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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...


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...


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,...


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,...


Possessed by Music

by John Tail Melrose Books (April 19, 2018)

Possessed by Music is the fascinating story of the Russian composer Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936). He was born into a wealthy publishing family, with very musical parents: his mother was a fine...


Folly Cove

by Kermit Schweidel Cinco Puntos Press (February 20, 2018)

Against 1970s backdrop of Vietnam and Kent State, political corruption and radical activism, comes the true tale of a brotherhood of Border Rats who pull off the most audacious shipment of dope ever attempted:...


Black Klansman

by Ron Stallworth Flatiron Books (June 05, 2018)

The New York Times Bestseller!

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...


What Truth Sounds Like

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

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner, The 2018 Southern Book Prize

NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Chicago Tribune • Time Publisher's Weekly

A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller...


The Revenger

by Aaron Woodard TwoDot (June 29, 2018)

The Revenger: The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok examines Wild Bill’s life in the context of 19th Century American history, from his birth, through his early manhood, and to his eventual demise. Woven...


George & Barbara Bush

by Kelly Anne Chase, Ellie LeBlond Sosa & President George W. Bush Down East Books (June 01, 2018)

“To begin with I was in love and I am in love so that’s not hard,” Barbara Bush told her granddaughter Ellie LeBlond Sosa on her porch in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Sosa had asked for the secret to her and President...


Fasten Your Seat Belts

by Lawrence J. Quirk William Morrow Paperbacks (June 19, 2018)

The illuminating, comprehensive biography of Bette Davis, one of the most electrifying Hollywood stars ever to grace the silver screen.

With a career spanning six decades and more than eighty films, Bette Davis...


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...


Witch, Please: A Memoir

by Misty Bell Stiers Apollo Publishers (May 01, 2018)

A touching and thought-provoking account of how a woman explored a spectrum of religions—ancient and new—and ended up, unexpectedly, becoming a bona fide witch.

Misty Bell Stiers set out on a spiritual...


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...


Black Sunset

by Clancy Sigal Icon Books Ltd (May 17, 2018)

For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde, and a gun ...

Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'Raymond Chandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later be the inspiration...


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...


Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramahansa Yogananda Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

Regarded as one of the most spiritual books of all time “Autobiography of a Yogi” is the story of Paramahansa Yogananda told in his own words. As Walter Y. Evans-Wentz remarks in his preface to the book...


The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

by Saint Therese of Lisieux Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

Born Marie Françoise-Therese Martin, Saint Therese of Lisieux in her twenty-four short years, through her simple and practical approach to spiritual life, left one of the most lasting impressions upon the Catholic...


Plutarch’s Lives (Volumes I and II)

by Plutarch Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

“Lives” is a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch who lived during the first and second century AD. The work consists of twenty-three paired biographies,...


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...