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Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

Paul Collins · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America's most celebrated university.On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting...
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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Anne Boyd Rioux · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

On its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the beloved classic that has captured the imaginations of generations.Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America's favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world,...
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The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

Dawn Raffel · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies--by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City. What kind of doctor puts his patients on display?As Dawn...
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A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert

Karen Piper · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missilesThe China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware....
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Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon

Charles Casillo · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography reveals how Marilyn's childhood contributed to her struggle with bi-polar disorder, and impacted her career and personal life.Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still...
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Arthur Ashe: A Life

RAYMOND ARSENAULT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe - the Jackie Robinson of men's tennis - a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual.Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943,...
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Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.

ANTONIA FELIX · Sourcebooks
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness....
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