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The Adventures of Pilot Officer Pratt.: A sort of autobiography. Episode 1

by Peter Pratt

Peter Pratt is a normal lad. He has no direction in life, is a mediocre achiever and has no real plan as to the way forward. He is in his late teens and, on a whim, visits a Royal Air Force recruitment office...


Mustaine

by Dave Mustaine & Joe Layden

From his early, crazy days as a founding member of Metallica, Dave Mustaine has seen and experienced everything in the world of rock n’ roll. From his young triumphs and ignominious ouster from the band for...


The Bedwetter

by Sarah Silverman

From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful 2015 film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly...


American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

by Craig Ferguson

In his memoir American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson, host of The Late, Late Show, traces his journey from working-class Glasgow to the comedic limelight of Hollywood and American citizenship. Moving and achingly...


The Master of Disguise

by Antonio J. Mendez

From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning...


The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1980

by Edmund Morris

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

Thirty years ago, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Although Theodore...


Tomorrow I'm Dead:How a 17-year old Killing Field Survivor became the Cambodian Freedom Army's Greatest Soldier

by Bun Yom

After three years as a killing field slave, seventeen-year-old Bun Yom escaped from the Khmer Rouge and became a "Freedom Fighter." Using his wisdom, courage, and unprecedented compassion, Bun rescued thousands...


Most Talkative

by Andy Cohen

The man behind the Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show

From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing:...


Empty Cradle

by Diana Walsh

This story is based on a true crime - dates, times, and details were researched from media sources, court documents, and police records. Empty Cradle is the writer's personal recollection of the days leading...


At Home: A Short History of Private Life

by Bill Bryson

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses...


Not Young, Still Restless

by Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, recounts the steps and missteps of her eight-decade...


Whitney Houston: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt and Be Biographies

She still wondered, "Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?" It was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end. If you could hear me, no I would tell...


It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

by Colin Powell

Colin Powell, one of America’s most admired public figures, reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career in this inspiring and engrossing memoir.

A beautiful companion to his previous memoir,...


Service - Free Preview: A Navy SEAL at War

by Marcus Luttrell & James Hornfischer

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same...


Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss

by RoseMarie Terenzio

Working Girl meets What Remains, this is the behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between America’s favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his personal assistant, a blue-collar girl from...


An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

by Alex Tresniowski, Laura Schroff & Valerie Salembier

An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.

When...


The Black Hand

by Chris Blatchford

THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Rene Enriquez, aka "Boxer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all organized crime in California and soon all of the United...


One Day It'll All Make Sense

by Common & Adam Bradley

From the hip hop icon, Hollywood star, and “a true artist and writer of deep talent” (James McBride, author of The Color of Water)—a candid, New York Times bestselling memoir ranging from his childhood...


A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

by Dean Koontz

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service...


Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

by Mark Adams

What happens when an adventure travel expert-who's never actually done anything adventurous-tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?

July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on...