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Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir
Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir

Sheila Kohler · Penguin Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A beautiful, heartrending literary memoir about the tragic death of the author's beloved older sister and a tribute to their bond.When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them...
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The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years
The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years

Peggy Grande · Hachette Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An affectionate and intimate memoir about Ronald Reagan by his longtime personal assistant, who worked closely with the president for 10 years after he left the White House.In The President Will See You Now, devoted Reagan insider Peggy Grande shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate...
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No Wall Too High: One Man's Daring Escape from Mao's Darkest Prison
No Wall Too High: One Man's Daring Escape from Mao's Darkest Prison

Erling Hoh · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

An enthralling true-life story about a daring escape from one of Mao Zedong's prisonsMao Zedong's labor reform camps were notoriously brutal; modeled after the Soviet gulag, their inmates were subject to backbreaking labor, malnutrition, and vindictive wardens. They were thought...
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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel
Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

John Stubbs · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver's Travels, by a "vivid, ardent, and engaging" author (New York Times Book Review) .Jonathan Swift's world-famous books -- from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal -- are unparalleled in their piercing critique...
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How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft
How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Edward Jay Epst · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American...
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Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life
Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life

Haider Warraich · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation...
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Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions
Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions

Sharon Begley · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

The first book to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior - using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion.Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy
My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017The New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceUSA Today, "New and Noteworthy""This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture." -- New York...
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Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

Michael Sims · Bloomsbury
Pages: 256
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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