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Humanity Dick Martin: King of Connemara' 1754-1834

by Shevawn Lynam

This finely detailed and amply illustrated biography recreates the life and times of one of Ireland's earliest environmentalists, founder of the world movement for the protection of animals. A loveable Galwayman,...


Who's Who in the Irish War of Independence and Civil War: 1619-1923

by Padraic O'Farrell

With over 3000 entries in seven separate listings, this book is a major source of reference which puts a human face on these two defining conflicts. Drawing on family papers, extensive interviews and official...


The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement

by Angus Mitchell

"He could tell you things! Things I've tried to forget; thing I never did know." Joseph Conrad "...his was a heroic nature. I should like to write upon him subtly, so that his enemies would think I was with...


The Fun Palace

by Agnes Bernelle

Agnes Bernelle, one of Ireland's best-loved stage performers, was born Agnes Bernauer in Berlin in 1923, the daughter of a renowned Jewish-Hungarian theatre impresario. In this sparkling, intimate memoir she...


White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin

by Michael W Clune

How do you describe an addiction in which the drug of choice creates a hole in your memory, a “white out,” so that every time you use it is the first time--new, fascinating, and vivid? Michael W. Clune’s...


Becoming Wellstone: Healing from Tragedy and Carrying on My Father's Legacy

by Paul David Wellstone & Jim Ramstad

Paul David Wellstone Jr. (known as Dave) fell into a zombie-like state of shock when he first got word that the eleven-seater plane carrying his parents and sister couldn't be located on radar. It was as if...


Blind Devotion: Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

by Sharlene Prinsen

One woman's startling firsthand account of her struggle to protect her children while facing the man she married, a combat veteran plagued by addiction, rage, and depression born from PTSD.

Sharlene peered out...


My Search for Bill W: Biography

by Mel B.

On a cold night in February 1951, Mel B. set out from Pontiac, Michigan, to hear a talk by Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Like many who had found strength and sobriety an A.A., Mel felt a great...


A Legacy of Madness: Recovering My Family from Generations of Mental Illness

by Tom Davis

The story of a loving family coming to grips with its own fragilities, A Legacy of Madness relays the author's journey to uncover, and ultimately understand, the history of mental illness that led generations...


The Interventionist

by Joani Gammill

"Exuding the same passion and purpose as the author herself, Joani Gammill's The Interventionist is a heartfelt game changer and long overdue. You deserve to read it." --Dr. Phil McGraw, host of CBS's nationally...


A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous

by Sally Brown & David R. Brown

The little-known life of Marty Mann rivals a Masterpiece Theatre drama. She was born into a life of wealth and privilege, sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair, then rose to inspire thousands of others,...


Born to Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler

by Bill Lee

"My history of gambling really began before I was born." So opens Born to Lose, Bill Lee's self-told story of gambling addiction, set in San Francisco's Chinatown and steeped in a culture where it is not unheard...


Bill W My First 40 Years: An Autobiography by the Co-founder of AA

by Anonymous

"I was born, to be exact, in a hotel then known as Wilson House... I was born, perhaps rightly, in a room just back of the old bar."

It was the beginning of a life that would change the lives of millions. Told...


Pope Francis

by Matthew E. Bunson

Read Pope Francis for the first and most comprehensive perspective of the man, the man he replaces as Bishop of Rome, and the global challenges Pope Francis faces in the universal church.


The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

by Greil Marcus

A fan from the moment the Doors’ first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon...


The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed

by David Stockman

The controversial bestseller on the failure of the Reagan Revolution, now back in print


When George Came to Edinburgh

by John Neil Munro

Played 24, won 10, lost 10 and drawn four. Three goals, three benders, one suspension and one sacking. This is the inside story of what happened when the world's most famous footballer joined the tenth best...


So Much Wind: The Myth of Green Energy

by Struan Stevenson

The energy crisis is one of the most pressing and significant problems the world has to face. With limited resources of fossil fuels left, and the additional political and environmental issues that surround...


Subdued Fires: An Intimate Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI

by Garry O'Connor

Omaha Beach, June 6, 2004. A delegation sent by John Paul II from the Vatican to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day is headed by Joseph Ratzinger, a former Nazi youth who, while resident in Rome for the...


The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: The Book that Inspired the Dig

by John Ashdown-Hill

The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard's last 150 days. By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, we discover...