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Clear the Bridge!: The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang

by Richard O'Kane

Tang carried the war to the enemy with unparalleled ferocity. This is her story as told by her skipper.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


If Trouble Don't Kill Me: A Family's Story of Brotherhood, War, and Bluegrass

by Ralph Berrier

Making moonshine, working blue-collar jobs, picking fights in bars, chasing women, and living hardscrabble lives . . .

 

Clayton and Saford Hall were born in the backwoods of Virginia in 1919, in a place known...


MEMORIES  AND  SPECULATIONS

by Ilya Kogan

The first part of the book (chapters 1 - 12) contains significant, in my opinion, memories of my life. These are short pictures from the past, which characterize the life in the Soviet Union. Next, the reader...


I Am: A Book of Unintentional Thoughts

by Alexander Jackman

Book Synopsis: There are discerning moments in life that impact our journeys, creating portals to our innermost thoughts and imaginations. Sometimes these journeys emerge from painful events and circumstances....


The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace

by John Ramsey & Marie Chapian

The untold story of how John Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.

Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all-wealthy, social position, a loving family. And like Job, Ramsey was destined...


Live By the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK

by Gus Russo

Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Their strategies for overthrowing the Cuban leader were so elaborate and bizarre, they could only engender paranoia....


The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta & Claribel Cone

by Mary Gabriel

For four and a half decades, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and art galleries in Europe, building one of the largest, most important art collections in the world. At one time, these two independently...


Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson, winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest reporting, turns her sharp eye on herself in this frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir....


Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction

by Pierre Briant & Amélie Kuhrt

This is the first publication in English of Pierre Briant's classic short history of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Eschewing a conventional biographical...


Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life

by Jim Kristofic

With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author's own experience of sincere friendships that lead to ho?zho? (beautiful harmony), Kristofic's...


Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-Time College Basketball

by C. Fraser Smith

Where were you on June 19, 1986? That's the day when--improbably--Len Bias, one of the greats of the college basketball game, a player seemingly destined for NBA stardom, died of a cocaine overdose. For the...


Rurally Screwed: A Memoir of Losing Myself for Love

by Jessie Knadler

A magazine editor in New York, Jessie Knadler had a habit of always looking over her shoulder for better options. She wasn’t quite sure moving to Montana and marrying a cowboy was a better option—but, head...


Next Stop: An Autistic Son Grows Up

by Glen Finland

The summer David Finland was twenty-one years old, he and his mother, Glen, navigated the Washington, D.C., Metro trains. Every day. David has autism, and the hope was that if he could learn the train lines,...


What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Stru

by James F. Simon

The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall defined the basic constitutional relationship between the executive and judicial branches of...


The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

by Walter Isaacson & Evan Thomas

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman,...


Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador

by Angelina Jolie

Three years ago, award-winning actress Angelina Jolie took on a radically different role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Here are her memoirs from her journeys to...


J. Anthony Froude: The Last Undiscovered Great Victorian

by Julia Markus

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism

by Alfred S. Regnery

Alfred S. Regnery, the publisher of The American Spectator, has been a part of the American conservative movement since childhood, when his father founded The Henry Regnery Company, which subsequently became...


Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

by Amir D. Aczel

In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large...


Who She Was: My Search for My Mother's Life

by Samuel G. Freedman

When Samuel G. Freedman was nearing fifty, the same age at which his mother died of breast cancer, he realized that he did not know who she was. Of course, he knew that Eleanor had been his mother, a mother...