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The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search for Meaning in the Great Depression

BEN MONTGOMERY · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere left to turn. After months of struggling to feed his family on wages he earned...
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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

Sarah Weinman · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"The Real Lolita is a tour de force of literary detective work. Not only does it shed new light on the terrifying true saga that influenced Nabokov's masterpiece, it restores the forgotten victim to our consciousness." - David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower MoonVladimir...
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Shots Fired in Terminal 2: A Witness to the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Reflects on America's Mass Shooting Epidemic

William Hazelgrove · Prometheus Books
Pages: 270
Format: Paperback

On January 6, 2017, a lone gunman took five lives and wounded eight people at Fort Lauderdale Airport. This book is about the Lauderdale shooting told from the perspective of bestselling author William Hazelgrove, who just happened to be there with his wife and children.Though focused on one terrifying...
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Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

WYOMIA TYUS · Edge of Sports
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"[Dave] Zirin's Edge of Sports imprint at Akashic is publishing Tigerbelle (Sept.) , a memoir from two-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Wyomia Tyus. The daughter of a tenant farmer in rural Georgia, she won top honors at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics. In the book, coauthored...
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Playing to the Gods: Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the Rivalry that Changed Acting Forever

PETER RADER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of the rivalry between the two most renowned actresses of the nineteenth century: legendary Sarah Bernhardt, whose eccentricity on and off the stage made her the original diva, and mystical Eleonora Duse, who broke all the rules to popularize the natural style of acting...
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The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation

Michael Cassutt · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"The real book about the manned space program would be a book about George Abbey." - Richard Truly, former astronaut and Administrator of NASA One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the...
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Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer

Lisa McCubbin · Gallery Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor,...
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Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football

BOB LEDERER · Dey Street Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the New York Jets' historic achievement, a nostalgic, inside look from the men who composed the team behind Joe Namath's Super Bowl III win, filled with exclusive insights and stories from the surviving players, coaches, and management of that...
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The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy

Paige Williams · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the riveting and perilous world of fossil collectors in this "tremendous" (David Grann) true tale of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia--a "beautifully written story steeped...
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Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL

Michael Lombardi · Crown Archetype
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh...
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