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The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

Colson Whitehead · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whiteheads hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.  On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime...
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Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

The first authoritative biography - featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs - of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.Forty-five years...
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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

Sarah Weinman · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"The Real Lolita is a tour de force of literary detective work. Not only does it shed new light on the terrifying true saga that influenced Nabokov's masterpiece, it restores the forgotten victim to our consciousness." - David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower MoonVladimir...
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On Sunset: A Memoir

Kathryn Harrison · Doubleday
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Hare with Amber Eyes and Running in the Family, a memoir of the author's upbringing by her grandparents in a fading mansion above Sunset Boulevard -- a childhood at once privileged and unusual, filled with the mementos and echoes of their impossibly exotic and peripatetic...
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

PATRISSE KAHN-CULLORS · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born."This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized...
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Up Up, Down Down: Essays

Cheston Knapp · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower, a "glittering," (Leslie Jamison) , "always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent" (Anthony Doerr) linked essay collection from the managing editor of Tin House that brilliantly explores the nature of identity.Daring...
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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Bret Baier · William Morrow
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

"THE BEST BOOK ON EISENHOWER TO APPEAR IN A VERY LONG TIME"*: BRET BAIER'S "RIVETING ACCOUNT"† OF IKE'S FINAL MISSION IS "A LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT"‡ THAT IS "DESTINED TO TAKE ITS PLACE AS ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY"§January...
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

KAPKA KASSABOVA · Graywolf Press
Pages: 400
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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Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers

Sean Hepburn Ferrer · Atria Books
Pages: 230
Format: Print book

To the world, Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of elegance and grace. With a fragile radiance and natural charm, she restyled the image of the Hollywood glamour girl, becoming an icon of dignity, charity, and goodness. But to her son, she was much more, a woman who invested her heart and soul...
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Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

HARVEY SACHS · Liveright
Pages: 923
Format: Hardcover

On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life is unparalleled among twentieth-century musicians.It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo Toscanini -- recognized widely as the most celebrated conductor of the twentieth...
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Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios

Holly FitzGerald · Vintage
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride - the wildest - down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles...
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Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic

Mark Blake · Backbeat Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

(Book) . Freddie Mercury was one of rock's most dazzling front men. When he died in 1991, the music world lost one of its most flamboyant characters, as well as a supremely talented writer and vocalist. Best known as the lead singer of Queen, his amazing four-octave voice was a distinctive...
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Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stephen Kotkin · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his worldIt has the quality of myth a poor cobblers son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band...
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Even This I Get to Experience

Norman Lear · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"This is, flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written ... An absolute treasure." --Booklist (STARRED)In my ninety-plus years I've lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced,...
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