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Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World's Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter

Izzy Ezagui · Prometheus Books
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

The inspiring story of a young American who volunteered to fight in the Israel Defense Forces, lost his arm in combat, and then returned to the battlefield.Combining refreshing candor with self-deprecating wit, this inspiring memoir will encourage readers to live up to their aspirations...
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You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost

Lesley Lee Francis · University of Virginia Press, 2015.
Pages: 288
Format: eBook

Robert Frost observed in his wife, Elinor, a desire to live "a life that goes rather poetically." The same could be said of many members of the Frost family, over several generations. In You Come Too, Frost's granddaughter, Lesley Lee Francis, combines priceless personal...
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Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way

Hoda Kotb · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb - inspiring stories of people who find their life's purpose in unexpected ways, often surprising themselves and the ones they love.Most of us wonder what we're doing. We float around in the glass half-empty,...
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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Marina Abramovic · Three Rivers Press
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

"I had experienced absolute freedom - I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn't matter, that nothing mattered at all - and it intoxicated me."In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramovi?'s MoMA retrospective for the chance...
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Smuggler's Blues: A True Story of the Hippie Mafia

Richard Stratton · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Goodfellas meets Savages meets Catch Me If You Can in this true tale of high-stakes smuggling from pot's outlaw years.Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw culture on a trip to Mexico, he saw his search for a joint morph into...
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Perfect Strangers: Friendship, Strength, and Recovery After Boston's Worst Day

Roseann Sdoia · PublicAffairs
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A moving portrait of four lives that came together in a moment, proving that being in the wrong place at the worst time can lead to unexpectedly beautiful thingsAs Roseann Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about...
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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Abrams Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches,...
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Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship

Isabel Vincent · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 213
Format: Print book

"I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves their own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book." - Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of Brain on Fire When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave,...
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Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

Sabeeha Rehman · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today.Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from Pakistan to the United...
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Nevertheless: A Memoir

Alec Baldwin · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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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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What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

Art Garfunkel · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts) : artful, moving, lyrical; the making of a musician; the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time....
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History's people : personalities and the past

Margaret MacMillan · House of Anansi Press, 2015.
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

"In this year's highly anticipated Massey Lectures, internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the great figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times--and...
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The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School

Ed Boland · Grand Central Publishing
Format: eBook

THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314
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Laird Cregar: A Hollywood Tragedy

Gregory W Mank · McFarland
Pages: 329
Format: Hardcover

In 1944, Laird Cregar played Jack the Ripper in The Lodger, giving one of the most haunting performances in Hollywood history. It was the climax of a strange celebrity that saw the young American actor--who stood 6' 3" and weighed more than 300 pounds--earn distinction as a portrayer...
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