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Rebel

by Nick Nolte William Morrow (January 23, 2018)

The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood...


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...


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...


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.’...


Black Klansman

by Ron Stallworth Flatiron Books (June 05, 2018)

The extraordinary true story and basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.

When detective...


What Truth Sounds Like

by Michael Eric Dyson St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2018)

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Chicago Tribune • Time

A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop

The Washington Post: "Passionately...


Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

by Ian Nathan & Andy Serkis HarperCollins (May 03, 2018)

The definitive history of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From...


The Shadow Emperor

by Alan Strauss-Schom St. Martin's Press (May 29, 2018)

A breakout biography of Louis-Napoleon III, whose controversial achievements have polarized historians.

Considered one of the pre-eminent Napoleon Bonaparte experts, Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian Alan Strauss-Schom...


The Last Blues Preacher

by Zach Mills Fortress Press (May 01, 2018)

Born in 1925 into a life of sharecropping in Brownsville, Tennessee, Clay Evans was desperate to escape life working for the descendants of plantation owners. At night, he listened to jazz musicians like Cab...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin, E. Boyd Smith & Frank Woodworth Pine Canterbury Classics (April 03, 2018)

Explore the memoirs of one of the most inventive Americans in history.

A fascinating and unconventionally educated man, Benjamin Franklin imparts—in his own words—wisdom and remarkable life lessons on the...


Presidents: Every Question Answered

by Carter Smith Thunder Bay Press (May 01, 2018)

From George Washington to Barack Obama, an entertaining and educational overview of our nation’s chief executives.

The highest office of our country has been a challenging one to occupy, from the times of a...


Paul VI

by Michael Collins Liturgical Press (April 01, 2018)

Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered as a reformer,...


Masala Mamas

by Elana Sztokman Panoma Press (April 11, 2018)

In the Kalwa slum in Mumbai, India, where harsh conditions make it difficult for some children to study, an amazing group of women is working to make sure that kids go to school. Meet the Masala Mamas, 16 women...


The Saint and the Psychopath

by Al Quinn Grosvenor House Publishing (March 29, 2018)

The private life, love and the ultimate betrayal of Jann L M Bailey founder and executive director of the Kamloops Art gallery (1987-2015). A wonderful journey with a tragic end as told by her husband and life-soul...


Tears and Smiles, Years and Miles

by Anne Cain Melrose Books (April 19, 2018)

I am 59, quadriplegic with a strong family network: my husband John, two daughters Joanna and Charlotte (whose personal poems appear in this book) and not forgetting my parents who have done their utmost to...


The Inferno

by August Strindberg Standard Ebooks (March 21, 2018)

The narrator of The Inferno?—ostensibly August Strindberg himself?—has not had an easy recent past, and a move to Paris is not helping. As his mania overtakes his ability to function in the society of artists,...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau Ticknor and Fields: Boston (February 16, 2018)

Walden is one of the more famous transcendentalist tracts in modern American literature. First published in 1854, Walden is an account of Thoreau’s famous experiment in solitude: spending over two years alone...


Butterfly

by Yusra Mardini St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning—and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer.

When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she...


Madame Claude

by William Stadiem St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

The life of Madame Claude, the brilliant and complicated and utterly amoral woman behind the most glamorous and successful escort service in the world.

In post-WWII Paris, Madame Claude ran the most exclusive...


Birds of a Feather

by Lorin Lindner St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

"This true story will twist your heart like a sponge and renew your faith in the world." —Lee Woodruff, co-author with Bob Woodruff of the New York Times bestseller In an Instant

"A heartwarming book." —...


Robin

by Dave Itzkoff Henry Holt and Co. (May 15, 2018)

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

From his rapid-fire stand-up...


Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince Blood Moon Productions (May 01, 2018)

This is history’s first comprehensive, unauthorized overview of the greatest mother-daughter act in showbiz history, Debbie Reynolds (“hard as nails and with more balls than any five guys I know”) and...


Siya Kolisi

by Jeremy Daniel Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

This is a moving story of the rise to fame from humble beginnings of one of South Africa’s most popular rugby stars, written specifically for young readers.

Early on in his life, Siya discovered that rugby...


AB de Villiers

by Jeremy Daniel Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

‘AB hopped over the boundary rope and onto the field, grinning at the sight and sound of a packed Wanderers Stadium. He swung his bat from side to side and listened to the crowd roaring his name.’

So begins...


Wayde van Niekerk

by Carlos Amato Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

Wayde was quick off the mark from the day he was born: two months premature and weighing no more than a litre of milk, his life was in danger. But little Wayde survived and grew to become the world’s leading...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Benjamin Franklin is a man who needs little introduction. He wore many hats over the course of his fascinating life, from that of a printer, to an inventor, to a scientist, to a politician, a founding father...


My Country, My Life

by Ehud Barak St. Martin's Press (May 08, 2018)

The definitive memoir of one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle East.

In the summer of 2000, the most decorated...


The Madiba Appreciation Club

by Brett Ladds Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of...


John Stuart Mill

by Alexander Bain Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

This book deals with the life and character of John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist and civil servant one of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism. “I propose to...


Another Kind of Ordinary

by Pam Cottle Pam Cottle (May 09, 2018)

As a secondary school teacher expecting my third child, I thought I knew what to expect from motherhood and how to deal with most situations. However, I was totally unprepared for what followed as I embarked...


Walking through Fire

by Nawal El Saadawi & Sherif Hetata Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

'Words should not seek to please, to hide the wounds in our bodies, or the shameful moments in our lives. They may hurt, give us pain, but they can also provoke us to question what we have accepted for thousands...


A Daughter of Isis

by Nawal El Saadawi & Sherif Hetata Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

1. Volume one of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, the Arab world's leading feminist.2. Paints a beautifully textured portrait of the childhood that moulded Saadawi into a novelist and fearless campaigner...


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

by Thomas de Quincey Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Thomas De Quincey spent much of his life addicted to the powerful drug opium. This book, first published anonymously in the London Magazine, is the autobiographical account of his addiction. De Quincey’s compelling...


Snapshots From My Uneventful Life

by David I. Aboulafia Roundfire Books (April 27, 2018)

"…she drove her right fist three inches deep into my solar plexus, putting her entire 102 pounds behind the blow. I retreated a full foot but remained on my feet. I gasped, treasuring the oxygen remaining...


Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies

by H. David Brumble Anthem Press (March 30, 2018)

‘Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies’ is a study of the autobiographies of tribal-warrior cultures in North America, the Amazon, the Orinoco Basin, the highlands of Luzon, the island of Alor—of...


The Electric Woman

by Tessa Fontaine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 2018)

Tessa Fontaine’s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery—through her time on the road with the last traveling...


The Lambs

by Carole George St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2018)

“An enchanting book—please read.” —Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE; Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

In this touching memoir about the relationship between father, daughter, and animals,...


President Carter

by Stuart E. Eizenstat & Madeleine Albright St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2018)

The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishmentsdrawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes.

Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy...


Richard III

by Chris Skidmore St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2018)

From acclaimed historian Chris Skidmore comes the authoritative biography of Richard III, England’s most controversial king, a man alternately praised as a saint and cursed as a villain.

Richard III is one...


Billy Graham

by Lon Allison & Dr. Leighton Ford and Jean Graham Ford Paraclete Press (April 04, 2018)

As the world celebrates the life of Billy Graham, Lon Allison shares the story of the man and his message of Jesus Christ with a whole new generation. “My prayer is that this book will be read by a generation...


TIME Mother Teresa

by The Editors of Time Liberty Street (March 23, 2018)

The inspiring story of Calcutta's saint

Twenty years after her death, Mother Teresa continues to inspire people around the world. TIME proudly presents this Special Edition, Mother Teresa: The Life and Works...


Tsk-Tsk

by Suzan Hackney Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

'I was made in Coffee Bay. Right there on the beach, in the sand.' From the opening lines, we are drawn in and engrossed by this startling memoir of a singular childhood. Suzan is adopted as a newborn in the...


Inside the TV Newsroom

by Line Hassall Thomsen Intellect (March 26, 2018)

How do broadcast journalists work today? How do changes to the field of journalism affect journalists at traditional public service broadcasters? And what, if any, are the similarities between license-fee funded...


Mr. Lear

by Jenny Uglow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 17, 2018)

A sparkling biography of the poet and artist Edward Lear by the award-winning biographer Jenny Uglow

Edward Lear, the renowned English artist, musician, author, and poet, lived a vivid, fascinating life, but...


A Higher Loyalty

by James Comey Flatiron Books (April 17, 2018)

In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good,...


Loulou & Yves

by Christopher Petkanas St. Martin's Press (April 17, 2018)

No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying intrigues of café society will want to miss the exuberantly entertaining oral biography Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the...


Renaissance Woman

by Ramie Targoff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 17, 2018)

A biography of Vittoria Colonna, confidante of Michelangelo, scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian Renaissance

Ramie Targoff’s Renaissance Woman tells of...


A Vietnamese Moses

by George E. Dutton University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

A Vietnamese Moses is the story of Philiphê Bình, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to the Portuguese court in Lisbon to persuade its ruler to appoint a bishop for his community...