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Mozart: A Life

Paul Johnson · Viking
Format: Hardcover

Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his musicAs hes done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart. Johnsons focus is on the music—Mozarts...
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Salinger

David Shields · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE BOY WHO BECAME A REBEL. THE REBEL WHO BECAME A SOLDIER. THE SOLDIER WHO BECAME AN ICON. THE ICON WHO DISAPPEARED. Raised in Park Avenue privilege, J. D. Salinger sought out combat, surviving five bloody battles of World War II, and out of that crucible he created...
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Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris

Eric Jager · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled...
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Bettyville: A Memoir

George Hodgman · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom." - Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club"The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George...
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Diary of a Mad Diva

Joan Rivers · Berkley Pub Group
Pages: 289
Format: Print book

Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified - who the hell does Melissa think she is? That...
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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Robert M Gates · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 618
Format: Hardcover

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he'd left...
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Elsewhere: A memoir

Richard Russo · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed...
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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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From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054

Bernard B. Kerik · Threshold Editions
Format: Hardcover

The controversial New York City police commissioner and bestselling author of The Lost Son shares the story of his fall from grace and the effects of his incarceration on his views of the American justice system.Bernard Kerik was New York City's police commissioner during the 9/11 attacks,...
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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

Meryl Gordon · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in America, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette...
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Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

Jim Newton · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Leon Panetta's first career, beginning as an army intelligence officer and including 16 years in the House of Representatives, lasted thirty-five years and culminated in his role as Clinton's budget czar and White House chief of staff. He then "retired" to establish the Panetta...
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Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

Walter R. Borneman · Random House
Format: Book

In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and attained a formidable agenda:...
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Nelson: Love and Fame

Edgar Vincent · Yale University Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The story of Horatio Nelson's life - his naval glory, public fame, charismatic leadership, scandalous romance, and untimely death as he led the British to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This biography of Nelson (1758-1805) presents an account of his climb to fame as well as the details...
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Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Peter Baker · Doubleday; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.Theirs was the most captivating...
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