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Greene on Capri

by Shirley Hazzard

The subtle portrait of a great but difficult man and a legendary island.

When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served...


Last Dog on the Hill

by Steve Duno

The moving story of the author's adopted Rottweiler mix, Lou, a free-thinking heroic dog who changed his life forever

Born of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm in Mendicino County, Lou truly was one dog...


Stonewall Jackson: A Biography

by Donald A. Davis & Wesley Clark

Deemed "irreplaceable" by Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson assumed his nickname during the Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War. It is said that The Army of Northern Virginia never fully recovered from the loss...


Run to Win

by Donald T. Phillips

Vince Lombardi, whom many believe to be the greatest football coach in the history of the sport, is both a household name and an icon. He is not only renowned in the sports world, but also in business and industry...


In the Land of Believers

by Gina Welch

An undercover exploration of the world of evangelicals, offering an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the faithful

Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked...


Sandhills Boy

by Elmer Kelton

"One thing is certain," a reviewer in True West Magazine recently said, "as long as there are writers as skillful as Elmer Kelton, Western literature will never die."

Few would disagree with the assessment of...


My Dream of Stars

by Anousheh Ansari & Homer Hickam

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas,...


Snowbound

by Richard S. Wheeler

In this powerful biographical novel, Richard Wheeler—winner of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award and five Spur Awards—tells the amazing tale of the American explorer and hero, John Fremont, and...


Ingrid Bergman

by David Thomson

"Ingrid Bergman was far more than just a sweet, virtuous, ‘natural' Swedish girl—she was a dark sensualist over whom many men might go mad. Her very gaze delivered a climate of adult romantic expectation."...


The King of Madison Avenue

by Kenneth Roman

Famous for his colorful personality and formidable intellect, David Ogilvy left an indelible mark on the advertising world, transforming it into a dynamic industry full of passionate, creative individuals. This...


The Man Who Ate the World

by Jay Rayner

An astronomical gastronomical undertaking —one of the world's preeminent restaurant critics takes on the giants of haute cuisine, one tasting menu at a time

Like the luxury fashion companies Gucci and Chanel,...


Urban's Way

by Buddy Martin & Urban Meyer

"Members of the ‘Gator Nation' are going to burn the midnight oil turning these pages because Buddy Martin will be boldly taking them where no Florida fan has gone before."

---Tony Barnhart, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...


Andrew Johnson

by Annette Gordon-Reed, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. & Sean Wilentz

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office

Andrew Johnson never expected to be president....


My Queer War

by James Lord

A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC

In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young man's exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors...


The Case of Abraham Lincoln

by Julie M. Fenster & Douglas Brinkley

The year 1856 was a pivotal one for this country, witnessing the birth of the Republican Party as we know it. But it was also a critical year in the troubled political life of Abraham Lincoln. As a lawyer, he...


Bradley: A Biography

by Alan Axelrod & Wesley K. Clark

Dubbed by the World War II press as "The GI General" because of his close identification with his men, Omar Bradley rose to command the U. S. 12th Army Group in the European Campaign. By the spring of 1945,...


Louisa May Alcott

by Harriet Reisen

In a fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen's vivid biography explores the author's life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although...


A Smile as Big as the Moon

by Mike Kersjes & Joe Layden

Besides being a football coach at his Michigan High School, Mike

Kersjes taught special education classes, dealing with children whose disabilities included Tourette syndrome, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, eating...


War Child

by Emmanuel Jal & Megan Lloyd Davies

In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven year old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer—with the Islamic government...


Alphaville

by Michael Codella & Bruce Bennett

A raw, gritty memoir—part true-life cop thriller, part unputdownable history of a storied time and place—that will grip you by the throat until the explosive end

Alphabet City in 1988 burned with heroin,...