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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

Marja Mills · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee,...
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic,...
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Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life

Louis Zamperini · Harpercollins
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

American hero Louis Zamperini shares his wisdom, values, lessons, secrets, and other insights gleaned from his remarkable experiences in this powerful and inspiring book.Louis Zamperini's struggle to survive the unimaginable - brought to life in his autobiography Devil at My Heels and in Laura...
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A Fighting Chance

Elizabeth Warren · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 365
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works -- and really doesn't -- in A Fighting ChanceAs a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become...
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I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir

James Webb · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

In this brilliantly received memoir, former senator James Webb has outdone himself. It is rare in America that one individual is recognized for the highest levels of combat valor, as a respected member of the literary and journalistic world, and as a blunt-spoken leader in national politics....
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America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress

John Young Cole · GILES
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read...
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Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times

Andrew D. Kaufman · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From a popular Tolstoy scholar an entertaining, thought-provoking, and accessible argument for why War and Peace is more relevant to readers now than ever.Nothing less than inspiring.--Jay Parini, author of The Last Station Mischievously compelling....An attaboy to Kaufman for reminding...
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Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Louise W. Knight · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

In this landmark biography, Jane Addams becomes America's most admired and most hated woman—and wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Jane Addams (1860-1935) was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such possibilities for women. In this fresh interpretation, the first full...
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Who I Am: A Memoir

Pete Townshend · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis.... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist,...
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The Stranger She Loved: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder

Shanna Hogan · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In 2007, Dr. Martin MacNeill -- a doctor, lawyer, and Mormon bishop -- discovered his wife of 30 years dead in the bathtub of their Pleasant Grove, Utah home, her face bearing the scars of a facelift he persuaded her to undergo just a week prior.At first the death of 50-year-old Michele...
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12 Years a Slave:

Solomon Northup · Penguin Books; Mti edition
Format: Paperback

The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyongo, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestsellerI could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important...
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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite.Sally Ride made history as the first American...
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Diane Keaton · Random House Inc
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself - no matter what anyone else thinks. Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring...
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The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789

Joseph J Ellis · Alfred A. Knopf
Format:  Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats

"The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph...
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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

Carol Wall · Penguin Group (Canada)
Pages: 294
Format: Book

"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting - as in her garden, as in life." - People, 4 stars"A perfect spring awakening." - Good HousekeepingA true story of a unique...
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