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The Commitment

by Dan Savage & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (June 10, 2011)

In a time when much of the country sees red whenever the subject of gay marriage comes up, Dan Savage—outspoken author of the column Savage Love—makes it personal.

Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married....

30 Days a Black Man

by Bill Steigerwald, Grover Gardner & Juan Williams Blackstone Publishing (July 04, 2017)

In 1948, most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the ten million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed after Ray Sprigle, a famous white...

The Deeds of My Fathers

by Paul David Pope & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (October 11, 2010)

A story that reads like The Godfather has been crossed with Citizen Kane. The Deeds of My Fathers is the riveting true story of two men, a father and a son, who each started with nothing and built an empire....

A Torch Kept Lit

by William F. Buckley, Tony Pasqualini & James Rosen Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2016)

A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News White House correspondent James Rosen....

Dispatches from the Pacific

by Ray E. Boomhower & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (August 08, 2017)

In the fall of 1943, armed with only his notebooks and pencils, Time and Life correspondent Robert L. Sherrod leapt from the safety of a landing craft and waded through neck-deep water and a hail of bullets...

Escape from Camp 14

by Blaine Harden Blackstone Publishing (March 29, 2012)

The shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived

North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons....

A Sliver of Light

by Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd & Michael Goldstrom et al. Blackstone Publishing (March 18, 2014)

Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held incaptivity for two years tell their story.

In summer 2009 Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourdwere hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly...

The Trouble Begins at 8

by Sid Fleischman & Joe Barrett AudioBookShelf (September 01, 2012)

Mark Twain was born fully grown, with a cheap cigar clamped between his teeth. So begins Sid Fleischman's ramble-scramble biography of the great American author and wit, who started life in a Missouri village...

Mr. Playboy

by Steven Watts & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2008)

Gorgeous young women in revealing poses; extravagant mansion parties packed with celebrities; a hot-tub grotto, elegant smoking jackets, and round rotating beds; the hedonistic pursuit of uninhibited sex--put...

The Dawn Prayer (or How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison)

by Matthew Schrier & Michael David Axtell Blackstone Publishing (April 03, 2018)

A photographer captured in Syria and imprisoned for seven months recounts his story and how he became the first American ever to escape al-Qaeda. "What is your name?" asked General Mohammad. "Matthew," I said....

American Story

by Bob Dotson Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

The host of the NBC TodayShow's popular segment shares his favorite stories of citizens making adifference around the country.

For the six millionpeople who watch the Emmy Award-winning "American Story with Bob...

Donald Hall: Prose & Poetry

by Donald Hall Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, Donald Hall performs here dozens of his best-loved poems, together with excerpts from six of his works of prose. Donald Hall has been writing poems for over...

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 27, 2009)

A highly sensitive and intelligent child, Virginia Woolf grew up in a large family prone to psychological instability. Throughout her life, she was subject to periods of mental breakdown, yet when she was lucid...

The Chain Gang

by Richard McCord Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

One of the biggest under-told stories of the past twenty years is the swallowing up of small independent newspapers by large corporations. This is the dramatic account of two battles waged by Richard McCord...

The Curse of Lono

by Hunter S. Thompson & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (April 15, 2014)

This enormouslyeccentric book takes listeners on a crazy journey with renowned gonzojournalist Hunter S. Thompson.

The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fearand Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's"coverage"...

An Education

by Lynn Barber & Carolyn Seymour Blackstone Publishing (February 16, 2010)

When Lynn Barber was sixteen, a stranger in a maroon sports car pulled up beside her as she was on her way home from school and offered her a ride. It was the beginning of a long journey from innocence to a...

Black like Me

by John Howard Griffin & Ray Childs Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Writer John Howard Griffin decided to perform an experiment fifty years ago. In order to learn firsthand how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another, he dyed his white...

The Joke's Over

by Ralph Steadman, James Adams & Kurt Vonnegut Blackstone Publishing (October 02, 2007)

In early 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former Hell’s Angel, one Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later...

String of Pearls

by Priscilla Buckley & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Priscilla Buckley is probably best known as managing editor of the conservative political journal National Review, founded by her brother, William F. Buckley Jr. But in String of Pearls, we meet young Pitts...

Righteous Indignation

by Andrew Breitbart & Jeremy Guskin Grand Central Publishing (April 15, 2011)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - now with a chapter on the "Weinergate" scandal

"Brash, funny, fiery, and irreverent." - Rush Limbaugh

Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday,...


by Pete Hamill & Author Little, Brown & Company (April 01, 2005)

In Downtown, Pete Hamill leads us on an unforgettable journey through the city he loves, from the island's southern tip to Times Square, combining a moving memoir of his days and nights in New York with a passionate...

Special Heart

by Bret Baier, Jim Mills & Author Center Street (June 03, 2014)

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier shares the New York Times bestselling story of his son Paul's ongoing battle with heart disease, and how it transformed his own life and family.

This deeply touching personal...

I'm Your Biggest Fan

by Kate Coyne Hachette Books (June 14, 2016)

The Executive Editor of People Magazine provides a "rollicking, anecdote-filled, star-studded recap of her career sprinkled with celebrities, red carpets, photo shoots" ( also hilariously awkward...

Freak Kingdom

by Timothy Denevi & Mark Boyett PublicAffairs (October 30, 2018)

The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price he paid for it

Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled...

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit

by Eleanor Fitzsimons Abrams Press (October 07, 2019)

The first major biography of the trailblazing and controversial children’s author E. Nesbit 

Edith Nesbit (1858–1924) is considered the first modern writer for children and the inventor of the children’s...