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Alice James: A Biography

by Jean Strouse & Colm Toibin

The Jameses are perhaps the most extraordinary and distinguished family in American intellectual life. Henry’s novels, celebrated as among the finest in the language, and William’s groundbreaking philosophical...


Hummingbirds Don't Fly in the Rain: A Mothers Extraordinary Search for Her Daughter in This Life- And the Next

by Kimberly Klein

On December 23, 2007, the plane carrying author Kim Klein's only child, Talia, her ex-husband, and her daughter's best friend crashed into the side of a volcano in Panama. Hummingbirds Don't Fly in the Rain...


Stormjammers

by Robert Stanek

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR! "Hard to put down....It is impossible not to share the relief and pride of the individual crew members..." (The Journal of Electronic Defense) When the U.S. went to...


Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2

by Plutarch, Arthur Hugh Clough & Tony Podlecki

Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most...


Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage

by Dorothy J. Gaiter & John Brecher

“I am deeply inspired by this heartwarming story of how two people found love and—even better—a way to get paid for drinking wine.” —Dave Barry

Internationally renowned journalists Dorothy J. Gaiter...


The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

by Nicholas Dawidoff

The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New...


Our Paris: Sketches from Memory

by Edmund White

With 30 drawings by Hubert Sorin.

From the Hardcover edition.


Eva Braun: Life with Hitler

by Heike B. Gortemaker & Damion Searls

In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike B. Görtemaker delves into the startlingly neglected historical truth about Adolf Hitler’s mistress. More than just the vapid blonde of...


The Journals of Spalding Gray

by Spalding Gray & Nell Casey

Riveting, funny, heartbreaking, at once raw and lyrical: these journals reveal the complexity of the actor/writer who invented the autobiographical monologue and perfected the form in such celebrated works as...


A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling

by V.S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People, he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his...


The First Stampede of Flores LaDue: The True Love Story of Florence and Guy Weadick and the Beginning of the Calgary Stampede

by Wendy Bryden

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, Bryden presents this #1 Calgary Herald bestseller detailing the fascinating true story of the romance that started the Stampede.

The love story of rodeo...


Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

by Hunter S. Thompson & Jann Wenner

From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at...


Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography

by Kitty Kelley

A shocking portrait of the 1980s, America, and the woman whose position helped shape the values and policies of the Reagan administration.

Through over 1,000 interviews collected during four years of exhaustive...


Master Art Forger - The Story Of Han Van Meegeren

by John Godley

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Paul Robeson, Negro

by Eslanda Goode Robeson

Eslanda Goode, the daughter of John Goode and Eslanda Cardozo, was born in Washington in 1896. In 1912 Goode won a four-year scholarship to the University of Illinois. After graduating in 1917, she accepted...


Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life

by Joshua Rubenstein

Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine, Trotsky was both a world-class intellectual and a man capable of the most narrow-minded ideological dogmatism. He was an effective military strategist and an...


Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life

by Vivian Gornick

Emma Goldman is the story of a modern radical who took seriously the idea that inner liberation is the first business of social revolution. Her politics, from beginning to end, was based on resistance to that...


Mary I: England's Catholic Queen

by John Edwards

The lifestory of Mary I—daughter of Henry VIII and his Spanish wife, Catherine of Aragon—is often distilled to a few dramatic episodes: her victory over the attempted coup by Lady Jane Grey, the imprisonment...


And Babies Make Seven

by Valerie Joyce KoningKeelan

And Babies Make Seven is the story of a warm and courageous young woman overcoming great odds, and with intelligence and fortitude, living a full and giving life. Val Koning survived a car accident that killed...


Charles Dickens: A Life

by Claire Tomalin

Award-winning author Claire Tomalin sets the standard for sophisticated and popular biography, having written lives of Jane Austen, Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Hardy, among others. Here she tackles the best recognized...