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The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

by Sy Montgomery

“Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am.”

–from The Good Good Pig

A naturalist who spent months at a time living on...


Windjamming to China

by Gustav Tjgaard

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Windjamming to China sails on the fringes of history. It covers the first half of the twentieth century, a time when almost all wind-driven vessels of the sailing age had been discarded, replaced...


Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story

by David Ritz & Lang Lang

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed...


Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2013

by Dan Zevin

A coming-of-middle-age tale told with warmth and wit, Dan Gets a Minivan provides the one thing every parent really needs: comic relief. Whether you’re a dude, a dad, or someone who’s married to either,...


A Strong West Wind: A Memoir

by Gail Caldwell

In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. A Strong West Wind...


Down South: One Tour in Vietnam

by William Hardwick

“I was always happy to see first light.

By first light it was over . . . for a while.”

–from Down South

There were a lot of ways to get killed in Vietnam. You could get “zapped,” “dinged,” “burned,”...


The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton

by Joe Klein

Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors and one of our most brilliant political analysts, now tackles the subject he knows best: Bill Clinton. Astute, even-handed, and keenly intelligent, The Natural...


The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders

by Jonetta Rose Barras

The 1990 FBI videotape of Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry smoking crack transfixed television viewers nationwide. Shouting now-notorious obscenities at the woman who helped agents trap him, Barry was publicly...


Marilyn & Me: A Photographer's Memories

by Lawrence Schiller

An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer's relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published.

"With the precision...


Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion

by Madeline B. Stern & Leona Rostenberg

Louisa May Alcott once wrote that she had taken her pen for a bridegroom. Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern, friends and business partners for fifty years, have in many ways taken up their pens and passion...


Sergeant Sappho

by Sidney K. Lebhart

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"Being gay and being in the Army was a never-ending struggle for me. Nothing, and no one was safe, and being on guard continuously for almost ten years left indelible scars. In spite of everything,...


My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey Through Hollywood

by Tom Mankiewicz & Robert Crane

The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve [1950], Guys and Dolls [1955], Cleopatra [1963]) and the nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was...


Hillary's Choice

by Gail Sheehy

Why does she stay with him? Where does she go from here? The author who revealed a generation's Passages now answers all the questions about the most talked-about First Lady in American history. In Hillary's...


Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes

by Emily Phd Craig

Teasing Secrets from the Dead is a front-lines story of crime scene investigation at some of the most infamous sites in recent history.

In this absorbing, surprising, and undeniably compelling book, forensics...


Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics

by Eleanor Clift

While Eleanor Clift cared for her husband, journalist Tom Brazaitis, through the last two weeks of his life, the nation watched a very different death play out as Terri Schiavo entered her final days. In the...


Calvin

by F. Bruce Gordon

During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509-1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. For the rest of his days he lived out the implications of that...


Goya

by Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia (The Fatal Shore), the modern art movement (The Shock of the New), the nature of American...


Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen

by Alyssa Shelasky

“Hot sex, looking good, scoring journalistic triumphs . . . nothing made Alyssa love herself enough until she learned to cook. There's a racy plot and a surprising moral in this intimate and delicious book.”...


The Unlikely Lavender Queen: A Memoir of Unexpected Blossoming

by Jeannie Ralston

“I couldn’t help but question how I’d gotten to this strange spot in my life, so far from what I’d expected for myself. Yes, there had been a heady romance a few years back. Then a slew of subsequent...


Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of European Royalty

by Karl Shaw

An uproarious, eye-opening history of Europe's notorious royal houses that leaves no throne unturned and will make you glad you live in a democracy.

Do you want to know which queen has the unique distinction...