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C.S.S. Shenandoah: The Memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell

by James D. Horan

The last shot of the Civil War was fired, not on an obscure battlefield, but in the ice-locked Sea of Okhotsk off Siberia seven months after Lee’s surrender.

The last armed Confederate cruiser was the C.S.S....


Beyond Belief

by Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer

Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one,...


Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

by Wendy Plump

Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation through the allure of other people. Sometimes the issues are resolved before...


My Century

by Aleksander Wat, Richard Lourie & Czeslaw Milosz

In My Century the great Polish poet Aleksander Wat provides a spellbinding account of life in Eastern Europe in the midst of the terrible twentieth century. Based on interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw...


H is for 'Enry

by Henry Cooper

Henry Cooper's light-hearted memories of growing up in the world of boxing and enjoying life as a much-loved public figure after his retirement


The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur

by Jean-Claude Ellena

An intimate exploration of inspiration and creativity, from the "parfumeur exclusif" of the house of Hermès. A scent has incantatory powers, capable of transporting you to your past, of kindling fantasies,...


Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference

by Mark Edmundson

In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown—until a maverick...


A French Restoration: La Maison d'Etre

by Clive Kristen & David Johnson

When David and Doris Johnson restored a French mini-chateau, they learnt new skills, solved the mysteries of septic drainage, and excavated not only the ancient foundations, but the chequered history of the...


Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

by Ekow Eshun

At the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana in search of his roots. He goes from Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital city, to the storied slave forts...


The Slippery Year

by Melanie Gideon

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery...


This Soldier's Fortune - The Trials and Triumphs of a Polish Soldier during WWII

by Zygmunt Tratkiewicz

Born and raised in Zwola, in rural Poland, Zygmunt Tratkiewicz was an ordinary young man, conscripted at age 23 to the national military service. When World War II broke out, Zygmunt was faced with trials and...


The Volunteer : A Former IRA Man's True Story

by Shane Paul O'Doherty

Synopsis:

"This is the best account of the life of an IRA volunteer yet written." The Irish Times

"No better explanation of why ordinary people turn to terrorism has ever been written. O'Doherty's compelling...


Protestant Boy

by Geoffrey Beattie

Geoffrey Beattie grew up in the notorious 'murder triangle' in North Belfast, where during thirty years of the Troubles more than six hundred people were killed. Many of his childhood friends ended up dead or...


Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier

by Kate Shaffer & Linda Greenlaw

If you've ever had a fantasy of living on a Maine island, this book is for you. It,s just icing on the cake it that is also happens to involve chocolate. Kate Shaffer and her husband moved to remote Isle au...


By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life

by Ramona Koval

By the Book is Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing.

What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?

Ramona Koval's By the Book is about reading and living,...


My Dears

by Ruth Snary & Snowden Cathy

Mother and I corresponded weekly for over fifty years and thirty years ago I began to keep her letters. Recently I decided to collate some in a book so that others could share my delight in reading them. They...


Mob Rule: Lessons Learned by a Mother of Boys

by Hannah Evans

You know you've joined the MOB when you hear...

'My, are they all yours?'

'Bless you!' (Occasionally)

'Poor you!' (Frequently)

'Lucky you!' (Once)

And of course, the ultimate: 'So ... are you going for a girl?'...


My Second Life: Living with Parkinson's Disease

by William A. Harshaw

An account of Bill Harshaw's struggle to accept his new life, from early denial to experimental neurosurgery.


Travels with my Daughter

by Niema Ash

This honest, humorous memoir describes the adventures mother and daughter share and celebrates travel, motherhood, and life itself.


Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match

by Amy Webb

"Amy Webb found her true love after a search that's both charmingly romantic and relentlessly data-driven. Anyone who uses online dating sites must read her funny, fascinating book."-Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York...