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Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship

by Jon Meacham

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history’s towering leaders

Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders...


All in Good Time: A Memoir

by Jonathan Schwartz

All in Good Time is a luminous memoir about growing up in the shadow of the golden age of songwriting and Sinatra, from the celebrated radio personality and novelist Jonathan Schwartz.

“Dancing in the Dark.”...


Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration

by Richard A. Long, Rosa Johnson Butler & Oprah Winfrey

Beautifully designed and featuring over 150 sepia portraits, family photographs, and letters from the life of one of the world’s most beloved and admired artists, this moving biography will appeal to all fans...


Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale

by Gillian Gill

Florence Nightingale was for a time the most famous woman in Britain–if not the world. We know her today primarily as a saintly character, perhaps as a heroic reformer of Britain’s health-care system. The...


McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union

by Ethan S. Rafuse

Bold, brash, and full of ambition, George Brinton McClellan seemed destined for greatness when he assumed command of all the Union armies before he was 35. It was not to be. Ultimately deemed a failure on the...


The Dark Side of Charles Darwin: A Critical Analysis of an Icon of Science

by Dr. Jerry Bergman

A single man stands behind the greatest deception in history. Charles Darwin's ideas still penetrate every aspect of our culture, including science, religion, and education. And while much has been made of his...


The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone

by Eric Alexander

It's one of the greatest challenges on Earth; an ascent to the top of the world on the slopes of Mount Everest. Eric Alexander experienced grace and a faith-empowering journey he will never forget as part of...


Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington

by Daniel Mark Epstein

It was more than coincidence—indeed, it was all but fate—that the lives and thoughts of Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman should converge during the terrible years of the Civil War. Kindred spirits despite...


The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

by Sylvia Plath & Karen V. Kukil

First U.S. Publication

A major literary event--the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time.

Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in 1982 in a...


The Life Story of Lester Sumrall: The Man - The Ministry - The Vision

by Lester Sumrall

For sheer entertainment, he was hard to beat. The Man of a Thousand Stories and the quick smile also stored up spiritual power form the Lord, and the result of all these characteristics was that Lester Sumrall...


Yesterday, Today & Forever

by Maria von Trapp

Maria von Trapp shares how she and her husband told their children about the life of Jesus and how His story entered into their lives and imaginations. Be enriched and inspired as you enjoy this beloved classic....


Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See

by Robert Kurson

In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns with another thrilling adventure–the stunning true story of...


GI Joe & Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty

by Joseph S. Bonsall

This story of patriotism, bravery abroad and at home, and most of all, deep commitment, sets in a gold frame the very essence of America. The story of G.I. Joe and Lillie helps us all remember that true love...


Quick, Before the Music Stops: How Ballroom Dancing Saved My Life

by Janet Carlson

“I’ve been dancing steadily since that Valentine’s Day. I have taken countless lessons and classes, passed a professional certification exam, done several shows and a competition—yes, dressed in those...


My Name is Victoria: The Extraordinary Story of one Woman's Struggle to Reclaim her True Identity

by Victoria Donda

Argentina’s coup d’état in 1976 led to one of the bloodiest dictatorships in its history—thirty thousand people were abducted, tortured, and subsequently “disappeared.” And hundreds of babies born...


I'm the One That I Want

by Margaret Cho

Comedian. Icon. TV star. Role model. Trash talker. Fag hag. Gypsy. Tramp. Thief. Margaret Cho displays her numerous sides in this funny, fierce, and honest memoir. As one of the country’s most visible Asian...


The Glimpse Traveler

by Marianne Boruch

When she joins a pair of hitchhikers on a trip to California, a young Midwestern woman embarks on a journey about memory and knowledge, beauty and realization. This true story, set in 1971, recounts a fateful,...


César Franck: His Life and Times

by R. Stove

César Franck (1822-1890) was one of the most remarkable composers of the 19th century, and yet 38 years have elapsed since a biography of him last appeared in English. Now, with César Franck: His Life and...


Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir, 1934-1969

by Timme Rosenkrantz & Fradley Garner

Timme Rosenkrantz (1911-1969) was a journalist, author, concert and record producer, broadcaster, and entrepreneur with a consuming passion for jazz and little head for business. He was the first European journalist...


Talk to Me: Listening Between the Lines

by Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith, the award-winning playwright and actor, has spent a lifetime listening—really listening—to the people around her. As a child in the segregated Baltimore of the early 1960s, Smith absorbed...