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A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy

'A Confession' is Tolstoy's chronicle of his journey to faith; his account of how he moved from despair to the possibility of living; from unhappy existence to 'the glow and strength of life'. It describes his...


Conversations with Leo Tolstoy

by Leo Tolstoy

When most think of Tolstoy, they think of the great author. 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina' brought him worldwide fame, and a good deal of money. Had he done nothing else in life, these two novels would...


Ashley & Cheryl Cole: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

by Chris Peacock

Ashley & Cheryl Cole - Where Did It All Go Wrong? is a quick-read biography, focusing on Cheryl and Ashley's relationship, marriage and divorce. It looks at the parallels in their careers, the ups and downs,...


Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words

by Dennis Smith

An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.

Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co. 82, traveled across the country talking...


My Point...And I Do Have One

by Ellen DeGeneres

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re...


Theodore Rex

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2001

by Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR”...


White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

by Wise

With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white...


Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny

by Nile Rodgers

NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME BY ROLLING STONE

 

From Chic to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the creative force behind some of the biggest hits ever recorded. Here is the story of how global...


MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend

by Rachel Bertsche

When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is...


Iron and Silk

by Mark Salzman

Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher....


Lombardi - An Illustrated Life

by Chris Havel

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”

-Vince Lombardi

The son of an immigrant Italian butcher, Vince Lombardi rose from the humblest of beginnings to become the most famous coach in...


Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America's Elite Warriors

by Don Mann

The Inside Story of America's Ultimate Warriors When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the U.S. government...


Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

by Shaka Senghor

New York Times Bestseller

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at universities, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands....


Answering Jihad and Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Collection

by Nabeel Qureshi

This collection includes 2 bestselling ebooks from award-winning author Nabeel Qureshi.

Answering Jihad

From New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this personal, challenging,...


Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

by Gary M. Pomerantz

On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points...


A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

by Sue Klebold & Andrew Solomon

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others...


Then Again

by Diane Keaton

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

Janet Maslin, The New York Times • People • Vogue

 

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Financial Times • Chicago Sun-Times

The Independent • Bookreporter...


The Electric Life of Michael Faraday

by Alan Hirshfeld

In The Electric Life of Michael Faraday, Alan Hirshfeld presents a portrait of an icon of science.


Van Gogh: The Life

by Gregory White Smith & Steven Naifeh

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith galvanized readers with their astonishing Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, a book acclaimed for its...


On Reading: From "Walden"

by Henry David Thoreau & J. Lyndon Shanley

As the digital age settles on us and the ebook revolution dawns, the question of why we read to begin with is often forgotten. Who better to turn to for guidance on this question than the man who sought refuge...