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Mary Magdalene: A Biography

by Bruce Chilton

After 2,000 years of flawed history, here at last is a magnificent new biography of Mary Magdalene that draws her out of the shadows of history and restores her to her rightful place of importance in Christianity....


Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab

by Melissa Plaut

“I had always thought about driving a cab, just thought it’d be interesting and different, a good way to make money. But it always seemed like a fleeting whim, a funny idea, something I would never actually...


A Woman in Charge

by Carl Bernstein

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with colleagues, friends and with unique access to campaign records, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein offers a complex and nuanced portrait of one...


A Feel for the Game: A Master's Memoir

by Ben Crenshaw

With two Masters Championships, nineteen career PGA victories, three NCAA Championships, and millions in earnings, Ben Crenshaw is without question one of the most successful golfers of the century. But Crenshaw's...


Cliffs of Despair: A Journey to the Edge

by Tom Hunt

Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England–a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on...


What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer

by Jonathan Ames

Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames’ problems–and the genesis of this hilarious book–can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all it can’t be easy to be sixteen with a hairless “undistinguishable...


Kidnapped: A True Story of an American Family Held Hostage by the US Embassy

by John Evans

When John & Kerri Evans discover their son, Kameron, has a biological sister who is an orphan in Cambodia, they seek and receive permission from the US Government to adopt her and bring her home to the USA....


Perdita: The Literary, Theatrical, Scandalous Life of Mary Robinson

by Paula Byrne

This thoroughly engaging and richly researched book presents a compelling portrait of Mary Robinson–darling of the London stage, mistress to the most powerful men in England, feminist thinker, and bestselling...


Monsoon Diary: A Memoir with Recipes

by Shoba Narayan

Shoba Narayan’s Monsoon Diary weaves a fascinating food narrative that combines delectable Indian recipes with tales from her life, stories of her delightfully eccentric family, and musings about Indian culture....


Time to Be in Earnest

by P.D. James

In 1997, P. D. James, the much loved and internationally acclaimed author of mysteries, turned seventy-seven. Taking to heart Dr. Johnson's advice that at seventy-seven it is "time to be in earnest," she decided...


Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT

by Jane Stern

Five years ago Jane Stern was a walking encyclopedia of panic attacks, depression, and hypochondria. Her marriage of more than thirty years was suffering, and she was virtually immobilized by fear and anxiety....


Dangerous Muse: The Life of Lady Caroline Blackwood

by Nancy Schoenberger

Caroline Blackwood was born into the Guinness family in 1931, the daughter of the Fourth Marquess and Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava. Brought up on the ancestral estate in Northern Ireland, Blackwood moved...


Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

by Walter R. Borneman

In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for...


Emma Lazarus

by Esther Schor

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Emma Lazarus’s most famous poem gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty, but her remarkable life has remained a mystery until now. She was a woman so far ahead of her time...


A Zionist among Palestinians

by Hillel Bardin, Edward (Edy) Kaufman & Mubarak Awad

A Zionist among Palestinians offers the perspective of an ordinary Israeli citizen who became concerned about the Israeli military's treatment of Palestinians and was moved to work for peace. Hillel Bardin,...


Once We All Had Gills: Growing Up Evolutionist in an Evolving World

by Rudolf A. Raff

In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans are both...


Valor: The American Odyssey of Roy Dominguez

by James B. Lane, Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez & Evan Bayh

The son of Hispanic immigrants, Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez grew up in gang-plagued Gary, Indiana. With strong family support, he managed to beat the odds, graduating with distinction from Indiana University, finishing...


Confessions of a Guilty Freelancer

by William O'Rourke

William O'Rourke's singular view of American life over the past 40 years shines forth in these short essays on subjects personal, political, and literary, which reveal a man of keen intellect and wide-ranging...


Slave: My True Story

by Mende Nazer & Damien Lewis

A shocking true story of contemporary slavery: A young girl, snatched from her tribal village in Africa, survives enslavement in Sudan and London before making a courageous escape to freedom


My War

by Andy Rooney

The New York Times, USA Today, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, now in paperback in time for the holidays