Biography & Autobiography

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    Voyage to a Stricken Land
    A Woman Reporter's Battlefield Reporting on the War in Iraq
    By Sara Daniel
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from all walks of life and all religious and political affiliations: from the Kurds in the north... [READ MORE]
    Washington Irving
    The Definitive Biography of America's First Bestselling Author
    By Brian Jay Jones
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Brian Jay Jones crafts a deft biography of the author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip van Winkle”: quintessential New Yorker, presidential confidant, diplomat, lawyer, and fascinating charmer. The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed... [READ MORE]
    The Unknown Henry Miller
    A Seeker in Big Sur
    By Arthur Hoyle
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of this career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned “Paris” books—beginning with Tropic of Cancer—were published... [READ MORE]
    A tour through America's changing political climate is seen through the career of former U.S. congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress, and shares her personal experiences and theories about modern government.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good... [READ MORE]
    Tim Richmond
    The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun
    By David Poole
    (Sports Publishing)
    Tim Richmond was, fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Petty said, "a stranger in time." In one regard, the flashy, flamboyant driver from Ashland, Ohio, was years ahead of the trends in a sport that would soon enjoy explosive growth in popularity. Women who were NASCAR fans loved him¬¬¬—and so did their husbands... [READ MORE]
    The Well at the World's End
    The Epic True Story of One Man's Search for the Secret to Eternal Youth
    By A. J. Mackinnon
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When A. J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the well at the world’s end, a mysterious pool on a remote Scottish island whose waters, legend has it, hold the secret to eternal youth. Determined not to fly—he claims it would feel as though he were cheating—he... [READ MORE]
    Whitney Houston!
    The Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall of the Woman Whose Voice Inspired a Generation
    By Mark Bego
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Whitney Houston (1963–2012) was a superstar. Few in the world of show business reach the career heights that she attained with what seemed such ease. Her megastardom peaked in 1992 with the release of the hit movie The Bodyguard and the international Number One hit “I Will Always Love You.” The movie... [READ MORE]
    Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?
    Teaching Lessons from the Bronx
    By Ilana Garon
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner city schools like a firefighter into an inferno, bringing the student victims to safety through a combination of charisma and innate righteousness.... [READ MORE]
    Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand
    The Uplifting True Story of a Mother's Brave Quest to Save Her Daughter
    By Anne-Dauphine Julliand, Translated by Adriana Hunter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Thaïs is almost two. Like most well-loved children, she is happy. She laughs as she runs on the beach. But her footprints in the sand, with toes turned out, tell a different story. Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand relates the overwhelming tragedy experienced by a family as a result of a genetic disorder.A... [READ MORE]
    My Life with Cerebral Palsy
    By Fran Macilvey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Living in the Belgian Congo with her husband in the 1960s, Fran’s mother became pregnant with a daughter. However, right after she gave birth in the hospital, she felt strange. Unbeknownst to anyone, another daughter was on the way, but before anybody responded, an hour had passed. Because of the delay,... [READ MORE]
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