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Charlotte Bronte: A Passionate Life

Lyndall Gordon · W W Norton & Co Inc; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

An unconventional biography discovers the real Charlotte Bronte+a5 behind the loneliness, loss, and unrequited love--a strong woman with a fierce belief in herself, creative energy, and powerful ambition, who shaped her life and transformed it into art.
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Food: A Love Story

Jim Gaffigan · Three Rivers Press
Format: Print book

Have you ever finished a meal that tasted horrible but not noticed until the last bite? Eaten in your car so you wouldn't have to share with your children? Gotten hungry while watching a dog food commercial? Does the presence of green vegetables make you angry? If you answered yes to any of the following...
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Gene Everlasting: A Contrary Farmer's Thoughts on Living Forever

Gene Logsdon · Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Author Gene Logsdon -- whom Wendell Berry once called "the most experienced and best observer of agriculture we have" -- has a notion: That it is a little easier for gardeners and farmers to accept death than the rest of the populace. Why? Because every day, farmers and gardeners...
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Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Brian McGinty · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

In the early hours of May 6, 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge -- the first railroad bridge ever to span...

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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite.Sally Ride made history as the first...
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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography

Miriam Pawel · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 548
Format: Book

Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in US history....

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The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty

J Randy Taraborrelli · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

THE HILTONS is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton's visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with...
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Born with Teeth: A Memoir

Kate Mulgrew · Little, Brown and Company,
Pages: 306
Format: Large Print Hardcover

Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences...
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Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

Tilar J Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Format: Print book

A New York Post Best Book of 2016

One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of Fall 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler...
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Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. 1 - Voyaging

Janet Browne · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Print book

In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle of acquaintances. He was not yet a focus of debate; his “big book on species”...
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A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

J W Ocker · Countryman Press
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history -- the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 -- transformed...
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The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy

Jean Kennedy Smith · Harper
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings, guided by their parents, laughed and learned a great deal under one roof.


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Behind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the World's Famous and Infamous

Marlene Wagman-Geller · Sourcebooks Inc
Format: Paperback

Who Said Men Get to Monopolize the Glory? Discover the Little Known Women Who Have Put the World's Alpha Males on the Map.From ancient times to the present, men have gotten most of the good ink. Yet standing just outside the spotlight are the extraordinary, and overlooked, wives and companions...
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Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor's Race Toward Home

Peter Bourke · International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In all beautifully written and wonderfully inspiring--The Wall Street Journal Crossing the Atlantic under sail alone is a nexus of sorts for all sailors a dream and an adventure that seems obtainable within the framework of life and work and its in this context that Sea Trials provides...
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