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Beloved Strangers: A Memoir

Maria Chaudhuri · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 199
Format: Hardcover

One of Maria Chaudhuri's early memories growing up in Dhaka was planning to run away with her friend Nadia. Home was not an especially unhappy place, but in Maria's family, joy was ephemeral. With a mother who yearned for the mountains and the solitariness and freedom to pursue...
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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

NINA RIGGS · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An exquisite memoir about how to live - and love - every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air."We are breathless, but we love the days. They...
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Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

John Rizzo · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Book

From the "most influential career lawyer in CIA history" (Los Angeles Times) an unprecedented memoir filled with never-before-told stories from his thirty-year career at the center of the U.S. government's intelligence program (1976-2009).In 1975, fresh out of law school and working...
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And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

Dana Perino · Twelve
Format: Kindle Edition

1 New York Times Bestseller1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller From her years as the presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons shes learned that have guided her through life, kept her level-headed, and led to her success,...
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President Lincoln Assassinated!!: the Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Tr:

Harold Holzer · Library of America; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

For the 150th anniversary, Harold Holzer The Civil War in 150 Objects presents an unprecedented firsthand chronicle of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. On April 14, 1865, Good Friday, the Civil War claimed its ultimate sacrifice. President Lincoln Assassinated!! recaptures...
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Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Charles Marsh · Random House Inc
Pages: 515
Format: Hardcover

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive...
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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Jill Lepore · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award FinalistFrom one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly...
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Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love

Wendy Ruderman · Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

When Benny Martinez walks into the offices of the Philadelphia Daily News in 2008 to speak with reporter Wendy Ruderman, the paper is on the brink of bankruptcy. What he tells Wendy and her colleague Barbara Laker is too shocking to ignore: his career as a confidential informant for a member...
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At the Point of a Cutlass: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton

Gregory N. Flemming · Foredge
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Based on a rare manuscript from 1725, At the Point of a Cutlass uncovers the amazing voyage of Philip Ashton -- a nineteen-year old fisherman who was captured by pirates, escaped on an uninhabited Caribbean island, and then miraculously arrived back home three years later to tell his incredible...
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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

Lynne Cheney · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 564
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison...
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Believing in Magic: My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, and Keeping the Faith

Cookie Johnson · Howard Books
Pages: 253
Format: Print book

In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever.On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin "Magic"...
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Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War

John McCain · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed...
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