90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
As Baptist minister Don Piper drove home from a conference, his car collided with a semi-truck that had crossed into his lane. Piper was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven, where he was greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually, and he experienced true peace. This is his story.
Always Looking Up : The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
A memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of the life, work, politics, faith, and family of Michael J. Fox (Lucky Man). The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson’s.
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek and the author of several bestselling political histories, was given access to troves of letters in the possession of the president's descendants and has fashioned from them a view of Jackson and his times that illuminates the culture and manners of the Washington community and the importance of it for presidential policymaking.
Audition : A Memoir
Author Barbara Walters, the first woman ever to cohost a network news program, has had an amazingly full life. In the bestselling Audition, she describes her extraordinary public and private journey.
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction David Sheff writes of his family's sense of isolation and horror that accompanied his realization that his teenage son was a drug addict. It will undoubtedly help many addicted and their families, providing not only a wealth of factual data but also the assurance that they are not alone in their grief.
Born Standing Up
The actor, comic, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, essayist, magician, musician, and composer Steve Martin is master of the catchphrase and the balloon animal and now he has written a memoir that is also an illuminating guidebook to stand-up from one of our two or three greatest living comedians.
When London graffiti artists in the '60s; wrote that "Clapton Is God," the guitar playing narrator Eric Clapton confesses to some youthful ambivalence about the praise that has been heaped on him, before allowing that he thought it was "really quite nice."
Einstein: His Life and Universe
This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available Written by Walter Isaacson the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, the book explores this imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate and reminds us why Einstein remains one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th century.
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship Jon Meacham, the managing editor of Newsweek has used several previously unavailable sources to eloquently tell the story of the epic friendship between Roosevelt and Churchill, focusing on the elements that bonded these two leaders in their dramatic struggle between good and evil.
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
This is the true story by Todd Burpo of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
His Excellency: George Washington
The author of seven highly acclaimed biographies, Joseph J. Ellis has brought to life the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention to detail and his lyrical prose, Eliis has written an incisive portrait of our first president.
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman Nora Ephron The woman who brought us "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," and " You've Got Mail" and the author of the best seller "Heartburn" discusses everything-from how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends attempting to stop the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions and creams that promise to slow the aging process but never do, has written a wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving new book.
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
veting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from the bestselling author Bill O'Reilly.
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10
In early July, 2005, four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of that survivor of Operation Redwing Marcus Luttrell.
My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir
Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words.
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life
In the pages of this fascinating memoir, Tony Dungy reveals the secrets to his success—principles, practices, and priorities that have kept him on track despite overwhelming personal and professional obstacles, including firings, stereotypes, and the tragic loss of a child.
With a forward by Denzel Washington.
Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities Elizabeth Edwards the bestselling author of "Saving Graces" shares her inspirational story about the challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.
Tales of a Broadway Flack
All the excitement of Broadway during the glory days of the Great White Way comes to life this biography of Sol Jacobson press agent for some of Broadway’s most memorable shows including "West Side Story," "Look Back in Anger," Teahouse of the August Moon," "Fiddler on the Roof" and so many others during the 1940's 50's and 60's. It was written by David A. Long.
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin beautifully dramatizes crucial moments in Lincoln's life such as as his nomination as the Republican Party's presidential candidate, his delivery of the Gettysburg address, his shepherding of the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery) through Congress, and finally his assassination.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot a science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Prevention; has uncovered this story of a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
This artful narrative by Diane Ackerman is about a Warsaw animal keeper who saves hundreds of Jews from Nazi gas chambers. It engages us in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors and details how Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages, refusing to give in to the fear of discovery, and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence for her "guests" as Europe crumbled around her.
Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished players in college football history. A two-time winner of the NCAA National Football Championship with the University of Florida, Tim is also the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player, while also winning the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s best college quarterback and the James E. Sullivan Award for the most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.
True Compass : A Memoir Edward M. Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate for 47 years. In 2004, he began interviews at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia for an oral history project about his life. He has worked closely on this book with Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, co-author of the #1 bestseller "Flags of Our Fathers."
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
From the 1936 Olympics to WWII Japan's most brutal POW camps, this heart-wrenching new book by Laura Hillenbrand is thousands of miles and a world away from the racing circuit of her bestselling Seabiscuit. But it's just as much a page-turner, and its hero, Louie Zamperini, is just as loveable.