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Seeing the Light

by Rob Jovanovic St. Martin's Press (March 27, 2012)

With exclusive new interviews from the band, this is a captivating account of one of the most influential groups in rock history.

Brian Eno famously said "the first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000...


This Has Happened

by Piera Sonnino, Ann Goldstein, David Denby & Mary Doria Russell St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

Five years after her return home from Auschwitz, Piera Sonnino found the courage to tell the story of the extermination of her parents, three brothers, and two sisters by the Nazis. Discovered in 2005 in Italy...


Friedrich Hayek: A Biography

by Dr. Alan Ebenstein St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

This book tells the story of one of the most important public figures of the twentieth century. It is the first full biography of Friedrich Hayek, the Austrian economist who became, over the course of a remarkable...


J. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter

by Marc Shapiro St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

The heartwarming story behind J.K. Rowling's rise to fame—and the answers to Harry Potter fans' most burning questions!

Harry Potter is loved throughout the world, and so is his creator. Joanne Kathleen (J.K.)...


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

by Viv Albertine St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.… Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv...


Behind the Scenes

by Judi Dench St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous...


Sappho

by Nancy Freedman St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

In this finely drawn portrait, Sappho of Lesbos narrates her extraordinary life, from her childhood in war-torn Mitylene to her later relentless search for passionate love. Driven by the all-consuming fever...


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend

by Christo Brand & Barbara Jones St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid. Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose...


The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

by Peter Dally St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Combining his knowledge as a doctor and a lifelong fascination with Virginia Woolf's life and work, eminent psychiatrist Peter Dally offers a haunting and compelling look at the depression that tormented Virginia...


An American Cardinal

by Christina Boyle St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

The most powerful Roman Catholic leader in the United States had humble beginnings. Timothy Michael Dolan was born in Maplewood, Missouri in 1950. From an early age, those around him knew that he would become...


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

by Barbara Leaming St. Martin's Press (October 28, 2014)

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

The untold story of how one woman's life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma.

Barbara Leaming's extraordinary and deeply sensitive...


Saving Baby

by Jo Anne Normile & Lawrence Lindner St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

"If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." --Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty

Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an...


War Dogs

by Rebecca Frankel & Thomas E. Ricks St. Martin's Press (October 14, 2014)

*A New York Times Best Seller*

Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up,...


Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter

by Diana Souhami St. Martin's Press (October 14, 2014)

Alice Keppel, the married lover of Queen Victoria's eldest son and great-grandmother to Camilla Parker-Bowles, was a key figure in Edwardian society. Hers was the acceptable face of adultery. Discretion was...


Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries

by Tom Shachtman St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

Science and experimentation were at the heart of the Founding Fathers' philosophies and actions. The Founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, farmed by means of scientific principles, star-gazed, were fascinated...


Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

by Dr. Allan H. Ropper & Brian David Burrell St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under...


You Might Remember Me

by Mike Thomas St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

Beloved TV comedic actor Phil Hartman is best known for his eight brilliant seasons on Saturday Night Live, where his versatility and comedic timing resulted in some of the funniest and most famous sketches...


Another Side of Bob Dylan

by Victor Maymudes & Jacob Maymudes St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

A vivid, first-hand account of Nobel Prize-winning singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut...


Angry Optimist

by Lisa Rogak St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

A New York Times Bestseller

Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. In Angry...


Peter Brook

by Michael Kustow St. Martin's Press (September 02, 2014)

Peter Brook is one of the world's legendary theater directors. His productions are a byword for imagination, energy, and innovation. From his ground-breaking production of Marat/Sade, to his "white box" A Midsummer...


The Lost Life of Eva Braun

by Angela Lambert St. Martin's Press (September 02, 2014)

Eva Braun is one of history's most famous nonentities. She has been dismissed as a racist, feathered-headed shop girl, yet sixty-two years after her death her name is still instantly recognizable.

She left...


Level Zero Heroes

by Michael Golembesky & John R. Bruning St. Martin's Press (September 02, 2014)

A New York Times Best seller!

In Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as...


Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy

by Andrew Lohse St. Martin's Press (August 26, 2014)

An account of sordidness and redemption by the Dartmouth fraternity member whose Rolling Stone profile blew the whistle on the frat's inhumane hazing practices.

Always trust the brotherhood.

Always protect your...


Clive

by Robert Harvey St. Martin's Press (August 19, 2014)

The real-life story of Robert Clive would be judged as wildly implausible if it came from the pen of a novelist.

Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colorful figures Britain ever produced. The...


Carl Gustav Jung

by Frank McLynn St. Martin's Press (August 19, 2014)

In this, the first full-length biography of the great Swiss psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung is remembered not only for his valuable contribution to psychotherapy and to our understanding of the inner workings...


Dancing with Demons

by Penny Valentine & Vicki Wickham St. Martin's Press (August 12, 2014)

Dusty Springfield led a tragic yet inspiring life, battling her way to the top of the charts and into the hearts of music fans world-wide. Her signature voice made songs such as "I Only Want to Be with You,"...


Off the Leash

by Matthew Gilbert St. Martin's Press (July 29, 2014)

OFF THE LEASH is a group portrait of dog people, specifically the strange, wonderful, neurotic, and eccentric dog people who gather at Amory Park, overlooking Boston near Fenway Park. And it's about author Matthew...


Jason Biggs: Hollywod's Newest Cutie-Pie!

by James Robert Parish St. Martin's Press (July 29, 2014)

Jason Biggs started doing commercials at age five, and made appearances on Broadway and TV. But it was his role in the movie "American Pie" that made him hot property in Hollywood. Readers learn where Biggs'...


Maeve Binchy

by Piers Dudgeon St. Martin's Press (July 22, 2014)

Maeve Binchy's heartwarming tales of love, life, and loss made her one of America's best-loved storytellers. Her novels, which sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, captured imaginations on both sides...


Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story

by Jake Tapper St. Martin's Press (July 22, 2014)

In every arena, Jesse Ventura puts a headlock on the competition--now he's turning the country on its ear.

How did an outrageous, outspoken, boa-wearing pro wrestler nab the title of Minnesota's governor in an...


Beating Goliath

by Art Briles & Don Yaeger St. Martin's Press (July 15, 2014)

Growing up in Rule, Texas, Art Briles learned at a young age the importance of hard work and faith from his parents. Soon that faith would be tested.

On their way to see him play in a college football game,...


Do What Thou Wilt

by Lawrence Sutin St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

Do What Thou Wilt: An exploration into the life and works of a modern mystic, occultist, poet, mountaineer, and bisexual adventurer known to his contemporaries as "The Great Beast"

Aleister Crowley was a groundbreaking...


Behind the Lines

by Russell Miller St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

This is the story of special operations in the second world war as it has never been told before--directly by those who took part.

Compiled by Russell Miller from interviews, diaries, letters and contemporaneous...


Shakespeare Behind Bars

by Jean Trounstine St. Martin's Press (June 24, 2014)

A deeply stirring account of one woman's experience teaching drama to women in prison.

I began to understand that female prisoners are not "damaged goods" and to recognize that most of these women had toughed...


Now I See You

by Nicole C. Kear St. Martin's Press (June 24, 2014)

At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an...


I Like You Just the Way I Am

by Jenny Mollen St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

A New York Times Best Seller!

By the actress, writer, and one of the funniest women on Twitter, an outrageous, hysterical memoir of acting on impulse, plotting elaborate hoaxes, and refusing to acknowledge boundaries...


Dancing with the Devil

by Christopher Wilson St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

The story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is one of the most romantic of all time: Edward VIII abdicated his throne and gave up an empire so that he could marry the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis...


Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President

by Dan Emmett St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

A rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who provided protection worldwide for President George H. W. Bush, President William Clinton, and President George W. Bush

Dan Emmett was just eight years...


Christina Aguilera

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

From her national performance at the age of eight on "Star Search," to her years on the "New Mickey Mouse Club," to today, as one of the hottest young performers on the scene, Christina Aguilera seems to have...


Brandy

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

Named one of the "21 hottest stars under 21" by Teen People magazine, Brandy, the chart-topping singer and star of TV's Moesha, is one of today's hottest young talents--a bright, headstrong woman who handles...


5ive

by Anna Louise Golden St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

With bad-boy good looks, talent to burn, and to-die-for English accents, the hottest new British invasion is 5ive, an all-boy band with a new kind of sound. Edgier than the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, 5ive...


The Romanov Sisters

by Helen Rappaport St. Martin's Press (June 03, 2014)

A 12-WEEK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." People magazine

"The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport...


The Zen of Zim

by Bill Madden, Don Zimmer & Lou Piniella St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

Don Zimmer is baseball. His first book, Zim-A Baseball Life, was a New York Times bestseller and one of the best baseball memoirs ever published. Now, in The Zen of Zim, one of baseball's most beloved figures...


The World According to Bob

by James Bowen St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top...


Life of the Party

by Bert Kreischer St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

A collection of outrageous stories by the standup comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder

Bert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no." If he did, he wouldn't have gotten himself...


Inside Marine One

by Col. Ray L'Heureux & Lee Kelley St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

Col. Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux always dreamed of bring a pilot. Growing up, he built airplane models and dreamed about soaring over the earth. When he was twelve, his mom treated him to a flying lesson at the...


I'll Be Damned If I'll Die in Oakland

by Al Martinez St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

In I'll Be Damned if I'll Die in Oakland, popular Los Angeles Times columnist and world traveler Al Martinez takes us on a funny, crazy, surprising, and sometimes poignant ride around the globe with his wife,...


Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber

by Adele Lang St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

After weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her work-related claims, Katya Livingston is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, Katya waxes...


The Hurt Artist

by Shane Niemeyer & Gary Brozek St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2014)

With troubles beginning as early as childhood, the trajectory of Shane Niemeyer's life seemed to have only one direction: down. His struggles with heroin addiction led him to jail, and he eventually hit rock...


Claiming Kin

by Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2014)

A touching story of a woman's search for her family roots in the wake of the sudden death of her father.

Claiming Kin is a powerful and compelling story about a woman's quest to search out her roots upon the...