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Browse Month: February 2018

This Boy


Alan Johnson’s childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its transition from two-parent family to single mother and then to no parents at all…

This is essentially the story of two incredible women: Alan’s mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to…

Mountain Lines: A Journey through the French Alps


A New York Times best summer travel book recommendation

A nonfiction debut about an American’s solo, month-long, 400-mile walk from Lake Geneva to Nice.

In the summer of 2015, Jonathan Arlan was nearing thirty. Restless, bored, and daydreaming of adventure, he comes across an image on the Internet one day: a map of the southeast corner of France with a single red line snaking south from Lake Geneva, through the jagged brown and white peaks of the Alps to the Mediterranean sea—a route more…

The Century Girls: The Final Word from the Women Who’ve Lived the Last Hund…



In 2018 Britain will celebrate the centenary ofwomen getting the vote; during the intervening ten decades the lives of women in this country have been transformed. Told in their own voices, The Century Girls celebrates seven centenarians who lived that change: what they saw, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. With stories that are intimately knitted into the history of these islands, The Century Girls is a time-travel adventure featuring society’s…

12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers



OFFICIAL TIE-IN TO THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 12 STRONG, STARRING CHRIS HEMSWORTH

On September 11th, 2001 the world watched in terror.
On September 12th, 2001 they volunteered to fight.
Twelve soldiers gave us a reason to hope.

THE DECLASSIFIED TRUE STORY OF THE HORSE SOLDIERS.  

This is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban.

Outnumbered 40 to 1, they…