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The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

Helen Rappaport · St Martins Pr
Pages: 492
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks!
"Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." -- People magazine

"The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters...

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Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition

Jean M. Yarbrough · University Press of Kansas
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Rough Rider, hunter, trust-buster, president, and Bull Moose candidate. Biographers have long fastened on TR as man of action, while largely ignoring his political thought. Now, in time for the centennial of his Progressive run for the presidency, Jean Yarbrough provides a searching examination...
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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction

Tracy Kidder · Random House
Format: Book

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS. Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston,...

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33 Days: A Memoir

Leon Werth · Melville House Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

A rare eyewitness account by an important author of fleeing the Nazis' march on Paris in 1940, featuring a never-before-published introduction by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In June of 1940, Leon Werth and his wife fled Paris before the advancing Nazis Army. 33 Days is his eyewitness...
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Little Failure: A Memoir

Gary Shteyngart · Random House of Canada, Limited
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS...

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Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story

PIETRO BARTOLO · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the man hailed as "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis" (CNN) .

For 25 years, Dr. Pietro Bartolo has run the lone medical clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa. In that time he has rescued, welcomed, and cared for many of the hundreds...
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My Dyslexia

Philip Schultz · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Book

An inspiring memoir of a Pulitzer Prize winner's triumph over disability. Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the dummy class in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected...

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How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays

MANDY LEN CATRON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

An insightful, charming, and absolutely fascinating memoir from the author of the popular New York Times essay, "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This," (one of the top five most popular New York Times pieces of 2015) explores the romantic myths we create and explains...
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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Blanche Wiesen Cook · Viking
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

"Outstanding ... A winning concluding volume in a series that does for Eleanor Roosevelt what Robert Caro has done for Lyndon Johnson." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

The final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady.

Historians,...
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