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  • Samuel Johnsonby David Nokes

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 8.99

    A modern biography of Samuel Johnson that will serve as the definitive work on the legendary British man of letters In this groundbreaking portrait of Samuel Johnson, David Nokes positions the great thinker in his rightful place as an active force in the Enlightenment, not a mere recorder or performer, and demonstrates how his interaction with... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hillby Helen Shores Lee; Barbara Sylvia Shores; Denise George

    Zondervan 2012; US$ 19.99

    During the turbulent 1960s in Birmingham, Alabama, civil rights attorney Arthur Shores and his family came under repeated attacks by the KKK. Now for the first time, in The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill, Shores? daughters tell their story of a man determined to fight on because of his passion and belief in a God who sees all men as equal. 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...

  • The Other Mitfordby Diana Alexander

    The History Press 2011; US$ 26.24

    The story of Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is a fascinating one. As the only Mitford sister who did not become what we would now call a celebrity, never writing a book, espousing a cause and enjoying the simple pleasures of life in the Cotswold countryside, she shunned the bright city lights and the public eye that her sisters so desperately craved.... more...

  • The Reluctant Naziby Gabrielle Robinson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.17

    After her father, a fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe, was killed during a mission over the south coast of England, Gabrielle Robinson was mainly brought up by her grandparents. Her grandfather, known to her as Api, was an opthalmologist: a kind, gentle man who helped her with her schoolwork and told her bedtime stories. Forty years after his death,... more...