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Still Horse Crazy After All These Years

by James Wofford

A rare insider’s look at the life of a professional sportsman as he tries to reconcile the passion that drives him with livelihood, family, and aging.

Three-time Olympian Jim Wofford grew up with horses, beginning...

Searching For Amylu Danzer

by John Rosenthal

In this tender, courageous, artfully structured and engagingly written memoir, the writer and photographer John Rosenthal looks back on his youthful friendship with Amylu Danzer, who disappeared on a cold afternoon...

Girl Left Behind

by Judy Temes & Nancy Nimoy

Girl Left Behind

At age five, Judy Temes was living with her parents and brother in a small town near Hungary's southern border. Unlike most, the family had comforts: a roomy apartment, a television, even a...

The Last Nahdawi

by Hussam R. Ahmed

Taha Hussein (1889–1973) is one of Egypt's most iconic figures. A graduate of al-Azhar, Egypt's oldest university, a civil servant and public intellectual, and ultimately Egyptian Minister of Public Instruction,...

Emma's Laugh

by Diana Kupershmit

As Diana surveyed her newborn baby's face, languid body, and absent cry, she knew something was wrong. Then the doctors delivered devastating news: her first child, Emma, had been born with a rare genetic disorder...

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

by Deborah A. Symonds

In her provocative politics, which confront us still with the complexities of left and right, and her constant search for her place in the world, Fox-Genovese’s story resonates more strongly than ever.


by Christina Rice

By the early 1950s, Jane Russell (1921--2011) should have been forgotten. Her career was launched on what is arguably the most notorious advertising campaign in cinema history, which invited filmgoers to see...

Winged Bull

by Jeff Pearce

In the summer of 1839, Henry Layard—just twenty-two years old—left England for eastern Europe and distant lands of the Ottoman Empire. He had never set foot in these regions before and wasn’t fluent in...

Hold On World

by John Kruth

Hold On World revisits Lennon and Ono's love affair and startling collaborations. John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band was arguably the most emotionally honest album ever made. It wasn't merely another record but...

The World Is Not Enough

by Oliver Buckton & Jeremy Black

The definitive history of the flamboyant life of Ian Fleming and his most famous creation, James Bond.

This new biography of Ian Fleming presents a fresh and illuminating portrayal of the iconic creator of James...

Elon Musk Biography

by Alexander Cooper

Elon Musk Biography, A Fascinating Life Story

When people today talk about modern-day success stories in entrepreneurship, engineering, and technological innovation, Elon Musk's name inevitably garners much of...

Border Crossings

by Mohammad Chowdhury

  • Mohammad Chowdhury was one of the first British-born Bangladeshis to study at Oxford, and he is now a senior partner at a global consulting firm.
  • He is a go-to expert on emerging markets for the BBC, the Financial...

Permanent Damage

by Mercy Fontenot & Lyndsey Parker

  • Miss Mercy was one of the members of the all-female, Frank Zappa-produced, 1960s band The GTOs, alongside Pamela Des Barres
  • Lyndsey Parker a music editor at Yahoo Entertainment, and hosts multiple shows on Sirius...

  • Tolstoy As Man and Artist with an Essay on Dostoyevsky

    by Dmitry Merezhkovsky & Mint Editions

    Tolstoy as Man and Artist with an Essay on Dostoevsky (1901) is a work of literary criticism by Dmitriy Merezhkovsky. Having turned from his work in poetry to a new, spiritually charged interest in fiction,...

    The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

    by Charles Darwin

    A small collection of letters written by that most famous of English naturalists, Charles Darwin. The letters cover subjects such as his marriage, his time at Cambridge, his 'Voyage of the Beagle', and his return...

    Swimming to the Top of the Tide

    by Patricia Hanlon

    “Like Wendell Berry and Rachel Carson, Hanlon is a true poet-ecologist, sharing in exquisitely resonant prose her patient observations of nature’s most intimate details. As she and her husband, through summer...

    Rough Diamond

    by A. K. Fielding

    Solider, politician, miner, pioneer, scion of a Founding Father, William Stephen Hamilton led a prolific life. Rough Diamond: The Life of Colonel William Stephen Hamilton examines the tumultuous early Republic...

    The Passenger

    by Chaney Kwak


    “For fans of The Perfect Storm, In the Heart of the Sea, and Bill Bryson on his sassiest days.”—Afar Travel Magazine and Guide

    Aboard a sinking...

    Shakespeare's Gardens

    by Jackie Bennett & Andrew Lawson

    Shakespeare's Gardens is a highly illustrated, informative book about the gardens that William Shakespeare knew as a boy and tended as a man, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's...

    Hope Is a Bright Star

    by Faith Fuller Wilcox

    Hope Is a Bright Star is the story of a mother’s journey from shock and fear at her young daughter’s cancer diagnosis to anguish and despair at her death just a year later—and, finally, to peace and acceptance...