Biography & Autobiography

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    The Alaskan Retreater's Notebook
    One Man's Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness
    By Ray Ordorica
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the fall of 1978 Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota LandCruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn't even sure existed: a wilderness cabin he could use for a year or more to live, think, relax, read, and write.... [READ MORE]
    Richard Burton
    Prince of Players
    By Michael Munn
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The whirlwind life of one of old Hollywood’s biggest stars.From the depths of a small mining village in Wales to a star of Hollywood’s silver screen, Richard Burton broke every rule in his quest for the American Dream. Burton made sure that he sipped the cup of life at its fullest. Twice married to Elizabeth... [READ MORE]
    Girl at Sea
    A Story of Courage, Strength, and Growth from One of the First Women to Serve on US Warships
    By Joanna Sprtel Walters
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A Naval officer’s memoir about finding one’s voice.Women have bravely served in the U.S. Navy for nearly a century, but they have only been allowed to serve in combat roles for the last twenty-five years. When the combat exclusion law was lifted in 1993, women in the Navy soon had a new range of opportunities... [READ MORE]
    The Walk
    Previously published as To Reach The Clouds
    By Philippe Petit, Foreword by Robert Zemeckis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Now a major motion picture directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination.More than a quarter century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act... [READ MORE]
    Before Topgun Days
    The Making of a Jet Fighter Instructor
    By Dave Baranek
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Becoming the best doesn’t happen overnight; you’ve got to work for it.Before becoming an instructor in the Navy’s Topgun program, Dave “Bio” Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college, he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. But, his eyesight waning,... [READ MORE]
    Troupers of the Gold Coast
    The Rise of Lotta Crabtree
    By Constance Mayfield Rourke, Foreword by James Wilson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in 1928, Troupers of the Gold Coast follows the startup and success of a theater company of the same name that started performing in 1837 at California’s First Theater. More than 2,000 actors and actresses performed and trained with the company between 1848 and 2005. Until their... [READ MORE]
    Breakfast at Sally's
    One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey
    By Richard LeMieux, Illustrated by Michael Gordon
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man's resilience in the face of economic disaster. Penniless, a failed... [READ MORE]
    Buffalo Bill's Life Story
    An Autobiography
    By Buffalo Bill Cody
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Buffalo Bill lives deep in American legend. A Kansas-bred farm boy, he went on to become a renowned trapper and hunter, army scout, Indian fighter, and finally a world showman and celebrity. As a man of the Wild West, he became known as a larger-than-life buffalo hunter. As an army scout, he earned the... [READ MORE]
    Bin Laden
    Behind the Mask of a Terrorist
    By Nick Robinson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Osama bin Laden is still a vivid symbol of outrage and tragedy in the American imagination. One of the most-recognized faces of terror, bin Laden has presented himself to the world as a paragon of ascetic virtue. Journalist... [READ MORE]
    A Memoir of Friendship, Faith, Death, and Life Everlasing
    By Michael Baughman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When ten-year-old Michael Baughman moves to Hawaii with his parents, he is troubled and confused. His father doesn’t provide the guidance Baughman needs and the boy doesn’t know who to turn to. When a larger-than-life Hawaiian “beachboy” named Boat takes Baughman under his wing, the boy finds a teacher... [READ MORE]
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