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Guantánamo Diary

Mohamedou Ould Slahi · Little, Brown
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime....
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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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Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica

Matthew Parker · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Amid the lush beauty of Jamaicas northern coast lies the true story of Ian Flemings iconic creation James Bond. For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand...
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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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Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir

Amanda Knox · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit.In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment.After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted...
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United

Cory Booker · Ballantine Books
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future. Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford...
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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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The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

John W. Dean · Viking
Pages: 746
Format: Hardcover

Based on Nixon's overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we've come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA's...
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Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Book

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times * The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * The Seattle Times * Esquire * Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books...
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Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Robert L O'Connell · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Book

National bestseller William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape - and the American character. America's first "celebrity"...
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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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Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree

Lizzie Stark · Chicago Review Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

2015 ALA Notable Book Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? Thats not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Starks relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA, a BRCA mutation that has robbed...
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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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