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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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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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South and West: From a Notebook

JOAN DIDION · ALFRED A KNOPF
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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