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Elizabeth Smart · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crimeOn June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken...
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Leaving Before the Rains Come

Alexandra Fuller · Penguin Press
Pages: 258
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller"One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's...
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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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The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

Sandra Tsing Loh · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book From an "imaginatively twisted and fearless" writer (Los Angeles Times) , a hilarious memoir of middle age. In a voice that is wry, disarming, and totally candid, Sandra Tsing Loh tells the moving and laugh-out-loud tale of her roller...
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Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

Gregory Boyle · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Father Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gangs in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship.In his first...
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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Blaine Harden · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being...
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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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My Father's Daughter: A Memoir

Tina Sinatra · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A startling and affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who writes about the man and his life, and about the many people who surrounded him - wives, friends, lovers, users and sycophants. Frank Sinatra was adored, he was seen as a great lover...
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The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son

Pat Conroy · Nan A. Talese; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last.Pat Conroys father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his sons life. The Marine Corps fighter...
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Scalia: A Court of One

Bruce Allen Murphy · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 644
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be "right" rather than influential.Antonin Scalia knew only success in the first fifty years of his life. His sterling academic and legal...
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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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The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas: How a Cat Brought a Family the Gift of Love

Julia Romp · Plume; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

The heart-warming true story of a little boy and the cat that changed his life.Julia’s nine-year-old son George was autistic. Quiet and withdrawn, he appeared lost in his own world. Then one day a small black-and-white stray cat appeared in her garden and George’s face lit up.George...
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From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman

Harry Rosenfeld · Excelsior Editions
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful memoir, Harry Rosenfeld describes his years as an editor at the New York Herald Tribune and the Washington Post, two of the greatest American newspapers in the second half of the turbulent twentieth century. After playing key roles at the Herald Tribune as it battled fiercely...
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The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time

Nell Stevens · Doubleday
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

History meets memoir in two irresistible true-life romances--one set in 19th century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London--linked by a bond between women writers a hundred years apartIn 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work: the biography of her dear...
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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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