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Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

Peter Guralnick · Little
Pages: 763
Format: Print book

The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis...
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South and West: From a Notebook

JOAN DIDION · Knopf
Pages: 126
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard...
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The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder

Carolyn Murnick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Recommended by NPR, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, New York Post, and Bustle A gripping memoir of friendship with a tragic twist - two childhood best friends diverge as young adults, one woman is brutally murdered and the other is determined to uncover the truth...
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The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir

Maude Julien · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, a memoir to be read in one breathless sitting that will leave you astonished by the courage and creative power of even the most neglected soul. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate...
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Untitled on Becoming a Grandmother

Lesley Stahl · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From one of the country s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman s life. After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching...
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NYPD Green: A Memoir

Luke Waters · Touchstone, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In this gritty, sometimes hilarious, but always brutally honest memoir, Irish immigrant and retired NYPD homicide detective Luke Waters shares the darker and harder side of the police force that "will make you sit up, stay up, and keep reading" (Edward Conlon, author of Blue Blood)...
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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

AMY TAN · Ecco
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AMY TAN, A MEMOIR ON HER LIFE AS A WRITER, HER CHILDHOOD, AND THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FICTION AND EMOTIONAL MEMORYIn Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate...
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Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

"Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A monumental tribute to a titanic figure." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)...
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Cuyahoga's Child: Growing Up in the Valley of the Crooked River

Jeffrey J Knowles · Orange Frazer Press
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

Jeff Knowles is a keen observer of people, places, and things. Both historical and heartwarming, he takes us on a journey through the forests, canals, classrooms, factories, homes, and ball fields of his home in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley. The journey is not without heartbreak and loss,...
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Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen

Kate Williams · Pegasus Books
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

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They Left Us Everything: A Memoir

Plum Johnson · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories. After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents - first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year old mother - author Plum Johnson and her three...
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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Maggie O'Farrell · Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking.We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death.I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie...
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Legendary Locals of Cleveland

Thea Gallo Becker · Legendary Locals
Pages: 127
Format: Paperback

In 1796, when Gen. Moses Cleaveland founded the settlement on Lake Erie's shores that would become the city of Cleveland, he opened the way for many dynamic, visionary, and diverse individuals who would not only help Cleveland prosper as one of the greatest cities in the Midwest, but also...
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Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist

Anne Boyd Rioux · W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

"Biography at its best aims at resurrection. Anne Boyd Rioux has brought the novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson back to life for us. Hurrah!"?Robert D. Richardson, author of the Bancroft Prize-winning William James: In the Maelstrom of American ModernismConstance Fenimore Woolson...
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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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