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Diary of H. L. Mencken

by H.L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken's diary was, at his own request, kept sealed in the vaults of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Library for a quarter of a century after his death. The diary covers the years 1930 -- 1948, and provides a...


So Many Hotels, So Little Time

by Kenneth Vincent

Synopsis: Take a wild and bumpy ride through the world of hotel management in the new book So Many Hotels, So Little Time. ---- See the inner workings of a hotel and live the dramas that play out behind the...


Something From Nothing

by Arthur L. Smith

Something From Nothing explores the remarkable rise of Newfield Exploration, an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration & production company, from a nine million dollar start-up to a thriving nine...


General A.P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior

by James I. Jr Robertson

A Confederate general who ranks with Lee, Jeb Stuart, and Stonewall Jackson but whose achievements have been unfairly neglected until now, finally receives his due in this invaluable biography by a noted historian...


And Now... Here's Max

by Max Ferguson & Shelagh Rogers

Now fans need no longer wait for the CBC to re-run recordings of Max Ferguson's notorious radio shows (assuming that the tapes have not all been destroyed by court order). A full dose of his lunacy, depravity,...


Keeping the Dream Alive

by Raymond Webster Thompson

'Keeping the Dream Alive' is a unique and intriguing memoir charting the life and times of how someone growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in a very poor working class environment in post-War Britain...


The Mosaic

by Gilbert Cretuzberg

Synopsis: The haunting, epic tale, The Mosaic begins when Gilbert is eleven years old and the Nazis invade his country. After Holland capitulates, Gilbert returns to school to find the seat of a Jewish classmate...


Escape into Danger: The True Story of a Kievan Girl in World War II

by Sophia Williams

Escape into Danger tells the remarkable true story of a young girl’s perilous adventures and coming-of-age during World War II. Only seventeen when Germany invaded Russia in 1941, Sophia left her native Kiev,...


My Stripes Were Earned in Hell: A French Resistance Fighter's Memoir of Survival in a Nazi Prison Camp

by Jean-Pierre Renouard

This remarkable memoir tells the story of Jean-Pierre Renouard, a gentile, in Germany's Nazi prison camps. In this spare, compelling narrative of a year during which he and the world he knew descended into hell,...


Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family

by Laurie Sandell

In December 2008, the world watched as master financier Bernard L. Madoff was taken away from his posh Manhattan apartment in handcuffs, accused of swindling thousands of innocent victims-including friends and...


George Sand: A Woman's Life Writ Large

by Belinda Jack

A fascinating exploration of the life of George Sand--whose brilliant writing, radical politics, and unorthodox personality made her a legendary figure in her own time and forever after.

Born Aurore Dupin in...


The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Identity

by Daniel Mendelsohn

Hailed for its searing emotional insights, and for the astonishing originality with which it weaves together personal history, cultural essay, and readings of classical texts by Sophocles, Ovid, Euripides, and...


A stolen life

by Jaycee Dugard

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller—Jaycee Dugard’s raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years.

In the summer of June of 1991, I was...


Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

by Toby Lester

In Da Vinci's Ghost, critically acclaimed historian Toby Lester tells the story of the world’s most iconic image, the Vitruvian Man, and sheds surprising new light on the artistry and scholarship of Leonardo...


Daughter of the Ganges: The Story of One Girl's Adoption and Her Return Journey to India

by Asha Miro

A moving and emotional story about one girl's adoption

While growing up in an Indian orphanage, Asha Miró dreamed of someday being adopted. Her wish finally came true, but only at the misfortune of another....


The Secret Life of Cowboys

by Tom Groneberg

"One of the stories I tell myself when I am trying to fall asleep is that I have tried. I've tagged along after myself in the pages of my own modern Western, and every few years is another chapter to the story....


America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible

by Stephan Thernstrom & Abigail Thernstrom

In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the...


Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

by Matt Ridley

Francis Crick—the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life—will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of...


Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis

by Lauren F. Winner & Lauren Winner

In the critically acclaimed memoir Girl Meets God, Lauren F. Winner chronicled her sojourn from Judaism to Christianity. Now, in Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, Winner describes how experiences of loss and...


Wanted Women

by Deborah Scroggins

A riveting look at militant Islam, Muslim women’s rights, and the war on terror—brought into focus through two lives on opposite sides: activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and religious extremist Aafia Siddiqui.

Ayaan...