Biography & Autobiography

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    A Special Day
    A Mother’s Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter
    By Anne-Dauphine Julliand, Translated by Adriana Hunter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived just shy of her fourth birthday. She had a short life but good one.As this special day is about to... [READ MORE]
    The President Is Dead!
    The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond
    By Louis L. Picone
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A fun, anecdote-filled, encyclopedic look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths of every president and a few “almost presidents,” such as Jefferson Davis.Packed with fun facts and presidential trivia, The President Is Dead! tells you everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents,... [READ MORE]
    Trapped
    My Life with Cerebral Palsy
    By Fran Macilvey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The true story of one woman’s life with cerebral palsy. 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... [READ MORE]
    Jimmy Stewart
    The Truth Behind the Legend
    By Michael Munn
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Many stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. However, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. James Stewart... [READ MORE]
    Finding Lina
    A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope
    By Helena Hjalmarsson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Finding Lina is not only a mother's painfully honest account of coming to terms with her daughter's autism, but an offering of insight and new possibility to parents facing similar situations. This is a story that resonates beyond the specific illness, with a universality both heart-rending and inspiring.”... [READ MORE]
    Frank & Charli
    Woodstock, True Love, and the Sixties
    By Frank Yandolino
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Stories of Remarkable People and Enduring Love in the Time of Woodstock In the 1960s and '70s, Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang, and he helped put together the Woodstock Festival of 1969, the era’s emblem of love and peace.... [READ MORE]
    Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting
    More Family Life In A Farmhouse
    By Dorcas Smucker
    (Good Books)
    Get ready for another rollicking reading ride -- when you can't tell if the tears you suddenly find on your cheeks are from laughing or from crying. Dorcas Smucker once again writes so vividly about life with her six kids that you'll be convinced you have a place at their table, your own seat in their... [READ MORE]
    Siesta Lane
    A Year Unplugged, or, The Good Intentions of Ten People, Two Cats, One Old Dog, Eight Acres, One Telephone, Three Cars, and Twenty Miles to the Nearest Town
    By Amy Minato
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A poet at heart, Amy Minato rejects her life of consumption in Chicago to go back to nature—specifically, to a commune in Oregon, where she rediscovers herself.... [READ MORE]
    Man on Wire
    By Philippe Petit
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    More than a quarter-century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty. In August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldly—and illegally—fixed a rope between the tops of the still-young Twin Towers, a quarter mile off the... [READ MORE]
    Maverick Military Leaders
    The Extraordinary Battles of Washington, Nelson, Patton, Rommel, and Others
    By Robert Harvey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From the high seas at Trafalgar to the dusty battle fields of Sinai, the course of history has been changed by military mavericks who lead from the front. In the current age of backroom generals who command from far behind the front lines, it is often forgotten that wars have been won or lost by the... [READ MORE]
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