- Subjects /
- General Interest /
An American Girl in India
Offers a portrait of India as seen through the eyes of a sensitive, sharp-eyed, and witty young scholar in the early 1960s.
The Last Noble Gendarme
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
Battling the Prince
This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.
The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.
Off the Derech
Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.
Blows to the Head
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
A Survivor Named Trauma
Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.
When I Am Italian
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
An Accidental Theodicy
A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.
Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Something's Happening Here
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
Finding True North
An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.
Dancing with Ophelia
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
The Truth of the Russian Revolution
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.
Unruly Catholic Nuns
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
Running the Long Path
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
The Death of Fred Astaire
When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
Preaching in My Yes Dress
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.
Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.
In the Hamptons 4Ever
More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.
Truckin' with Sam
A father and son travel across North America in a pick-up truck--talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.
An Iceberg in Paradise
Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.
The Crazy Thing
A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.
Fifty Years in Sing Sing
A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.
Vanished by the Danube
A story of loss and survival.
L Is for Lion
A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.
Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.
A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.
Clear Skies, Deep Water
A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.
Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.
The inspirational memoir of a woman who survived a brutal sexual assault and went on to become a university professor.
Oreos and Dubonnet
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
The Anarchist Bastard
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
Up on a Hill and Thereabouts
Childhood recollections of life in the Adirondack Mountains during the Great Depression.
The Kingdom of the Kid
Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.
Becoming a Footnote
Humorous and witty recollections of the author's journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist/scholar.
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right
Returning to his hometown after a fifteen-year absence, a northern New Yorker confronts his unlikely Mediterranean past.
The Gambler's Daughter
In exploring her father's own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.
Still in the Hamptons
More encounters with sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of the Hamptons, by the editor and publishers of Dan's Papers.
A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.
Mentors, Muses & Monsters
Thirty writers look back at the the people, events, and books that launched their literary lives.
Encounters with Witchcraft
A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.
Martin Benson Speaks
The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.
Voices of Women Singing
A radically innovative blend of poems, prosepoems, and memoir.
Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King
A lively and entertaining memoir of a life in public service to the city and state of New York.
One Religion Too Many
Enlightening encounters with the world's religions from a Hindu perspective.
Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.
Down from Troy
A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America's finest storytellers.
Vividly and lovingly recreates a city kid's summer in the Catskills in the 1950s.
Out in Front
Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America's first-responders.