Biographies

Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars From the Ballroom to the Battlefield Nancy Dorman-Hickson

DIPLOMACY AND DIAMONDS: MY WARS FROM THE BALLROOM TO THE BATTLEFIELD is the memoir of Joanne Herring, the charmer portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film Charlie Wilson's War. The book chronicles Herrings international escapades and glimpses her friendships with Prince Phillip, Anwar Sadat, Margaret Thatcher,...

A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General Ann Dunwoody

A HIGHER STANDARD: LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FROM AMERICA’S FIRST FEMALE FOUR-STAR GENERAL shares the driving forces behind General Ann Dunwoody's extraordinary success that apply to every leader. These ideas are treasures. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best...

Within Arm's Length Dan Emmett

WITHIN ARM'S LENGTH: A SECRET SERVICE AGENT'S DEFINITIVE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT gives the reader inside scoop on never-before-discussed topics such as the complicated relationships between the presidents, the first ladies and their agents. Dan Emmett provided worldwide protection within arm's length...

Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs Beth Ann Fennelly

HEATING & COOLING: 52 MICRO-MEMOIRS is a captivating and refreshing work of personal essays, poetry and as the title suggests "micro-memoirs". It crosses many genres to entertain and is the perfect pick-me-up, as well as thoughtful gift.

 

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Writing Across The Landscape Lawrence Ferlinghetti

WRITING ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE: TRAVEL JOURNALS 1950-2013 gives readers a view of Ferlinghetti's adventure-filled life using mostly unpublished, handwritten notebooks. There are reports on his war years, his time in Cuba and Haiti and even his journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. These pages are packed...

In Pieces Sally Field

IN PIECES is celebrated actress Sally Field's story of her life both on screen and off. From her childhood as a shy little girl to her over five decades of acting, this is a frank and engrossing memoir of a legend of the silver screen.

 

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Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music John Fogerty

FORTUNATE SON: MY LIFE, MY MUSIC is John Fogerty's life from soup to nuts. He wrote this biography just like his songs - straight-forward! It is chock-full of dynamite private pictures, including a shot of his songwriting notebook he purchased in 1967 - the first entry is Proud Mary. This is a must-have for...

Between Them: Remembering My Parents Richard Ford

BETWEEN THEM: REMEMBERING MY PARENTS is Richard Ford's first work of nonfiction, and his most intimate and tender. It is his memory of his parent's lives, as well as a look at his own childhood. Included are personal family photographs. The story is told with complete candor, as well as warm humor.

 

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Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews Ted Geltner

BLOOD, BONE, AND MARROW: A BIOGRAPHY OF HARRY CREWS gives a true look at the outlaw writer whose personal life rivaled that of his darkest characters.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Ted Geltner on the title page while on tour with Michael Connelly (who wrote the foreword and also...

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf

MOST BLESSED OF THE PATRIARCHS: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE EMPIRE OF THE IMAGINATION is a character study by a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and her co author who is America's leading Jefferson scholar. The book follows Jefferson from birth to death and not only gives a true picture of the man, but dispels many of the...