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 Biography Memoirs

From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. In the third of his watery books, the author goes in pursuit of human and animal storie... read more

Rising Tide Falling Star

'Currently I am working in an operating theatre of a military hospital. There is no running water. From time to time I have to go in a light plane and retrieve people from afar. The case yesterday near t... read more

A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert From Birdsville to Kandahar: the Art of Extreme Nursing

Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums � too many children, too little m... read more

Angela's Ashes: A memoir of childhood

“This story has incredible intrigue and emotional power.”
--Randall Wallace, Director Heaven Is for Real, We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat
“Do you r... read more

Heaven Is for Real Movie Edition

'THE POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR' Sunday Times 'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist 'The best book about the alienation within America' Evening Standard 'The memoir gripping America... Vividly... read more

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

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 Biography Memoirs

The critically acclaimed number 1 bestseller in paperback. A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales... read more

Working Class Boy (PB)

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of Beatri... read more

Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT is Naoki Higashida's gently subversive follow-up to his phenomenally popular book THE REASON I JUMP, which he wrote as a 13-year-old boy with severe autism. Now he shares his thoughts and experiences as a young man, ex... read more

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the Kennedy family. The daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James's, Kick swept into Britain's aristocracy like a fresh wind on a swe... read more

Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter

A spellbinding tale of maritime disaster, survival, and an absolutely daring rescue from Michael J. Tougias, the author of The Finest Hours, now a major motion picture. When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf S... read more

A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas

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 Biography Memoirs

Reading Level:General Adult

Through Anne Simon's irreverent illustrative comics style and Corinne Maier's witty, researched writing, readers can join the fight against capitalism with Karl Marx, meet the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, and discover the fundamentals of phys... read more

Marx, Freud, Einstein : Heroes of the Mind

AT 19 YEARS OLD SHE PARTIED WITH LONDON SOCIETY, STRUCK GOLD IN CALIFORNIA, AND FOUGHT TRAGEDY, DESTITUTION AND DANGER TO CARVE A FUTURE IN PIONEER NEW ZEALAND. IT WAS 1847, AND THIS IS HER TRUE TEENAGE... read more

The Secret Diary of Charlotte Gatland: It Was 1847, and This Is Her True Teenage Life Story...