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Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World: A Story of Love, Work, Marriage, and Friendship

Kathy Chamberlain · The Overlook Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of Jane Welsh Carlyle, the wife of the renowned Thomas Carlyle with literary aspirations of her own.Hailed by Virginia Woolf as one of the all-time great letter writers, Jane Welsh Carlyle, wife of Victorian literary celebrity Thomas Carlyle, has been much overlooked. In this...
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Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports

Cris Carter · Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

How Wideouts Became the NFLs StandoutsFrom the time Cris Carter started his career as a supplemental draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 to his retirement in 2002, the position of wide receiver exploded in the NFL. Receivers went from being quiet and classy to being known for their...
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And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

Agnes Kamara-Umunna · Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army of children was approaching, under the leadership of Charles Taylor. It seemed...
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Quincy Jones: His Life in Music

Clarence Bernard Henry · University Press of Mississippi
Format: Print book

Quincy Jones (b. 1933) is one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, bandleaders, producers, and humanitarians in American music history and the recording and film industries. Among pop music fans he is perhaps most famous for producing Michael Jackson's album, Thriller. Clarence...
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Scribe: My Life in Sports

Bob Ryan · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Ever since he joined the sports department of the Boston Globe in 1968, sports enthusiasts have been blessed with the writing and reporting of Bob Ryan. Tony Kornheiser calls him the quintessential American sportswriter. For the past twenty-five years, he has also been a regular on various...
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Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All from Someone Who Is Not Okay

Lauren Weedman · Plume, 2016.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Lauren Weedman is not okay. She's living what should be the good life in sunny Los Angeles. After a gig as a correspondent with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, she scored parts in blockbuster movies, which led to memorable recurring roles on HBO's Hung and Looking. She had a loving...
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The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

Susan Jaques · Pegasus Books, 2016.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy...
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Bon Appetempt: A Coming-of-Age Story

Amelia Morris · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

When Amelia Morris saw a towering, beautiful chocolate cake in Bon Appetit and took the recipe home to recreate it for a Christmas day brunch she was hosting, it resulted in a terrible (but tasty) mess that had to be served in an oversize bowl. It was also a revelation. Both delicious...
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The Duke of Wellington, Kidnapped!: The Incredible True Story of the Art Heist That Shocked a Nation

Alan Hirsch · Counterpoint Press, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In 1961, a thief broke into the National Gallery in London and committed the most sensational art heist in British history. He stole the museum's much prized painting, The Duke of Wellington by Francisco Goya. Despite unprecedented international attention and an unflagging investigation,...
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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

SHERYL SANDBERG · Knopf
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times Best SellerFrom Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks. After the sudden...
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The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

David Enrich · Custom House
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

The Wall Street Journal's award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history.In 2006, an oddball...
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Brigham Young: A Concise Biography of the Mormon Moses

Ed Breslin · Regnery History; y First printing edition
Format: Book

He was a carpenter. A visionary. A governor. A prophet. A pioneer. A preacher. A businessman. A temple-builder.Brigham Young loomed large in a tumultuous time. He helped found the state of Utah in the era of American Manifest Destiny. He rallied thousands around Mormonism, a new faith with...
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Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir

Amber Tozer · Running Press
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

"Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recovery -- starting with her first drink at the age of seven -- all told with the help of childlike stick figures. Amber writes and illustrates the crazy and harsh...
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