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J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey

by Jeremy Roenick & Kevin Allen

Jeremy Roenick, one of the premier hockey players of his generation and one of the greatest American stars the NHL has ever known, shares his life story in this frank and unflinching autobiography. After making...


Geisha Smackdown

by Christina Bell

For the eight years she spent in Japan, Christina Bell juggled multiple lives. She was a mother, elementary school teacher, magazine columnist, and occasional sex reporter. Geisha Smackdown is an honest, funny,...


The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum

by Geoffrey Wolff

A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history’s most legendary icons of adventure.

In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia...


Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage

by Kenneth Silverman

John Cage was a man of extraordinary and seemingly limitless talents: musician, inventor, composer, poet. He became a central figure of the avant-garde early in his life and remained at that pinnacle until his...


Stage Whispers: Douglas Wilmer The Memoirs

by Douglas Wilmer & Philip Porter

Douglas Wilmer takes the reader inside the actor's dressing room for this deliciously honest and beautifully written account of the trials and tribulations of working with some of the world's most iconic stars...


Wild Men, Wild Alaska II: The Survival of the Fittest

by Rocky C. McElveen & Greg Bilbo

This long awaited sequel is equally as exciting, intriguing & humorous as Rocky's first best-selling book, "Wild Men, Wild Alaska." It'll thrill, chill, & challenge you & make you laugh out loud. Scores told...


Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina

by Ellis Anderson

Hurricane Katrina tore into Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, raking away lives, buildings, and livelihoods in a place known for its picturesque, coastal views; its laid-back, artsy downtown; and its deep-dyed southern...


Kazantzakis: Politics of the Spirit, Volume 1

by Peter Bien

"No author who lives in Greece," writes Peter Bien, "can avoid politics." This first volume of his major intellectual biography of Nikos Kazantzakis approaches the distinguished--and controversial--writer by...


The Odyssey of an African Slave

by Sitiki & Patricia C Griffin

Recently discovered as a hand-written document in the Buckingham Smith Collection at the New York Historical Society, this remarkable first-person narrative traces the life of Sitiki, whose name was changed...


A Sailor's War

by W. G. Mattin

"That's the spirit, boy. Get behind a bloody great gun and knock the hell out of somebody." With these words G. W. Mattin's employer gave his full support when he volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1940. As soon...


Masters of Enterprise

by H.W. Brands

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Edward Albee: A Singular Journey: A Biography

by Mel Gussow

In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed...


Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History

by George Howe Colt

 G E O R G E H OW E C O L T ’ S The Big House is, as the New Yorker said, “full of surprises and contains more than seems possible: a family memoir, a brief history of the Cape, an investigation of nostalgia,...


Living with Honor: A Memoir

by Sal Giunta & Joe Layden

There was the sound of a single bullet, and then . . . a deafening barrage of gunfire and explosions. There were, literally, thousands of bullets in the air at once, and more tracers streaking across the sky...


Lucia Joyce

by Carol Loeb Shloss

“Whatever spark or gift I possess has been transmitted to Lucia and it has kindled a fire in her brain.” —James Joyce, 1934

Most accounts of James Joyce’s family portray Lucia Joyce as the mad daughter...


Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biography

by Alan Forrest

From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend  

On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon...


My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian: Mushing Across Alaska in the Iditarod--the World's Most Grueling Race

by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue

   The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place.  But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons...


The Bolivian Diary: Authorized Edition

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Camilo Guevara

Che's account of the fateful Bolivia guerrilla mission - the basis of Part Two of Stephen Soderbergh's biopic about Che.


The Pursuit of Laughter: Essays, Reviews and Diary

by Diana Mitford (Mosley), Deborah Devonshire (Mitford) & Duncan Fallowell

‘Roar with laughter.’ Laura Thompson ‘The dazzling beauty with a poison pen... wit pervades her writings.’ Anne de Courcey, Daily Mail Critics Choice 'When she wielded her elegant stiletto, it was to unmask...


A Life of Contrasts: The Autobiography

by Diana Mitford

‘Beautifully written.’ Valerie Grove, The Times ‘Martini-dry wit.’ Irish Times ‘Often pure Wodehouse.’ Financial Times ‘Uncompromising.’ A.N. Wilson, Sunday Telegraph ‘It has all her charm.’ Laura...