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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion

by Robert Morgan

From Thomas Jefferson’s birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, America’s westward expansion comes to life in the hands of a writer fascinated by the way individual lives link up, illuminate one...


Sid Gillman: Father of the Passing Game

by Josh Katzowitz & Dick Vermeil

Sid Gillman, unlike so many of his coaching colleagues, never wrote a book about himself. He never published his own ideas about the game and why he thought passing the ball in an age where most quarterbacks...


Stealing History

by Gerald Stern

In what could be boldly called a new genre, Gerald Stern reflects with wit, pathos, rage, and tenderness, on 85 years of life. In 70 short, intermingling pieces that constitute a kind of diary of a mind, Stern...


The Cap: The Price of a Life

by Roman Frister & Hillel Halkin

Uncompromisingly frank, "both brutal and beautifully written" (The Boston Globe), The Cap is an unconventional Holocaust memoir that defies all moral judgment and ventures into a soul blackened by the unforgiving...


Off to the Side: A Memoir

by Jim Harrison

Selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Off to the Side is the tale of one of America's most beloved writers. Jim Harrison traces his upbringing in Michigan amid the austerities of the Depression...


A Place to Stand

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical acclaim and went on to win the...


Guided by Voices: A Brief History: Twenty-One Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll

by James Greer & Steven Soderbergh

Guided by Voices was one of the most popular indie-rock bands of the 1990s. Critics internationally have lauded the band’s brain trust, Robert Pollard, as a once-in-a-generation artist. Pollard has been compared...


One in Three: A Son's Journey into the History and Science of Cancer

by Adam Wishart

“Calming and illuminating . . . A story more gripping than frightening.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Writer and documentary director Adam Wishart’s poignant and timely book on cancer is the first of...


The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?

by Francisco Goldman

Bishop Juan Gerardi, Guatemala’s leading human rights activist, was bludgeoned to death in his garage on a Sunday night in 1998, two days after the presentation of a groundbreaking church-sponsored report...


Sick Girl

by Amy Silverstein

The hardcover publication of Sick Girl garnered tremendous attention, generated impressive sales, and ignited controversy. Both inspiring and provocative, reactions to the book ranged from inflammatory posts...


Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music

by Blair Tindall

From her debut recital at Carnegie Hall to performing with the orchestras of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for twenty-five years. She's...


Outrage: An Anarchist Memoir of the Penal Colony

by Clement Duval, Michael Shreve & Marianne Enckell

This memoir of Clément Duval, a famed 19th-century French anarchist and criminal, details his sentence and eventual escape from the “dry guillotine” of the French penal colonies on Devil’s Island. In this...


Uphill Walkers: Portrait of a Family

by Madeleine Blais

In 1952, Madeleine Blais's father died suddenly, leaving his pregnant wife and their five young children to face their future alone. Uphill Walkers is the story of how the Blais family pulled together to survive...


The Royal Nonesuch: Or, What Will I Do When I Grow Up?

by Glasgow Phillips

Glasgow Phillips published his debut novel Tuscaloosa at the tender age of twenty-four. The results were disastrous: encouraging reviews, translations, a paperback sale, a film option, and a Stegner Fellowship...


John D. MacArthur: A View from the Bar

by Robert V. Sanford

Many of us have seen some of the blessings provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, mostly at the close of programs on PBS-TV. But few of us are aware of how wide-ranging The Foundation...


Confessions of a Mullah Warrior

by Masood Farivar

Masood Farivar was ten years old when his childhood in peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan was shattered by the Soviet invasion of 1979. Although he was born into a long line of religious and political leaders...


It's Great to be Alive... Because He Lives

by Bill Jamerson, Jean Willard & Joan Pleso

Bill Jamerson was not always focused on following God. He forged his own path for years, determined to play sports and fight for his country in World War II. But everything changed that day when he felt the...


The Songs

by Janet L. Sharp

Janet Sharp's grandfather's life was anything but normal. Born in 1891, his mother had to give him up at the tender age of two and a half if he was to have any chance at survival. Fortunately, he developed an...


The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

by Catherine Millet

A national best-seller that was featured on such lists as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly, The Sexual Life...


Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon

by Buzz Aldrin & Ken Abraham

Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed...