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Everyone knows that President George W. Bush is from Texas. But few of us know the role his home state plays in his presidency, and in our country. In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presiden...

Made In Texas: George W. Bush And The Southern Takeover Of American Politics (New America Books)

This is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel, despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man...

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

In this extraordinary, true story about an independent woman, a world-famous aviator, and the powerful man who loved them both, Sally Putnam Chapman, the granddaughter of Dorothy Binney Putnam and George Putnam, recounts a treasure trove of memori...

Whistled Like a Bird: The Untold Story of Dorothy Putnam, George Putnam, and Amelia Earhart

Since the death of Albert Einstein in 1955 there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to "explain" relativity. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who worked alongside Einst...

Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

A Heartbeat and a Guitar tells of the collaboration of two distinct yet connected musicians-iconoclast Johnny Cash and pioneering folk artist Peter La Farge-and the album they created, Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian. It also tells of...

A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears

Five nights a week, Mara Elena Salinas looks into a television camera and delivers the news to millions of television viewers. But when the newscast is over, she is like so many other women across the country: a wife and a mother, struggling to f...

I Am My Father's Daughter: Living a Life Without Secrets

"Don't be surprised, Pussycat," said Helen Gurley Brown, still flirtatious at eighty-four, "We're all survivors and proud of it. We want to talk about it. " And they do. Eighty of America's most famous eighty year-olds reflect on their journeys to...

80: From Ben Bradlee to Lena Horne to Carl Reiner, Our Most Famous Eighty Year Olds, Reveal Why They Never Felt So Young

"We were sure that we would win, that we should score the first great triumph in a mighty world-movement. "-Theodore Roosevelt, 1904. Americans like to think they have no imperial past. In fact, the United States became an imperial nation within f...

First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power

In 2009, the United States was hit broadside by Somali pirates who attempted to capture the U. S. flag ship Maersk Alabama. Suddenly, the pirates were no longer a distant menace. They had thrust themselves onto the American stage. Are the Somali p...

Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea

The FBI assigned Special Agent John Connolly the job of handling top echelon informants James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen Flemmi, the two leaders of a vicious criminal gang. All the hierarchy of the FBI knew these evil men. When the public learned...

Don't Embarrass the Family: The Trial of Whitey Bulger's Handler FBI Special Agent John Connolly

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