Biography & Autobiography

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    The Boy at the Gate
    One Man's Journey Back to a Lost Childhood in Ireland
    By Danny Ellis
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. A proclaimed singer-songwriter, he is proud of the way in which he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the notorious Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one... [READ MORE]
    Libertarians on the Prairie
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books
    By Christine Woodside
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This myth-busting book finally reveals the true story behind the beloved children's classics. Generations of children have fallen in love with the pioneer saga of the Ingalls family, of Pa and Ma, Laura and her sisters, and their loyal dog, Jack. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have taught... [READ MORE]
    The Long Hello
    Memory, My Mother, and Me
    By Cathie Borrie
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A powerful, ground-shifting account of caring for a parent with Alzheimer's about which Maya Angelou exclaimed, "Joy!" Since Cathie Borrie delivered her keynote performance at the World Alzheimer's Day event sponsored by the Community and Access Programs of the Museum of Modern Art, her self-published... [READ MORE]
    Bin Laden
    Behind the Mask of a Terrorist
    By Nick Robinson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Osama bin Laden is still a vivid symbol of outrage and tragedy in the American imagination. One of the most-recognized faces of terror, bin Laden has presented himself to the world as a paragon of ascetic virtue. Journalist... [READ MORE]
    Boat
    A Memoir of Friendship, Faith, Death, and Life Everlasing
    By Michael Baughman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When ten-year-old Michael Baughman moves to Hawaii with his parents, he is troubled and confused. His father doesn’t provide the guidance Baughman needs and the boy doesn’t know who to turn to. When a larger-than-life Hawaiian “beachboy” named Boat takes Baughman under his wing, the boy finds a teacher... [READ MORE]
    American Character
    The Curious Life of Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Rediscovery of the Southwest
    By Mark Thompson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Charles Fletcher Lummis began his spectacular career in 1884 by walking from Ohio to start a new job at the three-year old Los Angeles Times. By the time of his death in 1928, the 3,500 mile "tramp across the continent" was just a footnote in his astonishingly varied career: crusading journalist, author... [READ MORE]
    Around The World With Mark Twain
    By Robert Cooper
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On July 14, 1895, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, fifty-nine years old and deeply in debt, boarded a night train to Cleveland, launching a performance tour designed to alleviate his financial woes, and, more importantly, resuscitate his alter ego, Mark Twain. The journey took him to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand,... [READ MORE]
    Anna
    A Daughter's Life
    By William Loizeaux
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Born with a number of birth defects known as VATER Syndrome, Anna Loizeaux’s chances for survival were uncertain. Each day was a gift and each moment was precious. Much of her brief life was spent in hospital nurseries and operating rooms, where medical technology and human intervention mustered all... [READ MORE]
    The Boy at the Gate
    A Memoir
    By Danny Ellis
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing... [READ MORE]
    Alistair Cooke
    By Nick Cooke
    (Arcade Publishing)
    One of the preeminent journalists of the twentieth century, Alistair Cooke has enjoyed a truly extraordinary career in print, radio, and television. Born into a working-class family and christened Alfred, Cooke swiftly broke free of his modest origins and became the foremost commentator on American life... [READ MORE]
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