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Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr. & the Jewish Community

by Rabbi Marc Schneier & Martin Luther, III King

Brings to life the impressive, surprising, and long-neglected history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s efforts in support of the Jewish community.

The Year Mom Got Religion: One Woman's Midlife Journey into Judaism

by Lee Meyerhoff Hendler

As we come to recognize the need to nurture our spiritual lives as adults, The Year Mom Got Religion offers sensitive and intelligent wisdom from a woman who learned how awakening to religion can transform-and...

A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun: The Autobiography of a Career Criminal

by Razor Smith

Brutal and violent, this tell-all is a personal account of the life of Razor Smith and the world in which he lived, where ruthlessness, viciousness, and savagery are prized and admired. In prison more than half...

Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates

by Paul Chandler, Rachel Chandler & Sarah Edworthy

On October 23, 2009, Somali pirates kidnapped Paul and Rachel Chandler from their sailing boat, the Lynn Rival, in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In this remarkable memoir, the Chandlers...

The Life of Evelyn Underhill: An Intimate Portrait of the Groundbreaking Author of Mysticism

by Margaret Cropper & Dana Greene

Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) was one of the most highly acclaimed spiritual thinkers of her day. Her fresh approach to mysticism provided one of the first invitations to modern seekers to realize that not only...

Doug & Wahwee: Douglas MacArthur II, the General's Nephew, and His Unconventional Wife: Their Life in the Foreign Service

by Thomas R. Hutson & Dominic B. I. A. Tzimisces

This biography tells the little-known story of lifelong ambassador and diplomat Doug MacArthur, the nephew of General Douglas MacArthur, and his wife, Wahwee. Through interviews and firsthand accounts from those...

Double Native: A Moving Memoir About Living Across Two Cultures

by Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung

Growing up on the west coast of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula in the 1970s and 1980s, Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung had an idyllic traditional life. At the age of 16, she moved to Sydney to attend the...

Gangster Redemption: How America's Most Notorious Jewel Robber Got Rich, Got Caught, and Got His Life Back on Track

by Larry Lawton & Peter Golenbock


Written in collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock, Larry Lawton's true-life story is a Hollywood producer's dream. Larry and Peter show the world a life of a straightforward,...

A Country of Words: A Palestinian Journey from the Refugee Camp to the Front Page

by Abdel Bari Atwan

Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left age seventeen and has since become one of the world's most foremost commentators on the...

Hamish Henderson: The Making of the Poet

by Timothy Neat

A biography of Hamish Henderson, well-known as a songwriter, a poet, and a pioneer in the field of Scottish folksong. This book assesses his place in the context of the twentieth century. It is based on interviews...

Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

by Virginia Lynn Moylan

In 1948, false accusations of child molestation all but erased the reputation and career Zora Neale Hurston had worked for decades to build. Sensationalized in the profit-seeking press and relentlessly pursued...

More Than Football in the Blood

by Chris Todd

Diagnosed with leukaemia in November 2008, Chris Todd tells the story of this period of his life in diary form. It is a personal, honest and often humorous account of a leukaemia sufferer's battle with this...

Charles Dickens

by Catherine Peters

Charles Dickens was in his own day the most popular novelist who had ever lived and continues to hold his place in the literary canon as one of the most respected English writers. This short biography provides...

Radical or Redundant: Minor Parties in Irish Politics

by Professor Liam Weeks

While the type of small political party in Ireland has varied, their fate, it seems, has not. Although some enjoy a brief time in the sun, termination is the long-term prospects for all minor parties. The usual...

The Little Book of the 1960s

by Dee Gordon

The Little Book of the 1960s is a look back at the swinging decade from someone who was there, in mind, body and spirit. But this is nostalgia with a difference. This is nostalgia based on quirky facts, on fascinating...

Broken Dreams

by Bill Dodd

When eighteen-year-old Bill Dodd dived into the Maranoa River his life changed in an instant. This young larrikin had enjoyed many adventures as a stockman on a remote cattle station; now he was a quadriplegic....

Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan

by Joseph Wheelan

A compelling new biography of General Sheridan, whose leadership and aggressive tactics helped win the Civil War, crush the Plains Indians, and save Yellowstone National Park 

Conversations with Gorbachev: On Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism

by Mikhail Gorbachev, Zdenek Mlynar & George Shriver

Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of...

Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man

by Walter Stahr

From one of our most acclaimed new biographers– the first full life of the leader of Lincoln’s “team of rivals” to appear in more than forty years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important...

Cars and Capers

by William Downs

Cars and Capers takes a nostalgic look back at one man's life told with reference to the cars he has owned and the adventures he has had in them, We all remember learning to drive and the thrill of passing the...