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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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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Caitlin Doughty · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly) -- a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty -- a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre -- took...
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Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs

Johnny Walker · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 285
Format: Hardcover

In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs' most trusted translator - a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community - tells his inspiring story for the first time.As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American...
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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

George W. Bush · Crown/Archetype
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President...
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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...
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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

MAXWELL KING · Abrams Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children...
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Wilson

A. Scott Berg · Putnam Adult; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the 2014 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography“With the prescience that all truly great biographers possess, Berg discovered in Woodrow Wilson a figure who would understand Washington’s current state of affairs.”—Vanity Fair“A brilliant...
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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Robert M Gates · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 618
Format: Hardcover

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he'd left...
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I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

Brian Wilson · Da Capo Press
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

They say there are no second acts in American lives, and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing.As a cofounding member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless popular music ever...
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Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History

Joseph Telushkin · HarperWave
Format: Hardcover

One of the greatest religious biographies ever written. Dennis PragerIn this enlightening biography, Joseph Telushkin offers a captivating portrait of the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, a towering figure who saw beyond conventional boundaries to turn his movement, Chabad-Lubavitch,...
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Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Kirsten Gillibrand · Ballantine Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part...
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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Ruth Franklin · Liveright
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016 An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016 A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 An NPR 2016's Great Read A Boston Globe Best Book...
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The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery

Agatha Christie · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 376
Format: Paperback

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Now, in this fascinating travelogue of the prolific author's yearlong trip around the British Empire in 1922, Christie provides the clues to the origins of the plots and locales...
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Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life

Oprah Winfrey · Flatiron Books
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

Oprah Winfrey will be the first to tell you, she has had a complicated relationship with food. It's been both a source of delight and comfort for her, but also the cause of an ongoing struggle with her weight. In Food, Health, and Happiness, Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating...
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