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Strindberg and Autobiography

by Michael Robinson Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

This is a book about 19th-century Swedish writer August Strindberg and about the nature of autobiographical writing. In this sensitive and discerning study, Michael Robinson has turned aside from the more traditional...


Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant are an American classic. In them Grant, the most able General of the Civil War, tells the story of his life and experiences, covering his birth, early youth, military...


Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails

by Kim Sturgess Fernhurst Books Limited (October 03, 2017)

Kim Sturgess was a weekend sailor: he enjoyed club racing and several brief sailing holidays, but had never attempted a substantial expedition. Reaching the age of fifty focused the mind and he decided to sail...


A Wild Call: One Man's Voyage in Pursuit of Freedom

by Martyn Murray Fernhurst Books Limited (October 10, 2017)

Martyn Murray was finding modern life, with all its restrictions and controls, suffocating. Following years of soul-searching, his father's death triggered him into opening the old logbooks and charts to retrace...


Michael Jackson and Women

by June Forester Libres d'écrire (July 13, 2018)

Michael Jackson's sexuality has always been a controversial issue which often degenerated into a media spectacle, leaving hardly enough space for other aspects to exist.

When he was alive, he was considered either...


How I Became The Hash Queen

by Mila Mama Editions (July 10, 2018)

How I Became the Hash Queen is an exciting personal account from one of the cannabis industry's rare female icons, a life story unlike any other that takes us from 1960s Amsterdam to the Himalayas, and to the...


Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom

by Louis Hughes NewSouth Books (March 01, 2002)

Louis Hughes was born a slave in Virginia and at age 12 was sold away from his mother, whom he never saw again. After a few interim owners, he was sold to a wealthy slaveowner who had a home near Memphis and...


An Accidental Memoir: How I Killed Someone and Other Stories

by Wendy Reed NewSouth Classics (November 01, 2012)

On a rainy Tuesday morning in 1996, Wendy Reed's car hydroplaned, crossed an interstate median, and crashed into an oncoming car, whose driver was killed. Though Reed and her son were unharmed and Reed initially...


Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea

by Paul M. Gaston NewSouth Books (August 01, 2009)

In this exquisitely wrought memoir of a committed life, historian and civil rights activist Paul Gaston reveals his deep roots in the unique Alabama town founded in 1894 by his grandfather and later led by his...


Forever Blue: The Memoirs of a Lanier High School and University of Kentucky Football Coach

by Willie Moseley NewSouth Books (December 10, 2013)

They still call him "Coach." Bill Moseley closed out his career as a football player and coach almost 60 years ago, but his former players still call him "Coach," because his mentorship has meant that much to...


A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams NewSouth Books (January 13, 2012)

Historian Julie Williams grew up hearing her great-uncle Albert Caldwell tell his harrowing story of surviving the Titanic disaster. Albert, his wife Sylvia, and their ten-month-old son Alden, are among the...


Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

by Rheta Grimsley Johnson NewSouth Books (August 27, 2010)

Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson, winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest reporting, turns her sharp eye on herself in this frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir....


God, Sex, Drugs & Other Things

by Howard Frankl NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2015)

Howard Frankl's God, Sex, Drugs and Other Things begins with three essays on subjects found in the title: one essay on drugs, one on sex and one on God. The "Other Things" turn out to be Money and Murder, and...


The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement

by Bob Zellner NewSouth Books (September 01, 2008)

Even forty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems quite a journey. In the early 1960s, when Bob Zellner's professors and classmates...


Jim Crow and Me: Stories From My Life As a Civil Rights Lawyer

by Solomon Seay NewSouth Books (June 01, 2008)

Civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr. chronicles both heartening and heartbreaking episodes of his first-hand struggle to achieve the actualization of civil rights. Tempered with wit and told with endearing...


The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir

by Frye Gaillard NewSouth Classics (August 31, 2012)

Frye Gaillard's first encounters with books were disappointing. As a child he never cared much for fairy tales - "stories of cannibalism and mayhem in which giants and witches; tigers and wolves did their best...


Civil Rights in My Bones: More Colorful Stories from a Lawyer's Life and Work, 2005-2015

by Julian McPhillips NewSouth Books (March 31, 2016)

Civil Rights in My Bones: More Colorful Stories from a Lawyer's Life and Work, 2005-2015 is a memoir by Julian L. McPhillips Jr. In a career stretching over forty-plus years, the Montgomery, Alabama, attorney...


Hank Hung the Moon: . . . and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts

by Rheta Grimsley Johnson NewSouth Books (February 16, 2012)

Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson's Hank Hung the Moon is more of a musical memoir than a biography: the author's evocative and personal stories of 1950s and '60s musical staples-elementary...


Bus Ride to Justice (Revised Edition): Changing the System by the System, the Life and Works of Fred Gray

by Fred Gray NewSouth Books (December 01, 2012)

First published in 1995, Bus Ride to Justice, the best-selling autobiography by acclaimed civil rights attorney Fred D. Gray, appears now in a newly revised edition that updates Gray's remarkable career of "destroying...


The Path Was Steep: A Memoir of Appalachian Coal Camps During the Great Depression

by Sue Pickett NewSouth Books (September 01, 2013)

Sue Pickett was a coal miner's daughter who became a coal miner's wife and witnessed and lived through the turbulent years of the Great Depression and the sometimes violent struggles between labor unions and...


In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal

by H. Brandt Ayers NewSouth Books (January 08, 2013)

Journalist and publisher Brandt Ayers's journey takes him from the segregated Old South to covering the central scenes of the civil rights struggle, and finally to editorship of his family's hometown newspaper,...


Professor-Politician: The Biography of Alabama Congressman Glen Browder

by Geni Certain NewSouth Books (January 01, 2012)

Professor-Politician challenges common depictions of politics as a constant struggle of good-versus-evil and heroes-versus-villains, with "dirty politics" usually winning. The truth is that good government can...


Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees: One Thing Leads to Another

by Kathryn Tucker Windham NewSouth Books (September 01, 2009)

With sprightly humor and a lifetime spent observing Southern culture, beloved storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham shares memories of her childhood in Thomasville, Alabama. She affectionately recounts stories...


The Invitation

by Clifton Taulbert NewSouth Classics (February 24, 2014)

When international lecturer Clifton Taulbert receives an unexpected invitation to supper in Allendale, South Carolina, he brings with him Little Cliff, the colored boy from the Mississippi Delta who is also...


Hadacol Days: A Southern Boyhood

by Clyde Bolton NewSouth Books (July 01, 2010)

Clyde Bolton has long been a dean of the Southern sportswriting community. Now this popular columnist focuses his beguiling prose on his boyhood memories in his delightful memoir, Hadacol Days. The title is...


An Interview with Abraham Lincoln, April 1, 1865

by Wade Hall NewSouth Books (June 01, 2010)

Author Wade Hall has taken Abraham Lincoln's actual words from speeches, articles, and letters and assembled them in the form of answers to questions posed in an imagined interview with a fictional young journalist...


Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana

by Rheta Grimsley Johnson NewSouth Books (September 01, 2008)

For over a decade, syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson has been spending several months a year in Southwest Louisiana, deep in the heart of Cajun Country. Unlike many other writers who have parachuted...


The Judge: The Life and Opinions of Alabama's Frank M. Johnson, Jr.

by Frank Sikora NewSouth Books (August 01, 2007)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led the black drive for civil rights, but the changes he sought came largely in legal opinions issues by federal judges. Foremost of these was Frank Minis Johnson, Jr., of Montgomery,...


Mattie C.'s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story

by Don Keith NewSouth Books (June 01, 2013)

Shelley Stewart was five years old when he and his brothers watched in horror as their father murdered their mother with an ax. Homeless at the age of six, Stewart found what shelter he could, suffering physical...


In the Midst of Life: A Hospice Volunteer's Story

by Charles Rose NewSouth Books (September 01, 2007)

In the Midst of Life is a moving, evocatively described narrative of the patients and caregivers Charles Rose encountered as a hospice volunteer. It is also a perceptive account of his own journey into the world...


They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat

by Lewis Grizzard NewSouth Books (September 01, 2010)

They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat, first published in 1982, has sold more than 100,000 copies. Without skipping a beat, one of America's favorite humorists, the late Lewis Grizzard, tells of...


She: The Old Woman Who Took Over My Life

by Kathryn Tucker Windham NewSouth Classics (September 29, 2011)

This slender book, the last of twenty-nine written by Kathryn Tucker Windham over her long and productive life, will be an exquisitely bittersweet read for the many fans of the late storyteller and author from...


Ten Stars : The African American Journey of Gary Cooper -- Marine General, Diplomat, Businessman, and Politician

by Kendal Weaver NewSouth Classics (February 01, 2016)

Ten Stars is a nonfiction narrative -- part biography, part oral history -- of the life story of Gary Cooper, an African American born in the depths of Jim Crow to an Alabama family that challenged the rule...


South Toward Home

by Julia Reed & Jon Meecham St. Martin's Press (July 31, 2018)

In considering the pleasures and absurdities of her native culture, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, Willie Morris, who said, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here.” These juxtapositions...


First Man In: Leading from the Front

by Ant Middleton HarperCollins (May 31, 2018)

NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man...


Donald J. Trump

by Conrad Black Regnery Publishing (May 14, 2018)

Conrad Black, bestselling author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom and Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, turns his attention to his "friend" President Donald J. Trump and provides the most intriguing...


The King's Assassin

by Benjamin Woolley St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2018)

An absorbing account of the conspiracy to kill King James I by his handsome lover, the Duke of Buckingham, an historical crime that has remained hidden for 400 years.

The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry...


Voices from the Past

by Paul Alexander Bartlett Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Voices from the Past consists of five finely crafted, lyrical novels that portray the inner lives of five extraordinary people: Sappho’s Journal (which includes a preface by Sappho scholar and translator Willis...


The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust

by Zohar Segev De Gruyter (January 30, 2018)

Drawing on hitherto neglected archival materials, Zohar Segev sheds new light on the policy of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) during the Holocaust. Contrary to popular belief, he can show that there was an...


The Worst Journey in the World

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

In 1910 famous explorer Robert Falcon Scott led the Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole. The expedition was part scientific and part adventure: Scott wanted to be the first to reach the pole.

The expedition...


Unbeaten

by Mike Stanton Henry Holt and Co. (June 26, 2018)

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.

The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby...


The Race to Save the Romanovs

by Helen Rappaport St. Martin's Press (June 26, 2018)

In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was...


Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...


True Grit

by Theodore Pappas G2 Rights (May 15, 2018)

How did the great men and women who changed the world actually do it?  Were they simply smarter and more talented than the rest of us?  What was their secret? The accomplishments of the great are widely known,...


Running on Two Different Tracks

by Eileen Stukane shebooks (August 13, 2015)

Every woman who waited to have a child will understand this story. Eileen Stukane’s determination to become a mother led her to adoption. When agencies said she was “too old,” she found a country that...


Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

by John Callahan & David Kelly William Morrow (June 12, 2018)

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara

Featuring more than 60 of Callahan's original cartoons

“When people laugh like hell and then...


Unbeatable Mind

by Maya Yoshida HarperCollins (May 17, 2018)

‘Resilience can give you strength to keep moving forwards when you are caught in the rain or a storm, and keep you continuing on your journey through life. And it is a strength which resides in everyone.’...


The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...


Personal Copy

by Ray Gosling Five Leaves Publications (February 20, 2014)

We'd a lot of fun in those tumbledown days. Hippies playing at being parish priests. Personal Copy is Ray Gosling's memoir of the 1950s. He writes about building and losing a youth centre in Leicester, trying...


Remembering Colin Ward

by Ross Bradshaw, Ben Ward & Harriet Ward Five Leaves Publications (August 29, 2013)

Colin Ward was an anarchist, a writer, an educator and an environmentalist. His books include "Anarchy in Action" and many others, primarily on social history, childhood, housing and the informal landscape....