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Snake-Bitten: Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park

by Nancy Cushing & Kevin Markwell

Based on extensive interviews with park staff and supporters, this intriguing biography traces the life of Eric Worrell, the original reptile man and naturalist who established the Australian Reptile Park in...


Mahabharata in Polyester: The Making of the World's Richest Brothers and Their Feud

by Hamish McDonald

Dhirubhai Ambani was a rags-to-riches Indian tycoon whose company Reliance is now one of India’s major corporations. Ambani’s sons Anil and Mukesh, who took over after their father's death in 2002, are worth...


Vanda & Young: Inside Australia's Hit Factory

by John Tait

Featuring revealing interviews with the members of AC/DC and other chart-topping acts, this chronicle profiles the careers of Australia’s top songwriters, producers, and star-makers: Harry Vanda and George...


The Man on Mao's Right: From Harvard Yard to Tiananmen Square, My Life Inside China's Foreign Ministry

by Ji Chaozhu

No other narrative from within the corridors of power has offered as frank and intimate an account of the making of the modern Chinese nation as Ji Chaozhu’s The Man on Mao’s Right. Having served Chairman...


Kath Williams: The Unions and the Fight for Equal Pay

by Zelda D'Aprano

One of Australia’s most important activists for women’s rights, Kath Williams was a trade unionist and a communist before taking on the mantle of feminist after World War II. With a trade unionist ex-husband...


The C-Word

by Jean Taylor

The C-Word is an honest and forthright account of cancer. It deals with the loneliness the partner of a sufferer faces, the gruelling treatments of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and the terror and calm of...


Body Landscape Journals

by Margaret Somerville

Reading Body/Landscape Journals is like falling through a faultline, as we respond to poesis, both as poetry and as thought creation. From Pine Gap Women’s Peace Camp and interactions with women across Australia,...


Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery

by Norman Mailer

In perhaps his most important literary feat, Norman Mailer fashions an unprecedented portrait of one of the great villains—and enigmas—in United States history. Here is Lee Harvey Oswald—his family background,...


The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate

by James Rosen

The Strong Man is the first full-scale biography of John N. Mitchell, the central figure in the rise and ruin of Richard Nixon and the highest-ranking American official ever convicted on criminal charges.

As...


Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home

by Willie Mays Mays Aikens & Gregory Jordan

An intimate portrait of a tortured player, this memoir culls interviews, letters, and the personal account of baseball legend Willie Mays Aikens. Touted from a young age as the next Reggie Jackson, Aikens' promising...


Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story

by Jim Duggan & Scott Williams

Offering professional wrestling fans a ringside seat into his adventurous life, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jim Duggan recounts for the first time key moments and legendary bouts both inside and outside the ring....


Ballgame!: A Decade Covering the Texas Rangers from the Best Seat in the House

by Josh Lewin & Josh Hamilton

Taking baseball fans behind the microphone, into locker rooms, and through the most memorable season in Texas Rangers history, this firsthand account from announcer Josh Lewin is both insightful and entertaining....


Girardi: Passion In Pinstripes

by Kevin Kernan

Drawn from more than 60 interviews and hours of face time, this authorized biography offers an unprecedented inside-the-dugout look at the manager who guided the New York Yankees to their 27th world championship....


Can You Believe It?: 30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox

by Joe Castiglione & Douglas B. B. Lyons

Joe Castiglione is one of a few select announcers whose voice harkens fans back to the home field of their favorite team. After 30 years, his commentary has become as much a part of Boston Red Sox lore as...


Behind the Plate: A Catcher's View of the Braves Dynasty

by Gary Caruso & Javy Lopez

Popular Atlanta Braves catcher Javier “Javy” Lopez opens up in this autobiography to tell his amazing story, from learning to play baseball on a neighborhood basketball court to his record of 42 home runs...


Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story

by Scott Pitoniak

In Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story, award-winning sports columnist and best-selling author Scott Pitoniak identifies the sources of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim's fierce competitive drive...


Parcells: A Biography

by Carlo Devito

In this new biography acclaimed sports historian Carlo DeVito (Wellington; Yogi; Scooter) digs deep into Bill Parcells' past to unlock the secrets of what made him who he is today, following him from his childhood,...


Madden: A Biography

by Bryan Burwell & Pat Summerall

No person in the sports world is as popular 80-year-olds as well as 8-year-olds. And in Madden, Bryan Burwell gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the 'Boom!' in our Sundays. From Al Davis and the Raiders to...


Controlled Violence: On the Field and in the Booth

by Kristine Setting Setting Clark, Sam Huff & Frank Gifford

He grew up during the Depression, in a mining camp a few miles outside of Farmington, West Virginia, called Number Nine, and he became one the greatest linebackers in the history of the NFL. He was known as...


The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam

by Tom Bissell

The Father of All Things is a riveting, haunting, and often hilarious account of a veteran and his son’s journey through Vietnam. As his father recounts his experiences as a soldier, including a near fatal...