In his brilliant memoir, Heading South,...


Becoming Modern

by Carolyn Burke

The poet and visual artist Mina Loy has long had an underground reputation as an exemplary avant-gardist. Born in London of mixed Jewish and English parentage, and a much photographed beauty, she moved in the...


A Most Damnable Invention

by Stephen R. Bown

Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's discovery of dynamite made possible the famous industrial megaprojects that transformed the countryside and defined the era, including the St. Gothard rail tunnel through the Alps,...


When Memory Comes

by Saul Friedländer & Helen R. Lane

This remarkable memoir, by a distinguished historian, grows out of the loose framework of a diary written in Israel during the tense last few months of 1977.  In a series of flashbacks, Saul Friedlander evokes...


Giacometti

by James Lord

The work of one of the towering creative spirits of the century, Alberto Giacometti's visionary sculptures and paintings from a testament to the artist's intriguing life story. From modest beginnings in a Swiss...


Heinz Kohut

by Charles Strozier

An incisive biography of the founder of "self psychology" -- a key movement in American psychology -- and one of the greatest analysts since Freud.  Heinz Kohut was at the center of the twentieth-century psychoanalytic...


Newton's Clock

by Ivars Peterson

With his critically acclaimed best-sellers The Mathematical Toursist and Islands of Truth, Ivars Peterson took readers to the frontiers of modern mathematics. His new book provides an up-to-date look at one...


Keith

by Stanley Booth

Keith is the biography of Keith Richards, written by one of his old friends, Stanley Booth. Drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the book explores Richards’ relationship with Mick Jagger and the Stones,...


Before Lewis and Clark

by Shirley Christian

Shortly after Meriweather Lewis reached St. Louis in 1803 to plan for his voyage to the Pacific with William Clark, he prepared his first packet of flora and fauna from west of the Mississippi and dispatched...


Enrique Iglesias

by Elina Furman & Leah Furman

Son of the Latin singing legend Julio Iglesias, Enrique has his own sexy style and his own kind of sound. Born in Spain, he's hit the charts big time and captured hearts around the world. But Enrique is more...


James Van Der Beek

by Leah Furman

No wonder this sexy, shy-guy actor is landing the coolest roles in young Hollywood--from Dawson Leery on the WB's Dawson's Creek to quarterback Jonathan "Mox" Moxon in the hit movie Varsity Blues--he's got that...


Wilhelm Reich

by Robert S. Corrington

A stirring reappraisal of the brilliant, maligned psychoanalytic thinker

Robert S. Corrington offers the first thorough reconsideration of Wilhelm Reich's life and work since Reich's death in 1957. Reich was...


Berryman's Shakespeare

by John Berryman & John Haffenden

Edited by John Haffenden

With a Preface by Robert Giroux

John Berryman, one of America's most talented modern poets, was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs and the National Book Award for His Toy,...


The Legendary Mizners

by Alva Johnston & Reginald Marsh

The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gold!

Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two of the early...


Stephen Crane

by John Berryman

This is the only biography by a leading American poet of the great American writer, Stephen Crane.  John Berryman originally wrote this book in 1950 for the distinguished "American Men of Letters" series, and...


Isaac B. Singer

by Florence Noiville & Catherine Temerson

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) is widely recognized as the most popular Yiddish writer of the twentieth century. His translated body of work, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978, is...


David Boreanaz

by Chris Nickson

Sink your teeth into Hollywood's hottest young actor.

As the intense, brooding Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, David Boreanaz is a 243-year-old vampire struggling with the forces of good and evil within himself....


Counting My Chickens . . .

by The Duchess of Devonshire & Tom Stoppard

A unique window on an extraordinary life lived with tremendous zest, discrimination, and intelligence

The Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the Mitford siblings, the famous brood that includes the writers...


Thomas Merton's Dark Path

by William H. Shannon

In the mystical tradition the "dark," or apophatic way has a long history.  It is the way of John of the Cross, of Master Eckhart, of Juliana of Norwich, of the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and...