Biography & Autobiography

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    Boat
    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]
    American Character
    The Curious Life of Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Rediscovery of the Southwest
    By Mark Thompson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Charles Fletcher Lummis began his spectacular career in 1884 by walking from Ohio to start a new job at the three-year old Los Angeles Times. By the time of his death in 1928, the 3,500 mile "tramp across the continent" was just a footnote in his astonishingly varied career: crusading journalist, author... [READ MORE]
    Around The World With Mark Twain
    By Robert Cooper
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On July 14, 1895, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, fifty-nine years old and deeply in debt, boarded a night train to Cleveland, launching a performance tour designed to alleviate his financial woes, and, more importantly, resuscitate his alter ego, Mark Twain. The journey took him to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand,... [READ MORE]
    Anna
    A Daughter's Life
    By William Loizeaux
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Born with a number of birth defects known as VATER Syndrome, Anna Loizeaux’s chances for survival were uncertain. Each day was a gift and each moment was precious. Much of her brief life was spent in hospital nurseries and operating rooms, where medical technology and human intervention mustered all... [READ MORE]
    The Boy at the Gate
    A Memoir
    By Danny Ellis
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing... [READ MORE]
    Andy Russell
    A Steeler Odyssey
    By Andy Russell, By Rocky Bleier
    (Sports Publishing)
    Andy Russell, two-time Super Bowl champion and seven-time Pro Bowler with the great Pittsburgh Steelers' teams of the '70s, writes about his career and his teammates on those great teams. Russell writes, "The stories about my teammates are not a recounting of their many records, awards, and other sporting... [READ MORE]
    Brian Cardinal
    Citizen Pain
    By Fred Kroner
    (Sports Publishing)
    Before he became a fan favorite in West Lafayette, Ind., before there was a contest to give him a nick-name, Brian Cardinal questioned whether he could make the transition to big-time collegiate basketball from a small-town community of 2,600. The Tolono, Ill., native's success, Cardinal now ranks among... [READ MORE]
    Blood in My Coffee
    The Life of the Fight Doctor
    By Ferdie Pacheco, Foreword by Budd Schulberg
    (Sports Publishing)
    Best known as the Fight Doctor, Ferdie Pacheco has lived a dreamer’s life. Instead of finding success in just one career, Pacheco has excelled in numerous fields. He’s been a successful pharmacist, doctor, boxing cornerman, television commentator, screenwriter, author, artist, and more. Now the life... [READ MORE]
    An American Odyssey
    The Bob Mathias Story
    By Bob Mathias, By Robert Mendes
    (Sports Publishing)
    Bob Mathias is a true 20th-century American hero. The youngest man ever to win the Olympic decathlon gold medal, and the only American ever to win it twice, Mathias was also a movie star, U.S. Marine, writer, four-term congressman, and architect of America's Olympic renaissance. In addition, he was recently... [READ MORE]
    Centered By A Miracle: A True Story of Friendship, Football and Life
    By Steve Rom, By Rod Payne
    (Sports Publishing)
    Miracles can happen to anyone. Steve Rom, a sportswriter at the Ann Arbor News, never thought his friendship with a recently retired Super Bowl champion would last. Rod Payne, a member of the 2000 world champion Baltimore Ravens, and a former All-America center at the University of Michigan, never thought... [READ MORE]
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