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Legendary Texas Storytellers

by Jim Gramon

Let storyteller and biographer Jim Gramon give you a personal introduction to some of his legendary storytelling friends.


Josephine Baker: The Hungry Heart

by Jean-Claude Baker & Chris Chase

This revelatory biography of Folies Bergere dancer Josephine Baker (1906-1975) is a study of struggle, truimph and tragedy.


Far from Over: The Music and Life of Drake, the Unofficial Story

by Dalton Higgins

Spotlighting one of today’s most talked about and successful musicians, this unauthorized biography showcases the Grammy-nominated talent of hip-hop artist Aubrey Graham, aka Drake. The account reveals the...


A Gambling Man

by Jenny Uglow

The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court...


To Reach the Clouds

by Philippe Petit

An artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination

One late-summer day, a feat of unimaginable audacity was perpetrated on the twin towers of the World...


Out of the Storm

by Derek Wilson

“Scores highly in thoroughness, clarity, and human sympathy. If you want a model of how to defy uncomprehending power . . . or a model of how to laugh at the Devil, Wilson has provided a reliable guide as...


Women of Mystery

by Martha Hailey DuBose

In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery...


Anne Frank

by Melissa Muller, Rita Kimber & Robert Kimber

With an Epilogue by Miep Giess

The first biography of the girl whose fate has touched the lives of millions. For people all over the world, Anne Frank, the vivacious, intelligent Jewish girl with a crooked smile...


Ozzy Knows Best

by Chris Nickson

Always outrageous but equally compelling, Ozzy Knows Best is THE book to have on Ozzy, MTV's The Osbournes, and everything in between.

Meet the Osbournes: children Kelly and Jack, mother Sharon, and the father,...


Mark McGwire

by Rob Rains

The powerhouse player who's revolutionizing the game...

In 1998, Mark McGwire made baseball history by breaking the legendary 61-home-run record set by Roger Maris in 1961. Not only did the outstanding Cardinals...


Will Smith

by Chris Nickson

From Bel-Air to The Wild, Wild West, Chris Nickson's biography of Will Smith details the extraordinary rise of today's hottest superstar. With #1 hit music singles and explosive success in television and movies—from...


Denzel Washington

by Chris Nickson

He blew critics away with his performance as a black infantryman in Glory, he stunned audiences with his powerful portrayal of Malcolm X, and he showed us a new kind of prejudice in his role as the homophobic...


The Nightmare of Reason

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1984

by Ernst Pawel

A comprehensive and interpretative biography of Franz Kafka that is both a monumental work of scholarship and a vivid, lively evocation of Kafka's world.


Olivier

by Terry Coleman

Based on exclusive, unprecedented access, the definitive biography of Sir Laurence Olivier, the dashing, self-invented Englishman who became the greatest actor of the twentieth century

Sir Laurence Olivier met...


De Kooning's Bicycle

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2004

by Robert Long

Some of the twentieth century's most important artists and writers--from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Frank O'Hara to Jean Stafford--lived and worked on the East End of Long Island years before it assumed...


The Thirty-first of March

by Horace Busby, Hugh Sidey & Scott Busby

An intimate, compulsively readable memoir by LBJ's closest aide and chief speechwriter.

"I have made up my mind. I can't get peace in Vietnam and be President too." So begins this posthumously discovered account...


The Imprisoned Guest

by Elisabeth Gitter

The resurrected story of a deaf-blind girl and the man who brought her out of silence.

In 1837, Samuel Gridley Howe, director of Boston's Perkins Institution for the Blind, heard about a bright, deaf-blind seven-year-old,...


Mongrel

by Justin Chin

In a time when memoirs are often less than they claim to be and essays do not say enough, Justin Chin breaks onto the scene with a collection that is a combination of confession, tirade, journalism, and practical...


The Other Side of the Couch

by Gail Albert

The Other Side of the Couch is a book by Gail Albert, who received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.


The End of My Addiction

by Olivier Ameisen, M.D. & Jeffrey S. Borer, MD

"After years of battling uncontrollable addiction, I have achieved the supposedly impossible: complete freedom from craving." Dr. Olivier Ameisen was a brilliant cardiologist on the staff at one of America’s...