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Robin

Dave Itzkoff · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning...
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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

Sean Parnell · William Morrow; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell's stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan.Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen...
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Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!

Karen Gravano · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared...
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Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence

Ross Mathews · Grand Central Publishing; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood,...
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Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience

Neil Harris · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Book

American art museums flourished in the late twentieth century, and the impresario leading much of this growth was J. Carter Brown, director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, from 1969 to 1992.  Along with S. Dillon Ripley, who served as Smithsonian secretary...
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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

"Writing about yourself is a funny business ... But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this." - Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...
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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

Masha Gessen · Riverhead Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low- level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress and made his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world.Handpicked as a successor...
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God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Victoria Sweet · Riverhead Hardcover; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God's hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves-"anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt,...
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Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde

John Boessenecker · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

"Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker now restores this incredible Ranger to his proper place alongside such fabled lawmen as Wyatt Earp and Eliot Ness. Here is a grand adventure story, told with grace...
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Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color

Chandler O'Leary · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

This gorgeously illustrated letterpress-inspired book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future. Based on the beloved Dead Feminists letterpress poster series, this illuminating look at 27 women who've changed the world features a foreword by Jill Lepore, author of The Secret...
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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence,...
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My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir

Tia Torres · William Morrow
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life.Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster...
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The End - A Love Story: A Love Story; a Memoir by Elizabeth Schlessman Bentson

Libby Bentson · Tate Publishing
Pages: 140
Format: Paperback

She is hunched over, a humpback dragging her left leg and missing a front tooth; she's just skin and bones. He still has a sparkle in his eye but stumbles very slowly behind his rollator. Nearing the end of life, it's hard to imagine that this old couple was once young and in love....
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Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier's Story

Jon Kerstetter · Crown
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

Every juncture in Jon Kerstetter's life has been marked by a crossing from one world into another: from civilian to doctor to soldier; between healing and waging war; and between compassion and hatred of the enemy. When an injury led to a stroke that ended his careers as a doctor and a soldier,...
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House of Darkness: House of Light- The True Story, Vol. 1

Andrea Perron · AuthorHouse; 1st edition
Format: Paperback

Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters...
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