Biography

A system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.

DREAMLAND: THE TRUE TALE OF AMERICA'S OPIATE EPIDEMIC

SAM QUINONES

Back in 1929, almost 100 years ago, a company built a swimming pool in Portsmouth. The pool was really huge - as big as a football field, and they called it Dreamland. Later on, it turned into the pride and joy of the community. However, what used to...

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Rebecca Skloot

In 1951, a poor black southern American woman (mother of 5 children) Henrietta Lacks went to the gynecological clinic because of a painful lump. She did not know at that time that she would die a few months later because of a highly malignant form of...

NIGHT

ELIE WIESEL

The Night is a true masterpiece of historical literature. In some way, you may consider this book as a fiction, but in most parts it is amazing and a scary autobiographical story of Elie Wiesel told by himself. It is a grim story about author's su...

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

Norton Juster

Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond. For Milo, ev...

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

RON CHERNOW

Ron Chernow, a bestselling and award-winning author, created the most comprehensive, complete biography of the great Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. This man single-handedly shaped, inspired and gave life to Amer...

KEEPING LILY: A DARK ROMANCE

Izzy Sweet

If you're a big fan of dark romance with tons of erotic scenes and steaming-hot passion, make sure to check out Keeping Lily, a fresh novel by Izzy Sweet. Lily's own husband sold her away to pay a debt he owed. And now the gorgeous woman belongs to t...

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

ERIK LARSON

Erik Larson, an internationally known author of groundbreaking bestsellers, wrote a gripping, captivating story based on the real events of the 1893 Fair in the US. Back then, a terrifying killer used the celebration as a cover to lure innocent folks...

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

J. D. VANCE

J. D. Vance, the author of this book, is a former marine, and in Hillbilly Elegy, he talks about the struggles that working-class American citizens have to deal with on a daily basis. It's a deep, intimate analysis of a cultural breakdown, a crisis i...

MADEMOISELLE CHANEL

C. W. GORTNER

Everybody in the fashion business knows the name of Coco Chanel - the gifted, strong-willed and insanely hard-working woman who single-handedly revolutionized the industry. She built a global empire and forever changed the way we dress in the 20th, 2...

BENEATH A SCARLET SKY: A NOVEL

MARK SULLIVAN

Mark Sullivan's new epic tale is heavily based on real events and the true story of an unsung hero, a fine young gentleman and his unbelievable bravery and resilience during World War 2. Pino never wanted to fight the Germans or anybody else. He was...

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