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  • Ex-Friendsby Norman Podhoretz

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer -- all are ex-friends of Norman Podhoretz, the renowned editor and critic and leading member of the group of New York intellectuals who came to be known as "the Family." As only a family member could, Podhoretz tells the story of these friendships, once central... more...

  • Booneby Robert Morgan

    Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 18.95

    The story of Daniel Boone is the story of America?its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Bestselling, critically acclaimed author Robert Morgan reveals the complex character of a frontiersman whose heroic life was far stranger and more fascinating than the myths that surround him. This rich, authoritative biography offers a wholly... more...

  • The Life of Cesare Borgiaby Rafael Sabatini

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptive detail that you don't usually find in musty... more...

  • Not Just the Levees Brokeby Phyllis Montana-Leblanc; Spike Lee

    Atria Books 2008; Not Available

    Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek , and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke , Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.... more...

  • The Legendary Miznersby Alva Johnston; Reginald Marsh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 8.99

    The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gold! Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two of the early twentieth century's most clever and infamous rascals. Born in the 1870s in California, the brothers quickly rose to prominence during... more...

  • The House at Sugar Beachby Helene Cooper

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    Helene Cooper is "Congo," a descendant of two Liberian dynasties -- traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. It was also an African... more...

  • Not Just the Levees Brokeby Phyllis Montana-Leblanc; Spike Lee

    Atria Books 2008; Not Available

    Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek , and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke , Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.... more...

  • Ex-Friendsby Norman Podhoretz

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer -- all are ex-friends of Norman Podhoretz, the renowned editor and critic and leading member of the group of New York intellectuals who came to be known as "the Family." As only a family member could, Podhoretz tells the story of these friendships, once central... more...

  • Central Standardby Patrick Irelan

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    In Central Standard: A Time, a Place, a Family, Patrick Irelan vividly recaptures a remarkable era in midwestern history in twenty-four beautifully crafted and often witty essays. Beginning with his parents' marriage in 1932 and continuing into the present, Irelan relates the many wonderful stories and experiences of his Davis County, Iowa, family.... more...

  • History of 'Billy the Kid'by Chas A. Siringo

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Many histories of the short life of Old West gunslinger William Bonney have been published, but few pack the punch of Charles A. Siringo's History of 'Billy the Kid', a thrilling first-person account that traces the doomed outlaw's story from birth to death. Siringo was known in his time as a cowboy detective and spent months pursuing... more...