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Khwezi

by Redi Tlhabi

In May 2006 Jacob Zuma was found not guilty of the rape of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo – better known as Khwezi – in the Johannesburg High Court. Another nail was driven into the coffin of South Africa's fight...


If All the Seas Were Ink

by Ilana Kurshan

The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of...


Notes on a Foreign Country

by Suzy Hansen

Suzy Hansen left her country and moved to Istanbul and discovered America

In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in...


Personal Memoirs Of General Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States and the Union general who was imperative for the North's victory in the Civil War. His autobiography has long become legendary and can be found here...


Incidents In TheLife Of A Slave Girl - Illustrated & Annotated

by Harriet Ann Jacobs & Bob Carruthers

Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from the horrors of slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life...


Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom

by Pattie Mallette & A. J. Gregory

For the first time ever, get the complete story of Justin Bieber's mother's amazing spiritual journey from brokenness and despair to wholeness and hope.


Cambodia Calling: A Memoir from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Aid

by Richard Heinzl

"What’s the matter? A mine? Some kid step on a mine? A blessure?"

"No. Not a mine."

We walk in and there’s a mother standing by her child. It’s a little girl. She’s a very beautiful girl with straight...


101 Reasons to Leave New York

by Howard Jordan Jr.

"101 Reasons to Leave New York is a quirky pop culture book that recognizes and articulates the unthinkable notion of willingly leaving the greatest city on the face of the planet. Then, provides all the funny,...


My Story

by Marilyn Monroe

Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted...


Taking Root in Provence

by Anne-Marie Simons & Pierre Grenier

They agreed on one thing before retiring-they would travel, sniff around at other countries and other lifestyles, and discover along the way which place came closest to "having it all." There they would drop...


Shoes Along the Danube : Based on a True Story

by PhD, T. Zane Reeves

Synopsis: Shoes Along the Danube refers to the memorial of cast iron shoes that honor Hungarian Holocaust victims. Based on a true story, this amazing book follows the lives of two extended Hungarian families,...


A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

by Mahathir Mohamad

The West has called him recalcitrant, racist, anti-Semitic and arrogant. The developing world, however, sees former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a visionary champion, the rare leader who...


A Sociopath Beside Me

by Junie Moon

A Sociopath Beside Me is a true story about my life with a sociopath and the devastating circumstances he created for his many victims. This personal journey leads to the discovery that a sociopath was in our...


It Looked Different on the Model

Creation Out of Nothingness

by david wolgroch

The discovery of a hidden diary containing mysterious sketches leads to a personal and intriguing journey through the Saar Valley, London, New York and Israel. As a clinical psychologist and child of Holocaust...


Year of No Sugar: A Memoir

by Eve O. Schaub

For fans of the New York Times bestseller I Quit Sugar, a "delightfully readable account of how [one family] survived a yearlong sugar-free diet and lived to tell the tale...A funny, intelligent, and informative...


Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story

by Sera Beak

When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the...


Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

by Alysia Abbott

A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father. With a new foreword

After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve...


Best Day Ever: Finding My Way

by D. Adam Goldberg

The author Adam Goldberg strains to understand his relationship with his father. As he reviews their history during a phone conversation with him, he experiences an epiphany that illumines his vision of his...


The Sentinel and the Shooter

by Douglas W. Bonnot

Secret societies have existed for millennia; their purposes myriad. Generally, they are exclusive and require members to take an oath to keep their organization and activities secret. They possess guarded means...