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Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas

by Maurice Baker

Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas is an autobiography of Maurice Baker's life in Malaya and Singapore from the 1920s to the 1940s. His memoir extends from the earliest...


The Accidental Diplomat: The Autobiography of Maurice Baker

by Maurice Baker & Edmund Baker

“For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”

Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya...


Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist

by Mike Farrell & Martin Sheen

The paperback edition of the national best-selling memoir from the M*A*S*H star.


The Other Side: A Memoir

by Lacy M. Johnson

Lacy Johnson bangs on the glass doors of a sleepy local police station in the middle of the night. Her feet are bare; her body is bruised and bloody; U-bolts dangle from her wrists. She has escaped, but not...


The Pear is Ripe: A Memoir

by John Montague

The book is full of warm anecdotes and wry observations on the numerous literary, artistic and musical characters John Montague encountered, befriended and occasionally provoked. He recounts his personal and...


Just Garret: Tales From the Political Front Line

by Garret FitzGerald

In Just Garret, Dr. FitzGerald writes frankly about his upbringing, his parents, his involvement in the Independence movement, their disagreements about the Treaty, his early years in school and college and...


Renewing the Republic

by Michael D. Higgins

Michael D. Higgins’ vision as part of his Presidential election campaign and now following through to his tenure as President of Ireland, is 'of [an] inclusive citizenship in a creative society, as we build...


Behind the Screen Door: Tales from the Hollywood Hills

by Richard Gregson

For more than twenty years, Englishman Richard Gregson was one of the most powerful film personalities in Hollywood and London. As the agent for Robert Redford, John Schlesinger, Alan Bates, Frederic Raphael...


Elusive Summits: Four expeditions in the Karakoram

by Victor Saunders

Elusive Summits is the award winning first book by British mountaineer Victor Saunders, winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Documenting climbs in the 1980s, at a time when the greatest...


A Touch of Treason

by QC, Ian Hamilton & Tommy Sheridan

This is the swashbuckling life story of one of Scotland's greatest sons. Ian Hamilton, born the son of a Paisley tailor in 1925, who made himself world-famous on Xmas Eve, 1950, when he helped to remove the...


Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer: An RAF Officer's Memoir of the Battle of France 1940

by Alastair Panton & Victoria Panton Bacon

Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton...


Flight into Freedom and Beyond: The Autobiography of the Co-Founder of the Findhorn Community

by Eileen Caddy

This is an extraordinary story told by an ordinary woman. Eileen Caddy is known worldwide as one of the three founders of the Findhorn Foundation in the north of Scotland. The books that have flowed from her...


With Barry Flanagan: Travels Through Time and Spain

by Richard McNeff

With Barry Flanagan is a vivid account of a friendship that evolved into a working relationship when Richard McNeff became ‘spontaneous fixer’ (Flanagan’s description) of the sculptor’s show held in June...


Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music

by John Lucas

Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This acclaimed biography places him -...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational...


Through the Brazilian Wilderness

by Theodore Roosevelt

In 1914, with the well-wishes of the Brazilian government, Theodore Roosevelt, ex-president of the United States; his son, Kermit; and Colonel Rondon travel to South America on a quest to course the River of...


Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures with the World's Most Dangerous Reptiles

by Austin Stevens

Known as the original “Snakemaster” from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his...


Good Hunting: In the Pursuit of Big Game in the West

by Theodore Roosevelt

Written in the late nineteenth century and first published in Harper’s Round Table magazine in 1896, this collection of articles details turn-of-the-century America’s rugged wilderness. Good Hunting is an...


Radiation Days: The Rollicking, Lighthearted Story of a Man and His Cancer

by Lynn Hoffman

What's it worth to you to live another year?

Writer, poet, foodie, and storyteller Lynn Hoffman considers that question in Radiation Days, a memoir of his experience fighting throat cancer.

How many arrows will...


Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope

by Lisa C. Paul

In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two year friendship and...