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Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius
Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Laurence Bergreen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova.Today, "Casanova" is a synonym for "great lover," yet the real...
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Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

James M D Doty · Avery Pub Group, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion...
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Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations
Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations

Ron Fournier · Harmony
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Tyler and I inch toward the Green Room, in line with blow-dried TV anchors and stuffy columnists. He's practicing his handshake and hello: "It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President." When...
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American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building
American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building

Claudia Roth Pierpont · Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have...
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For Liberty: A World War II veteran's life story of courage, sacrifice, survival and resilience
For Liberty: A World War II veteran's life story of courage, sacrifice, survival and resilience

Mike Befeler · Greenleaf Publishing
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

What price did our World War II veterans pay for Liberty? "For Liberty" is a World War II veteran's inspiring life story of courage, sacrifice, survival and resilience Ed was a Jewish-American soldier who served in the 399th Infantry Regiment of the 100th Division in Europe...
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Navel gazing : true tales of bodies, mostly mine
Navel gazing : true tales of bodies, mostly mine

Michael Ian Black · Gallery Books, 2016.
Format: Print book

"A frank and funny-because-it's-true memoir from New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black, about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his 40s--the alt-comedy answer to Brad Garrett's WHEN THE BALLS DROP"--
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The Guardian of Mercy: How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today
The Guardian of Mercy: How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today

Terence Ward · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Now celebrated as one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio fled Rome in 1606 to escape retribution for killing a man in a brawl. Three years later he was in Naples, where he painted The Seven Acts of Mercy. A year later he died at the age of thirty-eight...
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PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy
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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Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art
Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art

Judith E Stein · Farrar
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the first advocates of pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The founder and director of the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty-Seventh Street, the witty, poetry-loving art lover became a legend of the avant-garde,...
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The House That Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them
The House That Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them

Grant Jarrett · Sparkpress
Pages: 178
Format: Print book

Home -- the place where we were born, where we learned our first lessons, where family was defined. The very notion evokes powerful feelings, feelings as individual as our fingerprints, as enduring as the universe and as inescapable as gravity. In this candid, evocative collection of essays,...
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Flesh Collectors: Cannibalism and Further Depravity on the Redneck Riviera
Flesh Collectors: Cannibalism and Further Depravity on the Redneck Riviera

Fred Rosen · Open Road Distribution
Pages: 226
Format: Paperback

Jeremiah Rodgers and Jonathan Lawrence met in Florida's hospital for the criminally insane. Released, they went back to Lawrence's hometown of Milton, Florida, where they soon murdered Justin Livingston, Lawrence's mentally challenged cousin. The horror peaked when they brutally...
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Sexy Beasts: The True Story of the "Diamond Geezers" and the Record-Breaking $100 Million Hatton Garden Heist
Sexy Beasts: The True Story of the "Diamond Geezers" and the Record-Breaking $100 Million Hatton Garden Heist

Wensley Clarkson · Hachette Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In what has been described as a true-life blend of "Grumpy Old Men" and "Ocean's Eleven, SEXY BEASTS is an insider account of the 2015 Hatton Garden Heist, in which a group of retirement-age career criminals--the so-called "Diamond Geezers"--robbed a London...
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Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

Ian Buruma · Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 365
Format: Large Print Hardcover

"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged"--Title page verso.
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Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV
Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV

Joe Buck · Dutton
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In his debut memoir, Joe Buck talks about his life, his career, and his memorable relationship with his father, legendary sportscaster Jack Buck.Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, doing the World Series every year, announcing...
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