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American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

Ann Tyson · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated war correspondent.Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America's war effort in Afghanistan....
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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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The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France

Susan Rubin Suleiman · Yale University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career as a novelist in the 1930s, only to have her life cut short: a "foreign Jew" in France, she was deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz....
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Watch Me: A Memoir

Anjelica Huston · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Following her extraordinary Vanity Fair, evocative The New York Times, magically beautiful The Boston Globe, gorgeously written O, The Oprah Magazine coming-of-age memoir, Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston writes about her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom,...
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Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation

Anne Sebba · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs...
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Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

Ian Buruma · Penguin Press, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world warsDuring the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma's grandparents, and the film...
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They Left Us Everything: A Memoir

Plum Johnson · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories. After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents - first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year old mother - author Plum Johnson and her three...
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Even This I Get to Experience

Norman Lear · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"This is, flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written ... An absolute treasure." --Booklist (STARRED)In my ninety-plus years I've lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced,...
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The Curse of Beauty: The Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

James Bone · Regan Arts
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A riveting, scandal-filled biography of the most famous nude model in America, Audrey Munson (1891-1996) whose beauty brought her extraordinary success and great tragedy.This is a book about a naked woman, once the most famous nude in America. It is a story of the extraordinary success...
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Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen

Kate Williams · Pegasus Books
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

A lively and poignant biography of the young princess who, at the impressionable age of eleven, found that she was now heiress to the throne, by the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Queen Victoria. We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. It seems...
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The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Paperback

This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value...
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The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen

Susan Bordo · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Annes life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really look like? Was she the flaxen-haired...
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