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National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible: Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation

Jean-Pierre Isbouts · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Written by best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Who's Who in the Bible is the ultimate reference guide to the men and women in the Bible, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation. From the author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The...
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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,...
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Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder

Leah Carroll · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

Like James Ellroy's, My Dark Places, DOWN CITY is a gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island is sure to take a place next Mary Karr's portrayal of her childhood in East Texas and David Simon's gritty Baltimore. Leah Carroll's mother,...
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Good God, Lousy World, and Me: The Improbable Journey of a Human Rights Activist from Unbelief to Faith

Holly Burkhalter · Convergent Books
Format: Hardcover

In this extraordinary memoir of grace, one of the foremost human rights advocates of the last half century shares her brutally and hilariously honest story of finding God on one of the most unlikely, irreverent, and utterly beautiful pilgrimages through life as it actually is. —Gary A. Haugen,...
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Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image

Joshua Zeitz · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln's White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidantsLincoln's official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president's...
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Genghis Khan: His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy

Frank McLynn · Da Capo Press
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

"Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background and the latest scholarship, Frank McLynn brings vividly to life the strange world of the Mongols, describes Temujin's rise from boyhood outcast to becoming Genghis Khan, and provides the most accurate and absorbing...
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Stronger

Jeff Bauman · Grand Central Publishing
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NobleOn April 15th, 2013, Jeff Bauman had a very simple plan: He would stand near the finish line and cheer on his girlfriend and her two friends as they finished the Boston Marathon. Just a day later, the victim of the first of the two bombs had no legs. In this unforgettable...
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Five Days in November

Clint Hill · Gallery Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Don’t miss the New York Times bestseller Five Days in November, where Secret Service agent Clint Hill tells the stories behind the iconic images of those five infamous, tragic days surrounding JFK’s assassination, published for the 50th anniversary of his death.On November 22, 1963,...
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Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

Joan Biskupic · Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Hardcover

To become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor went against the odds. Her historic appointment in 2009-made by President Obama, whose own 2008 victory appeared improbable-flowed from cultural and political changes in America that helped lift up this daughter of a Puerto...
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George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009

James Mann · Times Books
Format: eBook

The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terrorGeorge W. Bush stirred powerful feelings on both sides of the aisle. Republicans viewed him as a resolute leader who guided America through the September 11 attacks and retaliated...
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A Fine Romance

Candice Bergen · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

In the follow-up to Knock Wood - her bestselling "engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography" (The New York Times) - Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling...
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My Generation: Collected Nonfiction

William Styron · Random House
Format: Hardcover

A vital, illuminating collection of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner's elegant, passionately engaged nonfiction My Generation is the definitive gathering of William Styron's nonfiction, exposing the core of this greatly gifted, highly convivial, and profoundly...
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Tolstoy's False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov

Alexandra Popoff · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This new book from the critically acclaimed author of THE WIVES 2012 and SOPHIA TOLSTOY A BIOGRAPHY 2010 sheds light on one of the most unusual relationships in literary history, which has been steeped in secrecy for more than a century.                                                                                                                                                                                         ...
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Beloved Strangers: A Memoir

Maria Chaudhuri · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 199
Format: Hardcover

One of Maria Chaudhuri's early memories growing up in Dhaka was planning to run away with her friend Nadia. Home was not an especially unhappy place, but in Maria's family, joy was ephemeral. With a mother who yearned for the mountains and the solitariness and freedom to pursue...
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Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

Glenn Beck · Threshold Editions
Format: Kindle Edition

The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck.THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR.THEIR STORIES ARE NOT.Everyone has heard of a "Ponzi scheme," but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? Credit...
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Crash and Burn

Artie Lange · Touchstone; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Veteran comedian and radio personality Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously raw debut, 1 New York Times bestseller Too Fat to Fish....
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Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love

Wendy Ruderman · Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

When Benny Martinez walks into the offices of the Philadelphia Daily News in 2008 to speak with reporter Wendy Ruderman, the paper is on the brink of bankruptcy. What he tells Wendy and her colleague Barbara Laker is too shocking to ignore: his career as a confidential informant for a member...
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I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia

Eileen Cronin · Simon & Schuster
Format: Kindle Edition

"Just twenty-two years old, Su Meck was already married and the mother of two children in 1988 when a ceiling fan in the kitchen of her home fell from its mounting and struck her in the head. She survived the life-threatening swelling in her brain that resulted from the accident, but when...
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83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage, and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson

Matt Richards · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A definitive look at Michael Jackson's final minutes, revealing for the first time the shocking details behind the tragic death of one of the world's biggest pop stars.On June 25th, 2009, the world was rocked by the tragic news that Michael Jackson -- the biggest and most influential music...
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Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America

C. Nicole Mason · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life... So begins Born Bright, C. Nicole...
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One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon

Tim Weiner · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Audiobook

A shocking and riveting look at one of the most dramatic and disastrous presidencies in US history, from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Tim WeinerBased largely on documents declassified only in the last few years, One Man Against the World paints a devastating portrait...
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My Salinger Year

Joanna Rakoff · Vintage
Format: Book

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate...
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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

Larry Tye · Random House
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight...
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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

NINA RIGGS · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An exquisite memoir about how to live - and love - every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air."We are breathless, but we love the days. They...
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Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Lizzie Velasquez · Hachette Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

YouTube personality and celebrated motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez shows us how we can learn to accept all parts of ourselves and others, and in doing so create a more compassionate world. Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but not until...
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Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Howard Blum · HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Pages: 474
Format: Hardcover

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American...
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Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch

Nick Davies · Faber & Faber
Format: Hardcover

At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal editor of the News of the World was caught listening to the voicemail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. He and a private investigator were jailed, and the case was closed. But Nick Davies, special correspondent for The Guardian, knew...
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Daring: My Passages: A Memoir

Gail Sheehy · William Morrow; Hardcover Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking girl journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Co.; Mti edition
Format: eBook

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we knowHow did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone...
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The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

Kai Bird · Random House Inc
Pages: 430
Format: Hardcover

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird's compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history - a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded...
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Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Steve Inskeep · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men - President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross - who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center...
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All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

Donald Stratton · William Morrow
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience, and redemption that is sure to become an enduring document of American...
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Practice to Deceive

Ann Rule · Pocket Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

From “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule comes the New York Times bestselling mystery novel of drama, greed, sex, scandal, and murder on an eerie island in the Pacific Northwest. Nestled in Puget Sound and accessible only by ferry, Whidbey Island...
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Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

John Rizzo · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Book

From the "most influential career lawyer in CIA history" (Los Angeles Times) an unprecedented memoir filled with never-before-told stories from his thirty-year career at the center of the U.S. government's intelligence program (1976-2009).In 1975, fresh out of law school and working...
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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York's City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation

Brad Ricca · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 436
Format: Hardcover

Recipient of the Kirkus Star, Awarded to Books of Exceptional MeritA 2017 True Crime Book for Summer, The New York Times Sunday Book Review"An express train of a story." -Kirkus Reviews"Heroic...her inspiring story demands a hearing." -The New York Times Sunday Book...
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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Linda Ronstadt · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ’70s....
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Hell Before Breakfast: America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire

Robert H Patton · Random House Inc
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of The Pattons and Patriot Pirates: a book celebrating America's early war correspondents--legends in their time, but mostly forgotten today--who learned their trade in the Civil War and went on to cover twenty years of bloody imperial conflict in Europe and Central...
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The Young T. E. Lawrence

Anthony Sattin · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An intimate biography of the years that turned T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.Lawrence of Arabia's heroism during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend. But T. E. Lawrence’s...
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I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir

Kevin Sessums · St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other usual suspects; but, Kevin knew that...
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South and West: From a Notebook

JOAN DIDION · Knopf
Pages: 126
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard...
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Jim Henson: The Biography

Brian Jay Jones · Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGEFor the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson   He was a gentle dreamer whose...
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Dancing with Myself

Billy Idol · Touchstone
Format: Kindle Edition

Chosen by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Best Music Books of 2014 "That's what I'm talking about ... Of all these memoirs, Dancing With Myself was the only one that stimulated my envy - made me want to be Billy Idol for five minutes ... .He's a genuine romantic, writing in a kind of overheated...
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Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

Tom Kizzia · Crown; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa Pilgrim appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy...
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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

Jay Barbree · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition ~1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, Americas modern hero, historys most famous space traveler, and the first man to walk on the moon. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time...
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Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith

Joe Perry · Simon & Schuster
Format: Kindle Edition

Joe Perry's New York Times bestselling memoir of life in the rock-and-roll band Aerosmith: "An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll's greatest guitarists. Strap yourself in" (Slash) .Before the platinum records or the Super...
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Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

Barney Frank · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time?Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government,...
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Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident

Bill Ayers · Beacon Press
Format: Kindle Edition

Publishers WeeklyIn this witty and spirited follow-up to Fugitive Days, Weather Underground cofounder Ayers chronicles his return to society after years on the lam as well as life after being branded a "terrorist" by Sarah Palin during Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign,...
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Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce

Sylvia Jukes Morris · Random House
Pages: 752
Format: Book

"I hope I shall have ambition until the day I die," Clare Boothe Luce told her biographer Sylvia Jukes Morris. Price of Fame, the concluding volume of the life of an exceptionally brilliant polymath, chronicles Luce's progress from her arrival on Capitol Hill through her career...
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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Alison Weir · Ballantine Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMany are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henrys mother and Elizabeths grandmother,...
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And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

Dana Perino · Twelve
Format: Kindle Edition

1 New York Times Bestseller1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller From her years as the presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons shes learned that have guided her through life, kept her level-headed, and led to her success,...
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Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War

John McCain · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed...
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President Lincoln Assassinated!!: the Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Tr:

Harold Holzer · Library of America; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

For the 150th anniversary, Harold Holzer The Civil War in 150 Objects presents an unprecedented firsthand chronicle of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. On April 14, 1865, Good Friday, the Civil War claimed its ultimate sacrifice. President Lincoln Assassinated!! recaptures...
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Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

James M. McPherson · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the ConfederacyHistory has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations....
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Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land

Robert Crawford · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking new biography of one of the twentieth century's most important poetsOn the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, the award-winning biographer Robert Crawford presents us with the first volume of a comprehensive account of this poetic genius. Young Eliot...
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The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds

Ian Graham · Sourcebooks
Format: Paperback

Think You Know Who Your Friends Are? Think again... From Mata Hari to D. B. Cooper, history is littered with people pretending to be someone else. Some go undetected for years, cultivating their false identities so skillfully, even their spouses don't know. Other frauds go up in flames...
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On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Richard Norton Smith · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE AND KIRKUS REVIEWSFrom acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon Nelson Rockefeller—one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century.   Fourteen years in the making,...
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Exodus: A Memoir

Deborah Feldman · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman packed up her young son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots. She was determined to forge a better life for herself, away from the rampant oppression, abuse, and isolation of her Satmar upbringing in Williamsburg,...
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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

Bill Dedman · Ballantine Books; Later Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * UPDATED TEXT WITH RESULTS OF THE CLARK ESTATE SETTLEMENT * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times * When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale,...
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Little Failure: A Memoir

Gary Shteyngart · Random House Trade Paperbacks; Advanced Readers Copy edition
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MORE THAN...
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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Allen · Random House Inc
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circleHillary Clinton's surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent...
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Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir

Rita Zoey Chin · Simon & Schuster; First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning poet comes this riveting, gorgeous memoir about a young runaway, the trauma that haunted her as an adult, and the friendship with a horse that finally set her free.When she was eleven years old, Rita began to run away. Her father's violence and her mother's...
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Girl in the Dark: A Memoir

Anna Lyndsey · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light. Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light...
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Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Charles Marsh · Random House Inc
Pages: 515
Format: Hardcover

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive...
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through...
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Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stephen Kotkin · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his worldIt has the quality of myth a poor cobblers son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band...
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Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last

Patience Bloom · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Who knows the ins and outs of romance better than a Harlequin editor? A surprising and exhilarating look into Patience Bloom's unexpected real-life love story.At some point, we've all wished romance could be more like fiction. Patience Bloom certainly did, many times over. As a teen...
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The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

Laura Auricchio · Vintage
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

The Marquis de Lafayette at age nineteen volunteered to fight under George Washington and became the French hero of the American Revolution. In this major biography Laura Auricchio looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune...
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Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

Michelle Knight · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times BestsellerMichelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed...
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Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.

Delia Ephron · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

In Sister Mother Husband Dog, Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of autobiographical essays about life, love, sisterhood, movies, and family. In Losing Nora, she deftly captures the rivalry, mutual respect, and intimacy that made up her relationship...
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Russian Tattoo: A Memoir

Elena Gorokhova · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of A Mountain of Crumbs, a brilliant and illuminating BookPage portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey to show how the ties that hold you back can also teach you how to start over. Elena Gorokhova moves to the US in her twenties...
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Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son

Penny Junor · Grand Central Publishing; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful...
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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Jill Lepore · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award FinalistFrom one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly...
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Johnny Cash: The Life

Robert Hilburn · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The national bestseller celebrated as the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep. -- Rolling StoneIn this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar. Johnny Cashs extraordinary...
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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

In his major New York Times bestseller, Jimmy Carter looks back from ninety years of age and "reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist, and humanitarian" (BOOKLIST ) .At ninety, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public...
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak · Spiegel & Grau; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the authors parents together and those that nearly drove them apart   Marianne Szegedy-Maszáks parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry—a vocal anti-Fascist...
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Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

Marion Barry Jr. · Strebor Books
Format: Hardcover

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world.Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack...
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Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Mr. Michael Haas · Yale University Press; First Edition /First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. This groundbreaking book looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third...
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88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

Robert L. Grenier · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The "first" Afghan War, a CIA war in response to 9/11, was directed by the CIA Station Chief in Islamabad. It put Hamid Karzai in power in 88 days. "If you want an insider's account of the first American-Afghan War, you can't do better than this ... Important reading...
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Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

Alan Cumming · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.A beloved star of stage, television, and film—“one of the most...
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Goebbels: A Biography

Peter Longerich · Random House; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From renowned German Holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive one-volume biography of Adolf Hitler's malevolent minister of propaganda. In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler's most loyal acolytes. By the end, no one in the Berlin...
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The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

Bela Zombory-Moldovan · NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War An NYRB Classics Original The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away,...
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At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life

Thich Nhat Hanh · Parallax Pr
Format: Print book

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author's life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh's childhood...
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Levels of Life

Julian Barnes · Vintage
Format: Paperback

An NPR Best Book of the YearIn this elegant triptych of history, fiction, and memoir, Julian Barnes has written about ballooning and photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and tearing them apart; and enduring after the incomprehensible loss of a loved...
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Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde

Jennie Garth · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 256
Format: Book

For the first time ever, Jennie Garth is putting it all out there, sharing her joys and her sorrows, her successes and her failures, with candor and a surprising, even bawdy, sense of humor. From her sudden rise to fame as a golden-haired teen beauty, to recently redefining herself as a single...
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The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

Jan Jarboe Russell · Scribner
Format: Print book

The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families - many US citizens - were incarcerated.From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America...
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My Life in Middlemarch

Rebecca Mead · Crown Publishers
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal...
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Change of Seasons: A Memoir

John Oates · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock 'n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never...
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Wellington: Waterloo and the Fortunes of Peace 1814–1852

Rory Muir · Yale University Press; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

Wellington’s momentous victory over Napoleon was the culminating point of a brilliant military career. Yet Wellington’s achievements were far from over: he commanded the allied army of occupation in France to the end of 1818, returned home to a seat in Lord Liverpool’s...
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Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Paul Stanley · Fourth Estate
Pages: 462
Format: Hardcover

In Face the Music, Paul Stanley - the co-founder and famous "Starchild" frontman of KISS - reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story...
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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland

Beau Riffenburgh · Viking; First edition
Format: Hardcover

The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild BunchThe operatives of the Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation, none more so than James McParland. So thrilling...
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At the Point of a Cutlass: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton

Gregory N. Flemming · Foredge
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Based on a rare manuscript from 1725, At the Point of a Cutlass uncovers the amazing voyage of Philip Ashton -- a nineteen-year old fisherman who was captured by pirates, escaped on an uninhabited Caribbean island, and then miraculously arrived back home three years later to tell his incredible...
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The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

Dee Williams · Plume; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

Part how-to, part personal memoir, The Big Tiny is an utterly seductive meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life. More than ten years ago, a near-death experience abruptly reminded sustainability advocate and pioneer...
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On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Richard Norton Smith · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE AND KIRKUS REVIEWSFrom acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller - one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century. Fourteen years in the making,...
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Stepdog

Mireya Navarro · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of a woman who has finally met the man of her dreams - and the dog of her nightmares. Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers PrizeLots of dogs eat shoes, bite people, destroy furniture . . . but Eddie tried to destroy a marriage.After more than...
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Little Failure: A Memoir

Gary Shteyngart · Random House
Pages: 370
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MORE THAN 45 PUBLICATIONS,...
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Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today. More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant...
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Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds

Kara Richardson Whitely · Seal Press
Format: Paperback

Kara knew she could reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She had done it once before. That's why, when she failed in a second attempt, it brought her so low. As she struggled with food addiction and looked for ways to cope with feelings of failure and shame, Kara's weight shot to more...
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Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

David Axelrod · Penguin Press
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Book Review"A stout defense--indeed, the best I have read--of the Obama years."A New York Times BestsellerDavid Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against...
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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

Lynne Cheney · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 564
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison...
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Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

Hannah Hart · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Hannah Hart's new book is a roaring, beautiful, and profoundly human account of an extraordinary life." - John Green "Hannah shares her truth with an honesty that is inspiring - one that makes me believe her when...
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Love Life

Rob Lowe · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Rob Lowe offers up a collection of personal stories in an honest and celebratory memoir about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and son, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.Rob Low is back with stories he only tells his best...
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Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

Sheila McCauley Keys · Tarcher
Format: Hardcover

Our Auntie Rosa is the most intimate portrait yet of the great American hero - "the lady who refused to sit in the back of the bus." The family of Rosa Parks share their remembrances of the woman who was not only the mother of the civil rights movement, but a nurturing mother...
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You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age

Robert J. Wagner · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

The legendary actor and bestselling author of Pieces of My Heart offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood's golden ageFor millions of movie lovers, no era in the history of Hollywood is more beloved than the period from the 1930s through the 1950s, the golden age of the studio system. Not only...
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Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

Michael B Oren · Random House
Pages: 412
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMichael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States - a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East - provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special relationship between...
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Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Howard Blum · Harper Perennial; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum’s gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror...
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Pat and Dick: The Nixons, An Intimate Portrait of a Marriage

Will Swift · Threshold Editions
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Shortlisted for the 2015 Plutarch Award for Best Biography, "the most humanizing portrait of the Nixons we're likely to have" (Douglas Brinkley) is a sweeping depiction of the turbulent fifty-three-year marriage of Richard and Pat Nixon.When Americans remember the controversial...
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The Good Luck Cat: How a Cat Saved a Family, and a Family Saved a Cat

Lissa Warren · Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Lissa Warren’s father needed a retirement companion while his wife and daughter were at work. Enter Ting, a seven-pound Korat who changed his life, and the life of the family. All kittens are mischievous, but Ting “the cat grenade” was real trouble. She was also smart,...
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Believing in Magic: My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, and Keeping the Faith

Cookie Johnson · Howard Books
Pages: 253
Format: Print book

In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever.On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin "Magic"...
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I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

Howard Norman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1ST edition
Format: Book

“A bracing and no-nonsense memoir, infused with fresh takes on love, death, and human nature.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review As with many of us, the life of acclaimed novelist Howard Norman has had its share of incidents of “arresting strangeness.” Yet few of us connect...
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Jim Henson : the biography

Brian Jay Jones · Ballantine Books
Format: eBook

"For the first time ever--a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson. He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only...
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Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America

Jeff Chu · Harper
Format: Hardcover

Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians Pilgrimage in Search of God in America is part memoir and part investigative analysis that explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America.The quest to find an answer is at the heart of Does...
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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Allen · Broadway Books

The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circleHillary Clinton’s surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent...
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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

Jay Barbree · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Much has been written about Neil Armstrong Americas modern hero and historys most famous space traveler Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neils life...
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Divine Fury: A History of Genius

Darrin M. McMahon · Basic Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Library Journal11/15/2013 There have been many studies of the idea of genius, but a signal virtue of this new account is its comprehensiveness. Rather than start in the 18th century, when the modern idea of genius emerged—as an exceptional quality located not in God but in man—or with...
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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

Myra MacPherson · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs...
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Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

Nina MacLaughlin · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist--'Carpenter's assistant : women strongly encouraged to apply'--despite being a Classics...
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Washington's Circle: The Creation of the President

David S. Heidler · Random House
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

History enthusiasts and admirers of Team of Rivals will rejoice in this magisterial account of the extraordinary Americans who served the nation's first chief executive: Together, they created the presidency for a country disgusted by crowns and the people who would wear them. In 1789,...
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Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

Walter Kirn · W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

A Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, and BookPage Best Book of 2014 A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer. In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then...
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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr · Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite.Sally Ride made history...
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Jesus: The Human Face of God

Jay Parini · New Harvest; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Jay Parini brings a lifes worth of contemplation on Jesus to the first volume in ICONS, a series of brief, thought-provoking biographies edited by James Atlas. In Jesus, Parini turns the powerful narrative skill hes wielded over the course of a four-decade career to a figure whos dominated...
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Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians

Justin Martin · Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality.Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists— regulars at Pfaff’s Saloon in Manhattan—rightly...
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The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family's Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit

Ben Hewitt · Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Print book

A practiculture way to grow nutrient-dense food, produce healthy fats, and live the good life The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another. The Hewitts offer practical ways to grow...
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A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

Philip Shenon · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th centurys most controversial murder investigationThe questions have haunted our nation for half a century Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy?...
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