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Chris Christie

by Bob Ingle & Michael G. Symons

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has become a national Republican Party figure, famous for his blunt public statements, his willingness to confront powerful special interests, and his determination to change...


Perfect Chaos

by Linea Johnson & Cinda Johnson

The Johnsons were a close and loving family living in the Seattle area - two parents, two incomes, two bright and accomplished daughters. They led busy lives filled with music lessons, college preparation,...


To Tell the Truth Freely

by Mia Bay

Born to slaves in 1862, Ida B. Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, women’s rights advocate, and journalist. Wells’s refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled...


As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

by Susan Sontag & David Rieff

This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s. It traces and documents Sontag’s evolution from fledgling...


Deke!

by Donald K. Slayton & Michael Cassutt

Deke Slayton was one of the first seven Mercury astronauts--and he might have been the first American in space. Instead, he became the first chief of American Astronaut Corps. It was Deke Slayton who selected...


Alice's Piano

by Reinhard Piechocki, Melissa Muller & Alice Herz-Sommer

How music provided hope in one of the world's darkest times—the inspirational life story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer was born in Prague in 1903. A talented...


Fat, Drunk, and Stupid

by Matty Simmons

In 1976 the creators of National Lampoon, America’s most popular humor magazine, decided to make a movie. It would be set on a college campus in the 1960s, loosely based on the experiences of Lampoon writers...


The Mad Fisherman

by Charlie Moore & Charles Salzberg

Charlie Moore was married with two kids (and one on the way) when his Massachusetts bait-and-tackle shop sank without a trace. A skilled fisherman and a savvy entrepreneur trained in his father’s cigar shop,...


Gypsy Boy

by Mikey Walsh

An Eye-Opening Memoir of Growing Up Gypsy

Mikey Walsh was born into a Romany Gypsy family. They live in a secluded community, and little is known about their way of life. After centuries of persecution, Gypsies...


That Woman

by Anne Sebba

The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in...


Sarah Palin and the Wasilla Warriors

by Mike Shropshire

Long before the whole world knew Sarah Palin as “Momma Grizzly,” the handful of girls on her high school basketball team called their starting point guard Sarah “Barracuda” for the tenacious defense...


Seeing the Light

by Rob Jovanovic

With exclusive new interviews from the band, this is a captivating account of one of the most influential groups in rock history.

Brian Eno famously said “the first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000...


The Wrecking Crew

by Kent Hartman

Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller

"It makes good music sound better."—Janet Maslin in The New York Times

“A fascinating look into the West Coast recording...


The Crusader

by Timothy Stanley

The Crusader tells the fascinating life story of Pat Buchanan, the three-time presidential candidate, Nixon confidant, White House communications director during Iran-Contra, pundit, and bestselling author.

Buchanan...


Mad Women

by Jane Maas

"Breezy and salty.” –The New York Times

“Hilarious! Honest, intimate, this book tells it as it was.” –Mary Wells Lawrence, author of A Big Life (In Advertising) and founding president of Wells Rich...


A Magnificent Obsession

by Helen Rappaport

As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen’s obsessive love for her husband...


The Other Walk

by Sven Birkerts

Other Walk is a series of autobiographical pieces by the master of reflection and slow time

Throughout his life, Sven Birkerts, one of the country’s foremost literary critics, has carved out time for himself—to...


Maimonides

by Abraham Joshua Heschel & Joachim Neugroschel

Heschel's classic work on Maimonides, originally published in Berlin during the thirties, is one of the few scholarly biographies available of the great medieval philosopher.


Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

by Christopher Sandford

Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England. At the time, Conan Doyle had given up his lucrative writing career, killing...


Peter the Great

by Derek Wilson

There has never been a more remarkable national leader in modern history than Peter the Great (1672–1725). He was a giant in every way. In physical stature, willpower, enthusiasm, energy, libertinism, and...