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George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009

James Mann · Times Books
Format: eBook

The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terrorGeorge W. Bush stirred powerful feelings on both sides of the aisle. Republicans viewed him as a resolute leader who guided America through the September 11 attacks and retaliated...
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One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon

Tim Weiner · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Audiobook

A shocking and riveting look at one of the most dramatic and disastrous presidencies in US history, from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Tim WeinerBased largely on documents declassified only in the last few years, One Man Against the World paints a devastating portrait...
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Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Steve Inskeep · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men - President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross - who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center...
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I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir

Kevin Sessums · St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other usual suspects; but, Kevin knew that...

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Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce

Sylvia Jukes Morris · Random House
Pages: 752
Format: Book

"I hope I shall have ambition until the day I die," Clare Boothe Luce told her biographer Sylvia Jukes Morris. Price of Fame, the concluding volume of the life of an exceptionally brilliant polymath, chronicles Luce's progress from her arrival on Capitol Hill through her career...
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Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Howard Blum · HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Pages: 474
Format: Hardcover

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American...
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through...
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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

In his major New York Times bestseller, Jimmy Carter looks back from ninety years of age and "reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist, and humanitarian" (BOOKLIST ) .

At ninety, Jimmy Carter...
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Exodus: A Memoir

Deborah Feldman · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman packed up her young son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots. She was determined to forge a better life for herself, away from the rampant oppression, abuse, and isolation of her Satmar upbringing in Williamsburg,...
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Stepdog

Mireya Navarro · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of a woman who has finally met the man of her dreams - and the dog of her nightmares.

Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize


Lots of dogs eat shoes, bite people, destroy furniture . . . but Eddie tried to destroy...
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Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

Hannah Hart · Dey Street Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The wildly popular YouTube personality and author of the New York Times bestseller My Drunk Kitchen is back! This time, she's stirring up memories and tales from her past.

By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays...

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Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

Michael B Oren · Random House
Pages: 412
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Michael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States - a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East - provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special...
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Jim Henson : the biography

Brian Jay Jones · Ballantine Books
Format: eBook

"For the first time ever--a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson. He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only...
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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

Myra MacPherson · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs...
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Jesus: The Human Face of God

Jay Parini · New Harvest; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Jay Parini brings a lifes worth of contemplation on Jesus to the first volume in ICONS, a series of brief, thought-provoking biographies edited by James Atlas. In Jesus, Parini turns the powerful narrative skill hes wielded over the course of a four-decade career to a figure whos dominated...
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