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Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

by Alma Guillermoprieto

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary);...


Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

by Ekow Eshun

At the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana in search of his roots. He goes from Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital city, to the storied slave forts...


Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova

by Elaine Feinstein

In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family–to...


The Smoking Diaries Volume 1

by Simon Gray

When he turned sixty-five, the playwright Simon Gray began to keep a diary: not a careful honing of the day's events with a view to posterity but an account of his thoughts as he had them, honestly, turbulently,...


Robert Altman

by Mitchell Zuckoff

Robert Altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography.  After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a...


Suleiman the Magnificent 1520-1566

by , Roger Merriman

This early work on Suleiman the Magnificent is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the life of a sixteenth century Sultan and is a fascinating work thoroughly recommended anyone...


The Real Winnie: A One-Of-A-Kind Bear

by Val Shushkewich

The story of Winnie, the real Canadian bear that captured the heart of Christopher, son of A.A. Milne, is told against the backdrop of the First World War.


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...


Hole: Kidnapped in Georgia

by Peter Shaw

The true story of the kidnap of Peter Shaw, a Welsh banker and his ordeal of being held in an underground hole for 141 days.


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...


Spring's Edge: A Ranch Wife's Chronicles

by Laurie Wagner Buyer

Chronicling a time of deep personal change, Buyer struggles with her role as a ranch wife in Colorado.


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...


What the World Should Know About Black History In The USA

by Walter (Buzz) Luttrell

Walter G. (Buzz) Luttrell. WXYZ-TV Detroit, community affairs director, talk show host, & award-winning reporter. WBZ-TV Boston, two-time Emmy-winning talk-show host. At WXYZ-TV created "The Best of the Class,"...


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...