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My American Journey

by Colin L. Powell & Joseph E. Persico

"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK."

--The New York Times Book Review

Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from...


The Fourth Star: Dispatches from Inside Daniel Boulud's Celebrated New York Restaurant

by Leslie Brenner

For foodies, restaurant fans and restaurant workers, chefs and chef-wannabes, and for everyone who devoured Kitchen Confidential, here is a revealing look at what goes on behind the scenes at the world-renowned...


The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe

by Glynis Ridley

The year was 1765. Eminent botanist Philibert Commerson had just been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. As the ships’ official naturalist, Commerson would...


Philosophers Behaving Badly

by Nigel Rodgers & Mel Thompson

An engaging and often hilarious survey of the far-from-fusty extra-curricular activities of some of philosophy’s finest practitioners Philosophers Behaving Badly examines the lives of eight great philosophers—Rousseau,...


Sophia of Hanover: From Winter Princess to Heiress of Great Britain, 1630-1714

by J. N. Duggan

The detailed memoirs and letters of a gifted and prolific chronicler provide an insider’s view of life for the top echelons of society in the 16th century Sophia, Electress of Hanover (1630–1714), granddaughter...


Tropical Affairs: Episodes from An Expat's Life in Malaysia

by Robert Raymer

Robert Raymer has had the pleasure of chasing after a madwoman who stuffed his letter down her blouse, being trapped by a monitor lizard inside his own house, and being frisked by three men wearing pincushions....


Doctor Sahib

by Elva Schroeder

Cecil Mead achieved outstanding success academically, musically and in sporting events. As a medical student he was awarded the first gold medal in surgery ever presented in Australia. Yet he gave up the prospect...


Life among the Savages

by Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson, author of the classic short story The Lottery, was known for her terse, haunting prose. But the writer possessed another side, one which is delightfully exposed in this hilariously charming...


Joseph Conrad: A Biography

by Jeffrey Meyers

Filled with provocative new assessments and new facts, this biography presents the contradictory, tormented life of Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), author of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim , and one of the great...


O'Neill: Son and Artist

by Louis Scheaffer

Sheaffer's two-volume biography of American platwright Eugene O'Neill-the second volume of which won a Pulitzer Prize-makes use of previously unknown documents and numerous interviews to present an insightful...


Warlord: Tojo Against the World

by Edwin P. Hoyt

This biography of Japanese army general and dictatorial prime minister Hideki Tojo (1884-1948) covers his early, easy World War II victories (including Pearl Harbor); his subsequent crushing defeats; and his...


God Grew Tired of Us: The Heartbreaking, Inspiring Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan

by John Bul Dau & Michael S. Sweeney

"Lost Boy" John Bul Dau’s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning...


From Troy to Man

by Adam Pearson

Troy Brown resumes his diary. Now he is seventeen and he desperately wants to leave home and start his life as a bachelor. He has just been dumped by his first proper girlfriend and not because he has 'accidentally'...


White Thirst: Surviving a New Life

by Mike Anka

It is 1979 in Romania, Eastern Europe - a bad year in the heavy-footed, deadly communist era under the dominance of the Soviet Union. Two young men plan and manage to escape from behind the Iron Curtain, reaching...


101 Amazing Facts about the Saturdays

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you a fan of world famous girl band The Saturdays? Do you want to know everything there is to know about Frankie, Mollie, Una, Rochelle and Vanessa? If so, then this is the book for you. Contained within...


101 Amazing Barack Obama Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Do you want to know all of the important facts about Barack Obama? Amongst many other things, the 44th US President has battled a global economic crisis, pulled troops out of war-torn Iraq and introduced a universal...


101 Amazing Little Mix Facts

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you a fan of world famous girl band Little Mix? Do you want to know everything there is to know about Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade? if so, then this is the book for you. Contained within are over one...


Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading

by Thomas Dewolf

In 2001, Thomas DeWolf discovered that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in U.S. history, responsible for transporting at least ten thousand Africans. This is his memoir of the journey...


Heel and Toe!

by John Hollingsworth

Memoirs of John, who was born with cerebral palsy in 1932 - twenty years before the term 'spastic' was invented and before this handicap was publicised in any way - up to 1965. The first thirty-three years of...


Danica: Crossing the Line

by Danica Patrick & Laura Morton

Sharing secrets and stories, tales from the track, and insights into her personal life, Danica reflects on her extraordinary rise from a ten-year-old go-kart champion to the most successful woman in the history...