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The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America

by William Kleinknecht

An award-winning journalist shatters the myth of Ronald Reagan


Alcatraz: The Gangster Years

by David Ward

Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker-these were just a few of the legendary "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years,...


A Safe Place: The True Story of a Father, a Son, a Murder

by Lorenzo Carcaterra

"Dramatic, graphic and wrenching...The reader is left to wonder--at the devastation of Carcaterra's youth, at his survival to adulthood, and at the grace that allowed him to craft this piercing memoir."

THE WASHINGTON...


The File: A Personal History

by Timothy Garton Ash

"Eloquent, aware and scrupulous . . . a rich and instructive examination of the Cold War past." --The New York Times

In 1978 a romantic young Englishman took up residence in Berlin to see what that divided city...


One Hundred Semesters: My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University President, and What I Learned along the Way

by William M. Chace

In One Hundred Semesters, William Chace mixes incisive analysis with memoir to create an illuminating picture of the evolution of American higher education over the past half century. Chace follows his own journey...


Hillel: If Not Now, When?

by Joseph Telushkin

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

“What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor. That is the whole Torah, all the rest is commentary. Now, go and study.”

 

This is the most famous teaching of Hillel,...


The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series: Volume 7: 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814: Volume 7: 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814

by Thomas Jefferson & J. Jefferson Looney

The 526 documents printed in this volume run from 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814. During this period Jefferson reviews the extant sources on the 1765 Stamp Act crisis to aid William Wirt, a Patrick Henry...


A Saint on Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green

by Thomas Cahill

Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green—wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas—and shines a light on our...


The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation

by Clint Willis

This book tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking...


Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District

by Peter Moskos

When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols,...


Patti LuPone: A Memoir

by Patti Lupone

“I have been incredibly fortunate over the course of my career to have been associated with some extraordinary dramatic and musical productions, and also some rather spectacular disasters. Looking back, I...


I Saw Ramallah

by Mourid Barghouti & Edward W. Said

Winner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament.

Barred from his homeland after 1967’s Six-Day War,...


The Possibility of Everything: A Memoir

by Hope Edelman

BONUS: This edition contains a The Possibility of Everything discussion guide.

In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift, questioning her marriage, her profession, and her place in the larger world....


Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

by Anna Deavere Smith

From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses...


Keeper: One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's

Wellcome Book Prize 2009

by Andrea Gillies

Five years ago, Andrea Gillies— writer, wife, and mother of three—seeing that her husband's parents were struggling to cope, invited them to move in.  She and her newly extended family relocated to a big...


To Then and Back Again

by J Bryson McMillan

To Then And Back Again is a memoir written in two parts. It's a book for those who enjoy the trials and tribulations of real life people and feel they can or would like to relate to those whom they are reading...


The Rag Boiler's Daughter

by Lois Shepheard

A sweeping account of Irish and Scottish families, The Rag Boiler's Daughter portrays one woman's resolve to provide her children with a brighter future. This story follows Maggie Gilliland from her birth in...


Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

by Seth Shostak

Aliens are big in America. Whether they’ve arrived via rocket, flying saucer, or plain old teleportation, they’ve been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for decades, and they’ve fascinated moviegoers...


William Haggar: Fairground Film Maker

by Peter Yorke

Biography of William Haggar, a pioneer of the cinema.


Under Their Thumb: How a Nice Boy from Brooklyn Got Mixed Up with the Rolling Stones (and Lived to Tell About It)

by Bill German

"German is party to all sort of Stones' doings, many of which are enjoyable, quite a few of which are scandalous. Great rock 'n' roll Babylon stuff."

- Booklist (Starred Review)

"The epic tale of an obsessive...