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by Pamela Newkirk Amistad (June 02, 2015)

2016 NAACP Image Award Winner

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice,...

The Life Of Stonewall Jackson

by John Esten Cooke HarperTorch (July 15, 2014)

From Bull Run (Manassas), where Thomas Jackson earned his famous nickname, to tragedy at Chancellorsville, The Life of Stonewall Jackson is the story of how the unassuming Virginian became General Robert E....

Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor Harper (May 19, 2015)

From the author of the acclaimed She-Wolves, the complex, surprising, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before.

Helen Castor tells afresh the gripping...

Water to the Angels

by Les Standiford Ecco (March 31, 2015)

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined...

Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan Harper (June 02, 2015)

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

PEN Literary Award Finalist

New York Times Notable Book

Washington Post Notable Book

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year


Capital Dames

by Cokie Roberts Harper (April 14, 2015)

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at...

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 Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

by Eleanor Roosevelt Harper Perennial Modern Classics (October 21, 2014)

A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.

The daughter of one of New York’s...


by Mark Sakamoto HarperCollins Publishers (June 03, 2014)


When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean chose to escape his troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada and volunteer to serve his country overseas. Meanwhile, in...

Clouds of Glory

by Michael Korda Harper (May 13, 2014)

In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography...

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,...

Quotable Kennedy's

by Bill Adler HarperCollins e-books (December 28, 2010)

The Kennedy name is synonymous with dignity, intelligence, and, of course, the ability to produce potent sound bites. This warm and nostalgic collection of quotes, collected by Kennedy specialist Bill Adler,...

Alexander Hamilton: A Life

by Willard Sterne Randall HarperCollins e-books (July 06, 2010)

From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy....

The Immortalists

by David M. Friedman HarperCollins e-books (December 29, 2009)

His historic career as an aviator made Charles Lindbergh one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, the subject of best-selling biographies and a hit movie, as well as the inspiration for a dance step—the...

Old Man in a Baseball Cap

by Fred Rochlin HarperCollins e-books (October 27, 2009)

Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he--an ordinary young man--was thrust into...

Anne Frank

by Francine Prose HarperCollins e-books (September 29, 2009)

“A deeply felt reappraisal of the work and its global impact.... [Prose] makes a persuasive argument for Anne Frank’s literary genius.” —New York Times Book Review

In June, 1942, Anne Frank received a...


by Bertrand M. Patenaude HarperCollins e-books (September 01, 2009)

In Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, Stanford University lecturer Bertrand M. Patenaude tells the dramatic story of Leon Trotsky's final years in exile in Mexico. Shedding new light on Trotsky’s tumultuous...

My Prison, My Home

by Haleh Esfandiari HarperCollins e-books (September 01, 2009)

My Prison, My Home is the harrowing true story of Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari’s arrest on false charges and subsequent incarceration in Evin Prison, the most notorious penitentiary in Ahmadinejad’s...

The Way You Wear Your Hat

by Bill Zehme HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

In The Way You Wear Your Hat, author Bill Zehme presents a masterful assembly of the most personal details and gorgeous minutiae of Frank Sinatra's way of livingmatters of the heart and heartbreak, friendship...

The Road to Woodstock

by Michael Lang HarperCollins e-books (July 14, 2009)

The definitive account of the most famous music festival of all time: Woodstock.

“[A] vivid and lively account of those hectic and historic three days….The best fly-on-the-wall account, tantamount to having...

Until Death Do Us Part

by Ingrid Betancourt HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ingrid Betancourt, a senator and a presidential candidate in Colombia, grew up among diplomats, literati, and artists who congregated at her parents' elegant home in Paris, France. Her father served as Colombia's...

In My Blood

by John Sedgwick HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

While working on his second novel, John Sedgwick spiraled into a depression so profound that it very nearly resulted in suicide. An author acclaimed for his intimate literary excursions into the rarified, moneyed...

Meet the Beatles

by Steven D. Stark HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean...

Nixon and Kissinger

by Robert Dallek HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this epic dual biography, one of our most distinguished scholars—the bestselling author of An Unfinished Life—probes the lives and times of two unlikely leaders whose partnership dominated American and...

The Last Lone Inventor

by Evan I. Schwartz HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In a story that is both of its time and timeless, Evan I. Schwartz tells a tale of genius versus greed, innocence versus deceit, and independent brilliance versus corporate arrogance. Many men have laid claim...

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Baillie Gifford Prize 2006

by James Shapiro HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing]...

To the Heart of the Nile

by Pat Shipman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szász stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny: Sam Baker, a wealthy English...

Six Wives

by David Starkey HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey...

Shakespeare's Wife

by Germaine Greer HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Little is known about Ann Hathaway, the wife of England's greatest playwright; a great deal, none of it complimentary, has been assumed. The omission of her name from Shakespeare's will has been interpreted...


by Paula Byrne Harper Perennial (April 29, 2014)

The sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race...

The Truth Will Out

by Brenda James & William Rubinstein HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Motivated by scholarship and driven by curiosity, Shakespeare historian Brenda James applied a sixteenth-century code-breaking technique to the dedication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. What she uncovered led her...

Alexis de Tocqueville

by Joseph Epstein HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, not only offered a vivid...

The Last Alchemist

by Iain McCalman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Freemason ... Shaman ... Prophet ... Seducer ... Swindler ... Thief ... Heretic

Who was the mysterious Count Cagliostro?

Depending on whom you ask, he was either a great healer or a dangerous charlatan. Internationally...

The Pope and the Heretic

by Michael White HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Giordano Bruno challenged everything in his pursuit of an all-embracing system of thought. This not only brought him patronage from powerful figures of the day but also put him in direct conflict with the Catholic...

Daughter of Destiny

by Benazir Bhutto HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“A fascinating portrait. . . . Benazir Bhutto is endowed with courage. . . . She deserves praise for steering her unstable nation back on a democratic path.”  — New York Times Book Review

Daughter of Destiny...

Amazing Grace

by Eric Metaxas HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist,...

Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage—now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey.

“Prodigious research, sure-footed prose...


by Donald Spoto HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

Since her death at the age of nineteen in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination. She was a teenager of astonishing common sense and a national heroine who led men in...

Nellie Taft

by Carl Sferrazza Anthony HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

On the morning of William Howard Taft's inauguration, Nellie Taft publicly expressed that theirs would be a joint presidency by shattering precedent and demanding that she ride alongside her husband down Pennsylvania...

Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen B. Oates HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” —Newsday

An essential book for any student of Lincoln and American history, Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind...

The Rare and the Beautiful

by Cressida Connolly HarperCollins (May 26, 2009)

Like the better-known Mitfords, the Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the twentieth century. Beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong, they broke away from middle-class...


by Maggie Siggins HarperCollins Publishers (October 25, 2010)

Published to widespread critical acclaim, Riel: A Life of Revolution proved that an intimate and revealing portrait of one of our most enduring—and most isunderstood—legends could be an almost instant national...

Miss Anne in Harlem

by Carla Kaplan Harper (September 10, 2013)

Celebrated scholar Carla Kaplan’s cultural biography, Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, focuses on white women, collectively called “Miss Anne,” who became Harlem Renaissance...

Lady at the O.K. Corral

by Ann Kirschner Harper (March 05, 2013)

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner is the definitive biography of a Jewish girl from New York who won the heart of Wyatt Earp.

For nearly fifty years, she was the...

Espionage in the Divided Stuart Dynasty

by Julian Whitehead Pen and Sword History (August 31, 2020)

King James II was the Catholic king of a Protestant nation, but he had inherited a secure crown and was able to put down the rebellion by his nephew the Duke of Monmouth. In just over three years James had been...

Between the Swastika and the Sickle

by James R. Edwards Eerdmans (May 23, 2019)

The life, theological contribution, and mysterious disappearance of one of the more important New Testament scholars in the twentieth century 

On February 15, 1946, the Soviet NKVD raided the home of Ernst Lohmeyer...

Between the Swastika and the Sickle

by James R. Edwards Eerdmans (May 23, 2019)

The life, theological contribution, and mysterious disappearance of one of the more important New Testament scholars in the twentieth century 

On February 15, 1946, the Soviet NKVD raided the home of Ernst Lohmeyer...

The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee

by R. David Cox & Mark A. Noll Eerdmans (April 12, 2017)

The first close examination of how Robert E. Lee's faith shaped his life

Robert E. Lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing...

The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee

by R. David Cox & Mark A. Noll Eerdmans (April 12, 2017)

The first close examination of how Robert E. Lee's faith shaped his life

Robert E. Lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing...