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The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival

Mona Golabek · Warner
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing...
Manderley Forever

Tatiana De Rosnay · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier."It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor....
The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS

Bill Harlow · Twelve
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer...
The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir

Maude Julien · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, a memoir to be read in one breathless sitting that will leave you astonished by the courage and creative power of even the most neglected soul. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate...
The Newcomers: Learning a New Language and Making a New Home in a Place Called America

Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout...
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

John Le Carr · Viking
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

"Recounted with the storytelling élan of a master raconteur - by turns dramatic and funny, charming, tart and melancholy." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesThe New York Times bestselling memoir from John le Carré, the legendary author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;...
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

Marja Mills · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee,...
The Hostage's Daughter: A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East

Sulome Anderson · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In this gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis, a journalist and daughter of one of the world's most famous hostages, Terry Anderson, takes an intimate look at her father's captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the ensuing political firestorm on both her family and the United...
Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power

Luis M Botana · Knopf
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The three dazzlingly beautiful, wildly rich Wyndham sisters, part of the four hundred families that made up Britain's ruling class, at the center of cultural and political life in late-Victorian/Edwardian Britain. Here are their complex, idiosyncratic lives; their opulent, privileged world;...
How Hitler Was Made: Germany and the Rise of the Perfect Nazi

CORY TAYLOR · Prometheus Books
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

Focusing on German society immediately following the First World War, this vivid historical narrative explains how fake news and political uproar influenced Hitler and put him on the path toward dictatorial power.How did an obscure agitator on the political fringes of early-20th-century...
The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

NEAL BASCOMB · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Bascomb has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly. The story brims with adventure, suspense, daring, and heroism." - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Neal Bascomb, New York Times best-selling author,...
A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives

Lisa Congdon · Chronicle Books
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves - with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty...
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Kathryn Harrison · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose voices moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George...
Fashion Climbing

Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of a New York City legend's education in creativity and styleFor Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings...
My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Lidia Bastianich · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur--a heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto.Lidia's story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city...