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Tears of Battle: An Animal Rights Memoir

Brigitte Bardot · Arcade
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

An Account of one Woman's Courage, Caring, and Generosity in the Face of the Inhumane Brigitte Bardot - a global icon of French cinema - has used her fame to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Leaving the spotlight of stardom, she has dedicated her time and fortune...
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The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: American Icon

Antonia Felix · Sterling
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

On the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the Supreme Court, this unofficial pictorial retrospective celebrates and honors the barrier-breaking achievements of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - the "Notorious RBG." Featuring a foreword by Mimi Leder, award-winning filmmaker and director...
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The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise

David Kushner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A Wild West look at the early days of the internet - the incredible battle between the founder of Match.com and the con man who swindled him out of the online domain name Sex.com in an all-out war for control over the fuel that still powers the online world to this day: love and lust.In...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World WarIn 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American...
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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century

Alexandra Popoff · Yale University Press
Pages: 424
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Soviet Jewish dissident writer Vasily Grossman If Vasily Grossman's 1961 masterpiece, Life and Fate, had been published during his lifetime, it would have reached the world together with Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago and before Solzhenitsyn's Gulag....
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Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America

Weijian Shan · Wiley
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Foreword by Janet YellenWeijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America.Shan, a former hard laborer...
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After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets

Art Shamsky · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets - a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season - told by '69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what...
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Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

Samantha Allen · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A transgender reporter's narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she's a senior Daily Beast...
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Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Yuval Taylor · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Hurston and Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance and American literature, were best friends -- until they weren't.Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and Langston Hughes ("The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Let America Be America Again") were...
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Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood

Andrew Rannells · Crown Archetype
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York CityWhen Andrew Rannells arrived in New York...
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