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  • Kerry Girlsby Kay Moloney Caball

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28

    The true story of the Kerry girls who were shipped to Australia from the four Kerry Workhouses of Dingle/Kenmare/Killarney and Listowel in 1849/1850, as part of the Earl Grey Scheme. From scenes of destitution and misery, the girls, some of whom spoke only Irish, set off to the other side of the world without any idea of what lay ahead. This book... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed film The son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It was a trap. In Washington, DC, Northup... more...

  • Kindred Soulsby Edna P. Gurewitsch

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The poignant and unforgettable true account of the deep, loving friendship between a handsome physician and the former First Lady , as seen on PBS?s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History   ?I love you as I love and have never loved anyone else.? ?Eleanor Roosevelt in a letter to Dr. David Gurewitsch, 1955   She was the most famous and admired... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. more...

  • The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEALby Michael J. Mooney

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; Not Available

    Michael J. Mooney is a staff writer at D Magazine. He also writes for GQ , Outside , and Grantland . He is a graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism, and is on the advisory committee of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. His stories have appeared in The Best American Crime Reporting and multiple editions of The Best American Sports... more...

  • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklinby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic?and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes?comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Americans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious.... more...

  • The Alchemy of Airby Thomas Hager

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the discovery that changed billions of lives?including your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster. Mass starvation, long predicted for the fast-growing population, was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world?s scientists to find... more...

  • Woman of Valorby Stephen B. Oates

    Free Press 1995; US$ 23.95

    When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B.... more...

  • Man's Search for Meaningby Viktor E. Frankl; Harold S. Kushner; William J. Winslade

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 14.00

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of... more...

  • Lieutenant Nunby Catalina De Erauso

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly... more...