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The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School

Ed Boland · Grand Central Publishing
Format: eBook

THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314
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The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers

Terry McDonell · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From the legendary editor, journalist, and publishing entrepreneur: a memoir about writers, writing, editing--and the fast-paced, high-stakes life in the publishing business. Over the last four decades, Terry McDonell has been at the helm of some of the most influential beacons of American...
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Walking Point: From the Ashes of the Vietnam War

Perry A Ulander · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

In this intimate memoir, Perry A. Ulander chronicles with powerful clarity the bewildering predicament he confronted and the fellowship and guidance that transformed him during the year he served as an American GI in the jungles of Vietnam. Conveying with unadorned precision the harrowing...
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The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

Daniel Swift · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A captivating biography of Ezra Pound told via the stories of his visitors at St. Elizabeths HospitalIn 1945, the great American poet Ezra Pound was deemed insane. He was due to stand trial for treason for his fascist broadcasts in Italy during the war. Instead, he escaped a possible death...
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H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil

Adam Selzer · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 472
Format: Hardcover

America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America's...
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The Great American Read: The Book of Books

PBS · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with...
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In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 233
Format: Print book

From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful and eloquent non-fiction debut.In Other Words is at heart a love story--of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian,...
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To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder

Nancy Rommelmann · Little A
Format: Hardcover

The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children?On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River....
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Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past

Renee Christine Romano · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 396
Format: Hardcover

America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically accurate is Hamilton?...
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KooKooLand

Gloria Norris · Regan Arts, 2015.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the tradition of The Glass Castle and With or Without You, a bracingly funny and chilling true crime memoir about a girl's gutsy journey to escape her charismatic yet cruel father's reign - an unforgettable story of violence, love, and, ultimately, triumph.It's the 1960s in Manchester,...
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Sages and Dreamers: Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Portraits and Legends

Elie Wiesel · Summit Books
Pages: 443
Format: Hardcover

Book by Wiesel, Elie
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Crimes That Changed the World

Alan Whiticker · New Holland
Pages: 319
Format: Print book

'Crime of the century' was a catchery often used throughout the 20th century. Crimes that fascinated, haunted and reviled us, crimes that transcended national boundaries and became iconic signposts in time, often eared the epitaph 'crime of the century'. This book presents...
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The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World

Kim Dinan · Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope?After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your...
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The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

Lawrence Wright · Knopf
Pages: 366
Format: Hardcover

With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken,...
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The Sick Bag Song

Nick Cave · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

From the inimitable Nick Cave comes a mesmerizing exploration of love, inspiration, and memory that chronicles his 2014 twenty-two-city American tour with the Bad Seeds.The Sick Bag Song began life scribbled on paper airlinesick bags during Cave's 2014 tour. It soon grew into a restless...
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