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Jim Otto

by Jim Otto & Dave Newhouse Sports Publishing (July 01, 2012)

Jim Otto is generally reconized as one of the greatest and most durable offensive centers the game of football has ever seen. He wasn't drafted by any NFL team so he joined the Oakland Raiders of the new AFL,...


An American Odyssey

by Bob Mathias & Robert Mendes Sports Publishing (August 01, 2012)

Bob Mathias is a true 20th-century American hero. The youngest man ever to win the Olympic decathlon gold medal, and the only American ever to win it twice, Mathias was also a movie star, U.S. Marine, writer,...


The Last Love of George Sand

by Evelyne Bloch-Dano Arcade (February 06, 2013)

George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand...


Fishing Stories

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons’s new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek...


Plague

by Kent Heckenlively & Judy Mikovits Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue...


Miracle Survivors

by Tami Boehmer Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

If you have received an incurable cancer diagnosis, hearing about someone “who made it” is like spotting a rescue ship when you’re drowning in a stormy sea. Miracle Survivors provides that lifeline with...


The Search for Anne Perry

by Joanne Drayton Arcade (June 03, 2014)

A New York Times Best Seller!

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship....


A Shot of Hope

by Zack Peter Carrel Books (October 21, 2014)

“Autism shakes up your world. It has changed my life and I wasn’t even the one diagnosed with it. My brother’s name is Ethan Wolfgang, but we call him Deets. He is one of the greatest gifts my family has...


Shoot to Win

by Chris Cheng, Dustin Ellermann & Iain Harrison Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

Chris Cheng won the title of “Top Shot,” a $100,000 cash prize, and a professional marksman contract with the show sponsor, Bass Pro Shops. How did a tech support guy who didn’t shoot a lot of guns beat...


The Mensch Handbook

by Max Gross Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

For years after college, Max Gross was a schlubby ne'er-do-well sporting an unwieldy Jewfro. He fought off double-chins and man-boobs. His style of dress was reminiscent of a stoned urban slacker. Young Max...


Women Healers of the World

by Holly Bellebuono & Rosemary Gladstar Skyhorse (September 09, 2014)

A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular.

The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional...


Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero

by Dolph Lundgren & Per Bernal Skyhorse (September 09, 2014)

Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally-renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a...


Letters from My Sister

by Eve Lederman & Faye Lederman Skyhorse (September 30, 2014)

Eve and Faye’s correspondence began with a simple letter about a bad job interview or bad hair day, seeking comfort from hundreds of miles away. As their adult lives unfolded, gender roles, career choices,...


The Pornographer's Daughter

by Kristin Battista-Frazee Skyhorse (September 30, 2014)

More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain...


Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails

by Theodore Roosevelt & Jim Casada Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails gathers together Roosevelt’s many writings on game hunting and the outdoors from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Published in various magazines and excerpts from his...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational...


Through the Brazilian Wilderness

by Theodore Roosevelt Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

In 1914, with the well-wishes of the Brazilian government, Theodore Roosevelt, ex-president of the United States; his son, Kermit; and Colonel Rondon travel to South America on a quest to course the River of...


Good Hunting

by Theodore Roosevelt Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Written in the late nineteenth century and first published in Harper’s Round Table magazine in 1896, this collection of articles details turn-of-the-century America’s rugged wilderness. Good Hunting is an...


Radiation Days

by Lynn Hoffman Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

What's it worth to you to live another year?

Writer, poet, foodie, and storyteller Lynn Hoffman considers that question in Radiation Days, a memoir of his experience fighting throat cancer.

How many arrows will...


Money Sucks

by Michael Baughman Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

A funny and touching story about how to deal with the struggles of adulthood, how to live a good life, and how money can complicate it all.

Michael Baughman’s hope was to send his oldest grandson off to his...


Hard Time

by Shaun Attwood, Anne Mini & Tony Papa Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

Shaun Attwood was a millionaire day trader in Phoenix, Arizona, but his hedonistic lifestyle of drugs and parties came to an abrupt end in 2002 when a SWAT team broke down his door. Attwood found himself on...


You Know Me Al

by Ring Lardner & John Thorn Sports Publishing (July 01, 2014)

One of the classic baseball stories, You Know Me Al, first published in 1914, tells the story of the fictional Jack Keefe, a bush league baseball player who earns a trip to the majors to pitch for the Chicago...


Querencia

by Stephen Bodio & Malcolm Brooks Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple...


The Roaring Silence

by David Revill Arcade (June 03, 2014)

John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that...


A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid Skyhorse (May 13, 2014)

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...


Meant to Be

by Lauren Pizza Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

When Lauren Pizza was thirteen, she died. Caught under a small sailboat, she struggled to reach the surface, only to find that what she thought was up was actually down . . . and that’s all she remembers....


The Reappearing Act

by Kate Fagan Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

It’s hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports—that’s a challenge....


An Autobiography of John Muir

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Biographer Steven J. Holmes once wrote that John Muir was "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity." In his lifetime, the engineer, author, biologist, and activist worked...


An Autobiography of Joseph Conrad

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Heart of Darkness author Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857) was a Polish writer who learned to read, write, and speak English after he was granted British nationality in 1886. Although...


The Seasonable Angler

by Nick Lyons Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Nick Lyons’s first fishing book, The Seasonable Angler, is the story of a fisherman’s year, from the projects and fantasies of an angler’s winter through the thrill of a June evening’s rise on the Beaverkill,...


Socialist Dreams and Beauty Queens

by Jamie Maslin Skyhorse (March 04, 2014)

Couchsurfer, hitchhiker, and rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin embarks on a couchsurfing adventure to the homeland of “firebrand,” “populist,” “anti-American” president Hugo Chavez: the Bolivarian Republic...


A Man Called Intrepid

by William Stevenson Skyhorse (December 17, 2013)

A New York Times Best Seller!

The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated...


The Power of Indignation

by Stéphane Hessel & E. C. Belli Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.”

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international...


The Life and Adventures of Frank Grouard

by Joe De Barthe Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The true story of the one of the most thrilling figures of the Wild West.

Every army needs its scouts. A good scout knows the enemy and the enemy’s terrain as well as his own, and is resourceful and incisive,...


Donovan

by Richard Dunlop & William Stephenson Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

One of the most celebrated and highly decorated heroes of World War I, a noted trial lawyer, presidential adviser and emissary, and chief of America’s Office of Strategic Services during World War II, William...


My Captivity

by Fanny Kelly Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

Fanny Kelly’s memoir, first published in 1872, is an intelligent and thoughtful narrative. Kelly spent five months as a prisoner of Ogalalla Sioux in 1864 when she was nineteen years old. A woman of her time,...


My Path Leads to Tibet

by Sabriye Tenberken & Rosemary Mahoney Arcade (November 06, 2013)

While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions—shunned by society, abandoned, and left to...


The Calder Family and Other Critters

by Sandra Calder Davidson & Jed Perl Arcade (November 01, 2013)

Alexander Calder was one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and a major figure in American art. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance...


Scandal

by George Rush Skyhorse (October 15, 2013)

When the world first learned of Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee’s impromptu wedding, when Sarah Jessica Parker had an explosive falling-out with her Sex and the City castmates, or when Ruth Madoff discovered the...


The Secrets of the Notebook

by Eve Haas Arcade (October 01, 2013)

“The beautiful owner of this book is dearer to me than my life – August your protector.” This one sentence was the key to a mystery involving some of the greatest and most infamous figures in European...


Boat

by Michael Baughman Arcade (June 01, 2012)

When ten-year-old Michael Baughman moves to Hawaii with his parents, he is troubled and confused. His father doesn’t provide the guidance Baughman needs and the boy doesn’t know who to turn to. When a larger-than-life...


Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?

by Ilana Garon Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner city schools like a firefighter into an inferno,...


Jimmy Stewart

by Michael Munn Skyhorse (March 01, 2013)

Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such...


Hollywood in Heels

by Charity G. Finnestad Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Hollywood in Heels is a sexy, smart, shockingly honest and wickedly hilarious memoir of a young woman finding her way in a city where sex is the primary commodity and illusion the name of the game. Charity...


Simply Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach

by Dan Devine Sports Publishing (March 07, 2012)

Dan Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach is the autobiography of the former University of Missouri and Notre Dame head football coach. As head coach at Arizona State, Devine accumulated a 27-3-1 record. From...


Dick Vitale's Living A Dream

by Dick Weiss, Dick Vitale & Mike Krzyzewski Sports Publishing (May 01, 2013)

Since joining ESPN in 1979, Dick Vitale has become the senior spokesman for college hoops. In Living A Dream, Vitale reveals details about his start at ESPN and shares his feelings about the most important people...


My Life and the Beautiful Game

by Robert L. Fish, Pele & Shep Messing Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

While kicking a ball through the dusty streets of his Brazilian hometown, young Edson Arantes do Nascimento was given the nickname Pelé so casually that no one remembers its meaning. Today, the name is famous...


Alistair Cooke

by Nick Cooke Arcade (February 28, 2012)

One of the preeminent journalists of the twentieth century, Alistair Cooke has enjoyed a truly extraordinary career in print, radio, and television. Born into a working-class family and christened Alfred, Cooke...


An Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (October 17, 2011)

Based in part on his own writings, this is the true story about one of America’s most beloved leaders. From president of the board of New York City Police Commissioners, secretary of the Navy, founder of the...


Ray Eliot: The Spirit and Legend of Mr. Illini

by Doug Cartland Sports Publishing (January 23, 2012)

This biography of legendary University of Illinois coach Ray Eliot describes a man who loved football and motivating his team. Doug Cartland, writes of his grandfather's life as one to admire, to learn from,...