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Fishing Stories

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons’s new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek...


Plague

by Kent Heckenlively & Judy Mikovits Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue...


Miracle Survivors

by Tami Boehmer Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

If you have received an incurable cancer diagnosis, hearing about someone “who made it” is like spotting a rescue ship when you’re drowning in a stormy sea. Miracle Survivors provides that lifeline with...


Shoot to Win

by Chris Cheng, Dustin Ellermann & Iain Harrison Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

Chris Cheng won the title of “Top Shot,” a $100,000 cash prize, and a professional marksman contract with the show sponsor, Bass Pro Shops. How did a tech support guy who didn’t shoot a lot of guns beat...


The Mensch Handbook

by Max Gross Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

For years after college, Max Gross was a schlubby ne'er-do-well sporting an unwieldy Jewfro. He fought off double-chins and man-boobs. His style of dress was reminiscent of a stoned urban slacker. Young Max...


Women Healers of the World

by Holly Bellebuono & Rosemary Gladstar Skyhorse (September 09, 2014)

A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular.

The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional...


Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero

by Dolph Lundgren & Per Bernal Skyhorse (September 09, 2014)

Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally-renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a...


Letters from My Sister

by Eve Lederman & Faye Lederman Skyhorse (September 30, 2014)

Eve and Faye’s correspondence began with a simple letter about a bad job interview or bad hair day, seeking comfort from hundreds of miles away. As their adult lives unfolded, gender roles, career choices,...


The Pornographer's Daughter

by Kristin Battista-Frazee Skyhorse (September 30, 2014)

More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain...


Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails

by Theodore Roosevelt & Jim Casada Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails gathers together Roosevelt’s many writings on game hunting and the outdoors from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Published in various magazines and excerpts from his...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational...


Through the Brazilian Wilderness

by Theodore Roosevelt Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

In 1914, with the well-wishes of the Brazilian government, Theodore Roosevelt, ex-president of the United States; his son, Kermit; and Colonel Rondon travel to South America on a quest to course the River of...


Good Hunting

by Theodore Roosevelt Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Written in the late nineteenth century and first published in Harper’s Round Table magazine in 1896, this collection of articles details turn-of-the-century America’s rugged wilderness. Good Hunting is an...


Radiation Days

by Lynn Hoffman Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

What's it worth to you to live another year?

Writer, poet, foodie, and storyteller Lynn Hoffman considers that question in Radiation Days, a memoir of his experience fighting throat cancer.

How many arrows will...


Money Sucks

by Michael Baughman Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

A funny and touching story about how to deal with the struggles of adulthood, how to live a good life, and how money can complicate it all.

Michael Baughman’s hope was to send his oldest grandson off to his...


Hard Time

by Shaun Attwood, Anne Mini & Tony Papa Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

Shaun Attwood was a millionaire day trader in Phoenix, Arizona, but his hedonistic lifestyle of drugs and parties came to an abrupt end in 2002 when a SWAT team broke down his door. Attwood found himself on...


Querencia

by Stephen Bodio & Malcolm Brooks Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple...


A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid Skyhorse (May 13, 2014)

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...


Meant to Be

by Lauren Pizza Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

When Lauren Pizza was thirteen, she died. Caught under a small sailboat, she struggled to reach the surface, only to find that what she thought was up was actually down . . . and that’s all she remembers....


The Reappearing Act

by Kate Fagan Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

It’s hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports—that’s a challenge....


An Autobiography of John Muir

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Biographer Steven J. Holmes once wrote that John Muir was "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity." In his lifetime, the engineer, author, biologist, and activist worked...


An Autobiography of Joseph Conrad

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Heart of Darkness author Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857) was a Polish writer who learned to read, write, and speak English after he was granted British nationality in 1886. Although...


The Seasonable Angler

by Nick Lyons Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Nick Lyons’s first fishing book, The Seasonable Angler, is the story of a fisherman’s year, from the projects and fantasies of an angler’s winter through the thrill of a June evening’s rise on the Beaverkill,...


Socialist Dreams and Beauty Queens

by Jamie Maslin Skyhorse (March 04, 2014)

Couchsurfer, hitchhiker, and rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin embarks on a couchsurfing adventure to the homeland of “firebrand,” “populist,” “anti-American” president Hugo Chavez: the Bolivarian Republic...


A Man Called Intrepid

by William Stevenson Skyhorse (December 17, 2013)

A New York Times Best Seller!

The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated...


The Power of Indignation

by Stéphane Hessel & E. C. Belli Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.”

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international...


The Life and Adventures of Frank Grouard

by Joe De Barthe Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The true story of the one of the most thrilling figures of the Wild West.

Every army needs its scouts. A good scout knows the enemy and the enemy’s terrain as well as his own, and is resourceful and incisive,...


Donovan

by Richard Dunlop & William Stephenson Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

One of the most celebrated and highly decorated heroes of World War I, a noted trial lawyer, presidential adviser and emissary, and chief of America’s Office of Strategic Services during World War II, William...


My Captivity

by Fanny Kelly Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

Fanny Kelly’s memoir, first published in 1872, is an intelligent and thoughtful narrative. Kelly spent five months as a prisoner of Ogalalla Sioux in 1864 when she was nineteen years old. A woman of her time,...


Scandal

by George Rush Skyhorse (October 15, 2013)

When the world first learned of Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee’s impromptu wedding, when Sarah Jessica Parker had an explosive falling-out with her Sex and the City castmates, or when Ruth Madoff discovered the...


Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?

by Ilana Garon Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner city schools like a firefighter into an inferno,...


Jimmy Stewart

by Michael Munn Skyhorse (March 01, 2013)

Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such...


Hollywood in Heels

by Charity G. Finnestad Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Hollywood in Heels is a sexy, smart, shockingly honest and wickedly hilarious memoir of a young woman finding her way in a city where sex is the primary commodity and illusion the name of the game. Charity...


My Life and the Beautiful Game

by Robert L. Fish, Pele & Shep Messing Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

While kicking a ball through the dusty streets of his Brazilian hometown, young Edson Arantes do Nascimento was given the nickname Pelé so casually that no one remembers its meaning. Today, the name is famous...


An Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (October 17, 2011)

Based in part on his own writings, this is the true story about one of America’s most beloved leaders. From president of the board of New York City Police Commissioners, secretary of the Navy, founder of the...


Dr. Feelgood

by Richard A. Lertzman & William J. Birnes Skyhorse (May 01, 2013)

Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named “Dr. Feelgood,” developed a unique “energy formula” that altered the paths of some of the twentieth century’s...


Roosevelt and the Holocaust

by Robert L. Beir & Brian Josepher Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

The year was 1932. At age fourteen Robert Beir’s journey through life changed irrevocably when a classmate called him a “dirty Jew.” Suddenly Beir encountered the belligerent poison of anti-Semitism. The...


Whitney Houston!

by Mark Bego Skyhorse (March 02, 2012)

Whitney Houston (1963–2012) was a superstar. Few in the world of show business reach the career heights that she attained with what seemed such ease. Her megastardom peaked in 1992 with the release of the hit...


Flight for Life

by Richard D. Stewart Skyhorse (December 19, 2011)

Flight for Life is the heart-stopping account of one of the most gripping rescue missions in African history. Told by a doctor involved in saving the lives of Nigerian workers who became victims of a tragic...


I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames

by Jeni Decker Skyhorse (December 03, 2011)

Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one hundred and [redacted] pounds—a self described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism...


Ibn Saud

by Barbara Bray & Michael Darlow Skyhorse (June 15, 2012)

Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won, often with...


Why Planes Crash

by David Soucie & Ozzie Cheek Skyhorse (September 14, 2011)

Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash,...


A Flyfisher's World

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America’s most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan’s Au Sable River—the exact moment when the author lost his heart...


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell Skyhorse (May 15, 2009)

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national...


Marilyn Monroe

by Michelle Morgan Skyhorse (August 30, 2012)

For the first time in paperback, this valuable biography by the president of Marilyn Monroe’s UK fan club contains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material on Marilyn Monroe, covering all...


An Autobiography of General Custer

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (October 17, 2012)

Taken from George Armstrong Custer's own writings, An Autobiography of General Custer is the “true story” of one of the most praised, most despised, but surely most remembered American military heroes. Indeed,...


Reluctant Hero

by Michael Benfante & Dave Hollander Skyhorse (August 11, 2011)

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Michael Benfante went to work, just like he had day after day, at his office on eighty-first floor in the World Trade Center North Tower. Moments after the first plane struck,...


Burqalicious: The Dubai Diaries

by Becky Wicks Skyhorse (July 15, 2012)

As a sassy young woman used to drinking, partying, blogging, and shopping her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free career in sunny Dubai just couldn’t go unanswered. Over the course...


Doctor Goebbels

by Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel Skyhorse (June 09, 2010)

Quite possibly the most dangerous and intelligent member of the Nazi hierarchy, Joseph Goebbels’s flair for propaganda and spectacular organization ensured the fu¨hrer’s rise to power. As founder of the...


Searching for Annabel Chong

by Gerrie Lim Skyhorse (May 01, 2012)

Back in January 1995 in Los Angeles, California, a Singaporean pornstar named Annabel Chong took cultural rebellion to an extreme, on terms that had never been negotiated before. She was filmed having sex with...