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  • Coming of Age in Mississippiby Anne Moody

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties—and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography,... more...

  • The Hiding Placeby Corrie ten Boom; Elizabeth Sherrill; John Sherrill; Joni Tada

    Baker Publishing Group 2006; US$ 12.99

    This 35th anniversary edition of a best-selling book recounts Corrie tenBoom's horrific experiences in Hitler's concentration camps, explains how she survived, and offers hope through her timeless message of courage and faith. 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...

  • Daniel Booneby John Mack Faragher

    Henry Holt and Co. 1993; US$ 16.80

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History for 1993 In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America's famous frontier hero. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone's own hand, and a treasure of... more...

  • Dreadnoughtby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00

    A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie   With the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young,... more...

  • First Wordsby Rosetta Loy

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 6.79

    An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five-year-old growing up in the heart of the well-to-do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome. But her childhood... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. more...

  • Rocket Boysby Homer Hickam

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 7.99

    The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir--a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space . . . and who made those dreams come true.... more...

  • Titanby Ron Chernow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00

    National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist   From the acclaimed, award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton : here is the essential, endlessly engrossing biography of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.—the Jekyll-and-Hyde of American capitalism. In the course of his nearly 98 years, Rockefeller was known as both a rapacious robber baron, whose Standard... more...

  • Twenty Years A-Growingby Maurice O'Sullivanan

    J.S. Sanders books 1998; US$ 17.99

    O'Sullivan's memoir of growing up on the Great Blasket, a sparsely inhabited Gaelic-speaking island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland. “The only book I have ever reviewed which simply had to be praised without reservation.”—Sean O'Fáoláin, The Listener . Introductory Note by E. M. Forster. more...