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Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Julia Baird · Random House
Pages: 696
Format: Print book

This page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience."Victoria...
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Sharp

Michelle Dean · Grove Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm -- these brilliant women are the central figures of Sharp. Their lives intertwine as they cut through the cultural and intellectual history of America...
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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Sybrina Fulton · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 331
Format: Print book

Trayvon Martin's parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement. On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking...
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Filthy Rich

James Patterson · Little
Pages: 15
Format: Print book

A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world's most popular thriller writer.Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth...
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The Duke of Wellington, Kidnapped!: The Incredible True Story of the Art Heist That Shocked a Nation

Alan Hirsch · Counterpoint Press, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In 1961, a thief broke into the National Gallery in London and committed the most sensational art heist in British history. He stole the museum's much prized painting, The Duke of Wellington by Francisco Goya. Despite unprecedented international attention and an unflagging investigation,...
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American women

Mary K Trigg · Salem Press

This new addition to the Great Lives from History series features over 700 essays on women from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries. Many individuals included in this multi-volume set have never been covered in this series before, notable for their work in such fields...
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Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife

Pamela Bannos · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. They revealed her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century...
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Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

Megan Marshall · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America's best-loved poets. And yet - painfully shy and living out of public...
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The Traveling Feast: On the Road and At the Table With America's Finest Writers

RICK BASS · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Part Blue Highways, part Tuesdays with Morrie, part Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, an epic pilgrimage by acclaimed author Rick Bass, "an American classic" (Newsweek) , to honor and thank his heroes "A literary titan."--New York Times Book Review "A...
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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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Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here

Angela Palm · Graywolf
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Angela Palm grew up in a place not marked on the map, her house set on the banks of a river that had been straightened to make way for farmland. Every year, the Kankakee River in rural Indiana flooded and returned to its old course while the residents sandbagged their homes against the rising...
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Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

David Greenberg · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 540
Format: Print book

The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image.In Republic of Spin -- a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics -- presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the rise of the White House spin machine, from Teddy...
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Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

Ayelet Waldman · Anchor
Format: Book

In our mothers day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers If you work, youre neglectful if you stay home, youre smothering. If you discipline, youre buying them a spot on the shrinks couch if you let them run wild, they...
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Voyager: Travel Writings

Russell Banks · Ecco Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half...
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