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I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon

Touré · Atria Books; Original edition
Format: Hardcover

Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture PRINCE Drawing on new research and enlivened by Tourés unique pop-cultural fluency, I Would Die 4 U relies on surprising...
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Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves

Kat Kinsman · Dey Street Books
Pages: 221
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of such acclaimed accounts as Manic, Brain on Fire, and Monkey Mind, a deeply personal, funny, and sometimes painful look at anxiety and its impact from writer and commentator Kat Kinsman.Feeling anxious? Can't sleep because your brain won't stop recycling thoughts? Unable...
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The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

D. Watkins · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Reminiscent of the classic Random Family and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, but told by the man who lived it, THE COOK UP is a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade portrayed in The Wire and an incredible story of redemption. The smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore,...
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American Warlord: A True Story

Johnny Dwyer · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Chucky Taylor is the American son of the infamous African dictator Charles Taylor. Raised by his mother in the Florida suburbs, at the age of 17 he followed his father to Liberia, where he ended up leading a murderous militia. Chucky is now in a federal penitentiary, the only American ever...
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Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success

Michael D'Antonio · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In the summer of 2015, as he vaulted to the lead among the many GOP candidates for president, Donald Trump was the only one dogged by questions about his true intentions. This most famous American businessman had played the role of provocateur so often that pundits, reporters, and voters...
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But Seriously

John McEnroe · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestseller He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one...
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Algren: A Life

Mary Wisniewski · Chicago Review Press Incorporated
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Algren is the definitive biography of one of the best-known writers of mid-20th-century America. Chicago journalist Mary Wisniewski interviewed dozens of Algren's inner circle, including photographer Art Shay and the late Studs Terkel, and examined Algren's unpublished writing and correspondence,...
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Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians - Second Edition

Phil Tomaselli · Pen and Sword; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

In this fully revised second edition of his best-selling Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. Whether you are interested in the career of an individual air-man or woman, researching...
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Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies

Jason Diamond · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond's hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker's movies - a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should...
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Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Joe Jackson · Farrar
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the worldBlack Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews,...
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Man of the world : the further adventures of bill clinton

Joe Conason · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Veteran political journalist Joe Conason takes readers inside the post-presidential exploits of the perpetually fascinating Bill Clinton - and finds his continuing adventures just as colorful, controversial, and significant as his earlier political career.The extraordinary post-presidency...
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The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

John H. Sununu · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

In this major reassessment of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, his former Chief of Staff offers a long overdue appreciation of the man and his universally underrated and misunderstood presidency."I'm a quiet man, but I hear the quiet people others...
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The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business

John Browne · HarperBusiness
Format: Hardcover

Part memoir and part social criticism, The Glass Closet addresses the issue of homophobia that still pervades corporations around the world and underscores the immense challenges faced by LGBT employees.In The Glass Closet, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, seeks to unsettle business...
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A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Paul Youngquist · University of Texas Press
Pages: 362
Format: Print book

Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the "Arkestra." Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional...
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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

George W. Bush · Crown/Archetype
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President...
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