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Growing Up Klamath

by Tom Darby

Tom Darby was born in France, and raised in Klamath, California. He served in the military, is an award-winning journalist and hall of fame radio broadcaster. Tom lives in Spanish Springs, Nevada, with his wife...


The Golden Willow: The Story of a Lifetime of Love

by Harry Bernstein

Harry Bernstein started chronicling his life at the age of ninety-four, after the death of his beloved wife, Ruby. In his first book, The Invisible Wall, he told a haunting story of forbidden love in World War...


The Center of the Universe: A Memoir

by Nancy Bachrach

The story is so improbable, it can only be true:  A brilliant woman with a long history of mental illness—who once proclaimed herself to be "the center of the universe" — is miraculously cured by accidental...


The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe

by Douglas Rogers

Thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, The Last Resort is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the...


Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

by Maya Angelou

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world, and the white world as well, as she marries, enters show business,...


Stand Before Your God: An American Schoolboy in England

by Paul Watkins

At the age of seven, Paul Watkins was roughly transplanted from his home in Rhode Island to England's Dragon School. He was greeted by a delegation of bullies who, in time, would become his friends and whose...


Hole in the Sky: A Memoir

by William Kittredge

William Kittredge's stunning memoir is at once autobiography, a family chronicle, and a Westerner's settling of accounts with the land he grew up in. This is the story of a grandfather whose single-minded hunger...


The Nature of Generosity

by William Kittredge

Hailed as one of our finest writers about the American West, William Kittredge now brings all his experience and intelligence to bear on the wider, and wilder, West of our civilization. In certain respects,...


The Crime Fighter: Putting the Bad Guys Out of Business

by Jack Maple & Chris Mitchell

Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner Jack Maple was a man in a bow tie and homburg--he was also on a mission to revolutionize the way crime is fought: how cops go after crooks, and how they prevent crime in the first...


The Heart of a Woman

by Maya Dr Angelou

Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired  countless readers with the first three volumes of  her autobiography, one of the most remarkable  personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth  volume,...


Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram

by Dang Thuy Tram

At the age of twenty-four, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province. Two years later she was killed by American...


A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1989, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1988

by Neil Sheehan

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize...


Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America

by Mark Perry

In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly...


Hurry Down Sunshine

by Michael Greenberg

HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE TELLS THE STORY OF THE extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg’s daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally’s visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich...


Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page

by Janet Lowe

Praise for Google Speaks

"It's not hard to see that Google is a phenomenal company....At Geico, we pay these guys a whole lot of money for this and that key word."

Warren Buffett

"Google rocks. It raised my...


Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas

by Kevin Merida & Michael Fletcher

There is no more powerful, detested, misunderstood African American in our public life than Clarence Thomas. Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas is a haunting portrait of an isolated and...


Girl on the Couch: Life, Love, and the Confessions of a Normal Neurotic

by Lorna Martin

Journalist Lorna Martin had always thought that therapy was an outrageous con, a fraud designed for people to “whine about their weight/ self-esteem/ alcohol/ commitment problem while blaming their emotionally...


Off Camera

by Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel, anchor of Nightline, is one of America's most intelligent and respected journalists. With this fascinating book, he finally lets us know the man behind the face we've trusted late at night for almost...


Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend

by Mitchell Zuckoff

You’ve heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and...


A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam

by Keith Walker

A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency...