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Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Robert Matzen · Paladin Communications

This fresh look at Hollywoods Queen of Screwball, Carole Lombard, presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It also provides a day-by-day account of the struggles of Lombards husband,...
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A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

Shane Bauer · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story. In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage,...
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Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams--The Early Years 1903-1940

Gary Giddins · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From Bing Crosby's early days in college minstrel shows and vaudeville, to his first hit recordings, from his 11 year triumph as star of America's most popular radio show, to his first success in Hollywood, Gary Giddins provides a detailed study of the rise of this American star.
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A Feminist in the White House: Midge Costanza, the Carter Years, and America's Culture Wars

Doreen J Mattingly · Oxford University Press
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

A feminist, an outspoken activist, a woman without a college education, Midge Costanza was one of the unlikeliest of White House insiders. Yet in 1977 she became the first female Assistant to the President for Public Liaison under Jimmy Carter, emerging as a prominent focal point of the American...
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Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

Laura Jane Grace · Hachette Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman/ My mother once told me she would have named me Laura/ I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her."-The OceanA searing account of her search for identity and true self, TRANNY reveals the struggles and victories...
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Freedom: My Book of Firsts

Jaycee Lee Dugard · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own.When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted...
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My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir

Brian Turner · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A war memoir of unusual literary beauty and power from the acclaimed poet who wrote the poem The Hurt Locker. In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner crossed the line of departure with a convoy of soldiers headed into the Iraqi desert. Now he lies awake each night beside his sleeping wife, imagining...
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My Life in Middlemarch

Rebecca Mead · Crown Publishers
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal...
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Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the Other Side

Tyler Henry · Gallery Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From Tyler Henry, a twenty-year-old clairvoyant and star of E!'s hit reality series Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, comes Between Two Worlds, a memoir about his journey as a medium thus far."Dying doesn't mean having to say goodbye." Tyler Henry discovered his gift for communicating...
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Jane Doe January : my twenty-year search for truth and justice

Emily Winslow · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In the vein of Alice Sebold s Lucky, comes a compelling, real-life crime mystery and gripping memoir of the cold case prosecution of a serial rapist, told by one of his victims. On the morning of September 12, 2013, a fugitive task force arrested Arthur Fryar at hisapartment in Brooklyn....
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My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir

Chris Offutt · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and '80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully observed, beautifully written memoir."Clearing Dad's office felt like prospecting...
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Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds

Saloma Miller Furlong · Herald Press
Format: Paperback

At age twenty, Saloma Miller left behind her Amish community in Burton, Ohio, and boarded a night train for Vermont, where she knew no one.In this poignant coming-of-age memoir, Saloma's new life of freedom includes work as a waitress and plans to continue her education. Romance also...
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Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir

Wendy Davis · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the family finances. By the time she was nineteen, she was living in a trailer park with a baby daughter and holding down...
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Fī al-barārī : riwāyah = Wild

Cheryl Strayed
Pages: 406

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Disaster Falls: A Family Story

Stephane Gerson · Crown
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A haunting chronicle of what endures when the world we know is swept away On a day like any other, on a rafting trip down Utah's Green River, Stéphane Gerson's eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned in a spot known as Disaster Falls. That same night, as darkness fell, Stéphane huddled...
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