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Coast to Coast

by Nora Johnson Simon & Schuster (August 03, 2004)

Nora Johnson was a young child when her parents' marriage collapsed. Her father, Nunnally Johnson, the writer, producer, or director of many acclaimed movies, such as The Grapes of Wrath and The Dirty Dozen,...


Falling Apart in One Piece

by Stacy Morrison Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2010)

• A compelling memoir: Just when Stacy Morrison thought she had it all, her husband of ten years announced that he wanted a divorce. She was left alone with a new house that needed lots of work, a new baby...


It Seemed Important at the Time

by Gloria Vanderbilt Simon & Schuster (September 28, 2004)

An elegant, witty, frank, touching, and deeply personal account of the loves both great and fleeting in the life of one of America's most celebrated and fabled women.

Born to great wealth yet kept a virtual...


When Trumpets Call

by Patricia O'Toole Simon & Schuster (March 01, 2005)

A remarkable portrait of one of our most remarkable presidents, When Trumpets Call focuses on Theodore Roosevelt's life after the White House. TR had reveled in his power and used it to enlarge the scope of...


The Colonel

by Alanna Nash Simon & Schuster (July 08, 2003)

In The Colonel, Alanna Nash, the author of Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch, explores in depth the amazing story of Colonel Tom Parker, the man behind the legend and the myth of Elvis Presley. The result...


Lion of Hollywood

by Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster (April 19, 2005)

Lion of Hollywood is the definitive biography of Louis B. Mayer, the chief of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—MGM—the biggest and most successful film studio of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

An immigrant from tsarist Russia,...


The Summer of My Greek Taverna

by Tom Stone Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2002)

Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel -- and stayed twenty-two years. On Patmos, the tiny island where St. John received the apocalyptic visions recorded in the Book of Revelations, he fell in...


We Are Lincoln Men

by David Herbert Donald Simon & Schuster (November 04, 2003)

In this brilliant and illuminating portrait of our sixteenth president, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald examines the significance of friendship in Abraham Lincoln's life and the role it played...


Ted Kennedy

by Boston Globe Simon & Schuster (March 03, 2009)

The extraordinary life of senator Edward Moore Kennedy captures two vivid stories: one is of an iconic senator who experienced the greatest of triumphs and the most devastating of losses, and the other is a...


Last Lion

by Peter S. Canellos Simon & Schuster (February 17, 2009)

No figure in American public life has had such great expectations thrust upon him, or has responded so poorly. But Ted Kennedy -- the youngest of the Kennedy children and the son who felt the least pressure...


Losing Everything

by David Lozell Martin Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2008)

In Losing Everything, his first book of nonfiction, acclaimed novelist David Lozell Martin tells his wildest, most outlandish story yet -- his own.

One evening in the mountainous forest of his isolated West...


On Being 40(ish)

by Lindsey Mead Simon & Schuster (February 05, 2019)

“Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older... A must read for anyone 40ish or beyond.” —Joanna...


The Five of Hearts

by Patricia O'Toole Simon & Schuster (March 07, 2006)

The Five of Hearts, who first gathered in Washington in the Gilded Age, included Henry Adams, historian and scion of America's first political dynasty; his wife, Clover, gifted photographer and tragic victim...


On Her Trail

by John Dickerson Simon & Schuster (October 17, 2006)

Before Barbara Walters, before Katie Couric, there was Nancy Dickerson. The first female member of the Washington TV news corps, Nancy was the only woman covering many of the most iconic events of the sixties....


The Treehouse

by Naomi Wolf Simon & Schuster (April 26, 2005)

Bestselling author Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that happiness is something that can be taught -- and learned. In this magical book, Naomi shares the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a poet...


Paula Deen

by Paula Deen Simon & Schuster (April 03, 2007)

Do you know the real Paula Deen? You may think you know the butter-loving, finger-licking, joke-cracking queen of melt-in-your-mouth Southern cuisine. You may have even visited The Lady & Sons to taste for yourself...


On the Shoulders of Giants

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld Simon & Schuster (January 30, 2007)

From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the...


The Bill from My Father

by Bernard Cooper Simon & Schuster (January 31, 2006)

Bernard Cooper's new memoir is searing, soulful, and filled with uncommon psychological nuance and laugh-out-loud humor. Like Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Cooper's account of growing up and coming to terms...


The Defining Moment

by Jonathan Alter Simon & Schuster (May 02, 2006)

This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people...


Wild Swans

by Jung Chang Simon & Schuster (August 05, 2003)

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million...


No Way Renee

by Renee Richards & John Ames Simon & Schuster (February 06, 2007)

In 1975, at the age of forty, Richard Raskind, a renowned eye surgeon and highly ranked amateur tennis player, "died," and Renée Richards was "born," in what was to become the most public and highly scrutinized...


Walking Broad

by Bruce Buschel Simon & Schuster (July 31, 2007)

Wedged between the hustle of New York and the grandeur of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is America's smallest big city, America's biggest small city, and America's most American city. It is also a city in flux....


Bob Knight

by Steve Delsohn & Mark Heisler Simon & Schuster (February 07, 2006)

Brilliant, intimidating, charming, or profane, Coach Bob Knight is an enduring contradiction who has long fascinated and repelled basketball fans, for whom he has provided as much to dislike as to respect.

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The Gettysburg Gospel

by Gabor Boritt Simon & Schuster (November 07, 2006)

The words Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg comprise perhaps the most famous speech in history. It has been quoted by popes, presidents, prime ministers,...


DisneyWar

by James B. Stewart Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2005)

The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner—Disney Chairman and CEO—and the scandals that drove America’s best-known entertainment company to civil war.

“When You Wish Upon a Star,”...


Sons of Providence

by Charles Rappleye Simon & Schuster (May 09, 2006)

In 1774, as the new world simmered with tensions that would lead to the violent birth of a new nation, two Rhode Island brothers were heading toward their own war over the issue that haunts America to this day:...


Early Bird

by Rodney Rothman Simon & Schuster (April 26, 2005)

Everyone says they would like to retire early, but Rodney Rothman actually did it -- forty years early. Burnt out, he decides at the age of twenty-eight to get an early start on his golden years. He travels...


Jim Cramer's Real Money

by James J. Cramer Simon & Schuster (March 29, 2005)

Even after repeated boom and bust cycles on Wall Street, it’s still possible to make real money in the stock market—provided investors take a disciplined approach to investing. Financial guru Jim Cramer...


President Reagan

by Richard Reeves Simon & Schuster (December 20, 2005)

Twenty-five years after Ronald Reagan became president, Richard Reeves has written a surprising and revealing portrait of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. As he did in his bestselling...


Benjamin Franklin

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2003)

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character....


Team of Rivals

by Doris Kearns Goodwin Simon & Schuster (October 25, 2005)

Winner of the Lincoln Prize

Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity...


At Canaan's Edge

by Taylor Branch Simon & Schuster (January 10, 2006)

At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling...


When Pride Still Mattered

by David Maraniss Simon & Schuster (October 06, 1999)

In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.

More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football...


Who She Was

by Samuel G. Freedman Simon & Schuster (March 22, 2005)

When Samuel G. Freedman was nearing fifty, the same age at which his mother died of breast cancer, he realized that he did not know who she was. Of course, he knew that Eleanor had been his mother, a mother...


Star

by Peter Biskind Simon & Schuster (April 01, 2010)

In this compulsively readable and constantly surprising book, Peter Biskind, the author of the film classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced...


The Hypomanic Edge

by John D. Gartner Simon & Schuster (March 01, 2005)

Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes, according to psychologist John Gartner.

Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity,...


Molina

by Bengie Molina & Joan Ryan Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2015)

New York Times Bestseller

“An ideal Father’s Day present...It’s this year’s baseball book most likely to be made into a terrific movie.” —The Chicago Tribune

“Affecting...A simply told, deeply moving...