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Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne

Christopher Andersen · Gallery Books
Pages: 341
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The #1 New York Times bestselling author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Died takes a compulsively readable look into the relationships and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton.One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet...
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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

Giles Tremlett · Bloomsbury
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

In 1474, when Castile was the largest, strongest, and most populous kingdom in Hispania (present day Spain and Portugal) , a twenty-three-year-old woman named Isabella ascended the throne. At a time when successful queens regnant were few and far between, Isabella faced not only the considerable...
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Untitled on Becoming a Grandmother

Lesley Stahl · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From one of the country s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman s life. After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching...
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Memories and reflections of the dispossessed : a collection of memoirs for the 60th anniversary of the Czechoslovak-Hungarian population exchange

Imre Molna?r; La?szlo? Szarka
Format:  Book : Biography : English

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The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway

Ben Mezrich · Atria Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This real-life The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events along a 3,000-mile stretch through the heart of America and is drawn deeper and deeper into a vast conspiracy.Like "Agent Mulder" of The X-Files,...
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Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American Subculture

Herbert C. Covey · Greenwood Pub Group
Pages: 201
Format: Hardcover

This book provides a concise and engaging examination of the subculture of the Crips and Bloods -- the notorious street gangs that started in Los Angeles, but have now spread throughout the United States.
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Paul McCartney: The Life

Philip Norman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 853
Format: Hardcover

The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman.Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost...
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I'm Your Biggest Fan: Awkward Encounters and Assorted Misadventures in Celebrity Journalism

Kate Coyne · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The Executive Editor of People Magazine provides an unfiltered and hilarious look at her life alongside the rich and famous, as she reveals how being a fan-girl lead to celebrity close encounters she could only dream of growing up.From the NY Post's "Page Six" to Good Housekeeping...
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The art of rivalry : four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in modern art

Sebastian Smee · Random House
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists - Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon - whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart...
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Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

Amber Smith · Atria Books
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

The inspiring and riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter - whose mission, armed...
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At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life

Thich Nhat Hanh · Parallax Pr
Format: Print book

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author's life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh's childhood...
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Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope

John Saunders · Da Capo Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world-the quintessential "man's man," who seems to have it all-confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression...
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My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire

Maurice/ Powell Herb White · Amistad
Pages: 386
Format: Print book

The late Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With an introduction...
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Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

Shaka Senghor · Convergent, 2016.
Pages: 336
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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