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Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityTara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains...
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Being Wagner: The Story of the Most Provocative Composer Who Ever Lived

Simon Callow · Vintage
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Simon Callow, the celebrated author of Orson Welles, delivers a dazzling, swift, and accessible biography of the musical titan Richard Wagner and his profoundly problematic legacy--a fresh take for seasoned acolytes and the perfect introduction for new fans.Richard Wagner's music dramas...
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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco,...
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Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Changiz Lahidji · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret -- Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam.Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions...
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The Cookie Cure: A Mother-Daughter Memoir

Susan Stachler · Sourcebooks
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

A heartwarming memoir of a family that refused to give upWhen twenty-two-year-old Susan Stachler was diagnosed with cancer, her mother, Laura, was struck by déjà vu: the same illness that took her sister's life was threatening to take her daughter's too. Heartbroken but steadfast,...
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The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

BART EHRMAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years.Christianity didn't have to become the dominant religion...
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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

JOHN BANVILLE · Knopf
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin.As much about the life of the city as it is about a life...
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Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

Joel R Paul · Riverhead Books
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more...
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Partner to Power: The Secret World of Presidents and Their Most Trusted Advisers

K WARD CUMMINGS · Prometheus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A former congressional staffer and Capitol Hill veteran recounts the colorful history of presidential advisers, showing how influential these unelected appointees have been.This revealing book examines the relationships between U.S. presidents and their closest advisers from a psychological,...
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