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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens.

While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp...
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Johnny Cash: The Life

Robert Hilburn · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The national bestseller celebrated as the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep. -- Rolling StoneIn this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar. Johnny Cashs extraordinary...
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Matter of honor

Anthony Summers · Harpercollins
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor - and clear...

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

Ben Folds · Ballantine Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.

"A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell."...
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Kick : the true story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's forgotten sister and the heir to Chatsworth

Paula Byrne · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional - and nearly forgotten - young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy, and would break with her family for love.

Encouraged to be "winners"...

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Untitled Roger Daltrey Autobiography

Roger Daltrey · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.

"It's taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate...

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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

Jason Porath · Dey Street Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog.

Well-behaved women seldom...

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My Accidental Jihad

Krista Bremer · Workman Pub Co
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change...
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Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit

Mark Hasara · Threshold Editions
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From a veteran air-refueling expert who flew missions for over two decades during the Cold War, Afghan War, and Iraq War comes a thrilling eyewitness account of modern warfare, with inspirational stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, and in their everyday...
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Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader

Robert Middlekauff · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A vivid, insightful, essential new account of the formative years that shaped a callow George Washington into an extraordinary leader, from the Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff.George Washington was famously unknowable, a man of deep passions hidden behind...
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Under the Blue Beret: A U.N. Peacekeeper in the Middle East

Terry "Stoney" Burke · Dundurn
Format: Paperback

"The fundamental and essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep the peace. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous."-- Henry Cabot Lodge, former U.S. ambassador to the United NationsFrom the 1950s to the present...
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Not Dead Yet

Phil Collins · Crown Archetype
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Phil Collins pulls no punches - about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that's inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles' legendary film A...
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The Fortress: A Love Story

Danielle Trussoni · Dey Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Falling Through the Earth and Angelology returns with this much-anticipated memoir of love and transformation in France. The Fortress is Peter Mayle meets Eat, Pray, Love, a gorgeously written account of one woman's journey to the other...

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Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire -- A Biography

Susan Ronald · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

Condé Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to New York...

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The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

Jonathan Horn · Scribner
Pages: 369
Format: Book

The riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington's family but turned by war against Washington's crowning achievement, the Union.

On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes...
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