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A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century

Jerome Charyn · Bellevue Literary Pr, 2015.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

We think we know Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst, virginal, reclusive, and possibly mad. But in A Loaded Gun, Jerome Charyn introduces us to a different Emily Dickinson: the fierce, brilliant, and sexually charged poet who wrote:My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun - ... Though I than...
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Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer

TEN SPEED PRESS. · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama - many never before seen - coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First...
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The Eternal Party: Understanding My Dad, Larry Hagman, the TV Star America Loved to Hate

Kristina Hagman · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

When you have a very famous father, like mine, everyone thinks they know him. My dad, Larry Hagman, portrayed the storied, ruthless oilman J.R. on the TV series Dallas. He was the man everyone loved to hate, but he had a personal reputation for being a nice guy who fully subscribed to his motto:...
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Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away

Lisa Napoli · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The dramatic relationship between Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as chairman of one of America's most controversial and iconic companies - McDonald's - and the passionate woman, his wife, Joan, who then gave that fortune away.Beginning in the 1950s, salesman Ray Kroc presided...
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Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

William Hazelgrove · Regnery History
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle in hand, or winding my way among the barren, fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so-called Bad Lands." - Theodore RooseveltHe was born a city boy in Manhattan;...
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I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir

Nadja Spiegelman · Riverhead Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A memoir of mothers and daughters - and mothers as daughters - traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers,...
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Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties

DIANNE LAKE · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century's most...
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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded...
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Madame President

Helene Cooper · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished...
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Books for Living

Will Schwalbe · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from...
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My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now

PETER MAYLE · Knopf
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed.Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife,...
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The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

Dan Hampton · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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Still Life: A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression

Gillian Marchenko · IVP Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

"I stand on the edge of a cliff in my own bedroom." Gillian Marchenko continues her description of depression: "I must keep still. Otherwise I will plunge to my death. 'Please God, take this away,' I pray when I can." For Gillian, "dealing with depression"...
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The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life

Richard Russo · Knopf
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A master of the novel, short story, and memoir, the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool now gives us his very first collection of personal essays, ranging throughout writing and reading and living.In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life...
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Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityTara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains...
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