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Jimmy Stewart: A Biography

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Jimmy Stewart's all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him one of Hollywood's greatest and most enduring stars. Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart's life was more complex and sophisticated...
Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont

Saul Austerlitz · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling account of the Altamont Festival -- and the dark side of the '60s.If Woodstock tied the ideals of the '60s together, Altamont unraveled them. In Just a Shot Away, writer and critic Saul Austerlitz tells the story of "Woodstock West," where the Rolling Stones hoped...
Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityTara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains...
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...
Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters' Eyes

Paul J Staiti · Bloomsbury
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The images accompanying the founding of the United States--of honored Founders, dramatic battle scenes, and seminal moments--gave visual shape to Revolutionary events and symbolized an entirely new concept of leadership and government. Since then they have endured as indispensable icons,...
Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader

Robert Middlekauff · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

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...
The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home

Sally Mott Freeman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 588
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history - and save one of their own.They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter...
Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile

Julia Fox · Ballantine Books; First American edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husbands seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherines sister, Juana of Castile, wife...
So, Anyway...

John Cleese · Crown Archetype
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

John Cleese's huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy's DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway ... , Cleese takes...
Everybody's Got Something

Robin Roberts · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover

"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something." So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's...
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...

Christopher Hitchens · Twelve; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly...
The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry

CLARE MULLEY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley's The Women Who Flew for Hitler -- a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their...
The Keillor Reader

Garrison Keillor · Viking Books
Pages: 361
Format: Hardcover

Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done - a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist,...