Biography

Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai

Review "Beautifully written, deeply perceptive." -- Los Angeles Times "An absolutely fascinating book." --The Washington Post

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Bartolomé de Las Casas: A Biography

The Dominican priest Bartolom de las Casas (1485 1566) was a prominent chronicler of the early Spanish conquest of the Americas, a noted protector of the American Indians, and arguably the most significant figure in the early Spanish Empire after Christopher Columbus. Following an epiphany in 151...

Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion

Neil Diamond, writer and singer of some of the most memorable songs in history, is the focus of this biography. From his childhood struggle to get out of Brooklyn through five decades of global stardom, this book marries his personal history with his public persona.

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Gordon Ramsay: On Top of the World

Best known as the host of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most driven, successful, and irate chefs around. He has thrown Hollywood actresses out of his restaurants and is notorious for his anger, but his food has been served to numerous heads of state, and...

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Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

In her day, Eva Tanguay (1879-1947) was one of the most famous women in America. Widely known as the "I Don't Care Girl"--named after a song she popularized and her independent, even brazen persona--Tanguay established herself as a vaudeville and musical comedy star in 1901 with the New York City...

The Little Flower of Jesus

Every child must learn the story of St. Theresa of the Little Flower. The Little Flower of Jesus tells this lovely story in the most memorable style—with beautiful full color pictures on every page. Our youth of today will particularly relate to this relatively modern Saint with a story in many w...

Napoleon

A biography of Napoleon, which attempts to explain the history of this great man in personal terms.

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Writing and Wrestling with the Heart: Jan Karon's Washington National Cathedral Lecture

In this Penguin eSpecial, Jan Karon, the bestselling author of the Mitford and Father Tim novels, tells the personal story of her life as a writer. Illuminating the way in which faith has influenced both her life and her writing, Karon also discusses her calling as an author—a calling she receive...

Pictures in My Head

From his early appearances in the 1970's in The Riordans and Bracken, Ireland's answer to Emmerdale, Gabriel Byrne was destined for greater things.

His career in film started in John Boorman's atmospheric Excalibur and to date has included such highlights as Miller's Crossing (The Coen Bro...

Mabel Bell: Alexander's Silent Partner

The classic biography of Mabel Bell, Alexander Graham Bell's wife. Her illustrious husband aside, Mabel is well known as the founder of the first Montessori School in Canada, the organizer of the first Home & School Association in Canada. And more.

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Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer

In this gripping book, Holmes takes us from France's Massif Central, where he followed the route taken by Robert Louis Stevenson and a sweet-natured donkey, to Mary Wollstonecraft's Revolutionary Paris, to the Italian villages where Percy Shelley tried to cast off the strictures of English morali...

Turn of the World

As with her prior book King Lehr and the Gilded Age (1935), Lady Decies' Turn of the World (1937) is a fascinating semi-autobiographical history of American high society during the Gay Nineties through the first World War. Upon the book's publication, The Pittsburgh Press wrote, "The magnificent ...

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The matching folio to Lauryn Hill's multi-Grammy-winning (1998 Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best R&B Album) release The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill includes the award-winning hit Doo Wop (That Thing), the title song, and 11 more: Every Ghetto, Every City, Everything Is Everything, Ex-Facto...

They Call Me Doc: The Story Behind the Legend of John Henry Holliday

A fresh, lively retelling of the life of one of the most infamous characters of the Old West, Doc Holliday, by an imaginative, yet accurate storyteller.

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Kate Middleton: Our Princess

When Kate Middleton married William Wales in 2011 she became one of the most famous women in the world. And Britain's future Queen. With her easy-going charm, and natural manner, she took the world by storm -- and brought a breath of fresh air to the sometimes stuffy royal family.

But how ...

George Harrison

George Harrison's recent death marked the loss of a subtle but prodigious talent. Expert Alan Clayson tracks Harrison's progress in all the arenas of his life in the chaotic world of Beatledom. the internecine warfare with his fellow Beatles, the legal wrangles with a former film partner, the dea...

Sidney Nolan: A Life

Digging through the myths around Australia’s most famous artist, many of which he created himself as a masterful self-promoter, this book is the biography that Sidney Nolan deserves. In an authoritative, insightful and often irreverent biography that fully charts Nolan’s life and work, Nancy Unde...

W.G. Grace

W. G. Grace burst onto the cricket scene in the 1860s with spectacular force. He dominated the game until the end of the century, and influences it to this day. He was the world's first sporting superstar, rivalled as a public figure only by Gladstone and Queen Victoria herself.

His stagge...