Category Archives: Memoirs

New Latin Grammar (Classic Reprint)

PREFACE. THE present work is a revision of- that published in 1908. No radical alterations have been introduced, although a number of minor changes will be noted. I have added an Introduction on the origin and development of the Latin … Continue reading

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How to Cook a Tapir: A Memoir of Belize (At Table)

In 1962 Joan Fry was a college sophomore recently married to a dashing anthropologist. Naively consenting to a year-long ?working honeymoon” in British Honduras (now Belize), she soon found herself living in a remote Kekchi village deep in the rainforest. … Continue reading

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LSD My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSD’s path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition. We follow Dr. Hofmann’s trek … Continue reading

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The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math

The Calculus of Friendship is the story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher and a student, as chronicled through more than thirty years of letters between them. What makes their relationship unique is that it is based almost entirely … Continue reading

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My Other Wife Is a Car: Confessions of a Car Tragic

In John Wright’s life, cars come first, simple as that. This touching and humorous account of his passion for the open road and the beasts that thrive on it is one man’s life seen as a life-long test drive. A … Continue reading

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Spymaster: My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West

Oleg Kalugin oversaw the work of American spies, matched wits with the CIA, and became one of the youngest generals in KGB history. Even so, he grew increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet system. In 1990, he went public, exposing the … Continue reading

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Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb … Continue reading

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The Cool Gent: The Nine Lives of Radio Legend Herb Kent

When Herb Kent was a straight-A college student in the 1940s, his white professor told him, “You have the best voice in class, but you’ll never make it in radio because you’re a Negro.” This did not deter the poor … Continue reading

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Cooked in LA: I Shot for the Stars and Hit Bottom

Paul Cook had everything going for him—he was young, good looking, had a successful career in radio, a lovely wife, and loving parents—and yet one night he found himself in a near-catatonic state caused by ingesting too much ketamine or … Continue reading

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The Psychiatrist who cured the Scientologist

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