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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...


Trotsky

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Pirate Queen

by Susan Ronald HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary...


Beerspit Night and Cursing

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider"

  • Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation
  • Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary...


Catherine the Great

by Simon Dixon HarperCollins e-books (April 14, 2009)

“[A] superb biography….Scholarly, refreshing, commonsensical, and compelling, vividly portraying the charismatic Empress and her times.”

—Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Sashenka

 

Simon Dixon’s Catherine...