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Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson

by Jan Jarboe Russell Scribner (December 16, 2014)

A revealing biography of Lady Bird Johnson with startling new insights into her marriage to Lyndon Baines Johnson and her unexpectedly strong impact on his presidency.

Long obscured by her husband's shadow,...


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...


'We Are Going to Pick Potatoes': Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story

by Irene Levin Berman Hamilton Books (March 16, 2010)

This book tells of growing up Jewish in Norway during and after WWII. As a young child, the author escaped from the Nazis to neutral Sweden with her immediate family. The author's identity as a Norwegian and...


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 John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle: Macdonald at 200 / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall Dundurn (October 29, 2014)

This 2-book bundle presents both an insightful biography of Canada's first prime minister and series of essays examining his legacy and ideas from a modern perspective.


Churchill

by Ashley Jackson Quercus (September 09, 2014)

In Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes the hagiography that has surrounded the myth of one of the greatest politicians of the last hundred years.

Winston...


Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire

by Robert Lyman Quercus (August 12, 2014)

It is the night of March 28, 1942. Royal Navy and British commandos are poised to assault the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire in what will be one of the most audacious and daring raids of the Second World...


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...


The Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama

by Simon Wickham-Smith Lexington Books (May 19, 2011)

This is the first English translation of a Dalai Lama's biography, and is highly significant for the historical study of the Gaden Phodrang period, around the turn of the seventeenth century. It is not only...


The Darwin Effect: Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism

by Dr. Jerry Bergman Master Books (August 01, 2014)

A doctor in the Auschwitz camp, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, wrote that Nazi doctors hoped studying twins would solve the problem of faster reproduction of superior races by advancing “one step in the search to unlock...


Rasputin

by Frances Welch Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 14, 2014)

Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.

Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant...


William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows

by lian goodall Dundurn (January 01, 2003)

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the man who was Canadas longest serving prime minister and one of the international scenes most important figures during the Second World War.


Samuel de Champlain

by Francine Legaré & Jonathan Kaplansky Dundurn (January 01, 2004)

Through his fierce defense of New France to those in power in France, Chaplain ensured the birth of the country that today is Canada. He is undisputedly the Father of New France.


John Franklin

by John Wilson Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Franklins exploration of Canadas arctic seacoast in 1845 ended in the demise of him and his crew, but the search for clues to their fate helped open up the North.


Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Second Edition

by Christopher Redmond Dundurn (September 28, 2009)

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


Henry Hudson: New World Voyager

by Edward Butts Dundurn (December 21, 2009)

Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the...


An Exemplary Whig: Edward Kent and the Whig Disposition in American Politics and Law

by David M. Gold Lexington Books (July 06, 2012)

An Exemplary Whig examines the life and thought of Edward Kent, a nineteenth-century state political leader and judge and Maine's quintessential Whig. It reveals Kent's characteristically conservative Whig aversion...


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...


Rebel Yell

by S. C. Gwynne Scribner (September 30, 2014)

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.

Stonewall Jackson...


Spectacle

by Pamela Newkirk Amistad (June 02, 2015)

2016 NAACP Image Award Winner

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice,...


The Life Of Stonewall Jackson

by John Esten Cooke HarperTorch (July 15, 2014)

From Bull Run (Manassas), where Thomas Jackson earned his famous nickname, to tragedy at Chancellorsville, The Life of Stonewall Jackson is the story of how the unassuming Virginian became General Robert E....


Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor Harper (May 19, 2015)

From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping...


Water to the Angels

by Les Standiford Ecco (March 31, 2015)

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined...


Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan Harper (June 02, 2015)

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

PEN Literary Award Finalist

New York Times Notable Book

Washington Post Notable Book

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

The...


Capital Dames

by Cokie Roberts Harper (April 14, 2015)

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at...


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2014)

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but...


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...


Semisweet: An Orphan's Journey Through the School the Hersheys Built

by Johnny O'Brien Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 03, 2014)

Semisweet tells a universal story about the vulnerability of needy children, describes the madness that consumed his brother, explores the cruelty of bullies, exposes the corrupting influence of money, and shows...


Titanic Survivor

by Violet Jessop & John Maxtone-Graham Sheridan House (April 04, 2012)

Violet Jessop survived the sinking of both the Titanic and Britannic, and her lively and well-rounded memoir including her first-hand account of the two disasters offers the reader a unique vantage on both the...


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...


Pope John Paul II

by Tad Szulc Scribner (June 17, 2014)

A comprehensive and exclusive biography on one of the most pivotal figures of the 20th century: Pope John Paul II.

As the spiritual head of more than one billion Catholics and a world statesman of immense stature...


The Dog Who Could Fly

by Damien Lewis Atria Books (June 10, 2014)

“A thoroughly enjoyable story of heroism and true friendship” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), this Sunday Times top ten bestseller is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal...


Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters

by Philip Eade Picador (June 03, 2014)

THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF SYLVIA BROOKE, THE LAST WHITE RULER OF THE JUNGLE KINGDOM OF BORNEO

Sylvia Brooke was one of the more exotic and outrageous figures of the twentieth century. Otherwise known as the Ranee...


Rutherford B. Hayes

by Hans Trefousse & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (May 20, 2014)

A leader of the Reconstruction era, whose contested election eerily parallels the election debacle of 2000

The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up...


In Search of Churchill: A Historian's Journey

by Martin Gilbert Wiley (February 01, 1997)

Penetrating . . . beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the twentieth century. -San Francisco Chronicle

"A multifaceted gem, sparkling with anecdotes and insights about...


American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond

by E. Howard Hunt Wiley (March 01, 2007)

Think you know everything there is to know about the OSS, the Cold War, the CIA, and Watergate? Think again. In American Spy, one of the key figures in postwar international and political espionage tells all....


The Calling of Katie Makanya: A Memoir of South Africa

by Margaret McCord Wiley (February 09, 1998)

Winner of the Johannesburg Sunday Times Alan Paton Prize for Nonfiction

Discover a people's enduring power through the inspiring life of a fascinating woman.

Critical acclaim for The Calling of Katie Makanya

"A...


The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

by Martin Goldsmith Wiley (August 24, 2007)

Advance Praise for the Inextinguishable Symphony "A Fascinating Insight into a Virtually Unknown Chapter of Nazi Rule in Germany, Made all the More Engaging through a Son's Discovery of His Own Remarkable Parents."...


William McKinley

by Kevin Phillips & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Henry Holt and Co. (March 18, 2014)

A bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy

By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president....


God's Bestseller

by Brian Moynahan St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

The English Bible--the most familiar book in our language--is the product of a man who was exiled, vilified, betrayed, then strangled, then burnt.

William Tyndale left England in 1524 to translate the word of...


Piano Man

by Charles Beauclerk Simon & Schuster UK (March 27, 2014)

The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time.

From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician...


The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

by Myra MacPherson Twelve (March 04, 2014)

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century...


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...


Emily Murphy: Rebel

by Christine Mander Dundurn (January 09, 1985)

Christine Mander depicts the life and times of Emily Murphy with a refreshing candor and vitality.


A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall

by Joyce Barkhouse Natural Heritage (June 30, 1990)

Traumatized by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, followed by his father's death, Raddall left school at age 14 - yet he went on to become one of Canada's most renowned storytellers.


Reluctant Pioneer: How I Survived Five Years in the Canadian Bush

by Thomas Osborne & Roy Macgregor A J. Patrick Boyer Book (April 29, 2013)

In the 1870s in Ontario's Muskoka, teenager Thomas Osborne endured starvation, freezing, accidents with axes and boats, and narrow escapes from wolves and bears. Decades later, after moving to the United States,...


John J. Robinette: Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation

by George D. Finlayson Dundurn (September 01, 2003)

John J. Robinette was Canada's top lawyer from the 1930s to 1980s, showing unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in criminal, civil, and constitutional cases.


Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe 6 June 1791-6 April 1812

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (September 01, 1996)

Through journals and letters, Fryer charts the brief life and career of Francis Simcoe, the son of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.


Canada from Afar: The Daily Telegraph Book of Canadian Obituaries

by David Twiston-Davies & Conrad Black Dundurn (July 25, 1996)

Canada From Afar is the fruit of the remarkable flowering of obituary writing in the London Daily Telegraph during the past ten years.