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Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale

Dan Pearson · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state's evidence, provides an insider's perspective on the mafia. Natale's reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region's mafia back to prominence in the 1990s....
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The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone

Ronald M. Anglin · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

From the first account of "Colter's Run," published in 1810, fascination with John Colter, one of America's most famous and yet least known frontiersmen and discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned. Unlike other legends of the era like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett,...
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My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Lidia Bastianich · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur--a heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto.Lidia's story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city...
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Family History of Fear: A Memoir

Agata Tuszyńska · Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"Family History of Fear has been in me for years. Along with this secret. From the instant I found out I was not who I thought I was." Every family has its own history. Many families carry a tragic past. Like the author's mother, many Poles did not tell their children a complete...
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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

JOHN BANVILLE · Knopf
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin.As much about the life of the city as it is about a life...
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PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy

William Doyle · William Morrow
Format: eBook

The extraordinary World War II story of shipwreck and survival that paved John F. Kennedys path to power hailed as a breathtaking account by James Patterson, masterfully written by historian Douglas Brinkley, and the finest book ever written on the subject by Lt. Commander William Liebenow,...
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Mother Tongue: My Family's Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish

Christine Gilbert · Avery Pub Group
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

One woman's quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride. Imagine negotiating for a replacement carburetor in rural Mexico with words you're secretly pulling from a pocket dictionary. Imagine your two-year-old...
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The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love"

Flora Fraser · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country - and of the struggle for independence that he led The Washingtons' long union begins in colonial Virginia in 1759, when George Washington woos and weds Martha Dandridge Parke Custis, a pretty, charming, and very...
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Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch

Lucie B Amundsen · Avery Pub Group, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm - and discovered why local chicks are better.When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he'd tell her over dinner - that his dream was to quit...
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How Hitler Was Made: Germany and the Rise of the Perfect Nazi

CORY TAYLOR · Prometheus Books
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

Focusing on German society immediately following the First World War, this vivid historical narrative explains how fake news and political uproar influenced Hitler and put him on the path toward dictatorial power.How did an obscure agitator on the political fringes of early-20th-century...
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Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

L a Reid · Harpercollins
Pages: 390
Format: Book

In this long-awaited memoir, illustrated with over 100 never-before-seen photos from his personal collection, the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legend.Over the last twenty-five years, legendary music producer...
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Chasing Hope: A Patient's Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

Richard M Cohen · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

After more than four decades living with multiple sclerosis, New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Cohen finds a flicker of hope in a groundbreaking medical procedure.Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived two bouts of colon cancer and a life-threatening...
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Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That

Jean Moorcroft Wilson · Bloomsbury Continuum
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. Until his son, William Graves, reprinted almost all the Poems About War in 1988, Graves's status as a "war poet" seems to have depended mainly on his prose...
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George Washington: A Man of Action

John P. Kaminski · Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Perhaps no other person could ever achieve the preeminent position in American history and culture occupied by George Washington. Born in 1732, Washington's life-long commitment to self-improvement and discipline helped him become a legend in his own lifetime. Whether as a statesman,...
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Mid-Life Ex-Wife: A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances

STELLA GREY · Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey's heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. "The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, 'tell me I'll never be out there...
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