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Breaking Through My Limits: An Olympian Uncovered

by Alexandra Orlando

Alexandra Orlando is an Olympic athlete who dedicated seventeen years of her life to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics, winning almost two hundred medals. Despite injury, she competed at the Beijing Olympic Games...


Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John

by Helen Trinca

Helen Trinca has captured the troubled life of Madeleine St John in this moving account of a remarkable writer. After the death of her mother when Madeleine was just twelve, she struggled to find her place in...


Cautious Rebel: A Biography of Susan Clay Smitzky

by Lindsey Apple

"Willa Cather wrote that 'the history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman.' This is the story of the heart-and of the mind-and the conflicts within. It is the country's story. It is our...


Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home

by Leigh Newman

Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how...


Sally Ride: Shooting for the Stars Great Lives Series

by Sue Hurwitz

Sally Ride

Shooting for the Stars

Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride took a deep breath and nervously waited as the powerful engines of the Space Shuttle Challenger roared to life. This was the most frightening, yet exciting...


Mary Lincoln - Wife and Widow

by Carl Sandburg

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim

by Mary V. Dearborn

Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant...


The Woman Who Ran For President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull

by Lois Beachy Underhill

Victoria Woodhull was a feminist pioneer who rose up from poverty to become the first woman Wall Street broker, the first woman to testify before Congress and the first woman to run for president.


Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love" -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932)

by Anais Nin

This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything...


Anne Rice Reader

by Katherine Ramsland

A collection of the most fascinating essays, articles, and interpretations of bestselling author Anne Rice's complete works, by a variety of journalists and scholars. It includes a history of vampire literature,...


The Baroness: The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild

by Hannah Rothschild

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had,...


Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

by Matthew Goodman

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest...


The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 2: Venturing into Usefulness, 1881-88

by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan & Barbara Bair

Venturing into Usefulness, the second volume of The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, documents the experience of this major American historical figure, intellectual, social activist, and author between June 1881,...


My Mother's Wars

by Lillian Faderman

An acclaimed writer on her mother’s tumultuous life as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York and her life-long guilt when the Holocaust claims the family she left behind in Latvia

 

A story of love, war, and...


Debutantes and the London Season

by Lucinda Gosling

Until the middle of the last century, the dominant feature of London's social calendar was 'the Season', and central to this was the phenomenon of the debutante. As the privileged classes descended on the capital...


Inside Linda Lovelace's Deep Throat: Degradation, Porno Chic, and the Rise of Feminism

by Darwin Porter

The notorious Linda Lovelace was America's first Queen of Porn, presiding over a fast-developing multi-billion-dollar film industry during the decadent 1970s. Her movie, Deep Throat, redefined the nation's views...


I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed: An Autobiography In Essays of Beverly Ross, Brill Building Songwriter of "Lollipop" and a Premier Architect

by Beverly Ross & Amanda Williams

Tell all memoir of one of Rock 'N' Roll's earliest pioneer songwriters, Beverly Ross ("Lollipop," "Judy's Turn to Cry," "Girl of My Best Friend" recorded by Elvis). Self-sabotage, artistic ambition, and behind...


Cor Blimey! Where 'Ave You Come From?

by Winifred Tovey & Jenny Knowles

Winifred Tovey's autobiography is packed with stories and historic photos of India after Independence. In 1951 she travelled to India with her medical missionary husband, Frank, and two small daughters, to start...


Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle

by Lois W. Banner

A uniquely revealing biography of two eminent twentieth century American women. Close friends for much of their lives, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead met at Barnard College in 1922, when Mead was a student,...


Calendar Girl

by Tricia Stewart

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