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Moliere : Story of the Greatest French Writer

by Great Authors Collection, Margaret Oliphant & Andrew Lang Lm Publishers (August 17, 2017)

This book presents the Story of the Greatest French Writer: Moliere. "Among the many great names which make French literature illustrious, there is scarcely one which is so universally acknowledged and of such...


Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares

by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley She Writes Press (August 15, 2017)

Blending humor with self-discovery and inspiration, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley takes on a brave project at age 52 that she calls The 52/52 Project. She takes on the challenge to do one thing a week that pushes her...


Electric October

by Kevin Cook Henry Holt and Co. (August 15, 2017)

The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series--and the ways that epic October changed their lives

The 1947 World Series was “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe...


Notes on a Foreign Country

by Suzy Hansen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 15, 2017)

Suzy Hansen left her country and moved to Istanbul and discovered America

In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in...


The World Broke in Two

by Bill Goldstein Henry Holt and Co. (August 15, 2017)

A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism

The World Broke in Two tells...


Albert Einstein

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (August 10, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Albert Einstein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Albert...


Parent Deleted: A Mother's Fight for Her Right to Parent

by Michelle Darné She Writes Press (August 08, 2017)

Michelle Darné shares the story of her fight for her children as a non-biological, lesbian mother-stepping forward once again as the spokesperson of emergent civil rights paradoxes that will define the coming...


Rescued from ISIS

by Dimitri Bontinck St. Martin's Press (August 08, 2017)

Rescued from ISIS is the inspiring and terrifying tale of one man's journey to the Middle East to save his child from radical Islam, and its surprising worldwide repercussions.

Dimitri Bontinck lived every parent's...


Elvis Presley

by Spencer Leigh McNidder and Grace (August 03, 2017)

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS...


A Clear Case of Genius

by Reginald 'Blinker' Hall, Nigel West & Philip Vickers The History Press (August 01, 2017)

IN 1933 the Admiralty banned ‘Blinker’ Hall from publishing his autobiography, but here, for the first time, those chapters that survived are presented in full. See what the renowned spymaster had to say...


A Woman's Place Is at the Top

by Hannah Kimberley St. Martin's Press (August 01, 2017)

Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist....


Happiness: A Memoir

by Heather Harpham Henry Holt and Co. (August 01, 2017)

A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices.

Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted...


Shadows of a Princess

by Patrick Jephson William Collins (July 27, 2017)

Reissued for the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this sensational and controversial bestseller is an explosive account of her life, from the man who was by her side throughout its most turbulent period....


Dead Now Of Course

by Phyllida Law Fourth Estate (July 27, 2017)

‘My future mother-in-law burst into tears when she heard her son was to marry an actress. There’s still something disturbing, I grant you, about the word “actress”. If an MP or some other outstanding...


Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded

by John Z. Guzlowski & Charles Adès Fishman Aquila Polonica (July 25, 2017)

Winner 2017 Benjamin Franklin GOLD AWARD for POETRY. Winner 2017 MONTAIGNE MEDAL for most thought-provoking books. Major tour de force traces arc of one of millions of American immigrant families, survivors...


The Way We Die Now

by Seamus O'Mahony St. Martin's Press (July 25, 2017)

We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of our friends and beloved relations will die in a busy hospital in the care of strangers, doctors, and nurses they have known at best for a couple of weeks....


Edward VII

by Catharine Arnold St. Martin's Press (July 25, 2017)

“Victorian England: We know what that was supposed to mean — all priggish prudery and "we-are-not-amused" harrumphing. Except now we know it wasn't all that . . . [Catharine Arnold’s] new biography focuses...


Getting' Poetic on Anaesthetic

by Simon Sainsbury Clink Street Publishing (July 20, 2017)

Gettin' Poetic on Anaesthetic is a light-hearted memoir guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, or even wet your pants! A memoir is all about the ability to see life through the writer's eyes. Allow yourself to...


Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash

by Richard Lourie St. Martin's Press (July 18, 2017)

An electrifying and timely book, by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie, that explores Putin's failures and whether Trump's election gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous opportunities in our mad new world....


The Women Who Flew for Hitler

by Clare Mulley St. Martin's Press (July 18, 2017)

Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley’s The Women Who Flew for Hitler—a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.

Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented,...


Converting to Judaism: A Japanese Perspective

by Kanji Ishizumi Grosvenor House Publishing (July 18, 2017)

This is the moving story of how a Japanese lawyer and educational consultant from a conservative family of fan makers and merchants came to embrace Judaism.

In his early 50s, while living in the US, he developed...


The Gift of Goodbye

by Rebecca Whitehead Munn She Writes Press (July 18, 2017)

Have you faced the loss of a parent, struggled with how to say goodbye? Have you felt the depth of pain of the loss, not knowing where to turn or how to cope? Have you questioned your faith and let fear take...


My Shitty Twenties

by Emily Morris Salt (July 15, 2017)

The baby?s father?s parting shot was ?Enjoy your impending shitty, snotty, vomity twenties.?

When Emily Morris was 22 and half way through university, she found out she was pregnant. It felt like an alien invasion...


A Tangled Web

by Mary W. Craig The History Press (July 14, 2017)

In this new biography, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her execution, Mata Hari is revealed in all of her flawed eccentricity; a woman whose adult life was a fantastical web of lies, half-truths...


Coming of Age

by Deborah Beatriz Blum St. Martin's Press (July 11, 2017)

The startling coming-of-age story of famed anthropologist Margaret Mead whose radical ideas challenged the social and sexual norms of her time.

The story begins in 1923, when twenty-two year old Margaret Mead...


The Netanyahu Years

by Ben Caspit & Ora Cummings St. Martin's Press (July 11, 2017)

Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country’s history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu’s...


Jane Austen at Home

by Lucy Worsley St. Martin's Press (July 11, 2017)

"Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen...


Wellington: pocket GIANTS

by Gary Sheffield The History Press (July 10, 2017)

Wellington is a giant because he was one of the greatest military commanders in British history, an important figure in the emergence of Britain as a great imperial power, a man who dominated British society...


Queen of Bebop

by Elaine M. Hayes Ecco (July 04, 2017)

Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women’s and civil rights

Sarah Vaughan,...


A Stone of Hope

by Jim St. Germain & Jon Sternfeld Harper (July 04, 2017)

In the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and Just Mercy, a searing memoir and clarion call to save our at-risk youth by a young black man who himself was a lost cause—until he landed in a rehabilitation program...


All Our Waves Are Water

by Jaimal Yogis Harper Wave (July 04, 2017)

In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to...


Recalling Childhood

by Nicholas Tarling, Ooi Keat Gin, George Dibley & Paul G. Halpern et al. Hamilton Books (July 03, 2017)

What can you remember of your childhood? This was the question put to a number of ‘seniors’ asked to start from as far back as they could get, and go as far as the onset of adolescence. Their answers are...


Footnotes

by Vybarr Cregan-Reid St. Martin's Press (July 03, 2017)

Running is not just a sport. It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives. It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts...


The Pinks

by Chris Enss TwoDot (July 01, 2017)

The true story of Kate Warne and the other women who served as Pinkertons, fulfilling the adage, “Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History.”

Most students of the Old West and American law enforcement history...


Long Live the King: The Mysterious Fate of Edward II

by Kathryn Warner The History Press (June 29, 2017)

In Long Live the King, medieval historian Kathryn Warner explores in detail Edward's downfall and forced abdication in 1326/27, the role played in it by his wife Isabella of France, the wide variation in chronicle...


The Alexander Scriabin Companion

by Lincoln Ballard, Matthew Bengtson & John Bell Young Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 27, 2017)

This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander...


Drone Warrior

by Brett Velicovich & Christopher S. Stewart Dey Street Books (June 27, 2017)

“A must read for anyone who wants to understand the new American way of war.”  — General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency

A former...


My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

by Amy Silverstein Harper Wave (June 27, 2017)

In this moving memoir about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, Amy Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice...


The Working Class Republican

by Henry Olsen Broadside e-books (June 27, 2017)

In this sure to be controversial book in the vein of The Forgotten Man, a political analyst argues that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was not an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, but his...


Another Kind of Madness

by Stephen Hinshaw St. Martin's Press (June 20, 2017)

Glenn Close says: "Another Kind of Madness is one of the best books I’ve read about the cost of stigma and silence in a family touched by mental illness. I was profoundly moved by Stephen Hinshaw’s story,...


A Paris Year

by Janice MacLeod St. Martin's Press (June 20, 2017)

Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman’s French sojourn in the world’s most beautiful city. Beginning on her first...


Housman Country

by Peter Parker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 20, 2017)

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

A captivating exploration of A. E. Housman and the influence of his particular brand of Englishness

A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad made little impression when it...


Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

by Cate Lineberry St. Martin's Press (June 20, 2017)

"A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls' astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting...


Prince Harry: The Inside Story

by Duncan Larcombe HarperCollins (June 15, 2017)

Prince Henry of Wales has emerged as the unexpected jewel in the crown of the modern British monarchy. Despite his unruly antics, for which he’s made headlines all over the world, Harry’s popularity rivals...


I Was Told to Come Alone

by Souad Mekhennet Henry Holt and Co. (June 13, 2017)

“I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel. . . .”

For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter...


The Chick and the Dead

by Carla Valentine St. Martin's Press (June 13, 2017)

Carla Valentine works with the dead. After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with post-mortems for years before becoming the curator of the world’s most famous pathology museum. When it comes to...


With God in Russia

by Walter J. Ciszek & Daniel L. Flaherty HarperOne (June 13, 2017)

Republished for a new century and featuring an afterword by Father James Martin, SJ, the classic memoir of an American-born Jesuit priest imprisoned for fifteen years in a Soviet gulag during the height of the...


Away with Words

by Joe Berkowitz Harper Perennial (June 13, 2017)

Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin.

When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first...


The Close Encounters Man

by Mark O'Connell Dey Street Books (June 13, 2017)

The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster classic science fiction...


Runnin' with the Devil

by Noel Monk & Joe Layden Dey Street Books (June 13, 2017)

The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock...