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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

by Michael Macdonald

A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America....


Travels in the White Man's Grave: Memoirs from West and Central Africa

by Donald MacIntosh

In the 1950s, the interior of West and Central Africa was still known as 'The White Man's Grave'. Its forests were primeval and inhabited the minds of Westerners as places of foreboding. But to Donald MacIntosh,...


In Ruin Reconciled: A Memoir of Anglo-Ireland 1913-1959

by Joan de Vere

In Ruin Reconciled, A Memoir of Anglo-Ireland 1913-1959 (t'hat country of the mind'), tells the story of an orphan girl adopted by Anglo-Irish parents and brought to live in the Big House of Curragh Chase, Adare,...


Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vet's Pursuit of the World's Largest Deer

by Jerry Haigh

Drawing on the author’s personal experiences with both tame and wild moose, this handbook contains a wealth of information about this unique animal from all corners of the world. An overview of moose biology...


Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Identity

by Candace Walsh

Recipes and cookbooks, meals and mouthfuls have framed the way Candace Walsh sees the world for as long as she can remember, from her frosting-spackled childhood to her meat-eschewing college years to her post-college...


I Am My Own Wife: The True Story of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf

by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf

A soft-spoken transvestite wanting nothing more than to live as a hausfrau, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf instead was caught up in the most harrowing dramas of 20th-century Europe, surviving both the Nazis and the...


Reshaping Our National Parks and Their Guardians: The Legacy of George B. Hartzog Jr.

by Kathy Mengak & Robert M. Utley

This biography of the seventh director of the National Park Service brings to life one of the most colorful, powerful, and politically astute people to hold this position.


Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Architect of George W. Bush's Remarkable Political Triumphs

by Carl M. Cannon, Lou Dubose & Jan Reid

George W. Bush calls Karl Rove "boy genius" and "the man with the plan." Insiders call him the man behind the Republican ascendancy. Who is this guy? And what is the plan?


Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman

by Aida Donald

In Citizen Soldier, historian Aida Donald charts the life and legacy of the thirty-third president, who rose from a modest background to preside over the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War—one...


A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless

by Danielle Steel

In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how...


Cezanne: A Life

by Alex Danchev

With 32-pages of full-color inserts, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Alex Danchev gives us the first comprehensive assessment of the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cézanne to be published...


Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980--1988

by Michael Palin

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title  The second volume of Michael Palin’s diaries covers the bulk of the 1980s, a decade in which the ties binding the Pythons loosened—they made their last film...


America's Girl

by Tim Dahlberg, Mary Ederle Ward & Brenda Greene

America’s Girl is an intimate look at the life and trials of Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 not only became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, but broke the record set by men. The feat so thrilled...


A Private History of Awe

by Scott Russell Sanders

An original and searching memoir from "one of America's finest essayists" (Phillip Lopate)

When Scott Russell Sanders was four, his father held him in his arms during a thunderstorm, and he felt awe--"the tingle...


A Promise to Ourselves

by Alec Baldwin

“I have been through some of the worst of contentious divorce litigation,” Alec Baldwin declares in A Promise to Ourselves. Using a very personal approach, he offers practical guidance to help others avoid...


Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise

by Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me", and growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on...


What Mum Didn't Tell You About Finding The Right Girl!

by André Palmér

Synopsis: With over 7 years since his last serious relationship, André Palmer decided to get into the world of online dating. His goal was clear, to find the love of his life and eventually marry her, preferable...


Helen Ring Robinson

by Pat Pascoe

Helen Ring Robinson was Colorado's first female state senator and only the second in the United States. Serving from 1913 to 1916, she worked for social and economic justice as a champion of women, children,...


A Tenderfoot In Colorado

by Richard Baxter Townshend

Now back in print, A Tenderfoot in Colorado is R. B. Townshend's classic account of his time in the wild frontier territory known as Colorado. Townshend arrived in the Rockies in 1869, fresh from Cambridge,...


Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher

by Robert Blade

In 1924, George McLean, an Ole Miss sophomore and the spoiled son of a judge, attended a YMCA student mission conference whose free-thinking organizers aimed to change the world. They changed George McLean's....