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Gatekeeper: The Fighting Life of Gary Big Daddy Goodridge

by Gary Goodridge & Mark Dorsey

The biography of a pioneer in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, this work takes readers through Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge’s entire career—from his roller-coaster formative years and his emergence as...


Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story

by Sam Carchidi, Scott Brown & Joe Paterno

Adam Taliaferro had it all: smarts, an easy-going personality, and incomparable athletic ability. None of that seemed to matter, however, on that fateful September day when his father was given startling news:...


Jesus Land: A Memoir

by Julia Scheeres

Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks,...


Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story

by Jon Chattman, Jimmy Snuka & Rowdy Roddy Piper

Focusing on the superstar who single-handedly influenced the development of sports entertainment, this autobiography highlights the legacy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon Jimmy Snuka. The wrestler’s...


Closing the Gap: Lombardi, the Packers Dynasty, and the Pursuit of Excellence

by Willie Davis, Jim Martyka & Andrea Erickson Davis

Describing how NFL great Willie Davis helped define the hard-nosed, in-your-face defense of the original football dynasty, the 1960s Green Bay Packers, this revealing autobiography also illustrates his persona...


It's a Long Way from Penny Apples

by Bill Cullen

Tis better to be born lucky than rich....

There are many ways to confront tragedy and hard times. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt's tragic--and ultimately uplifting--tale of how one man overcame adversity and found...


My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain

by Aaron Dixon & Judson L. Jeffries

A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.


When Saturday Mattered Most

by Mark Beech

When Saturday Mattered Most is the stirring story of the 1958 undefeated Army football team and the controversial coach who inspired Vince Lombardi

It was the end of an era, the last season before the surge...


Sea Monkeys: A Memory Book

by Kris Saknussemm

Bowling lessons with a hunchback. A bizarre first-grade teacher who hallucinates in class. A tragically innocent family blind-sided by flower power, and the salvation of soul music at a radio station straight...


Poachers Caught!: Adventures of a Northwoods Game Warden

by Tom Chapin & Hal Rime

This collection features thirty-five true stories that define Tom Chapin's exhilarating and harrowing career as a game warden.


Just When I Needed You: True Stories of Adults Who Made a Difference in the Lives of Young People

by Deborah Fisher & Kathryn L. Hong

Inspiring stories from adults about critical moments, relationships, and mentors that have made immeasurable differences in their lives.


Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days on Sports, Poker, and Games of Chance

by Richard Roeper

During the course of 30 days in early 2009, Richard Roeper risked more than a quarter million dollars on practically every method of gambling currently available in America. Chronicling his wild ride in a breezy,...


Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero

by David Sandison & Graham Vickers

This fascinating and in-depth biography of Neal Cassady takes a look at the man who achieved immortality as Dean Moriarty, the central character in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. A charismatic, funny, articulate,...


Hand to Mouth

by Paul Auster

This is the story of a young man's struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Paul Auster's memoir is essentially an autobiographical essay about money--and what it means not to have it. From one...


1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII

by Suzannah Lipscomb

Henry VIII is known stereotypically as a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was largely political...


Marie Curie and Her Daughters

by Shelley Emling

A new portrait of the two-time Nobel winner and her two daughters 

 

Focusing on the first family in science, this biography of Marie Curie plumbs the recesses of her relationships with her two daughters, extraordinary...


Arshile Gorky

by Hayden Herrera

From the Author of Frida, the Moving and Heroic Story of One of the Central Painters of the Twentieth Century

Born in Turkey around 1900, Vosdanik Adoian escaped the massacres of Armenians in 1915 only to watch...


Where's the Truth?

by Wilhelm Reich, Mary Boyd Higgins & James E. Strick, PhD

Where’s the Truth? is the fourth and final volume of Wilhelm Reich’s autobiographical writings, drawn from his diaries, letters, and laboratory notebooks. These writings reveal the details of the outrider...


All We Know

by Lisa Cohen

Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure...


Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

by Florence King

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady is Florence King's classic memoir of her upbringing in an eccentric Southern family, told with all the uproarious wit and gusto that has made her one of the most admired...