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Asylum: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna Through Wartime France

Moriz Scheyer · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A recently discovered account of an Austrian Jewish writer's flight, persecution, and clandestine life in wartime France.As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's foremost artists, and was an important literary journalist....
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Blue on Blue: An Insider's Story of Good Cops Catching Bad Cops

Charles Campisi · Scribner
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

This eye-opening, richly authentic memoir by the longest serving chief of NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau reveals what it's like to expose and put away the bad cops - so that they won't tarnish the majority who wear the uniform.Charles Campisi headed the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau from...
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The White Sniper: Simo Häyhä

Tapio A M Saarelainen · Casemate Publishers
Pages: 190
Format: eBook

Simo Häyhä (1905 - 2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland in 1939 - 1940 he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. He has been a role model for snipers all over the world and paved the way for them...
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power

Robert A. Caro · Alfred A. Knopf; 1st ed edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal...
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Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression

David Leite · Dey Street Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The stunning and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite's Culinaria - a candid, courageous, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness, and sexual identity.Born into a family of Azorean immigrants, David Leite...
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Daring: My Passages: A Memoir

Gail Sheehy · William Morrow; Hardcover Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking girl journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern...
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Rise: How a House Built a Family

Cara Brookins · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you'll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself....
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Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

HARVEY SACHS · Liveright
Pages: 992
Format: Hardcover

On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life is unparalleled among twentieth-century musicians.It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo Toscanini -- recognized widely as the most celebrated conductor of the twentieth...
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The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Charlie English · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend."A...
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The Life Of Charlotte Bronte

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 298
Format: Paperback

Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend and confidant Charlotte Bronte was published in 1857 to immediate public acclaim, and remains the most influential and authoritative examination of the complex and mysterious author who gave Jane Eyre the subtitle An Autobiography. It recalls...
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In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

KAREN KARBO · National Geographic Society
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine,...
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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother

Kate Hennessy · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The life and work of Dorothy Day - the iconic, celebrated, and controversial Catholic whom Pope Francis called a "great American" - told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter.Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a prominent Catholic, writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement...
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Wild and Precious Life

Deborah Ziegler · Emily Bestler Books/Atria
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Written by Deborah Ziegler, the mother of Brittany Maynard - a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a terminal brain tumor - this touching and beautiful memoir captures and celebrates her daughter's spirit and the mostly untold story of Brittany's last year of life as she chose her right to die with...
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Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor

Mark Ribowsky · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic young man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting new sound, a kind never heard before. Within a year, when young ears sought a new sound, there was "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend," and a new Southern...
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