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Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times

Kenneth Whyte · Knopf
Pages: 736
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, Herbert Hoover--a revisionist account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, and his battle against the Great Depression. A poor orphan who built a fortune,...
What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

Art Garfunkel · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts) : artful, moving, lyrical; the making of a musician; the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time....
Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking

Eric Lax · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A cinephile's dream: the chance to follow legendary director Woody Allen throughout the creation of a film--from inception to premiere--and to enjoy his reflections on some of the finest artists in the history of cinema. Eric Lax has been with Woody Allen almost every step of the way. He chronicled...
Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

Robert L Gandt · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.In 1948, only three years after the Holocaust, the newly founded nation of Israel came under siege from a coalition of Arab states. The invaders vowed to annihilate...
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

Annie Spence · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Gen-X librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.Librarians spend their lives weeding. Not weeds, but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the ones...
Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy

THOMAS MOORE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Moore is the renowned author of Care of the Soul, the classic #1 New York Times bestseller. In Ageless Soul, Moore reveals a fresh, optimistic, and rewarding path toward aging, one that need not be feared, but rather embraced and cherished. In Moore's view, aging is the process by which...
Joni: The Anthology

Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Nine Grammys. More than ten million albums sold. Named one of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time by Rolling Stone. Here, for the first time, an essential collection of writings on Joni Mitchell that charts every major moment of the famed troubadour's extraordinary career,...
Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air

Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, comes an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Cleopatra - one of the Bard's most riveting and memorable female characters.Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history - and thanks to Shakespeare,...
Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer

Truglio Martin · She Writes Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Antoinette Martin believed herself to be a healthy and sturdy woman -- that is, until she received a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer is scary enough for the brave, but for a wimp like Martin, it was downright terrifying. Martin had to swallow waves of nausea at the thought of her body...
The Art of Failing: Notes from the Underdog

Anthony McGowan · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 278
Format: Paperback

I've invented a new pastime. I call it Hedgerow Russian Roulette. It involves randomly eating fruits and berries I find in bushes along the side streets of West Hampstead. My reasoning is that I'd be bloody unlucky to find any single berry deadly enough to kill me. It's not really...