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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

MICHAEL SCOTT MOORE · Harper Wave
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates - a riveting,thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration...
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JELL-O Girls: A Family History

ALLIE ROWBOTTOM · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its façade - told by the inheritor of their stories.In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor...
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Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

RUBY LAL · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire.When it came to hunting, she was a master shot. As a dress designer, few could compare. An ingenious architect, she innovated the use of marble in her parents' mausoleum on the banks of the Yamuna River that inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal....
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Chariots of the Gods: 50th Anniversary Edition

Erich Von Daniken · Berkley
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Now in a beautiful 50th anniversary edition with a new foreword and afterword by the author, this is the groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures...
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Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk

John Lingan · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century Winchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first...
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Tango Lessons: A Memoir

MEGHAN FLAHERTY · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being...
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Barons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship

Steven Ujifusa · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In the grand tradition of David McCullough and Ron Chernow, the sweeping story of the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades.There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into...
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Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip

Richard Ratay · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation - Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips - a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods,...
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Failure Is An Option: An Attempted Memoir

H JON BENJAMIN · Dutton
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

H. Jon Benjamin--the lead voice behind Archer and Bob's Burgers--helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind...
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White Hot Grief Parade: A Memoir

ALEXANDRA SILBER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and luminous story of grief and coming-of-age and a beautiful tribute to the relationship between a father and daughter. Alexandra "Al" Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty, and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle...
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