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Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 AD) was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180, and is considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. What today we call the "Meditations" take the form of a personal notebook,...


Poachers, Polluters and Politics: A Fishery Officer's Career

by Randy Nelson

Retired fishery officer Randy Nelson’s first love was catching poachers. That obsession, plus a devious mind and enthusiasm for marathon running, spelled big trouble for law-breaking fishermen. Thirty-five...


Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman To Ski Solo Across The Southern Ice

by Felicity Aston

In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information.

Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took...


Starve the Vulture: A Memoir

by Jason Carney

A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.


White Dresses

by Mary Pflum Peterson

In this riveting, poignant memoir of  three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them—television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle...


A Bipolar Life: 50 Years of Battling Manic-Depressive Illness Did Not Stop Me From Building a 60 Million Dollar Business

by Steve Millard

After Steve Millard suffered a psychotic breakdown which left him on the verge of suicide and in a slough of depression, he came back. All the way back.  He learned how to fight the intruder in his life--bi-polar...


Never Give Up: Buddhism, Family & Schizophrenia: One woman's story of hope and courage.

by Jennifer L Myers

"A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind." - SGI President Daisaku Ikeda...


The Carry Home

by Gary Ferguson

The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program...


The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local, and Reclaim the American Dream

by Carrie Rollwagen

The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local, and Reclaim the American Dream is the story of one girl's journey from buy-local blogger to woman entrepreneur and indie-shop advocate. When Carrie Rollwagen decided...


Stumbling Into Infinity: An Ordinary Man in the Sphere of Enlightenment

by Michael Fischman

Stumbling Into Infinity is the intimate and sometimes startling account of Michael Fischman's spiritual journey and the encounter that changed his life forever. His story opens on a flight to India, as he reflects...


The Book of Luke

by Luther Campbell

Born in Miami's notorious Liberty City, Luther Campbell witnessed poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His uncle Ricky did not want him trapped by the "invisible chains" of systemic racism, so Ricky schooled...


Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

by Brian Johnson

From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp...


That Went By Fast: My First Hundred Years

by Frank White

Ex-logger and gas station owner Frank White says living to the age of one hundred is not all it’s cracked up to be but it has some plusses. When he trundles down to the local shopping centre in Pender Harbour...


This River: A Memoir

by James Brown

Award-winning author James Brown gained a cult following after chronicling his turbulent childhood and spiraling drug addiction in The Los Angeles Diaries. This River picks up where Brown left off in his first...


The Voyageur Canadian Biographies 5-Book Bundle: The Firebrand / Mrs. Simcoe's Diary / The Scalpel, the Sword / The Men of the Last Frontier / Pilgrim

by William Kilbourn, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Mary Quayle Innis & Sydney Gordon et al.

Five books in the Voyageur Classics series celebrate the best in Canadian biographical letters, with two titles from the great Grey Owl, as well as books by or about Elizabeth Simcoe, Dr. Norman Bethune, and...


Swallow the Ocean: A Memoir

by Laura M. Flynn

When Laura Flynn was a little girl, her beautiful, dynamic mother, Sally, was the center of her imagination. It wasn’t long, however, before Sally’s fun-loving side slowly and methodically became absorbed...


Angels by the River: A Memoir

by James Gustave Speth

Reflections on race, environment, politics, and living on the front lines of change

In Angels by the River, James Gustave "Gus" Speth recounts his unlikely path from a southern boyhood through his years as one...


But We All Shine On: The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

by Paolo Hewitt

After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from...


7 Years with Jim Rohn

by Chris Widener

For the first time in history, Chris shares his insights on what made Jim Rohn tick during his years as speaker, author and leader. For 7 years, best-selling author and speaker Chris Widener was personally mentored...


A Leg to Stand On: An Amputee's Walk into Motherhood

by Colleen Haggerty

When Colleen Haggerty lost her leg in an accident during her senior year of high school, she could have retreated from life and let her disability become her defining quality-and no one would have blamed her...