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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Augustus

by G. Suetonius Tranquillus

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor...


Graham Ibbeson The People's Sculptor: Bronze, Clay and Life

by John Trelkeld

Just William'. The name conjures memories of Richmal Crompton's favourite character. No childhood was complete without the outrageous exploits of William and his constant companions, 'The Outlaws.' Sculptor...


Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham...


John Buchan: Model Governor General

by J. William Galbraith, David Johnston & Deborah Stewartby

An accomplished Scottish thriller writer, journalist, soldier, spy, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was Canada's governor general from 1935 to 1940 and helped draw Canada, Britain,...


From Freedom to Freedom

by Kathy Ivanov

From freedom to Freedom follows a young boy's harrowing journey from an idyllic European kingdom into a world he never could have imagined. Forced to persevere through imprisonment, refugee camps, and an oceanic...


Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten

by Pamela Hicks

This magical memoir about a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten provides a privileged glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth century’s...


Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus

by Dean N. Jensen

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most...


Jefferson

by Samuel K. Padover

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West

by John J. Fry

In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some might say foolhardy—decision to homestead in Wyoming. There, they built their first house, a claim shanty half dug out...


The Falcon

by John Tanner

John Tanner's fascinating autobiography tells the story of a man torn between white society and the Native Americans with whom he identified.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher...


Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

Originally published in 1868—when it was attacked as an “indecent book” authored by a “traitorous eavesdropper”—Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave...


Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

by Joel Richard Paul

The gripping true story of how three men used espionage, betrayal, and sexual deception to help win the American Revolution.

Unlikely Allies is the story of three remarkable historical figures. Silas Deane was...


The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt

by H.W. Brands

Theodore Roosevelt (1857–1919) was the most literary of American Presidents, writing scores of books, including Through the Brazilian Wilderness and African Game Trails. He was also the most active of American...


John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union

by James E., Jr. Lewis

This new book focuses on John Quincy Adams's extensive role in foreign policy, including his years as secretary of state and as president. Brief but thorough, John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union analyzes...


Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition - A Biography of Boris Johnson

by Sonia Purnell

A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just ‘Boris’ – the only...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw

by Lanayre D. Liggera

During his life, Robert Loraine interacted with a number of influential people of surprisingly diverse positions. An adventurer both physically and intellectually, his charismatic personality was recognized...


The Thomas Paine Reader

by Thomas Paine

This major collection demonstrates the extent to which Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an inspiration to the Americans in their struggle for independence, a passionate supporter of the French Revolution and perhaps...


Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq

by Zlata Filipovic

From the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary comes a haunting testament to how war’s brutality affects the lives of young people

Zlata Filipovic’s diary of her harrowing war experiences...


Stonewall Jackson: A Life Portrait

by K. M. Kostyal

Illustrated with both archival and contemporary portraits and drawings, Stonewall Jackson provides a complete portrait of the general in both words and images. 8-page color insert. B&W photos throughout.