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Walter & Me: Standing in the Shadow of Sweetness

by Eddie Payton, Paul T. Brown & Craig Wiley

Widely regarded as one of the best football players to ever tie on a pair of cleats, Walter Payton led a fascinating and ultimately tragic life. Told in the voices of those who knew him best, this biography...


They're Playing My Game

by Lou Sahadi, Hank Stram & Len Dawson

They’re Playing My Game is a unique look at Hank Stram and his incredible 17-year career as a football coach with the Texans/Chiefs (1960-1974) and New Orleans Saints (1976-1977), and his successful second...


Cherry's Jubilee: Singin' and Swingin' Through Life with Dino and Frank, Arnie and Jack

by Neil Daniels, Don Cherry & Willie Nelson

Don Cherry straddled the world of music and the world of golf. With his two innate talents, Cherry ascended to unbelievable heights—making gold records, winning major golf victories, and securing a place for...


Chaney: Playing for a Legend

by Donald Hunt, Aaron McKie & Eddie Jones

NBA stars Eddie Jones and Aaron McKie, who played together at Temple University for Hall of Fame coach John Chaney, team with acclaimed journalist Donald Hunt to share their experiences, life lessons, and challenges...


The Sea of Light

by Jenifer Levin

The Sea of Light is a wise, beautiful, and very American story of three women and their desire to excel and win - and heal one another - in the highly charged world of athletic competition. Angelita is the hurricane...


Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline

by Ellis Nassour & Dottie West

This definitive biography, based on exclusive and extensive interviews with Patsy Cline's mother, husband, and the country stars who knew and loved her, is now updated to feature a host of never-before-published...


Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family

by Linda H. Matthews

Telling the stories of those who quietly conducted the business and built the livelihoods that made their societies prosper or fail, this account shows how one Scots-Irish American family, the Hammills—millers,...


Pig Boy's Wicked Bird: A Memoir

by Doug Crandell

This gritty tragicomic memoir is set in one memorable year—1976, the Bicentennial, when Jimmy Carter ran for president and seven-year-old Doug Crandell lost two fingers in a farming accident. More than anything,...


Skinny Boy: A Young Man's Battle and Triumph Over Anorexia

by Gary A. Grahl

Gary Grahl was both handsome and popular, a boy whose athletic abilities attracted the attention of the big leagues . . . until "IT," a shaming inner-voice that convinced him to be ever thinner. His out-of-control...


The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene Investigation

by Kira Gale & James E. Starrs

Nearly two centuries later, mystery continues to surround Meriwether Lewis's death—did the famous explorer commit suicide or was he murdered? Recently revealed truths and deconstructed myths are woven together...


Now All Roads Lead to France: A Life of Edward Thomas

by Matthew Hollis

Winner of the Costa Biography Award, a fascinating exploration of one of the twentieth century’s most influential poets. Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of the war poets. This...


Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

by Aaron Lansky

“Incredible . . . Inspiring . . . Important.” —Library Journal, starred review

“A marvelous yarn, loaded with near-calamitous adventures and characters as memorable as Singer creations.” —The New...


Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy

by Jeffrey Meyers

This biography of Edgar Allan Poe, a giant of American Literature who invented both the horror and detective genre, is a portrait of extremes: a disinherited heir, a brilliant bu underpaid author, a temerate...


Driven to Succeed: How Frank Hasenfratz Grew Linamar from Guelph to Global

by Rod McQueen & Susan M. Papp

Hungarian-born Frank Hasenfratz fled his native land in 1956 after the revolution to free his nation from Soviet domination failed. He eventually settled in Guelph, Ontario, where he founded Linamar, now the...


Famous People Who Knew Me: Adventures of a PR Man

by Larry Lowenstein

Elizabeth Taylor, Arthur Godfrey, Doris Day, Ed Sullivan, FAye Emerson, Artie Shaw, Bess Myerson, Ellen Burstyn, Leon Uris, Toots Shoor, Edwar R. Murrow, Robert Q. Lewis, Roy Rogers, David Susskind, Andy Rooney,...


Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking, and Disproving Tales from the Diamond

by Bill Deane

Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking, and Disproving Tales from the Diamond examines baseball myths—old and new. It covers such legendary players as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie...


The Bill from My Father: A Memoir

by Bernard Cooper

Bernard Cooper's new memoir is searing, soulful, and filled with uncommon psychological nuance and laugh-out-loud humor. Like Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Cooper's account of growing up and coming to terms...


Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

by John Schwartz

A heartfelt memoir by the father of a gay teen, and an eye-opening story for families who hope to bring up well-adjusted gay adults.

Four years ago, John Schwartz, a national correspondent at The New York Times...


Inside the Mind of a Killer

by Jean-Francois Abgrall

True crime at its most potent: a riveting account of tracking down and convicting an evil serial killer by the detective who trapped him. "In the duel between a small-town cop and France's most dangerous serial...


A Cowboy's Life: A Memoir

by Kristine Setting Clark, Bob Lilly & Roger Staubach

The humble man from Throckmorton, Texas, often called "the greatest defensive tackle in NFL history," shares his life's journey for the first time in A Cowboy's Life. Bob Lilly recounts his beginnings in Texas,...