Biography

Empire Statesman: The Rise and Redemption of Al Smith

Franklin Roosevelt is said to have explained Al Smith, and his own New Deal, with these words: "Practically all the things we've done in the federal government are the things Al Smith did as govern...

Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye

Lee Brown Coye created more than 50 years worth of wildly imaginative and fantastic artwork for magazines like the original Weird Tales and prized books by Ray Bradbury, H. P.

Lovecraft, and...

The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS

This is the unforgettable chronicle of Rusty's combat experiences, transporting the reader back to the cutting edge of the SAS's deadly covert missions during the crises of the 80s and 90s. But eve...

Did It! From Yippie To Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary

The author of Listen, Whitey! The sights sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 now chronicles the 1960's and '70's through they eyes of Yippie Jerry Rubin Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an A...

Shania Twain: An Intimate Portrait of a Country Music Diva

Shania Twain is not your average pop star. She has the mega-hit "You're Still the One", the multi-platinum album Come on Over, the VH1 Behind the Music special...but she's much more than merely the...

Henri Nouwen: His Life and Vision

Through more than fifty books Henri Nouwen, the Dutch priest and writer, touched count people with his compelling interpretation of Christian faith.

His immense impact came in part from his ...

Abilio - Determinado, Ambicioso, Polêmico

Em 1948, o imigrante Valentim dos Santos Diniz inaugurou uma discreta doceria em São Paulo chamada Pão de Açúcar. Menos de uma década depois, acompanhado de seu primogênito, Abilio, “seu Santos”, c...

100/XX+50. Antologia polskiego reportażu XX wieku. Tom 3

Antologia to hołd złożony polskiej szkole reportażu, zbiór prezentujący jej najlepszych twórców, tych najsławniejszych i tych niesłusznie zapomnianych, a wspólnie tworzących reporterską historię XX...

The Phantom of the Open: The Story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer

The hilarious, heartwarming and - unbelievably - true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer. "I have been insulted, abused, pelted with stones, held up to ridicule, manhandled by pol...

In Search of Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is one of the biggest names on today’s top 40 charts. He’s won eleven Grammys (and immeasurable attention for his Grammys fashion choices), been nominated for an Oscar, and is abo...

Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

Born into slavery around 1821 in Petersburg, Virginia, Lilly Ann Granderson secretly learned to read and write from her master's children. Lilly Ann read everything she could get her hands on, and ...

Elvis and Gladys

Who on the planet doesn't know that Elvis Presley gave electrifying performances and enthralled millions? Who doesn't know that he was the King of Rock 'n' Roll? But who knows that the King himself...

20th Century People Who Shaped the Church

"People Who Shaped the Church" examines in detail the lives of Christians who profoundly shaped the church of the twentieth century. Accounts of faith and faithfulness in adversity demonstrate the ...

I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny

"I Walked the Line" is a chronicle of first love, long-kept secrets, betrayal, forgiveness, and the truth--told at last by Johnny Cash's first wife, the mother of his four daughters. It is a book t...

Helen Keller

Although she lived in a world of silence and darkness, Helen Keller became a college graduate, best-selling author, and tire fund-raiser. Discover Helen's inspirational story with the help of her o...

Vihreän kullan kirous: G. A. Serlachiuksen elämä ja afäärit

"Sanalla sanoen, hän on huono ihminen", tiivisti G. A. Serlachius (1830–1901) henkilöstään vallinneen aikalaismielipiteen. Jälkimaailma oli eri mieltä ja korotti hänet "suomalaiseksi self-made man ...

Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution

In this biography, the acclaimed author of Sons of Providence, winner of the 2007 George Wash- ington Book Prize, recovers an immensely important part of the founding drama of the country in the st...

Sasha

Fun-loving Sasha Obama is one of the youngest children to live in the White House. The seven-year-old and her ten-year-old sister Malia are the great-great grandchildren of a slave. They are also t...

Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Marcia Brady, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, had it all—style, looks, boys, brains, and talent. No wonder her younger sister Jan was jealous! For count ado...

Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

Biography. In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment.

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