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The Lives of the Surrealists

DESMOND MORRIS · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Life histories of the Surrealists, known and unknown, by one of the last surviving members of the movement -- artist and best-selling author Desmond MorrisSurrealism did not begin as an art movement but as a philosophical strategy, a way of life, and a rebellion against the establishment...
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Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister's Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love

ROBERT SCHENCK · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A leading American evangelical minister - whom public figures long turned to for guidance in faith and politics - recounts his three conversions, from childhood Jewish roots to Christianity, from a pure faith to a highly politicized one, and from the religious right to the simplicity of Jesus'...
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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop, a timely exploration of America's tortured racial politicsPresident Barack Obama: "Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison."In 2015 BLM activist Julius Jones confronted Presidential...
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JELL-O Girls: A Family History

ALLIE ROWBOTTOM · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its façade - told by the inheritor of their stories.In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor...
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Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival

KELLY SUNDBERG · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"It is a hell of a thing to write about brutality and suffering with strength, grace, generosity and beauty. That's precisely what Kelly Sundberg has done in her gripping memoir about marriage and domestic violence. Sundberg's honesty is astonishing, how she laid so much of herself...
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A Passionate Journey: A Memoir

ROBERT MANN · East End Press
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Growing up as an outdoorsy, nature-loving child in Portland, Oregon, Robert Mann wanted to be a forest ranger, but it was violin lessons -- and his parents' encouragement -- that ultimately launched him on a remarkable journey that would span a lifetime and five continents as he pursued...
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Nine Irish Lives: The Thinkers, Fighters, and Artists Who Helped Build America

Mark Bailey · Algonquin Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Through the battles they fought, the cases they argued, the novels they wrote, and the lives they touched, these nine Irish men and women not only became American but helped make our nation what it is today. In the spirit of David McCullough's Brave Companions, this anthology of popular...
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought...
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Napoleon: The Spirit of the Age: 1805-1810

MICHAEL BROERS · Pegasus Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The second volume in this dynamic three-part life of Napoleon, covering the tumultuous years of 1805 to 1810 -- marking the zenith of Napoleon's power and military might across Europe. The second volume of Michael Broers' three volume life of Napoleon, covering the tumultuous years...
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Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Richard Munson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print Length

Tesla's inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history....
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