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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts. At ninety, Carter reflects on his public and private life with a frankness that is disarming. He adds...
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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

NINA RIGGS · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An exquisite memoir about how to live - and love - every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air."We are breathless, but we love the days. They...
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On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Richard Norton Smith · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE AND KIRKUS REVIEWSFrom acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller - one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century. Fourteen years in the making,...
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Diary of a Mad Diva

Joan Rivers · Berkley Pub Group
Pages: 289
Format: Print book

Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified - who the hell does Melissa think she is? That...
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My

Julissa Arce · Center Street
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

For an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American Dream? Julissa Arce shares her story in a riveting memoir.When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would...
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Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

Jeffrey Gettleman · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize - winning New York Times journalist, comes a memoir about finding love and finding a calling in one of the most violent yet most beautiful places in the world.A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past...
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Call Girl Confidential: An Escort's Secret Life as an Undercover Agent

Rebecca Kade · Gallery Books, 2014.
Pages: 230
Format: Print book

You've probably heard of Anna Gristina, the notori­ous "Soccer Mom Madam," who allegedly operated a multimillion-dollar escort service with clients from the Forbes billionaires list to Capitol Hill. But you haven't heard of the woman who helped bring the Soccer Mom Madam...
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Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at His Side

Emilio D'Alessandro · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

This intimate portrait by his former personal assistant and confidante reveals the man behind the legendary filmmaker - for the first time.Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal...
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Eleanor Marx: A Life

Rachel Holmes · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

Unrestrained by convention, lionhearted and free, Eleanor Marx 1855-98 was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flauberts Madame Bovary. She pioneered the theater of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers and gas workers trade unions....
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The New Spymasters: Inside the Modern World of Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror

Stephen Grey · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The old world of spying-dead-letter boxes, microfilm cameras, an enemy reporting to the Moscow Center, and a hint of sexual blackmail-is history. The spymaster's technique has changed and the enemy has, too. He or she now frequently comes from a culture far removed from Western understanding...
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Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park

Robert K Elder · The Kent State University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Thinking of Ernest Hemingway often brings to mind his travels around the world, documenting war and engaging in thrilling adventures. However, fully understanding this outsized international author means returning to his place of birth. Hidden Hemingway presents highlights from the extraordinary...
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White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters

Mary Pflum Peterson · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In this riveting, poignant memoir of three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them - television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle to rescue her mother, a former nun, from compulsive hoarding.As a successful...
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The Cost of Courage

Charles Kaiser · Other Press (NY)
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The result is a mix of history, biography and memoir which reads like a nerve-racking thriller." - The Guardian (US) This heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance is told by an American writer...
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Behind the Scenes

Judi Dench · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for her performance as Queen...
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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

Bianca Bosker · Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"A marvelous journey through the mad, manic, seductive subculture of wine and wine lovers." -Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief"The Kitchen Confidential of wine: Read this book, and you'll never be intimidated by wine - or wine snobs - again." -Madeline Puckette,...
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