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Sophia Loren

by Kathryn Dixon

Sophia Loren, with a career spanning six decades, is without doubt one of the grandes dames of cinema, but she was not limited to that accomplishment. She has acted in numerous television roles, authored multiple...


Churchill and His Airmen

by Vincent Orange

Winston Churchill probably had more impact on 20th Century British military history than any other person and especially during World War II. Yet of all the many volumes since that war which deal with his relationships...


Garrow's Law: The BBC Drama Revisited

by John Hostettler & Bryan Gibson

Takes the lid off the prime-time TV series - a must for lawyers and other viewers. For any of the five million people who saw the prime-time BBC series "Garrow's Law" this is an absorbing book. It is written...


Pat and Dick: The Nixons, An Intimate Portrait of a Marriage

by Will Swift

Shortlisted for the 2015 Plutarch Award for Best Biography, “the most humanizing portrait of the Nixons we’re likely to have” (Douglas Brinkley) is a sweeping depiction of the turbulent fifty-three-year...


An American Life: An Enhanced eBook with CBS Video: The Autobiography

by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

Few presidents...


The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography

by Scott Nearing & Staughton Lynd

Scott Nearing lived one hundred years, from 1883 to 1983--a life spanning most of the twentieth century. In his early years, Nearing made his name as a formidable opponent of child labor and military imperialism....


The Mirror of Herodotus: The Representation of the Other in the Writing of History

by François Hartog & Janet Lloyd

This work examines Herodotus's writings on the historical conflict between the Greeks and the Persians. Particular attention is paid to Herodotus's depiction of cultural difference. This digital edition was...


Mad Mitch's Tribal Law

by Aaron Edwards

Aden, 20 June 1967: two army Land Rovers burn ferociously in the midday sun. The bodies of British soldiers litter the road. Thick black smoke bellows above Crater town, home to insurgents who are fighting the...


A Sort of Conscience: The Wakefields

by Philip Temple

This in-depth portrait of the Wakefield family, who played such a major role in British overseas settlement in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in the 19th century, is written with a novelistic flavor, using...


The Infernal World of Branwell Bront

by Daphne Du Maurier

"Miss du Maurier has brought to the art of the biography the narrative urgency which gives such animation to her storytelling." -New York Times Book Review

Pursued by the twin demons of drink and madness, Branwell...


God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation

by Joseph Sebarenzi & Laura Mullane

Joseph Sebarenzi’s parents, seven siblings, and countless other family members were among 800,000 Tutsi brutally murdered over the course of ninety days in 1994 by extremist Rwandan Hutu—an efficiency that...


Forgiveness

by Mark Sakamoto

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean chose to escape his troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada and volunteer to serve his country overseas. Meanwhile, in...


Mystic Chemist: The Life of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD

by Dieter Hagenbach & Lucius Werthmüller

A compendium of the birth of and the transformative effect of a great discovery, LSD. This is the story of Albert Hofmann's life and the parallel story of LSD, highlighting his academic journey, his research...


An American Life: An Enhanced eBook with CBS Video: The Autobiography

by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

Few presidents...


Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War

by Giles Milton

Wolfram Aïchele was nine years old when Hitler came to power: his formative years were spent in the shadow of the Third Reich. He and his parents - free-thinking artists - were to have first hand experience...


Samuel Adams: A Life

by Ira Stoll

In this stirring biography, Samuel Adams joins the first tier of founding fathers, a rank he has long deserved. With eloquence equal to that of Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine, and with a passionate love of God,...


New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

by Burton W. Folsom

A sharply critical new look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency reveals government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression -- and are still hurting America today.

In this shocking...


Mao: A Reinterpretation

by Lee Feigon

Mr. Feigon argues that the movements for which Mao is almost universally condemned today-the Great Leap Forward and especially the Cultural Revolution-were in many ways beneficial for the Chinese people. While...


Singing From the Gallows: The Story of "Bad Tom" Smith

by Wayne Combs

Hazard, Kentucky is the setting for this historical story enhanced with some fiction, amazingly well told by author Wayne Combs, the great grandson of Bad Tom Smith. "Bad Tom" Smith was a notorious and murderous...


Lincoln Steffens: A Biography

by Justin Kaplan

The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning biographer of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman brings alive the life and world of Lincoln Steffens, the original Muckraker and father of American investigative journalism.

Early...