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Ray Bradbury Unbound

by Jonathan R. Eller

The second volume of the authoritative biography


Understanding Through Fiction: A Selection from Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox

Born in 1515, Teresa of Avila survived the Spanish Inquisition and was a key reformer of the Carmelite Order. Her experience of ecstasy, which she intimately described in her writings, released her from her...


The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait

by Daniel Mark Epstein & Daniel Mark Epstein

Through the lens of four seminal concerts,acclaimed poet and biographer DanielMark Epstein offers an intimate, nuancedlook at Bob Dylan: a vivid, full-bodiedportrait of one of the most influential artistsof...


God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations

by Desmond Tutu

In this essential collection of Desmond Tutu’s most historicand controversial speeches and writings, we witness hisunique career of provoking the powerful and confronting theworld in order to protect the oppressed,...


An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir

by Robert Lipsyte

A longtime sports columnist for the New York Times interweaves stories from his life and the events he covered to explore the relationships between the games we play and the lives we lead

Growing up, Robert Lipsyte...


Cage Rat

by Kevin Long & Glen Waggoner

From Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long—the man who coaches all-stars like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Robinson Cano—comes this indispensable guide to hitting, full of practical advice, behind-the-scenes...


Bohuslav Martinu: The Compulsion to Compose

by F. James Rybka

Bohuslav Martinu's amazing output—over 400 imaginative, well-crafted, and diverse pieces, including symphonies, operas, ballet scores, and other orchestral works—is accounted for in this biography that asserts...


Pied-Noir: Story of a Colonial Boy

by Robert J Dewar

Robert Dewar lived in Uganda, Tanganyika (present day Tanzania) and Kenya, before moving to South Africa when he was 6 years old. He grew up in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and was educated at the University...


The Essential Sri Anandamayi Ma: Life and Teachings of a 20th Century Saint from India

by Anandamayi Ma & Alexander Lipski

Anandamayi Ma is a 20th century female saint from India. She has inspired many people, including prominent Americans and Europeans. This is a fully illustrated biography of her life and a selection of her teachings....


The Lodge Women, Their Men and Their Times

by Emily Lodge

From the earliest days of the American colonies, through the Gilded Age, to the late 20th century, The Lodge Women traces a line of the family's remarkable history that is at once intensely personal, political...


Missing Lucile: Memories of the Grandmother I Never Knew

by Suzanne Berne

Even as a child, Suzanne Berne understood the source of her father's terrible melancholy: he'd lost his mother when he was a little boy. Decades later, with her father now elderly and ailing, she decides to...


Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us

by David C. Gibbs

The story of the untimely death of Terri Schiavo, why it should not have happened, and its meaning for life in the legal and political arenas.


Heaven's Calling: A Memoir of One Soul's Steep Ascent

by Leanne Payne

This inspirational life story of Leanne Payne illustrates how one soul, listening to and obeying the Lord, can revel in the abundant life that is available to us all.


Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

by Sigrid Nunez

A poignant, intimate memoir of one of America's most esteemed and fascinating cultural figures, and a deeply felt tribute.

Sigrid Nunez was an aspiring writer when she first met Susan Sontag, already a legendary...


The Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorism

by Edward Follis & Douglas Century

A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism

What exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective,...


Snapshots: Encounters with Twentiety-Century Legends

by Herbert Kretzmer

In his diverse career as a journalist and wordsmith, Herbert Kretzmer has interviewed and profiled some of the twentieth century’s greatest figures in theatre, literature, show business and sport. His meetings...


Rawls

by Paul Graham

This illuminating guide covers the most interesting and important aspects of Rawls' work in a stimulating manner, highlighting the foundations that underlie his conception of Justice, and explaining the rationale...


Averroes: His Life, Work and Influence

by Majid Fakhry

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the life, times, and achievements of Averroes, a twelfth-century Muslim philosopher whose ideas were so controversial that his books were burnt not once, but twice....


Abdullah Gul and the Making of the New Turkey

by Gerald MacLean

Drawing on original research, including in-depth interviews with President Abdullah Gül himself as well as his wife and close circle of colleagues and friends, this fascinating account offers a portrait of...


Dennett

by Tadeusz Zawidski

Tadeusz Zawidzki outlines Dennett's reconciliation of three major components—thought, consciousness, and freedom of the will—with what science tells us about human nature. In the course of this exposition,...