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Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Edgar USMC Harrell - Bethany House Publishers
Format: Hardcover

The Inspiring Story of a World War II Hero's Miraculous Survival at SeaJuly 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe. It is midnight,...
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This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch: The Joy of Loving Something--Anything--Like Your Life Depends On It

Tabitha Carvan - ?G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Paperback

Why We Can't Sleep meets Furiously Happy in this hilarious, heartfelt memoir about one woman's midlife obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch, and the liberating power of reclaiming our passions as we age, whatever they may be.  Tabitha Carvan was a new mother, at home with two young...
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A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator The Life of Florence Gould

SUSAN RONALD - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940's Paris.Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French parents, Florence moved to Paris, aged eleven. Believing that only money brought respectability...
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Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman Who Shaped American Aviation

M L J Dierikx - Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover

Comprehensive biography of Anthony Fokker, the famed Dutch pilot and daredevil aviatorAnthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman Who Shaped American Aviation tells the larger-than-life true story of maverick pilot and aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker. Fokker came from an affluent Dutch family...
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The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy

Michael Mewshaw - Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

"In The Lost Prince Michael Mewshaw sets down one of the most gripping stories of friendship I've ever read." -- Daniel Menaker, author of My Mistake: A Memoir Pat Conroy was America's poet laureate of family dysfunction. A larger-than-life character and the author...
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To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me

Heather Green - Berkley Books
Format: Print book

A heartfelt, funny memoir about how a kitten rescue project changed one cynic's life ... Journalist Heather Green was finally putting down roots: in shiny, buzzing Manhattan. She loved her work and threw herself into sixty-hour weeks - once walking into a subway pole, getting a concussion,...
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Spy Sites of Washington, DC: A Guide to the Capital Region's Secret History

Robert Wallace - Georgetown University Press
Format: Print book

Washington, DC stands at the epicenter of world espionage. Mapping this history from the halls of government to tranquil suburban neighborhoods reveals scores of dead drops, covert meeting places, and secret facilities -- a constellation of clandestine sites unknown to even the most avid...
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Great Composers: Their Lives and Times

Marshall Cavendish Corporation. - Marshall Cavendish Corp.
Format: Paperback

The Great Composers, Their Lives and Times (11 book set) (10 vol 1 index)
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The Doors: The Illustrated History

Gillian G Gaar - Voyageur Press, 2015.
Format: Print book

Take an up-front and behind-the-scenes look at The Doors.Although their career with their wild and unpredictable frontman lasted barely six years, The Doors are one of the most mind-blowing bands in rock history. Formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film school acquaintances Jim Morrison...
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The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping

Samantha Harvey - Grove Press
Format: Hardcover

This genre-defying debut memoir by Betty Trask Prize winner, Samantha Harvey, weaves a tapestry of confessional anguish, flash fiction, cathartic poetry, and feverish observations on politics and psychology in a transcendent search for reality and truth. In 2016, Samantha Harvey began to lose...
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