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The Lady Queen

by Nancy Goldstone Little, Brown and Company (August 31, 2018)

The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial -- and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages.

On March 15, 1348, twenty-two-year-old Joanna I, Queen of Naples, stood trial...


Daughters of the Winter Queen

by Nancy Goldstone Little, Brown and Company (April 09, 2018)

The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe.

From the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters...


Trials of the Earth

by Mary Mann Hamilton Little, Brown and Company (July 11, 2016)

The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family, and make a home in the early American South.

Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 -...


Sting-Ray Afternoons

by Steve Rushin Little, Brown and Company (July 02, 2017)

This is a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Of brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five...


Pasquale's Nose

by Michael Rips Little, Brown and Company (May 20, 2001)

Everywhere hailed for its quirkiness, its hilarity, its charm, Pasquale's Nose tells the story of a New York City lawyer who runs away to a small Etruscan village with his wife and new baby, and discovers a...


Death of a King

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz Little, Brown and Company (September 08, 2014)

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known,...


The du Mauriers

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 16, 2013)

When Daphne du Maurier wrote The du Mauriers she was only thirty years old and had already established herself as both a biographer and a novelist. She wrote this epic biography during a vintage period in her...


The Winding Stair

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 16, 2013)

Many accounts of the life of Francis Bacon have been written for scholars. But du Maurier's aim in this biography was to illuminate the many facets of Bacon's remarkable personality for the common reader. To...


Golden Lads

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 16, 2013)

Prior to the publication of Golden Lads, Anthony Bacon was viewed as a footnote in the history of his younger brother, Francis. A fascinating historical figure in his own right, Anthony Bacon was a contemporary...


The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 16, 2013)

Pursued by the twin demons of drink and madness, Branwell Bronte created a private world that was indeed infernal. As a bold and gifted child, his promise seemed boundless to the three adoring sisters over whom...


Ike's Bluff

by Evan Thomas Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2012)

Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust.

Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign...


The Witches

by Stacy Schiff Little, Brown and Company (October 26, 2015)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.

It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's...


My Paper Chase

by Harold Evans Little, Brown and Company (November 04, 2009)

A vivid and whip-smart memoir from the legendary editor who spent decades leading newspapers in London and New York. 

In My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recounts the wild and wonderful tale of newspapering life....


Cary Grant

by Richard Schickel Little, Brown and Company (November 28, 2009)

Richard Schickel's text, combining critical analysis and a re-interpretation of all the available biographical information, masterfully maps the intersections where a great star's personal history and his screen...


The Monsters

by Dorothy Hoobler & Thomas Hoobler Little, Brown and Company (May 29, 2009)

The authors of the award-winning In Darkness, Death share the remarkable true story of Frankenstein's origins and the curse on its creators.


Evening's Empire

by Zachary Lazar Little, Brown and Company (November 07, 2009)

When he was just six years old, Zachary Lazar's father, Edward, was shot dead by hit men in a Phoenix, Arizona parking garage. The year was 1975, a time when, according to the Arizona Republic, "land-fraud artists...


Flannery

by Brad Gooch Little, Brown and Company (February 24, 2009)

The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories...


Great Tales from English History: The Truth About King Arthur, Lady Godiva, Richard the Lionheart, and More

by Robert Lacey Little, Brown and Company (June 03, 2004)

With insight, humor and fascinating detail, Lacey brings brilliantly to life the stories that made England--from Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to Piers the Ploughman.