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Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author

Herman Wouk - Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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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Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

"Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A monumental tribute to a titanic figure." - Publishers Weekly...
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Biographic Sherlock

Viv Croot - Ammonite Press
Format: Hardcover

Many people know that Sherlock Holmes was an enigmatic detective who, with his companion Dr. Watson, pursued criminals through Victorian and Edwardian England. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he investigated 60 fully documented cases, including 37 murders; that 46 of those cases...
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The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

John Glatt - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement.The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned,...
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Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

Joseph R Biden - Thorndike Press

""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's...
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The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

JENIFER LEWIS - Amistad
Format: Hardcover

The "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way.Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty...
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Butcher, Baker: The True Account of an Alaskan Serial Killer

WALTER GILMOUR - Open Road Media
Format: Paperback

The horrific true story of serial kidnapper, rapist, and killer Robert Hansen's reign of terror As oil-boom money poured into Anchorage, Alaska the city quickly became a prime destination for the seedier elements of society: prostitutes, pimps, con men, and criminals of all breeds looking...
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Churchill The Life: An Authorized Pictorial Biography

Max Arthur - Firefly Books, 2015.
Format: Print book

At 52nd Street and Madison Avenue in New York City sits Chartwell Books, the only bookshop in the world specializing in books, articles and memorabilia of Winston Churchill. Further south in Manhattan is the Morgan Library and Museum where in 2012 a record 70,000 visitors viewed the multimedia...
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The Mind of a Terrorist: David Headley, the Mumbai Massacre, and His European Revenge

Kaare Sørensen - Arcade Publishing
Format: Print book

Written with the pacing of a thriller, a veteran journalist's account of the terrorist behind the Mumbai attacks.David Headley, the American-Pakistani also known as Daood Gilani, lived a double life. One day he would stroll through Central Park in his tailored Armani suit as a true...
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Herman Melville

Kevin J Hayes - Reaktion Books
Format: Paperback

Herman Melville is hailed as one of the greats - if not the greatest - of American literature. Born in New York in 1819, he first achieved recognition for his daring stylistic innovations, but it was Moby-Dick that would win him global fame. In this new critical biography, Kevin J. Hayes...
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Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover - Random House
Format: Hardcover

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Taras older...
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J D Vance - Harper
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year." - The Economist "A riveting book."...
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In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders

KATHRYN CASEY - William Morrow
Format: Mass Market Paperback

JUDGE. JURY. EXECUTIONER. On a cold January morning, the killer executed Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in broad daylight. Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. Two months later, a massacre. The day before Easter, the couple slept. Bunnies, eggs, a flower...
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Looking Through You: Rare & Unseen Photographs from The Beatles Book Archive

Andy Neill - Omnibus Press
Format: Print book

A selection of more than 300 images from the photo archive of The Beatles Book Monthly, previously unpublished or unseen in their original formWith each new issue, Beatles fans worldwide would voraciously devour the contents from cover-to-cover, discovering the Fab Four's latest news and activities...
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Loving Amy: A Mother's Story

Janis Winehouse - Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
Format: Print book

"Amy was one of those rare people who made an impact . . . She was a bundle of emotions, at times adorable and at times unbearable. . . . Amy's passing did not follow a clear line. It was jumbled, and her life was unfinished -- not life's natural order at all. She left no answers,...
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Dr. Death: Life of Serial Killer Michael Swango

Jack Smith - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Paperback

Under the appearance of a caring doctor, Michael Swango planned and killed... Wherever he went, death followed ... The story of Michael Swango is perhaps not quite as well-known as that of other prolific killers such as Ted Bundy and Richard Ramirez, but this diabolical doctor may have...
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Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

ELAINE M HAYES - Ecco
Format: Hardcover

Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women's and civil rightsSarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers...
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All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

Mark Griffin - Harper
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age.Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the '50s and '60s,...
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Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir

Jill Bialosky - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

"Bialosky's erudite and instructive approach to poetry [is] itself a refreshing tonic." - Chicago Tribune "Wisdom and deep compassion...make [Bialosky's book] a tremendous asset both to readers and other writers." - The Washington Post An unconventional...
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Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again

Teresa Giudice - Gallery Books
Format: Print book

The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and three-time New York Times bestselling author offers a behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately...
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Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu

Les Standiford - Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

Looking at the island of Palm Beach today, with its unmatched mansions, tony shops, and pristine beaches, one is hard pressed to visualize the dense tangle of Palmetto brush and mangroves that it was when visionary entrepreneur and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler first arrived there in April...
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A Tale of Two Murders: Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson

Laura Thompson - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A riveting account of the notorious "Ilford murder" by the New York Times bestselling author of The SixThe death penalty is never without its ethical conflicts or moral questions. Never more so than when the person being led to the gallows may very well be innocent of the actual...
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Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

At last, the definitive account of the battle for Chicago: Legendary novelist Max Allan Collins and acclaimed rising historian A. Brad Schwartz combine talents in this groundbreaking dual biography of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the upright Prohibition...
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Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch

Lucie B Amundsen - Avery Pub Group, 2016.
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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The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II

WINSTON GROOM - National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders--aligned to win World War II and created a new world order.By the end of World War II, 59 nations were arrayed...
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Like a Bat Out of Hell: The Larger than Life Story of Meat Loaf

Mick Wall - Trapeze
Format: Paperback

"I never wanted to be a big star. I just wanted to be the biggest at what I do! Powerful, unstoppable, heavy - when that word still meant something good!" - Meat Loaf, as told to Mick Wall Everything in the story of Meat Loaf is big. From the place he was born (Texas) ; to the family...
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It's Okay to Laugh:

Nora McInerny Purmort - Dey Street Books
Format: Print book

"An emotional rollercoaster of the highest order...It's Okay to Laugh is that rare gem of a read, equal parts heartwarming and hysterical, that'll make you laugh out loud, only to leave you tearing up a few pages later. I can't recommend it highly enough." - Lincoln Thompson,...
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Three Dog Nightmare: The Chuck Negron Story

Chuck Negron - Chuck Negron
Format: Paperback

The former lead singer for Three Dog Night relates his unhappy childhood, his life as a rock star, the drug addiction that nearly killed him, and his final success at getting sober.
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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

Bill Lascher - William Morrow & Company
Format: Print book

The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II - a saga of love, adventure, and danger.On New Year's Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese...
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Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's

B Smith - Harmony Books
Format: Print book

"I know where I'm going. I'm still myself. I just can't remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I'll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It's like I'm talking to my other self - the self I used...
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Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility:The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth

Marian Veevers - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

An intimate portrait of Jane Austen, Dorothy Wordsworth, and their world -- two women torn between revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, artistic creativity and emotional upheavals. Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in a world torn between heady...
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Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

L a Reid - Harpercollins
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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Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

Lorene Cary - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Lorene Cary's grandmother moves in, and everything changes: day-to-day life, family relationships, the Nana she knew -- even their shared past.From cherished memories of weekends she spent as a child with her indulgent Nana to the reality of the year she spent "ladysitting" her now frail...
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Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime

Scott Simon - Flatiron Books
Format: Hardcover

Instant New York Times Bestseller"In a return to the bighearted storytelling that made him a star NPR correspondent, [Simon] pays full tribute to the ex-showgirl who...taught her only son to be honest, kind, and entertaining. Be assured, tears will fall."--People Magazine "In...
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The Grail Guitar: The Search for Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze Telecaster

Chris Adams - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

In The Grail Guitar: The Search for Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze Telecaster, Chris Adams takes readers on a fascinating mystery tour to determine whether a Fender Telecaster bought secondhand in a London music store in 1973 was the one used by Jimi Hendrix to record "Purple Haze"...
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Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency

Charles Rappleye - Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

"A deft, filled-out portrait of the thirty-first president...by far the best, most readable study of Hoover's presidency to date." - Publishers Weekly Rappleye's surprising portrait of a Depression-era president Herbert Hoover reveals a very different figure than the usual...
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Laird Cregar: A Hollywood Tragedy

Gregory W Mank - McFarland
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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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

NICOLE CHUNG - Catapult
Format: Hardcover

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection An Official Junior Library Guild Selection An ABA Indies Introduce Selection "This book moved me to my very core. As in all her writing, Nicole Chung speaks eloquently and honestly about her own personal story, then widens her aperture...
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Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life!

Rickey Smiley - Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

"I'm very passionate about everything that I do and I don't play any games. I just keep it honest. I don't put on airs. That's the only way you can be. If you tell one lie, you've got to tell another lie. I'm cool with who I am. What you see is what you get."Stand-up...
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Mozart: The Man Revealed

JOHN SUCHET - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

The illustrated life-story of the world's most beloved composer, bringing vividly to life the man himself, his influences, achievements, and the glittering milieu of the Habsburg empire in eighteenth-century Europe. We think we know the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life. Austrian-born...
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All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

Geraldine DeRuiter - PublicAffairs
Format: Print book

Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of the container (like a normal person) , instead decides to travel the world, inevitably...
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The Electric Pencil: Drawings from Inside State Hospital No. 3

Edward Deeds - Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.
Format: Print book

Deeds's subtle, meticulous, and wildly imaginative pencil and crayon drawings portray an unusual cast of characters: nineteenth-century dandies, Civil War soldiers, antique cars, fantastic boats and trains, country landscapes dotted with roaming animals, and fanciful architecture. None...
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The Education of a Young Poet

DAVID BIESPIEL - Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

"Lyrical, affectionate . . . Graceful reflections on creativity." -- Kirkus Reviews The Education of a Young Poet is David Biespiel's moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life. Exploring the original source of his creative impulse...
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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Jeffrey C Stewart - Oxford University Press, USA
Format: Hardcover

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro -- the creative African Americans whose art, literature,...
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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: Print book

THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable...
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Being Elvis

Ray Connolly - Liveright Publishing Corp
Format: Print book

On the fortieth anniversary of Elvis Presley's death comes this rocking biography of an iconic artist who fundamentally transformed American culture.Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic...
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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry

CLARE MULLEY - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley's The Women Who Flew for Hitler -- a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make...
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We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir

Kelly Grey Carlisle - Sourcebooks
Format: Hardcover

"Moving and complex, this is an exquisitely written tale of perseverance and unconditional love. A worthwhile addition to any collection." -- Library Journal, STARRED ReviewA mother's murder. Her daughter's redemption. And the complicated past that belongs to them both.Kelly...
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Then It Fell Apart

Moby - Faber & Faber Social
Format: Hardcover

"Somehow this chronicle of a long, dark night of the soul also involves funny stories involving Trump, Putin, and a truly baffling array of degenerates." -- Stephen Colbert What do you do when you realize you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely...
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Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary

Edward Klein - Regnery Publishing
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller!From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Amateur and Blood Feud . . .Unlikeable is the stunning, powerful expos of Hillary Clinton and her floundering race for the White House. With unprecedented access to longtime associates of the Clintons and the Obamas,...
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Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing

Christy Beam - Hachette Books
Format: Print book

"Miracles from Heaven is a powerful, healing story about family, love, faith, and hope. It amazed me and it will inspire readers everywhere. ---T. D. Jakes, bestselling author of Destiny In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter,...
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Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad

Terry Jennings - Hachette Books
Format: Print book

Outlaw country music icon Waylon Jennings' son, Terry, provides an intimate and revealing look at the life and times of his father, on and off the stage.Born when Waylon was only nineteen years old, Terry grew up more like Waylon's brother. On the road together, they toured with legends...
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Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV

Joe Buck - Dutton
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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Indefensible : the missing truth about steven avery, teresa halbach, and making a murderer.

Michael Griesbach - Kensington Pub Corp
Format:  Print book : English

An insider exposes the shocking facts deliberately left out of the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer - and argues persuasively that Steven Avery was rightfully convicted in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach. After serving eighteen years for a crime he didn't commit,...
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I Will Hold: The Story of USMC Legend Clifton B. Cates, from Belleau Wood to Victory in the Great War

James Carl Nelson - New American Library
Format: Print book

The incredible true story of Clifton B. "Lucky" Cates, whose service in World War I and beyond made him a legend in the annals of the Marine Corps.Cates knew that he and his small band of marines were in a desperate spot. Before handing the note over to a runner, he added three...
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The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

MAYA JASANOFF - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

"Enlightening, compassionate, superb" - John Le CarrA visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing todayMigration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism...
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Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Yuval Taylor - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Hurston and Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance and American literature, were best friends -- until they weren't.Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and Langston Hughes ("The...
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Sixty Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home

Malachy Tallack - Pegasus Books
Format: Print book

From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home.The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself around the lower reaches...
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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

SHERYL SANDBERG - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times Best SellerFrom Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable...
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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

Mark Twain - University of California Press
Format: Hardcover

The surprising final chapter of a great American life. When the first volume of Mark Twain's uncensored Autobiography was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist's life...
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To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder

Nancy Rommelmann - Little A
Format: Hardcover

The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children?On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River....
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The First Sin of Ross Michael Carlson

Michael P Weissberg - Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover

An account of the crimes of a man with Multiple Personality Disorder describes how Ross Michael Carlson brutally shot his parents and discusses the justice in holding someone responsible for a crime committed by an alternate personality.
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The Best of Us: A Memoir

JOYCE MAYNARD - Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce...
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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

James R Doty - Avery
Format: Print book

The author relates how a chance encounter in a magic shop with a woman who taught him exercises to ease his sufferings and manifest his greatest desires gave him a glimpse of the relationship between the brain and the heart, and drove him to explore the neuroscience of compassion and altruism.
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

Brian Kilmeade - Sentinel
Format: Hardcover

Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi...
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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

David Browne - Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

"In what is the most comprehensive biography of the group to date, Browne compiles a fun and fast-paced music history.... an authoritative chronicle." --Publishers WeeklyThe first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music...
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Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

Michael Sims - Bloomsbury
Format: Print book

As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle...
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Brutally Honest

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl - and the truth behind the headlinesAs one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an expos...
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Myself and the world : a biography of William Faulkner

Robert W Hamblin - University Press of Mississippi
Format: eBook

"William Faulkner (1897-1962) once said of his novels and stories, "I am telling the same story over and over, which is myself and the world." This concise and readable biography provides an overview of the life and career of the famous author, demonstrating the interrelationships...
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No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America

DARNELL L MOORE - Nation Books
Format: Hardcover

From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.When Darnell Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they assumed he was gay, and poured...
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Out of Orange: A Memoir

Cleary Wolters - HarperOne
Format: Hardcover

The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time - a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond.Fans...
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I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

Kelsey Miller - Hanover Square Press
Format: Hardcover

This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television foreverWhen Friends debuted in 1994, no one expected it to become a mainstay of NBC's "Must...
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Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State

Charles A. Gardner - Citadel
Format: Hardcover

The Prison Break, the Manhunt, the Inside Story In June 2015, two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York's North Country, launching the most extensive manhunt in state history. Aided by prison employee Joyce Mitchell, double...
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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

MICHAEL CHABON - Harper
Format: Hardcover

"Magical prose stylist" Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays - heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise - on the meaning of fatherhood, anchored by the viral sensation, "My Son, The Prince of Fashion".For the September 2016...
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Lady Bird and Lyndon : the hidden story of a marriage that made a president

Betty Boyd Caroli - Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Format: Print book

"Marriage is the most underreported story in political life and yet is often the key to its success. This is the idea driving a revealing new portrait of Lady Bird as the essential strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and ballast for Lyndon...[A] biography of a political...
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Crimes That Changed the World

Alan Whiticker - New Holland
Format: Print book

'Crime of the century' was a catchery often used throughout the 20th century. Crimes that fascinated, haunted and reviled us, crimes that transcended national boundaries and became iconic signposts in time, often eared the epitaph 'crime of the century'. This book presents...
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I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her

Joanna Connors - Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Print book

"This is it. My rape. I knew it was coming. Every woman knows. And now here it is. My turn."When Joanna Connors was thirty years old on assignment for the Cleveland Plain Dealer to review a play at a college theater, she was held at knife point and raped by a stranger...
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Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

Shaka Senghor - Convergent, 2016.
Format: Print book

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at the University of Michigan, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands.In life, it's not how you start that matters. It's how you finish. Shaka Senghor...
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Chasing Hope: A Patient's Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

Richard M Cohen - Blue Rider Press
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...
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Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning

Victoria Shorr - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Exquisite and nuanced in its storytelling, Midnight crafts intimate, humanizing portraits of Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc that ask us to behold the women behind the icons.Midnight is a study in the courage of three women -- Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc. Jane...
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The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone

Ronald M. Anglin - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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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The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

Susan Jaques - Pegasus Books, 2016.
Format: Print book

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy...
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Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art

Judith E Stein - Farrar
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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A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Bronts Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women's Work

Miranda K Pennington - Seal Press
Format: Paperback

How many times have you heard readers argue about which is better, Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights? The works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne continue to provoke passionate fandom over a century after their deaths. Bronte enthusiasts, as well as those of us who never made it further than those...
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Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing

Christy Wilson Beam - Hachette Books
Format: eBook

"Miracles from Heaven is a powerful, healing story about family, love, faith, and hope. It amazed me and it will inspire readers everywhere.---T.D. Jakes, bestselling author of DestinyIn a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived...
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The Choice: Embrace the Possible

Edith Eger - Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award and 2018 Christopher Award "Edith's strength and courage are remarkable ... her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience, and generosity." - Sheryl SandbergIt's 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast...
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Angela Merkel: Europes Most Influential Leader (The Definitive Biography)

Matthew Qvortrup - Duckworth
Format: Paperback

*Updated to include her final months in office* - 2021s most pertinent biographyMatthew Qvortrups definitive and insightful biography of Angela Merkel is essential reading for anyone interested in current affairs, the fate of Europe, or simply the story of a truly remarkable woman. Updated...
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I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

Brian Wilson - Da Capo Press
Format: Print book

They say there are no second acts in American lives, and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing.As a cofounding member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless popular music ever...
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You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost

Lesley Lee Francis - University of Virginia Press, 2015.
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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First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

Joshua C Kendall - Grand Central Publishing
Format: Print book

Every president has had some experience as a parent. Of the 43 men who have served in the nation's highest office, 38 have fathered biological children and the other five adopted children. Each president's parenting style reveals much about his beliefs as well as his psychological make-up....
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Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont

Saul Austerlitz - Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling account of the Altamont Festival -- and the dark side of the '60s.If Woodstock tied the ideals of the '60s together, Altamont unraveled them. In Just a Shot Away, writer and critic Saul Austerlitz tells the story of "Woodstock West," where the Rolling Stones...
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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

James McBride - Spiegel & Grau
Format: eBook

National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the "real" James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul...
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Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin

David Kaufman - St. Martin's Press
Format: Print book

Mary Martin was one of the greatest stars of her day. Growing up in Texas, she was married early to Benjamin Hagman and gave birth to her first child, Larry Hagman. She was divorced even more quickly. Martin left little Larry with her parents and took off for Hollywood. She didn't make...
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Inside Out: A Memoir

Demi Moore - Harper
Format: Book

Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.

For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight...

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The Story Cure: A Book Doctor's Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir

Dinty W. Moore - Ten Speed Press
Format: Paperback

A collection of cures for writer's block, plotting and characterization issues, and other ailments writers face when completing a novel or memoir, prescribed by the director of creative writing at Ohio University.People want to write the book they know is inside of them, but they run into...
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

KAPKA KASSABOVA - Graywolf Press
Format: Paperback

"Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free." -- Peter PomerantsevIn this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border...
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A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound

DONNA GASBARRE KRISTINE HYLTON - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

Today, Donna Hylton is a groundbreaking advocate for criminal justice reform--she was a featured speaker at the 2017 Women's March on Washington, and she works hand-in-hand with other influential voices such as Eve Ensler, Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow) , and Rosario Dawson to ensure...
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Witches of America

Alex Mar - Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Hardcover

"Witches are gathering."When most people hear the word "witches," they think of horror films and Halloween, but to the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and very real religion. So Alex Mar discovers...
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Biographic Shakespeare

Viv Croot - Ammonite Press
Format: Hardcover

Many people know that William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a playwright and poet, who wrote Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth and is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets; that he left behind six different...
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Death Need Not Be Fatal

MALACHY MCCOURT - Center Street
Format: Hardcover

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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi - Random House
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST * For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question...
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Getting Real

Gretchen Carlson - Penguin Books
Format: Hardcover

In the wake of Gretchen Carlsons lawsuit against former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, her memoir of her time at Fox - working alongside Megyn Kelly, Bill OReilly, Steve Doocy, and other prominent conservative news personalities - is more relevant than ever.. In this candid memoir,...
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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

George W. Bush - Crown/Archetype
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President...
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Jane Doe January : my twenty-year search for truth and justice

Emily Winslow - William Morrow & Company
Format: Print book

In the vein of Alice Sebold s Lucky, comes a compelling, real-life crime mystery and gripping memoir of the cold case prosecution of a serial rapist, told by one of his victims. On the morning of September 12, 2013, a fugitive task force arrested Arthur Fryar at hisapartment in Brooklyn....
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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York's City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation

Brad Ricca - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Recipient of the Kirkus Star, Awarded to Books of Exceptional MeritA 2017 True Crime Book for Summer, The New York Times Sunday Book Review"An express train of a story." -Kirkus Reviews"Heroic...her inspiring story demands a hearing."...
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Don't You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son

MARY CARTER BISHOP - Harper
Format: Hardcover

From a prizewinning journalist, Mary Carter Bishop, a moving and beautifully rendered memoir about the half-brother she didn't know existed that hauntingly explores family, class, secrets, and fate.Applying for a passport as an adult, Mary Carter Bishop made a shocking discovery. She had a secret...
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Kind Is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously

Candace Cameron Bure - Zondervan
Format: Hardcover

"The world has a way of defining you if you don't know who you are before you get out there." - Candace Cameron BureAs a woman in today's world, you know what it's like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely...
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Porcelain: A Memoir

Moby. - Penguin Press
Format: Print book

From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s.There were many reasons...
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The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession that Shaped an Empire

Susan Jaques - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A monumental cultural history of Napoleon Bonaparte's fascination with antiquity and how it shaped Paris' artistic landscape.Napoleon is one of history's most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome -- both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with...
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Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia

Gerda Saunders - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

"[A] courageous and singular book."---Andrew Solomon In the tradition of Brain on Fire and When Breath Becomes Air, Gerda Saunders' Memory's Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir--a true-life Still Alice that captures Saunders' experience...
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The Boy on the Beach: My Family's Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home

Tima Kurdi - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and poignant memoir about the family of Alan Kurdi - the young Syrian boy who became the global emblem for the desperate plight of millions of Syrian refugees - and of the many extraordinary journeys the Kurdis have taken, spanning countries and continents.Alan Kurdi's body...
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George Eliot

Kerry McSweeney - Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardcover

In this literary life, the fiction of Marian Evans (George Eliot) is placed in a biographical and literary-historical context. Since the life experiences that most influenced her novels were those of her formative years, biographical information becomes less important after the publication...
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Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

Brian Jay Jones - Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. SeussDr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion...
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The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation

Mark Bowden - Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

On March 29, 1975, sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyons, age 10 and 12, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, D.C. As shock spread, then grief, a massive police effort found nothing. The investigation was shelved, and mystery endured. Then, in 2013, a cold case squad detective...
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Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World's Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter

Izzy Ezagui - Prometheus Books
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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Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing

Christy Wilson Beam - Hachette Books
Format: Paperback

Soon to be a major motion picture from Sony, starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah-Miracles from Heaven is the true story of one little girl, her journey to heaven, and an amazing story of healing.Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable...
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Charlemagne

Johannes Fried - Harvard University Press
Format: Print book

When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating...
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I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir

Nadja Spiegelman - Riverhead Books
Format: Print book

A memoir of mothers and daughters - and mothers as daughters - traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and even more than...
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Biographic Hendrix

Liz Flavell - Ammonite Press
Format: Hardcover

Many people know that Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) was a pioneering guitarist and songwriter whose electric playing and performances were at the heart of Sixties pop culture. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he trained as a paratrooper in the Army; that his first guitar cost only...
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Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family

Kathy Mckeon - Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

An endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and occasional nanny - and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady.In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from...
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The Making of Donald Trump

David Cay Johnston - Melville House
Format: Print book

The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, David Cay Johnston, takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to power and prominence. Covering the long arc of Trump's career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from...
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The Black Widower: A Beautiful Doctor, Her Seemingly Perfect Husband and a Chilling Death

Michael Fleeman - St. Martin's True Crime
Format: Print book

She was his second wife -- to die. . . Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site, hoping to find true and lasting love. Harold Henthorn seemed like her dream come true -- a handsome man who said he had "a heart for others." Only...
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The Great American Read: The Book of Books

PBS - Black Dog & Leventhal
Format: Hardcover

A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series...
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Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance

Daisy Hay - Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First American Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Deep in the archives of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford lies a tattered scrap of paper with newlyweds scribbles on it. It is a table listing the qualities of a couple. One column reads Often says what he does not think, He does not show his feelings, He is a Genius and the other...
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John Brown Speaks: Letters and Statements from Charlestown

John Brown - Rowman & Littlefield
Format: Print book

This collection of writings by John Brown in the fateful days after his raid on Harper's Ferry showcase the depth of conviction of Brown's character. Paired with Louis DeCaro's narrative of the aftermath, trial, and execution of John Brown in Freedom's Dawn: The Last Days...
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Saving Sin City: William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the Original Crime of the Century

MARY CUMMINGS - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

An operatic story of jealousy, obsession, vast fortunes, and moral crusaders set against the glittering backdrop of Gilded Age New York City.The murder of one of the most famous architects of the era, Stanford White -- whose mark on New York City is second to none -- became "The Crime...
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Becoming

Michelle Obama - Crown Publishing Group
Format: Hardcover

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of Americathe first African American to serve in that roleshe helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House...
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Cloud Memoir: Selected Longer Poems 1987-2017

CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY - Stephen F. Austin University Press
Format: Hardcover

Cloud Memoir is a collection of Christopher Buckley's longer poems, his most wide-ranging and serious work built with a symphonic structure - theme, variation, recapitulation trilled with speculative formations, its this/but that, its faith-and-doubt. Rarely did/do the grey cells and the music...
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Freedom: My Book of Firsts

Jaycee Lee Dugard - Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own.When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old,...
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Every Little Step: My Story

Bobby Brown - Dey St.
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn Every Little Step, Brown will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston.Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past thirty years, a magnetic...
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In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family

Fox Butterfield - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist: a pathbreaking examination of our huge crime and incarceration problem that looks at the influence of the family--specifically one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness.The United States currently holds...
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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

Bob Mehr - Da Capo Press
Format: Print book

Trouble Boys is the first definitive, no-holds-barred biography of one of the last great bands of the twentieth century: The Replacements. With full participation from reclusive singer and chief songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap, and the family...
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Love from Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

Donald Sturrock - Penguin Books
Format: Print book

From the author of The BFG - soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, and Adam Godley - a whimsical, witty, and revealing collection of the legendary children's author and writer...
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Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

Douglas Brinkley - Harper
Format: Print book

The acclaimed, award-winning historian - "America's new past master" (Chicago Tribune) - examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal.Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt's spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect...
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Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music

Bill Anderson - The University of Georgia Press
Format: Print book

Whisperin' Bill: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music presents a revealing portrait of Bill Anderson, one of the most prolific songwriters in the history of country music. Mega country music hits like "City Lights," (Ray Price) , "Tips Of My Fingers," (Roy Clark,...
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Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Laurence Bergreen - Simon & Schuster
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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Thus I Lived with Words: Robert Louis Stevenson and the Writer's Craft

Annette Federico - University Of Iowa Press
Format: Paperback

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) loved more than anything to talk about the craft of writing and the pleasure of reading good books. His dedication to the creative impulse manifests itself in the extraordinary amount of work he produced in virtually every literary genre - fiction, poetry,...
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Change of Seasons: A Memoir

John Oates - St. Martin's Press
Format: Print book

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock 'n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never...
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Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

Jennifer Weiner - Atria Books
Format: Book

"I'm mad Jennifer Weiner's first book of essays is as wonderful as her fiction. You will love this book and wish she was your friend." - Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me? "A fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave book. I was spellbound from the first...
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How to Make White People Laugh

Negin Farsad - Grand Central Publishing
Format: eBook

From the acclaimed writer, director, and star of the hit documentary The Muslims are Coming! comes a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism. Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes...
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An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

DANIEL MENDELSOHN - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece. When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey...
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Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption

Vanessa McGrady - Little A
Format: Hardcover

From a story first told in the popular New York Times parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes more than a new daughter into her home.After two years of waiting to adopt - slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair - a miracle finally...
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The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State

Lizhi Fang - Henry Holt and Company
Format: Print book

"A long-awaited memoir by the celebrated physicist whose clashes with the Chinese regime helped inspired the Tiananmen Square protests describes how in spite of his scientific contributions he was sentenced to hard labor for decades and eventually sought asylum from the U.S., "--NoveList.
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Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship

Michelle Kuo - Random House
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta "Reading with Patrick could be the most affecting book you'll read this year."...
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Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success

Michael D'Antonio - Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Print book

In the summer of 2015, as he vaulted to the lead among the many GOP candidates for president, Donald Trump was the only one dogged by questions about his true intentions. This most famous American businessman had played the role of provocateur so often that pundits, reporters, and voters...
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True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking

Don Coscarelli - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

From Don Coscarelli, the celebrated filmmaker behind many cherished cult classics comes a memoir that's both revealing autobiography and indie film crash course.Best known for his horror/sci-fi/fantasy films including Phantasm, The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho-tep and John...
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The Who on the Who: Interviews and Encounters

Sean Egan - Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

The Who were a mass of contradictions. They brought intellect to rock but were the darlings of punks. They were the quintessential studio act yet were also the greatest live attraction in the world. They perfectly meshed on stage and displayed a complete lack of personal chemistry offstage....
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The Mommy Group: Freaking Out, Finding Friends, and Surviving the Happiest Time of Our Lives

Elizabeth Isadora Gold - Atria Paperback
Format: Print book

"If you only read one parenting book this year, make it The Mommy Group...This book is incisive, insightful, and downright delightful. I did not mean for that to rhyme" (Adam Mansbach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*ck to Sleep) In 2010, seven women met in Brooklyn,...
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A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time

Rob Scheer - Gallery/Jeter Publishing
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children.Rob...
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The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers

Terry McDonell - Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Print book

From the legendary editor, journalist, and publishing entrepreneur: a memoir about writers, writing, editing--and the fast-paced, high-stakes life in the publishing business. Over the last four decades, Terry McDonell has been at the helm of some of the most influential beacons of American...
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Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime

Cutter Wood - Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes the facts aren't the only truth. When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing woman, local motel owner Sabine Musil-Buehler. Three men are named persons of interest - her husband, her boyfriend, and the man who stole the car - and the residents...
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Norell: Master of American Fashion

Jeffrey Banks - Rizzoli Electa
Format: Hardcover

The first book dedicated to the career and creations of esteemed fashion designer Norman Norell, the man hailed as the "Dean of American Fashion" by the New York Times.Norman Norell (1900-1972) - the first American designer to employ couture techniques, refined workmanship,...
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Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Dave Cullen - Harper
Format: Hardcover

On the first anniversary of the events at Parkland, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders - inspiring...
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Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations

Craig Ferguson - Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit. Craig Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. The fact...
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The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir

Betsy Lerner - Harperwave
Format: Print book

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life.After a lifetime defining herself in contrast...
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Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge

BECKY AIKMAN - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

"You've always been crazy," says Louise to Thelma, having just outrun the police in a car chase and locked an officer in the trunk of his own car. "This is just the first chance you've had to express yourself." In 1991, Thelma & Louise, the story of two outlaw...
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Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

Matthew Dennison - Pegasus Books
Format: Print book

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of her remarkable and unexpected life. Inspired by the twenty-three...
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Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim's Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace

Anthony B. Thompson - Bethany House Publishers
Format: Paperback

While the murder of his wife devastated Anthony Thompson, he and three other relatives of victims chose to privately and publicly forgive the shooter. Years later, the church and community still struggle to understand the family members' deliberate choice to forgive the racist murderer....
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