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Hope

by Richard Zoglin Simon & Schuster (November 04, 2014)

“Revelatory…fascinating” (The New York Times): The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer...


The Woman I Wanted to Be

by Diane Von Furstenberg Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2014)

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business:...


Years of Renewal

by Henry Kissinger Simon & Schuster (June 21, 2011)

Perhaps the best-known American diplomatist of the twentieth century, Henry Kissinger is a major figure in world history, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and arguably one of the most brilliant minds ever placed...


What I Learned When I Almost Died

by Chris Licht Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2011)

What do you learn when your brain goes pop?

Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television....


The Last Gunfight

by Jeff Guinn Simon & Schuster (May 17, 2011)

A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn’s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and...


Winners Dream

by Bill McDermott & Joanne Gordon Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2014)

A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders.

In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott—the CEO of the world’s largest business...


Rocks

by Joe Perry & David Ritz Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

Joe Perry’s New York Times bestselling memoir of life in the rock-and-roll band Aerosmith: “An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists....


Outpost

by Christopher R. Hill Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

A “candid, behind-the-scenes” (The Dallas Morning News) memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who—in his career of service to the country—was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts...


Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

by Mark Zwonitzer & Charles Hirshberg Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

The first major biography of the Carter Family, the musical pioneers who almost single-handedly created the sounds and traditions that grew into modern folk, country, and bluegrass music.

Meticulously researched...


The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” (The Atlantic...


The Cynic

by Alec MacGillis Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


The Brother

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

“A fresh and fast-paced study of one of the most important crimes of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post), The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003—including...


Cosby

by Mark Whitaker Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2014)

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun...


Hyper

by Timothy Denevi Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

The first book of its kind about what it’s like to be a child with ADHD, Hyper is a “haunting narrative that explores the world’s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out” (Nature) that...


Foreign Correspondent

by H.D.S. Greenway Simon & Schuster (July 16, 2014)

David Greenway, a journalist’s journalist in the tradition of Michael Herr, David Halberstam, and Dexter Filkins. In this vivid memoir, he tells us what it’s like to report a war up close.

Reporter David...


Michelangelo

by Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

This is the life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces: “The one indispensable guide for encountering Michelangelo on his home turf”...


Crash Course

by Kim Bearden Simon & Schuster (July 15, 2014)

The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: “Kim Bearden’s message is one that should be heard...


Getting Life

by Michael Morton Simon & Schuster (July 08, 2014)

“A devastating and infuriating book, more astonishing than any legal thriller by John Grisham” (The New York Times) about a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit…and...


Johnny Appleseed

by Howard Means Simon & Schuster (April 12, 2011)

This portrait of Johnny Appleseed restores the flesh-and-blood man beneath the many myths. It captures the boldness of an iconic American life and the sadness of his last years, as the frontier marched past...


Let the Tornado Come

by Rita Zoey Chin Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

Hailed as a “clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion” by The Boston Globe, Let the Tornado Come is the “lyrical debut memoir” (Kirkus Reviews) of a runaway child, the woman she became, and...


Hard Choices

by Hillary Rodham Clinton Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future....


Scalia

by Bruce Allen Murphy Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

“[Murphy’s] biography of Justice Scalia is patient and thorough, alive both intellectually and morally….Functions as an MRI scan of one of the most influential conservative thinkers of the twentieth century.”...


Take This Man: A Memoir

by Brando Skyhorse Simon & Schuster (April 30, 2014)

Named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

One of NBC News’s 10 Best Latino Books of 2014

“A West Coast version of Augusten Burroughs’s Running With Scissors...A funny, shocking, generous-hearted...


As It Happened

by William S. Paley Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

As it Happened is a landmark memoir, the first of its kind by a giant of the communications media. It is the intimate and straightforward story of an original, the life and growth of an extraordinary man and...


Sally Ride

by Lynn Sherr Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot...


The Todd Glass Situation

by Todd Glass & Jonathan Grotenstein Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

A “triumphant” (The New York Times) memoir from beloved comedian Todd Glass about his decision at age forty-eight to finally live openly as a gay man, and the support from his illustrious collection of comedy...


I Heard My Country Calling

by James Webb Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

In this brilliantly received memoir, former senator James Webb has outdone himself. It is rare in America that one individual is recognized for the highest levels of combat valor, as a respected member of the...


Give War and Peace a Chance

by Andrew D. Kaufman Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

“This lively appreciation of one of the most intimidating and massive novels ever written should persuade many hesitant readers to try scaling the heights of War and Peace sooner rather than later” (Publishers...


Delancey

by Molly Wizenberg Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

The New York Times bestseller from the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette about opening a restaurant with her new husband: “You’ll feel the warmth from this pizza oven...cheerfully honest...warm...


Campy

by Neil Lanctot Simon & Schuster (March 08, 2011)

Neil Lanctot’s biography of Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella—filled with surprises—is the first life of the Dodger great in decades and the most authoritative ever published.

Born to a father of Italian...


Signed, Sealed, Delivered

by Nina Sankovitch Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten...


Mom in the Movies

by Turner Classic Movies, Inc. & Richard Corliss Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many...


A View from A Broad

by Bette Midler Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2014)

Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M—the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century—revisits her classic memoir, now...


John Wayne: The Life and Legend

by Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling biography of John Wayne: “authoritative and enormously engaging…Eyman takes you through Wayne’s life, his death, and his legend in a detailed, remarkably knowledgeable yet...


Love Life

by Rob Lowe Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

On the heels of his New York Times bestselling Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe is back with an entertaining collection that “invites readers into his world with easy charm and disarming frankness”...


Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas

by Cass R. Sunstein Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

The most controversial essays from the bestselling author once called the most dangerous man in America—collected for the first time.

The nation’s most-cited legal scholar who for decades has been at the...


Know the Night

by Maria Mutch Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2014)

A transcendent memoir by poet Maria Mutch about the distances that can form between people who should be the closest of all—husband and wife, parent and child, lifelong friends and partners.

Unfolding over...


The Jimmy Carter Library

by Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster (March 25, 2014)

This ebook boxed set includes the following: A Call to Action, Beyond the White House, Our Endangered Values, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture,...


Nixon Volume III

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

In Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, Stephen E. Ambrose completes his acclaimed biography of the man many historians call the most fascinating politician in American history: Richard Milhous Nixon.

Rarely...


Nixon Volume II

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose’s biography of one of the most complex and puzzling US presidents at the apogee of his career, rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of...


Nixon Volume I

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the life of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon. From his difficult boyhood and earnest youth to bis ruthless...


Eisenhower Volume I

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Dwight D. Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, and most objective rendering...


Eisenhower

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier...


Eisenhower Volume II

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (March 18, 2014)

Eisenhower: The President, the second and concluding volume of Stephen Ambrose's brilliant biography, is the first assessment of a postwar President based on access to the entire record. It covers a wide range...


A Mountain of Crumbs

by Elena Gorokhova Simon & Schuster (January 12, 2010)

Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by.

Elena’s country is no longer the majestic...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman Simon & Schuster (January 04, 2011)

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror.

The celebrated...


Wait Till Next Year

by Doris Kearns Goodwin Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2009)

By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball.

Set in the suburbs of New...


Diana

by Andrew Morton Simon & Schuster (December 01, 2009)

The sensational biography of Princess Diana, written with her cooperation and now featuring exclusive new material to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death.

When Diana: Her True Story was first published...


Walking to Vermont

by Christopher S. Wren Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

A distinguished former foreign correspondent embraces retirement by setting out alone on foot for nearly four hundred miles, and explores a side of America nearly as exotic as the locales from which he once...


The Match

by Susan Whitman Helfgot & William Novak Simon & Schuster (October 12, 2010)

Joseph Helfgot, the son of Holocaust survivors, worked his way from a Lower East Side tenement to create a successful Hollywood research company. But his heart was failing. After months of waiting for a heart...