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Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism

by Kristen E. Gwinn

Emily Greene Balch was an important Progressive Era reformer and advocate for world peace whose opposition to WWI resulted with the board of trustees at Wellesley College refusing to renew her contract as a...


George Szell: A Life of Music

by Michael Charry

This book is the first full biography of George Szell, one of the greatest orchestra and opera conductors of the twentieth century. From child prodigy pianist and composer to world-renowned conductor, Szell's...


Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J. D. Crowe

by Marty Godbey

In this first biography of legendary banjoist J. D. Crowe, Marty Godbey charts the life and career of one of bluegrass's most important innovators. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Crowe picked up the...


D.A. Pennebaker

by Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of...


Carla Bley

by Amy C. Beal

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the remarkable music and influence of Carla Bley, a highly innovative American jazz composer, pianist, organist, band leader, and activist. Amy C. Beal gives fastidious...


Dario Argento

by L. Andrew Cooper

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror, as well as his influence...


Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers

by John Broven

This volume is an engaging and exceptional history of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry from its raw regional beginnings in the 1940s with R & B and hillbilly music through its peak in the 1950s...


Terry Wogan - Is it me?

by Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan is one of Britains best-loved radio and television celebrities witty, charming and relaxed and has undoubtedly captured the nations heart. Here, Terry tells his life story from his beginnings as...


Travels of the Mind

by Ettore Grillo

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A retired lawyer, Ettore Grillo was born in Enna, Sicily in 1946 and has coped with many difficult situations. This is his autobiography and the story of his struggle to live normally.

"Paranoid...


James Toseland

by James Toseland & Ted Macauley

At 23, James Toseland was the youngest ever winner of the World Superbike Championship and with more racing experience than riders twice his age, has overtaken previous champions Carl Fogarty and Neil Hodgson...


Muhammad Ali In Fighter's Heaven

by Victor Bockris

'The man who has no imagination Stands on earth He has no wings He cannot fly' Muhammad Ali Just off Highway 61 in northern Pennsylvania, up the dirt drive of a wooded hill lay a place called Fighter's Heaven....


American Bread: Chronic Lyme Disease and the Tao of the Open Road

by Nick Vittas

This book chronicles the author's battles with Lyme disease over 14 years, as well as the cross-country adventures these battles inspired during times when he was healthy enough to travel. Taoist and Zen philosophies...


A Kiss Before You Go: An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss

by Danny Gregory

After the loss of his wife in a tragic accident, beloved artist Danny Gregory chronicled his grief in the medium he knows best—the pages of his illustrated journals. This intimate reproduction of his journal...


A Woman Of No Importance

by Kate Konopicky

If there's one thing that everyone has an opinion about it's how to bring up a child - especially your child. Kate Konopicky found herself an embattled mother, knowing that however hard she worked everything...


Victim

by Matthew Smith

Suicide? Or murder? Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, apparently a suicide, shocked the world. A Hollywood star, a global icon, why would she have killed herself? Yet the coroner's report stated her death...


Yet Being Someone Other

by Laurens Van Der Post

Yet Being Someone Other is the most revealing book that Laurens van der Post wrote about his extraordinary and eventful life, and the most far-reaching; it is a distillation of the experiences that have moved...


The Past is Myself & The Road Ahead Omnibus

by Christabel Bielenberg

The Past is Myself

Christabel Bielenberg, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German lawyer in 1934. She lived through the war in Germany, as a German citizen under the horrors of Nazi rule and Allied bombings....


Things I Couldn't Tell My Mother

by Sue Johnston

'There was a lot that we kept from my mother. My dad would say to me as a teenager "Don't tell your mother." We couldn't face the disapproval.'

Sue Johnston always seemed to be disappointing her mother. As...


Theo: Growing Up Fast

by Theo Walcott

When the name of Theo Walcott was included in the England squad for the 2006 World Cup, shock waves ran through the football world. But no one was more surprised than Theo himself.

Five years later, Theo Walcott...


A Home of Their Own

by Garry Jenkins

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is the best-known animal sanctuary in the world. Since it first opened its doors in 1860, millions of abandoned and abused pets have benefited from its refuge. Around the world Battersea...