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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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Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

John Waters · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdoJohn Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving...
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The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher · Penguin Publishing Group
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 *A New York Times Bestseller * "Bright...
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Diana: Closely Guarded Secret

Ken Wharfe · John Blake Publishing Ltd
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand contradicts...
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My Own Words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 - a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture.My Own Words is a selection...
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Not My Mother's Kitchen: Rediscovering Italian-American Cooking Through Stories and Recipes

Rob Chirico · Charlesbridge
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Serving up a tale that is part memoir and part cookbook, acclaimed foodie Rob Chirico shares his culinary journey after growing up with an Italian-American mother who was hopeless in the kitchen.Rob Chirico learned to cook as a defense against his mother's awful meals. After discover-ing...
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The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

Ali Khan MD · PublicAffairs
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worseThroughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million...
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Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE

Gordon Thomas · Chicago Review Press Incorporated
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

They were told that the only crime they must never commit was to be caught. Women of enormous cunning and strength of will, the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained largely untold until now. In a dramatic tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils...
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Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author

Herman Wouk · Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Pages: 137
Format: Print book

In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America's most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old.Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography....
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The Light of the World: A Memoir

Elizabeth Alexander · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 209
Format: Print book

"PULITZER PRIZE IN LETTERS: BIOGRAPHY FINALIST""NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRLE AWARDS AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIST"New York Times BestsellerFirst Lady Michelle Obama's Favorite Book of 2015A New Yorker, NPR, Boston Globe, Publisher's Weekly, Newsday, Library Journal,...
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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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Lion

Saroo Brierley · New American Library
Pages: 273
Format: Print book

First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it's Lion, a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara. This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover...
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9 1/2 Narrow: My Life in Shoes

Patricia Morrisroe · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A funny, poignant coming-of-age memoir told through the shoes that she wore. From baby booties to orthopedic brogues (and all the high and low heels in between) shoes mark important rites of passage, reminding us of both the good and bad times: the road not taken, the prince that got away,...
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