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Take a Good Look Around

by James C. Wofford

Take a Good Look Around by James C. Wofford, is a book about life in the outdoors. Readers who are used to his books on training horses will find a new side of the author, a side that has rarely surfaced until...


My Foreign Cities: A Memoir

by Elizabeth Scarboro

“Uplifting . . . it’s about savoring the present, not allowing sadness to dominate and surrendering yourself to love, for better or worse.”—San Francisco Chronicle When she was just seventeen, independent...


Car Trouble

by Wensley Clarkson

Wensley Clarkson's mum and dad lived on a different planet from most parents as he grew up in post-war London in the late 1950s and '60s. His mother spent much of her time nursing a tumbler of whisky and a bottle...


Hero of the Fleet

by William Stone & HRH Prince Andrew

William Stone died on 10 January 2009 aged 108. He received a hero's funeral. Born in rural Devon, he joined the navy during the First World War, travelled the globe just before the British Empire's light began...


A Day to Die For

by Graham Ratcliffe

On the night of 10-11 May 1996, eight climbers perished in what remains the worst disaster in Everest's history. Following the tragedy, numerous accounts were published, with Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air becoming...


Since I Was a Princess

by Jacqueline Pascarl

In Once I Was a Princess, Jacqueline Pascarl related the gripping story of her abusive childhood and her subsequent teen marriage to a prince. What should have been a fairy tale with a happy ending deteriorated...


Abducted

by Jacqueline Pascarl

At seventeen, Jacqueline Pascarl married a royal prince and embarked on what she believed would be a fairy-tale existence. But it soon became a nightmare. After years of abuse at the hands of her husband, Jacqueline...


Gorbals Diehards

by Colin Macfarlane

Enid Blyton wrote about the Famous Five - wholesome kids who were always up to some adventure or other - but during the 1960s Glasgow boy Colin MacFarlane had his own gang: the Incredible Gorbals Diehards. These...


Dear Joan

by Joan Charles & Tony Ross

Dear Joan comprises a unique series of letters between a young airman, Tony Ross, and Joan Charles, a girl whom he met briefly in England before he was posted to the Mediterranean during the Second World War....


30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking

by Kasey Edwards

When Kasey Edwards discovers she'll be infertile within a year, she is forced to bring the baby issue to the forefront of her mind. In 30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking, she explores what having a child...


Better to be Feared

by Sean Bridges

Better To Be Feared is the true story of a 48-year-old businessman who, having pled guilty to perpetrating a fraud involving a fake business contract, was plunged into the dark world of life inside some of Britain's...


The Year of the Boat: Beauty, Imperfection, and the Art of Doing It Yourself

by Lawrence W. Cheek

Lawrence Cheek decided that he had to build a boat. Not just any boat, but a beautiful wooden sailboat. This despite the fact that he barely knew how to sail and that he was the master of so few woodworking...


Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times

by Luis Rodriguez

Hearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodríguez’s memoir of gang life, Always Running, but with a focus on healing through community building. Empowered by his experiences...


The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

by Mark Vonnegut & Kurt Vonnegut

The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished...


Accelerated Paces: Travels Across Borders and Other Imaginary Boundaries

by Jim Oaten

Accelerated Paces hurdles that uneasy terrain between creative fact and honest fiction. These short stories and pieces ignore borders as they jaunt thorough external trips and internal voyages. This is both...


Bobby's Book

by Emily Davidson, Bruce Davidson & Bob Powers

In 1998, at the very moment that a publisher had approached Bruce Davidson about a book of his 1959 Brooklyn Gang photographs, former gang leader Bobby Powers unexpectedly telephoned the Davidsons. Over the...


Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes: A Memoir of Dublin in the 1950s

by Martha Long

"Not for the faint of heart, Long's story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl's unbreakable spirit."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

When Martha Long's feckless mother hooks up...


On Politics and Parks: People, Places, Politics, Parks

by George Lambert Bristol & Andrew Sansom

When George Bristol first saw the mountains surrounding East Glacier, Montana, in the early summer of 1961, he was, in his own words, awed to his depths. Thus began a love affair with nature and public parks...


Finding Jung: Frank N. McMillan Jr., a Life in Quest of the Lion

by Frank N. McMillan, David H. Rosen & Sir Laurens van der Post

Available electronically in an open-access, full-text edition from the Texas A&M University Libraries' Digital Repository at http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /146844.

Frank N. McMillan Jr., a country boy...


My Escape: An Autobiography

by Benoite Groult

This witty autobiography captures the rich and varied life of a renowned French author and pioneering feminist, through the obstacles and movements in twentieth-century France.

 

Born in 1920 in Paris, Benoite...