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Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer

by Henry Petroski

Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New...


Building a New Jerusalem

by Francis J. Bremer

The life of John Davenport, who co-founded the colony of New Haven, has long been overshadowed by his reputation as the most draconian of all Puritan leaders in New England—a reputation he earned due to his...


101 Amazing Emma Watson Facts

by Jack Goldstein

From her days as Hermione in the Harry Potter series to her emergence as one of the finest actressess of her generation, Emma Watson has become a favourite across the world. This book tells you everything you...


The Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death

by Susan Pories & Sachin H. Jain

By the time most of us meet our doctors, they’ve been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they’re not all like that, and most didn’t start out that...


George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

by Lawrence M. Crutcher & John E. Kleber

John Keats's biographers have rarely been fair to George Keats (1797--1841) -- pushing him to the background as the younger brother, painting him as a prodigal son, or labeling him as the "business brother."...


Moonwalk

by Michael Jackson

The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words.

With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder Berry Gordy,...


Spine Intact, Some Creases

by Victor J. Banis

A legendary name from the Golden Age of Paperbacks, VICTOR J. BANIS spins a witty and exuberant tale of A Thousand and One Knights, flitting blithely from tale to tail, in one era and out the other. Part autobiography,...


Cutting Hill: A Chronicle of a Family Farm

by Alan Pistorius

This is the true story of how you get your milk. And because this is the story of a family dairy farm in Vermont it is also the true story of how you get delicious, Grade A maple syrup. Author Alan Pistorius...


Proud Servant: The Memoirs of a Career Ambassador

by Ellis Briggs

Ellis O. Briggs (1899-1976) entered the Foreign Service of the United States in 1925. During the next 37 years he was ambassador to seven countries; the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Czechoslovakia, Korea, Peru,...


I Speak For The Silent - Prisoners Of The Soviets

by , Vladimir V. Tchernavin

Originally published in 1935, this book tells the story of one Professor Tchernavins escape into Finland from a Soviet prison camp, along with his wife and child who had been visiting him. An insightful read,...


Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

by Eve Laplante

Louisa May Alcott was one of the most successful and bestselling authors of her day, earning more than any of her male contemporaries. Her classic Little Women has been a mainstay of American literature since...


Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas

by Sal Lizard & Jonathan Lane

A veteran Santa reveals heartwarming true stories and lessons from his twenty-year career spreading Christmas magic.

With the holiday shopping season beginning earlier each year, more than ever.  Americans are...


Reel Life Lessons ... So Far

by Rico Rodriguez & Laura Morton

“I love to entertain people and make them laugh. Whether through Manny or by just being myself, making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world. Getting an opportunity to do that at my age has taught...


The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

by David Remnick

In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation’s first African...


The Weak Send Rocks, The Strong Send Rockets

by Marek Arnaud

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Get a close up and personal view of what it's like to be an international diplomat. Marek Arnaud's account is a dynamic compilation of aphorisms, jokes, one-liners, observations and critiques about...


In the New World: Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties

by Lawrence Wright

We first meet Larry Wright in 1960. He is thirteen and moving with his family to Dallas, the essential city of the New World just beginning to rise across the southern rim of the United States. As we follow...


In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir

by Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

With black-and-white illustrations throughout

World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically...


Welcome to My Country

by Lauren Slater

The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers...


Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco

by Robert Graysmith

The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the...


Dear Pussycat

by Helen Gurley Brown

Dear Pussycat:

Some of us find it easier to say in a letter whatever it is we want to express -- love, rage, outrage, affection, resentment, enthusiasm, a request to do a chore -- than we do person to person...