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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Clayborne Carson

First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil...


Companions in Courage: Triumphant Tales of Heroic Athletes

by Pat LaFontaine, Ernie Valutis & Chas Griffin

Pat LaFontaine shares the personal details of his own struggle with depression & physical rehabilitation, as well as those other amazing athletes who were challenged by adversity & won. These are stories that...


Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow

by Kristen Breitweiser

Kristen Breitweiser was a happy young mother and housewife leading a privileged life. Then, on the morning of September 11th, 2001, the phone rang. It was her husband, Ron, calling from his office in the second...


Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders

by Aimee Liu

Aimee Liu, who wrote Solitaire, the first-ever memoir of anorexia, in 1979, returns to the subject nearly three decades later and shares her story and those of the many women in her age group of life beyond...


Rise, Let Us Be on Our Way

by Walter Ziemba, Pope John Paul II & Kristoffer Tabori

An inspirational memoir from the recently canonized Pope Saint John Paul II Following the success of the international bestseller Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II provides the world with a glimpse...


Love Always, Petra: A Story of Courage and the Discovery of Life's Hidden Gifts

by Petra Nemcova & Jane Scovell

Model Petra Nemcova's charmed life was changed forever when the tsunami swept her boyfriend away, and left her with a broken pelvis and clinging to a tree for nearly eight hours. All of her proceeds from this...


America Behind The Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans

by Henry Louis Gates

Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking...


The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mutiny, Shipwreck, Gold,

by Martin Dugard

The Year is 1500. Christopher Columbus, stripped of his title Admiral of the Ocean Seas, waits in chains in a Caribbean prison built under his orders, looking out at the colony that he founded, nurtured, and...


Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn

by Larry Colton

In Native American tradition, a warrior gained honor and glory by "counting coup" -- touching his enemy in battle and living to tell the tale. This is a modern story of...

COUNTING COUP

In this extraordinary work...


Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier

by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Grace Kelly was swept away when the handsome Prince Rainier, a man she barely knew, asked for her hand in marriage.


Faster

by James Gleick

From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a...


Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World

by Yang Erche Namu & Christine Mathieu

The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas--a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and...


Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

by Julian Rubinstein

Part Pink Panther, part Unbearable Lightness of Being, part Slap Shot, this uproariously funny, exuberantly praised book tells the story of Attila Ambrus, a professional hockey goalkeeper (possibly the worst...


Love and Cherish

by Dorothy Garlock

17 years old and terribly alone, Cherish Riley runs into the Kentucky wilderness from the low-down family that dared to sell her. She meets a man named Sloan Carroll, who proposes to her, but he finds that it...


A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory

by Dennis Smith

A moving memoir of growing up Irish Catholic & poor in New York City. Told in the first person, this lyrical remembrance is a powerful odyssey of one young man coming of age in a confusing & sometimes hostile...


The Way Out: A True Story of Ruin and Survival

by Craig Childs

Craig Childs is lost. In a labyrinth of canyons in the American Southwest where virtually nothing else is alive-barely any vegetation, few signs of wildlife, scant traces of any human precursors in this landscape-Childs...


Cancer Schmancer

by Fran Drescher

With her trademark humour, Fran tells of her indefatigable search for answers and the cancer diagnosis that she ultimately beat. But not before a goldmine of humorous insights were revealed to her about what...


You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival

by Wesley Gibson

A wonderfully original tale of the disintegration and mutation of an apparently ordinary American family.--Alison Lurie.


Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead

by Phil Lesh, Sherri Flynt & Steve Halliday

In this ruthlessly honest bestseller, the bass player for the greatest improvisational band in American history tells the full, true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead.


The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival

by Mona Golabek & Lee Cohen

Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy...