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The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

James Tobin · Simon & Schuster; First edition
Format: Hardcover

Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion and myth - Franklin Roosevelt's ten-year climb from paralysis to the White House....
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The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir

Josh Kilmer-Purcell · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"I adore the Beekman boys' story. Their unlikely story of love, the land, and a herd of goats is hilariously honest. If these two can go from Manhattan to a goat farm in upstate New York, then I can't help feeling there is hope for us all." -Alice Waters "Kilmer-Purcell's...
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Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

Arthur Vanderbilt · Sphere Books Limited
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

Cornelius Vanderbilt - "The Commodore" - was born in 1794. At the age 16 he borrowed $100 from his mother to buy a boat and began a ferry service to Manhattan. By the time of his death in 1877 he had built a far-flung steamship and railroad empire and accumulated an estate worth...
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How to Make a French Family: A Memoir of Love, Food, and Faux Pas

Samantha Vrant · Sourcebooks Inc
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Say bonjour to a whole new way of life!Take one French widower, his two young children, and drop a former city girl from Chicago into a small town in southwestern France. Shake vigorously... and voilá: a blended Franco-American family whose lives will all drastically change.Floating...
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American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Jeffrey Toobin · Doubleday
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress...
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Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author

Herman Wouk · Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Pages: 137
Format: Print book

In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America's most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old.Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography....
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GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love

Duncan Barrett · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 361
Format: Paperback

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany's, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience - the true story of four British women who crossed the Atlantic for love, coming to America at the end of World War II to make...
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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Boris Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth...
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Stories of My Life

Katherine Paterson · Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children's books.Told with her trademark humor and heart, Paterson's tales reveal details about her life from her childhood...
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Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss

Stephanie Wittels Wachs · Sourcebooks
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The space between life and death is a moment. But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever.. Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows...
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The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

Dan Hampton · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader

Robert Middlekauff · Knopf
Format: Print book

A vivid, insightful, essential new account of the formative years that shaped a callow George Washington into an extraordinary leader, from the Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff.George Washington was famously unknowable, a man of deep passions hidden behind...
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Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

David Ritz · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left...
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Unremarried Widow: A Memoir

Artis Henderson · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

A frank, poignant memoir about an unlikely marriage, a tragic death in Iraq, and the soul-testing work of picking up the pieces People in the tradition of such powerful bestsellers as Joan Didions The Year of Magical Thinking and Carole Radziwills What Remains. Artis Henderson was a free-spirited...
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Oprah Book Club September 2016

Unknown. · Flatiron Books
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe Newest Oprah's Bookclub 2016 SelectionThe highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured...
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