Biography & Autobiography

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    One Perfect Day
    A Mother and Son's Story of Adoption and Reunion
    By Diane Burke, With Steve Orlandi
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The moment Diane Burke, an author and mother of two grown sons, received an unexpected certified letter in the mail, she had no idea her life would be shaken to its core. Memories of a past she had buried more than forty years ago suddenly resurfaced and she wasn't prepared to deal with them.Steve Orlandi,... [READ MORE]
    The Reappearing Act
    Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians
    By Kate Fagan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    It’s hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports—that’s a challenge.Kate Fagan’s love for basketball and for her religious teammates at the University of Colorado... [READ MORE]
    The Hustons
    The Life and Times of a Hollywood Dynasty
    By Lawrence Grobel
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In this candid biography Lawrence Grobel chronicles the remarkable story of the Huston family, which boasts three Oscar winners, from Walter to John to Anjelica, with particular attention to the rich career and tumultuous personal life of director/actor John Huston (1906-1987). This updated edition covers... [READ MORE]
    Mandela
    His Life and Legacy for South Africa and the World
    By Bob Crew
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Nelson Mandela is known worldwide as a great moral and political leader, the first democratically elected South African president, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and a beacon of interracial goodwill. In Mandela, former foreign correspondent Bob Crew demystifies the icon and his legacy. After over... [READ MORE]
    The Saga of Billy the Kid
    The Thrilling Life of America's Original Outlaw
    By Walter Noble Burns
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in 1926, this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, one of the most well-known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time when two dangerous gangs tore a bloody path across Lincoln, New Mexico. After being shot to death in 1881 by... [READ MORE]
    The True Benjamin Franklin
    An Illuminating Look into the Life of One of Our Greatest Founding Fathers
    By Sydney George Fisher
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In spite of being dead for more than two hundred years, Benjamin Franklin remains an object of fascination for many history buffs. He was a diplomat, postmaster, political theorist, politician, scientist, satirist, musician, civic activist, and so much more. With his manifold accomplishments, it is nearly... [READ MORE]
    The Court-Martial of Corporal Nutting
    A Memoir of the Vietnam War
    By John R. Nutting, Foreword by Major General, USMC (Ret.) Roy M Franklin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he’s going to fight the war as a Marine. On the day of his high school graduation, he swears into the US Marine Corps and boards the plane... [READ MORE]
    The Pornographer's Daughter
    A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat
    By Kristin Battista-Frazee
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain as controversial as ever. Kristin Battista-Frazee was only four years old in 1974 when her... [READ MORE]
    My Mysterious Son
    A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism
    By Dick Russell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    What a father will do to fight the mental illness that has destroyed his son.What does a father do when hope is gone that his only son can ever lead anything close to a “normal” life? That’s the question that haunted Dick Russell in the fall of 2011, when his son, Franklin, was thirty-two. At the age... [READ MORE]
    Racing for the Bomb
    The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man behind the Birth of the Atomic Age
    By Robert S. Norris
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In September 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was given the job of building the atomic bomb. As a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, Groves had overseen hundreds of military construction projects, including the Pentagon. Until now, scientists have received the credit for the Manhattan Project’s... [READ MORE]
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