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The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust

by Edith H. Beer & Susan Dworkin

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would...


My Own Story

by Emmeline Pankhurst

Delve into the nitty-gritty details of the daily life of suffragist leader Emmeline Pankhurst in this inspiring memoir. Pankhurst is regarded as one of the chief architects of the women's suffrage movement,...


Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War (Civil War Classics)

by G.F.R. Henderson & Civil War Classics

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Diversion Books is publishing seminal works of the era: stories told by the men and women who led, who fought, and who lived in an America that...


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed....


Mein Kampf: My Struggle

by Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler wrote this book when he was in prison for his political activities. During that time, Germany had been weakened by the Treaty of Versailles, and France had seized several parts of Germany. France...


How to Be a Woman

by Caitlin Moran

“Caitlin Moran is the profane, witty and wonky best friend I wish I had. She’s the feminist rock star we need right now.”

—Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother

“Caitlin Moran is so fabulous, so funny,...


The Vegas Diaries

by Holly Madison

The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with this candid, humorous, and captivating memoir chronicling her journey toward reinvention and self-acceptance.

When you've come out the other side of the bizarre,...


The Prince of los Cocuyos

by Richard Blanco

A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in...


Personal Memoirs: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Ulysses S. Grant

Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent....


Florence Foster Jenkins

by Nicholas Martin & Jasper Rees

Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable...


Summary of Hard Choices: by Hillary Rodham Clinton | Includes Analysis

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Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton | Includes Analysis

 

Preview of the earlier Chapters:

Chapter 1

Hillary Clinton came to terms with the fact that Barack Obama won the 2008 primaries after her long...


Summary of Red Notice: by Bill Browder | Includes Analysis

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Red Notice by Bill Browder | Includes Analysis

 

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder is a unique story that blends biography, entrepreneurial...


Bobby Rydell: Teen Idol On The Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances

by Bobby Rydell & Allan Slutsky

At seventeen, Bobby Rydell was the face of American Bandstand — the kid from Italian South Philly with the smoothest voice, the highest pompadour, and the sweetest smile. And there were those hits: “Wild...


Whitney Houston: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

She still wondered, "Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?" It was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end. If you could hear me, no I would tell...


St. Alphonsus Liguori: Doctor of the Church

by D. F. Miller

Bishop, Confessor, Founder of the Redemptorists, Doctor of the Church, author of 111 books, the most published author in history. The Catholic world stands in the shadow of this brilliant man who read everything...


The Life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

by Emile Bougaud

This is considered to be the best biography of The Saint of the Sacred Heart Devotion. The whole story of the revelations, plus the definitive story of her life. Portrays St. Margaret Mary as a redoubtable soul,...


The Far Pavilions

by M. M. Kaye

This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India where he falls in love...


The Passion of Max von Oppenheim

by Lionel Gossman

Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important...


The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement

by Constance Curry, Bob Zellner & Julian Bond

Even forty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems quite a journey. In the early 1960s, when Bob Zellner's professors and classmates...


Song To Kill A Giant

by Sandra Kalniete

 25 years ago, the people of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania united under broad democratic movements to demand from the Soviet Union the freedom which was taken from them in 1940. One can only admire the courage...