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  • The real war on terror has happened largely behind closed doors, run by the White House, drawing on secret intelligence and operations around the world. There is no man who knows more about it...
  • Untold Stories is a poignant family memoir recalling the marriage of Alan's parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret, an incredible piece...
  • Alan Bennett's diaries from 1997-2004 are an erudite collection of witty yet poignant recollections told In his own unique voice...
  • Alan Bennett reads five more extracts from Untold Stones, his major collection of new writings Untold Stories. Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his bestselling Writing Home.
  • Alan Bennett presents highlights from his remarkable career at the BBC.
  • A specially compiled collection charting the career of veteran journalist Alistair Cooke.
  • The Sense of Wonder relates Carson's intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, in their walks along the sea coast and through forests and fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight, and storm clouds. It is a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson...
  • A Public Figure, A Private Man. Read by President Bush, with Barbara Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch, Marvin Bush, Neil Bush, George P. Bush and Jonathan Bush Though reticent in...
  • The good life abroad just keeps getting better as Christ Stewart, one-time Genesis drummer, turned sheepshearer, turned bestselling writer, returns with a new book..
  • A rare and powerful story of hope, love, survival, and the struggle to bring back alive a hostage in Iraq.
  • Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton star as Guy Burgess and Coral Browne in this BBC Radio Full-cast drama based on a real-life chance encounter
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been described by The Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer.' He has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar...
  • When I look back on my childhood, I wonder how I survived at all...
  • Behind the silver screen with Britain's best-loved film critic. Barry Norman is Britain's best known and most respected film critic and he was the presenter of the celebrated Film......
  • An early and influential advocate of the idea that any of us can create in ourselves the greatness to which we aspire, Franklin speaks across the centuries to listeners as clearly as ever...
  • The story of a remarkable scientist, statesman and diplomat and one of the founding fathers of America.
  • He was a husband, a father, a preacher-and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the twentieth century's most...
  • Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his...
  • Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a high-class call girl working in London. This is her story. From the summer of 2003 to the autumn of 2004 Belle charted..
  • The first volume of Labour MP Tony Benn's behind the scenes revelations first broadcast on BBC radio 4 ...
  • A second volume of labour MP Tony Benn's behind the scenes revalations first broadcast on BBC radio 4...
  • A true story with the heart, the humor, and the humility of a raw young doctor in his very first days as a new family doctor in a little town in the A
  • "It's 3:05 on Sunday, April 27, 2003. This marks my twenty-four-hour mark of being stuck in Blue John Canyon. My name is Aron Ralston. My parents are Donna and Larry Ralston, of Englewood,...
  • The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story. In vivid prose, this riveting narrative charts Clinton’s dramatic...
  • The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story. In vivid prose, this riveting narrative charts Clinton’s dramatic...
  • Illness came calling when Richard M. Cohen was twenty-five years old. A young television news producer with expectations of a limitless future, his foreboding that his health was not quite right...
  • Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood.
  • The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to astound generations with her audacious spirit and on-screen excellence. Together with Humphrey Bogart, she produced some of...
  • How the life lessons from summer camp shaped Michael D. Eisner into the man he is today.
  • In February of 1675 Narragansett Indians lay siege to Mary Rowlandson’s village. Most were killed. 'The bullets flying thick, one went through my side, and the same through the bowels of my...
  • A quizzical look at the life and legend of celebrated poet Dylan Thomas, through the critical eyes of the infamous Chelsea Hotel...
  • "I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." Bob Dylan's...
  • A fascinating and illuminating audio portrait of the life and career of one of Britain's greatest leaders, recounted by those who knew him and in his own words from the BBC archive.
  • Laurie Lee's autobiographical tale of his childhood in a secluded Cotswold valley has become a modern classic. This BBC Radio 4 production was recorded on location in Gloucestershire.
  • After ending his life's story in 1757, Franklin was America's advocate in London, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, and was America's wartime ambassador to France. Edited from F...
  • The widely anticipated memoir of Karrine Steffans, the once-sought-after sex siren.
  • On May 15th, 2003 David McCullough presented The Course of Human Events...
  • KGB honey traps in Russia; inside stories on Number 10 and the Foreign Office; and of course life behind the scenes with Blair and George W. Bush ...
  • The year is 1942. Charles Osgood is a nine-year-old living in Baltimore. His idols are Franklin Roosevelt and Babe Ruth, a hometown hero. Charlie spends his days delivering newspapers on his daily...
  • Her visions have helped solve crimes; her instincts have helped find missing people; she can predict future events and sense your thoughts. These are some of the extraordinary gift that define...
  • In Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Dostoevsky's life and ideas, and explains their influence on literature and on man's struggle to understand his place...
  • Simon Jones, who starred in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy takes a look back at the events and happenings of the life of Douglas Adams....
  • Known for his honesty, his humour and his no-nonsense talking, Eamonn Holmes has become a housewives' favourite and one of the nation's most-loved television and radio presenters...
  • Fun and frolics with the award-winning broadcaster!
  • In a career spanning more than 35 years, John Simpson, the BBC's World Affairs Editor, has reported from more than 100 different countries and 30 war zones.
  • A delight, superb. An engaging, tender and uplifting story of a family and its struggle to eke a living from the land...
  • Subtitled: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach's Daughter George Allen was a top-ranked NFL coach throughout the 1960s and 1970s, coaching in turn the Chicago Bears, the Los Angeles...
  • Nearly five decades of theatrical anecdotes as David Barry {Frankie Abbott in 'Please, Sir!) recalls working with the likes of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh...
  • When artist Tim Lefens walked into the care center for people with cerebral palsy, he had a life-changing experience. Because of his passion and determination, he and his student-artists emerged to...
  • In 1989, Robert B. Oxnam, the successful China scholar and president of the Asia Society, faced up to...
  • Stolen Lives, Malika Oufkir's intensely moving account of her twenty year imprisonment in a desert jail in Morocco
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin' - That's what this book is about...
  • Funny anecdotes from the worlds of stage, screen and sport, recorded live and in the studio by elevenf our best storytellers.
  • More funny anecdotes from the worlds of stage, screen and sport, recorded live and in the studio by eleven of our best storytellers.
  • In García Márquez in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of García Márquez 's life and ideas, and explains their influence on literature and on man's struggle to understand ...
  • A Grief Observed is C. S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalw...
  • Have you heard the story about the day Dickie Bird was invited to lunch with the Queen? Or the one about Brian Johnstone when he joined the Genadier Guards?
  • All-time great performances and personalities from the world of cricket as recalled by some of the game's leading players, writers and commentators.
  • Robb White knows everything there is to know about getting on the water and staying there as long as you possibly can. While still a young boy, he built his first boat, hewn from the tin roof of an...
  • You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again meets The Bonfire of the Vanities, as told by...a male Bridget Jones? And it all really happened.
  • This is Gordon Ramsay’s autobiography – the first time he has told the full story of how he became the world’s most famous and infamous chef...
  • I Should Have Been at Work is the frank and opinionated story of the man behind the myth. Famously guarded about his private life...
  • Gael Greene, the highly respected restaurant critic for the New York Magazine, whose fierce wit and sensuous prose changed the way Americans think about food...
  • Carmen Bin Ladin tells of her time married into the Bin Laden family.
  • The tie-in to the Disney Pictures release starring Mark Wahlberg - the true story of the NFL’s oldest rookie...
  • Terry Wogan tells the story of his journey from Irish childhood to chat show host in his own delightfully Iaconic fashion
  • Jack Rosenthal had always resisted writing an autobiography, until he hit on an original way of writing it: it would be as a screenplay, with himself as the central character, the storyline that...
  • Now a Major Motion Picture from Universal Pictures.... New York Times bestselling author Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on...
  • Sir John Betjeman was one of the best-known and loved Poet Laureates and even a hundred years after his birth he continues to attract acclaim and admiration.
  • If you think a gang of real-life geeks can’t take on the world and win big... think again. And whatever you...
  • In the space of one year, she will cook every recipe in the Julia Child classic, all 524 of them. She will track down every ingredient, and learn every arcane cooking techn
  • Billy Graham has touched the hearts and souls of millions with his message of faith. Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Graham tells his life story in a momentous work of insight. Hailed as the...
  • This extraordinary classic has been variously acclaimed as one of the great books of adventure, travel, anthropology, and spiritual awakening. In 1938 and 1939, a French nobleman spent fifteen mont...
  • In Kafka in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kafka's life and ideas, and explains their influence on literature and on man's struggle to understand his place in the wo...
  • "He'd rope the devil and tie him down—if the lasso didn't burn," it was said of "Buffalo Jones," one of the last of the famous plainsmen who trod the trails of the Old West. Killing was repulsive t...
  • Laugh at the antics and worldwide travels of bestselling author, J. Robert Whittle, as he relates fascinating stories of an active and intriguing life.
  • Elinore Pruitt washed clothes in Denver to provide for herself and her daughter after the death of her husband. In 1909 she took a job with a rancher near Burnt Fork, Wyoming. This was the...
  • Bill Bryson's hilarious memoir of growing up in middle America in the Fifties - complete, unabridged and read by the author
  • After seventeen years at sea, Linda Greenlaw figured it was time to take a break from her career as a swordboat captain. She felt she needed to return to Isle au Haut - a tiny island seven miles...
  • A moving and exhilarating autobiography of one of the great moral and political leaders of our time.
  • Travel through small-town America with this popular BBC Radio reading.
  • The critically acclaimed memoir from the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Lovely Bones. In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life...
  • The audio of the million-selling book - Pete McCarthy's tale of his hilarious journey in search of his Irish roots has gained thousands of fans all over the world...
  • Comic masterpiece from one of the biggest names in British comedy...
  • In this autobiography, woven from personal pieces composed over the course of a celebrated writing life of more than fifty years, you'll meet William Buckley the boy, growing up in a family of ten ...
  • A horendous plane crash saw many members of a top Uruguayan rugby team killed, this is the moving true story of survival against all the odds...
  • Written in a style familiar to his millions of listeners, rich with warmth and irony, Terry introduces his post-Emergency Ireland, his chain-smoking maiden aunts, his quick-witted mother and...
  • Poignant and heartwarming, My Boyfriend's Back captures the love story of former high school sweethearts Ed Oster and Donna Hanover — journalist, actress and former First Lady of the City of New...
  • Wen Ho Lee, a patriotic American scientist born in Taiwan, had devoted almost his entire life to science and to helping improve U.S. defense capabilities. He loved his job at Los Alamos National...
  • A comic and poignant memoir that's both personal and generational.
  • The powerful story of a slave who became one of the most effective African-American leaders.
  • On July 28, 1851, Nathaniel Hawthorne's wife left their house in Western Massachusetts to visit relatives. Hawthorne and his five-year-old son Julian stayed behind. How father and son got on...
  • The most controversial attorney general in U.S. history tells untold story behind the war on terror in post-9/11 America.
  • Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing is the story of Conover's rookie year as a guard at Sing Sing. It is a nerve-jangling account of his passage into the storied prison and the culture of its guards - both...
  • "Blind? I think there's no doubt that Marla Runyan can see things much clearer than most of us with 20/20 vision." - Lance Armstrong Marla Runyan was nine years old when she was diagnosed...
  • A joy from beginning to end and wonderfully read by the author, this is a classic childhood memoir...a Yorkshire childhood, from the nation's best-loved gardener...
  • Returning to their home after an extended absence, Carol and her husband Michel are looking forward to summer together on the farm. A shocking blow leaves Carol alone. The future is uncertain...
  • Before he became one of America's most respected statesmen, Bob Dole was an average citizen serving heroically for his country. The bravery he showed after suffering near-fatal injuries in the...
  • Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while...
  • A story of strength and courage, unflinchingly honest, yet poignant and often funny.
  • After a 12-year absence, a real-life prodigal seeks to serve his hometown -- New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485 -- by joining the volunteer fire and rescue department. In a place where men post...
  • Joyce describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus.
  • More than six million readers can attest to the heartbreak and courage of Dave Pelzer's story of growing up in an abusive home. His inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over...
  • Dylan Thomas tells stories of his childhood in Wales, piling on the sights and smells and sounds experienced by one rough-and-tumble Welsh lad with a miraculous sense of wonder.
  • A consummate innovator, Sandy Weill has written a memoir which uniquely brings to life the dramatic evolution of the modern financial services industry." -Alan Greenspan
  • Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very definition of "humanity." Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane...
  • Finally, the official book of The Red Hat Society, which is sweeping the nation.
  • Tom Brokaw said it best about the author: This Santa "can only be described as the real thing." With warmth, humor, and wonder, Ed Butchart shares his stories as a professional Santa Claus in The...
  • The author's adventures riding the rails with America's hoboes.
  • A chance encounter in Spain in 1959 brought young Irish reporter Valerie Danby-Smith face-to-face with Ernest Hemingway. The interview was awkward and brief, but before it ended something had...
  • The bass player for the greatest improvisational band in American history tells the full, true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead. Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in...
  • The Sense of Wonder relates Carson's intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, in their walks along the sea coast and through forests and fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight, and storm clouds. It is a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson...
  • Although Lawrence of Arabia died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his...
  • From the tremendous high of her hit show The Osbournes to the devastating low of Ozzy's near fatal motorcycle accident, Sharon' s tenacity, honesty, and humor have triumphed again and again.
  • If questioning certainties is an art, John Kasich has mastered it in his stand for something with eloquence, passion, and sincerity
  • Stolen Lives is a heart-rending account of resilience in the face of extreme deprivation, of the courage and even humor with which one family faced their tormented fate.
  • When ABC News' Good Morning America asked its viewers to write essays describing true-life experiences, the network never imagined receiving more than twenty thousand pages of inspiring stories....
  • A serious illness destroyed Helen Keller’s sight and hearing at the age of two. At seven, she was helped by Anne Sullivan, her beloved teacher and friend. Through sheer determination and resolve, she learned to speak and prepared herself for entry into prep school by age sixteen. Later she...
  • "Sing no sad songs for Christopher Kennedy Lawford. We are fortunate to have his story in prose that is jazzy, rocking, sometimes dark but, in the end, bright with hope."
  • Fleischer goes behind-the-scenes in the West Wing.
  • The second volume in this six-volume biography tells the story of the eventful middle years in the life of Thomas Jefferson: his ministry to France in the years just before the French Revolution and during the early stages of that conflict; his service as secretary of state in President George...
  • The fourth volume in this Pulitzer Prize-winning six-volume work vividly recounts Jefferson’s eventful first presidential term. Though characterized by calmer seas than his second presidential voyage, Jefferson’s first years in office find him confronting a nation deeply divided following the...
  • The sixth and final volume of Dumas Malone’s epic masterwork, The Sage of Monticello brilliantly recounts the accomplishments, friendships, and family difficulties of Jefferson’s last seventeen years, including his retirement from Washington and the presidency, his correspondence with John Adams...
  • This is the first volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone’s Pulitzer Prize-winning six-volume work on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Based on vast sources, it covers Jefferson’s ancestry, youth, education, and legal career; his marriage and the building of Monticello; the...
  • The third volume in Dumas Malone’s distinguished study of Thomas Jefferson and his time deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson’s life. It includes the story of the final and most crucial phase of his secretaryship of state, his retirement to Monticello, his...
  • The fifth volume of the Jefferson series is a vibrant account of Jefferson’s disparate activities, sponsoring the Lewis and Clark expedition, concluding the naval “war” with the Barbary pirates, engaging in a political duel with Chief Justice Marshall over the trial of Aaron Burr, attempting to...
  • An astonishing around-the-world adventure and a life-affirming inward journey.
  • 'Angela’s Ashes', Frank McCourt’s critically acclaimed, lyrical memoir of his Irish childhood, won the Pulitzer Prize...
  • Reflecting on his career, Stephen E. Ambrose—one of the country's most influential historians—confronts America's failures and struggles as he explores both its moral and pragmatic triumphs. To...
  • Britain’s most popular cook describes his personal culinary odyssey, from dangerous encounters with his mother’s weevil-seasoned cakes to being harangued by readers who think he deliberately styles...
  • 'A gut-wrenching memoir that still has you gasping with laughter. A hell of a book'
  • This is the true story of a trip to the beach that never ends. It's about a husband and wife who escape civilization to build a small restaurant on an island paradise - and discover that even...
  • With the engaging charm, warm humour and down-to-earth style that has made him Britain's favourite television gardener and a popular TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh has now written 'a touch of the memoi
  • The author of Bel Canto -- winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize and long-running New York Times bestseller -- turns to nonfiction in a moving chronicle of her decades-long friendship...
  • Britain’s Queen of Clean tells the harrowing story of the shocking and brutal abuse she suffered as a child, which she has now overcome. Read by the author.
  • The untold story of Ashley Smith, the Atlanta hostage who miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols — a
  • The book her devoted readers have been waiting for. At last, New York Times betselling author Kathleen Norris's first continuous narrative . . .a story of sex, drugs, and poetry.
  • "Sweets, I'm okay. I'm okay. Don't worry... It's not my building. " Kristen didn't know what he was saying. He told her to turn on the television...
  • With simplicity, candor, and humility, renowned Christian thinker Ravi Zacharias shares the intimate account of his journey beyond a turbulent childhood...
  • Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not...
  • Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished...
  • Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee: Part I Before We Met...
  • Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee: Part II Hookin' Up...
  • Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee: Part III The Family Comes of Age...
  • 'Treat yourself to the commentary that sets Neil apart from all the rest in Your Money or Your Life'
  • David Attenborough, Britain's voice of natural history, narrates his early adventures in the wilds of Indon...