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Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything

Barbara Ehrenreich · Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world. Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist,...
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Turning the tables : from housewife to inmate and back again

Teresa Giudice · Gallery Books
Pages: 261
Format: Print book

The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and three-time New York Times bestselling author offers a behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately...
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Sidelined: Overcoming Odds through Unity, Passion, and Perseverance

Chuck Pagano · Zondervan
Format: Hardcover

Chuck Pagano, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has become one of the most inspiring, intriguing personalities in the game of football. Only three games into his rookie season in 2012, Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, sidelined by the side effects chemotherapy and months of recovery....
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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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The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

Bela Zombory-Moldovan · NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War An NYRB Classics Original The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away,...
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Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man

Ja Rule · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

Ja Rule, actor, singer, songwriter, and one of the most multi-dimensional rap artists of his time, tells his compelling story—from his youth to his rise to international fame to his transformative two years in Federal prison—and reveals the man beneath the legend.Unruly is two stories...
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Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

"Her book, as if she were a marine biologist, is a deep dive...Perhaps the highest praise I can give Seinfeldia is that it made me want to buy a loaf of marbled rye and start watching again, from the beginning." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review The hilarious behind-the-scenes...
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Thomas Cromwell

Tracy Borman · Hodder & Stoughton Ltd Language: English ISBN-10: 1444782851 ISBN-13: 978-1444782851 Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.6 x 9.4 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,747,730 in Books
Format: Print book

With new insights into Cromwell's character, his family life and his close relationships with both Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII, joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Tracy Borman examines the life, loves and legacy of the man who changed the shape of England forever.
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Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

John Elder Robison · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals...
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A New Day

Jon Secada · Celebra Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

As one of the first successful Latin crossover artists, Jon Secada dominated the pop music charts in the early 90s, releasing hits such as Just Another Day and Angel and winning multiple Grammy Awards. As a Cuban refuge, Jon understands that life is about starting anew and embracing...
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Once a Cop: My Journey from Former Crack Dealer to the Highest Ranks of the NYPD

Corey Pegues · Atria Books, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

New Jack City meets Serpico in this provocative memoir of a crack dealer-turned-decorated NYPD officer - a timely reflection on the complex relationship between the police and the communities they are meant to protect.Corey Pegues has lived on both sides of the law. At the height of the 1980s...
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The Bitter Taste of Victory: In the Ruins of the Reich

Lara Feigel · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 443
Format: Print book

When Germany surrendered in May 1945 it was a nation reduced to rubble. Immediately, America, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set about rebuilding in their zones of occupation. Most urgent were physical needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the start the Allies were also anxious...
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My Father Before Me: A Memoir

Chris Forhan · Scribner
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

An award-winning poet offers a multi-generational portrait of an American family - weaving together the lives of his ancestors, his parents, and his own coming of age in the 60s and 70s in the wake of his father's suicide, in this superbly written, "fiercely honest" (Nick Flynn)...
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Love Warrior: A Memoir

Glennon Doyle Melton · Flatiron Books
Pages: 263
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe Newest Oprah Bookclub 2016 SelectionThe highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured...
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The Long Game: A Memoir

Mitch Mcconnell · Sentinel
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

In October 1984, a hard-charging Kentucky politician waited excitedly for President Ronald Reagan to arrive at a presidential rally in Louisville. In the midst of a tough Senate campaign against an incumbent Democrat, the young Republican hoped Reagan's endorsement would give a much-needed...
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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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My Own Words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 - a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture.My Own Words is a selection...
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My Old Neighborhood Remembered: A Memoir

Avery Corman · Barricade Books
Format: Book

My Old Neighborhood Remembered is a lyrical remembrance of neighborhood life that has vanished from the culture. Best-selling author Avery Corman vividly recreates the vibrant, colorful neighborhood where he grew up – in the Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s. He recalls candy stores and bookmakers,...
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Eminent Victorians

A N Wilson · W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Brilliantly written and deeply felt, these brief biographies reveal the works and the spirit of the Victorian age in an entirely new light. Wilson's most recent works of nonfiction, Tolstoy and C.S. Lewis, are to be published in early 1990. 16 pages of full-color and 80 black-and-white...
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Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust's Hidden Child Survivors

R. D. Rosen · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The story of the generation of hidden child survivors told through the true experiences of three Jewish girls—from Poland, Holland, and France—who transcended their traumatic childhoods to lead remarkable lives in America.Only one in ten Jewish children in Europe survived the Holocaust,...
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In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court

Brittney Griner · It Books, 2014.
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

Hailed by ESPN as the world's most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace...
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The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

Robert B. Baer · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

What is the definition of assassination? Robert B. Baer's boss at the CIA once told him, "It's a bullet with a man's name on it." Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting without social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most...
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Darling, I'm Going to Charlie: A Memoir

Maryse Wolinski · 37 Ink
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

An elegant, deeply felt memoir from Maryse Wolinski - journalist and widow of the late cartoonist Georges Wolinski, who died in the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo - that is both a beautiful tribute to her late husband and a rallying call to action."Darling,...
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Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis

Tim Townsend · HarperCollins
Pages: 388
Format: Hardcover

Mission at Nuremberg is Tim Townsend's gripping story of the American Army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a compelling and thought-provoking tale that raises questions of faith, guilt, morality, vengeance, forgiveness, salvation, and the essence...
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American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

Ann Tyson · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated war correspondent.Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America's war effort in Afghanistan....
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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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Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel . . . and Beyond

George Christie · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger's yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator,...
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A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back

Kevin Hazzard · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life...
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Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS

Mary E Guinan · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 123
Format: Print book

In 1974, a young doctor arrived at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with one goal in mind: to help eradicate smallpox. The only woman physician in her class in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a two-year epidemiology training program, Mary Guinan soon was selected to join...
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Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Robert L O'Connell · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Book

National bestseller William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape - and the American character. America's first "celebrity"...
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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

Myra MacPherson · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs...
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The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

Richard Blanco · Ecco
Format: Hardcover

A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.Richard...
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Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days

Javon Beard · Weinstein Books
Format: Hardcover

Hounded by the tabloid media, driven from his self-made sanctuary at Neverland, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving from city to city, living with his three children in virtual seclusiona futile attempt to escape a world that wouldnt leave him alone. During that time, two men served...
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Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast

Aaron W Hughes · New York University Press
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

Jacob Neusner (born 1932) is one of the most important figures in the shaping of modern American Judaism. He was pivotal in transforming the study of Judaism from an insular project only conducted by - and of interest to - religious adherents to one which now flourishes in the secular...
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Drinking with the Republicans: The Politically Incorrect History of Conservative Concoctions

Mark Will-Weber · Regnery History
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

This election year, celebrate the Republican Party by drinking like a Republican! Organized by president, this fun gift book is full of cocktail recipes, bar tips, and hysterical drinking anecdotes from all Republican White House administrations. Which president liked to mix whiskey, vodka,...
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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Kathryn Harrison · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose voices moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George...
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Riley Unlikely: With Simple Childlike Faith, Amazing Things Can Happen

Riley Banks Snyder · Zondervan
Pages: 151
Format: Print book

Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millennial, raising...
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The Godfather Notebook

Francis Ford Coppola · Regan Arts
Pages: 784
Format: Paperback

THE PUBLISHING SENSATION OF THE YEAR FOR EVERY FILM FAN The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola's notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world's most iconic films. The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest...
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Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

Jennifer Weiner · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Book

"I'm mad Jennifer Weiner's first book of essays is as wonderful as her fiction. You will love this book and wish she was your friend." - Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me? "A fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave book. I was spellbound from the first page...
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City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran

Ramita Navai · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

Rich, absorbing, and exotic—City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran’s pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city’s southern districts.Ramita Navai gives voice...
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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community

Rachel May · Workman Pub Co
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles,...
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Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work

Dave Isay · Penguin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave IsayIn Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young...
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Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir

Darryl Mcdaniels · Amistad
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and cofounder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts - one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.As...
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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

"Writing about yourself is a funny business ... But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this." - Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...
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The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America

Joseph Berger · Harper Perennial; Original edition
Format: Paperback

As the population of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the United States increases to astonishing proportions, veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes us inside the notoriously insular world of the Hasidim to explore their origins, beliefs, and struggles—and the social and political...
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A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand

Philip Short · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 620
Format: Hardcover

The man who changed the course of modern FranceIn 1981, François Mitterrand became France's first popularly elected socialist president. By the time he completed his mandate, he had led the country for 14 years, longer than any other French head of state in modern times. Mitterrand...
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Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond

Larry Loftis · Caliber
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "A sensational book, telling a remarkable true story that few know, even those in the intelligence business. Written in the style of the best spy thrillers, the book is impossible to put down. A must read." - Michael Morell, CIA Director (acting, 2011,...
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Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

Megan Marshall · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America's best-loved poets. And yet - painfully shy and living out of public...
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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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84 Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff · Avon Books
Pages: 97
Format: Paperback

It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship...
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Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

Jonathan Darman · Random House; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In politics, the man who takes the highest spot after a landslide is not standing on solid ground.   In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and shows how, from 1963 to 1966, these...
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Black and White: The Way I See It

Richard Williams · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

He’d set his mind to raise two of the greatest women champions in professional tennis well before they could even hold a racket. The father of Venus and Serena Williams had a grand plan for his daughters. The source of his vision, the method behind his execution, and the root of his indomitable...
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American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague--Civil War "Belle of the North" and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal

John Oller · Da Capo Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Had People magazine been around during the Civil War and after, Kate Chase would have made its Most Beautiful and Most Intriguing lists every year. The charismatic daughter of Salmon P. Chase, Lincolns treasury secretary, Kate Chase enjoyed unprecedented political power for a woman. As her widowed...
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Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World

Taras Grescoe · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily "Mickey" Hahn was a legendary New Yorker journalist whose...
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Boy who runs : the odyssey of julius achon.

Julius Achon · Ballantine
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall's Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children's charity."Julius...
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My Sweet Angel: The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood

John Glatt · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

"Chilling." -- People magazine"My Sweet Angel is the product of author John Glatt's 18 months researching Spears' life story in almost forensic detail. . . . Glatt lays out the chilling picture of a troubled mother driven to kill her child." -- NY Daily NewsLacey Spears...
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The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

Ali Khan MD · PublicAffairs
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worseThroughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million...
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So, Anyway...

John Cleese · Crown Archetype
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

John Cleese's huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy's DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway ... , Cleese takes...
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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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Books for Living

Will Schwalbe · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from...
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Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War

Ben Macintyre · Crown
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

The incredible untold story of WWII's greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue Britain's Special Air Service - or SAS - was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable...
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The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics

John W Hickenlooper · Penguin Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The maverick (and very funny) governor of Colorado tells his story, from early loss to college on the ten-year plan, to remarkable business and political success In just over a decade, John Hickenlooper has gone from brew pub entrepreneur to governor of Colorado, hailed by political...
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Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs

Johnny Walker · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 285
Format: Hardcover

In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs' most trusted translator - a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community - tells his inspiring story for the first time.As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American...
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Victoria: A Life

A. N. Wilson · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

PENJacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography 2015 LONGLISTA shimmering and rather wonderful biography. --The Guardian UK When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe...
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Richard III: England's Black Legend

Desmond Seward · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

With the recent discovery of Richard IIIs remains, a newly-revised edition of the celebrated biography of Englands most notorious king. With the victory of Henry Tudor, the usurping dynasty made an effort to besmirch the last Plantagenetxs reputation, and some historians claim that Richardxs...
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Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

David Ritz · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left...
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The Making of Donald Trump

David Cay Johnston · Melville House
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, David Cay Johnston, takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to power and prominence. Covering the long arc of Trump's career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from...
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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Helen Thorpe · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 397
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) , and "masterful" (BOOKLIST ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives,...
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Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship

Isabel Vincent · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 213
Format: Print book

"I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves their own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book." - Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of Brain on Fire When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave,...
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Waking the Spirit: A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul

Andrew Schulman · Picador
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

For millennia, music has been known to have a powerful role in the healing process. This moving and inspiring book tells the tale of a man pulled from the brink of death by music who, in turn, uses music as medicine to help heal others. Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional...
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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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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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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Hermione Lee · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW' S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle TimesWinner of the Plutarch Award for Best BiographyThe acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us an intimate portrait of one of the most...
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Foreign Correspondent: A Memoir

H.D.S. Greenway · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

David Greenway, a journalist’s journalist in the tradition of Michael Herr, David Halberstam, and Dexter Filkins. In this vivid memoir, he tells us what it’s like to report a war up close.Reporter David Greenway was at the White House the day Kennedy was assassinated. He was in the jungles...
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The Woman Who Says No: Françoise Gilot on Her Life With and Without Picasso - Rebel, Muse, Artist

Malte Herwig · Greystone Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Pablo Picasso called Françoise Gilot "The Woman Who Says No." Tiny, talented, and feisty, and an accomplished artist in her own right, Gilot left Picasso after a ten-year relationship, the only woman to escape his intense attentions unscathed. From 2012 to 2014, German journalist...
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I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson

Eden Collinsworth · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China.During the course of a career that has, quite literarily, moved her around the world, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth...
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Trump and Me

Mark Singer · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race - in a press conference attended by paid actors, in which he slandered Mexican immigrants - he has dominated headlines, becoming the unrestrained id at the center of one of the most bizarre and alarming elections in American history.It...
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The Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorism

Edward Follis · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorismWhat exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective, undercover is the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements....
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The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

Emer O'Sullivan · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 495
Format: Print book

The first biography of Oscar Wilde that places him within the context of his family and social and historical milieu--a compelling volume that finally tells the whole story.It's widely known that Oscar Wilde was precociously intellectual, flamboyant, and hedonistic--but lesser so that he owed...
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A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations

Juliet Nicolson · Farrar
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable womenAll families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation...
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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

John F. Kasson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

How the smile and fortitude of a child actress revived a nation. Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black...
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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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God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

Mike Huckabee · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller from a presidential candidate for the 2016 election!In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York...
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American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton

Joan Barthel · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father...
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Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation

Ann Bausum · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Told for the first time, National Geographic brings you the story of a stray dog who eventually became affectionately known as Sergeant Stubby the most famous war dog of World War I. Beloved award-winning author and library darling Ann Bausum brings her friendly writing style and in-depth...
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Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters: An Eccentric Englishwoman and Her Lost Kingdom

Philip Eade · Picador; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF SYLVIA BROOKE, THE LAST WHITE RULER OF THE JUNGLE KINGDOM OF BORNEOSylvia Brooke was one of the more exotic and outrageous figures of the twentieth century. Otherwise known as the Ranee of Sarawak, she was the wife of Sir Vyner Brooke, the last White Rajah, whose...
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Orwell's Nose: A Pathological Biography

John Sutherland · Reaktion Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In 2012 writer John Sutherland permanently lost his sense of smell. At about the same time, he embarked on a rereading of George Orwell and - still coping with his recent disability - noticed something peculiar: Orwell was positively obsessed with smell. In this original, irreverent biography,...
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Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Richard Brookhiser · Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition
Format: Hardcover

Argues that the sixteenth president of the United States was inspired by the Founding Fathers of the nation and struggled to carry on their work throughout his career.
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Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer's Awakening

Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo · New Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Birth of a Dream Weaver charts the very beginnings of a writer's creative output. In this wonderful memoir, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o recounts the four years he spent in Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda - threshold years where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist,...
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Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War

Mary McAuliffe · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 417
Format: Hardcover

Mary McAuliffe's Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the multiple disasters of 1870-1871 through the extraordinary re-emergence of Paris as the cultural center of the Western world. Now, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth...
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Someday You Will Understand: My Father's Private World War II

Nina Wolff Feld · Arcade Publishing
Format: Book

Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos...
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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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Samurai: A History

John Man · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 321
Format: Paperback

The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of honor called Bushido - the Way of the Warrior - the reality behind the myth proves...
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Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Julia Baird · Random House
Pages: 696
Format: Print book

This page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience."Victoria...
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Asylum: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna Through Wartime France

Moriz Scheyer · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A recently discovered account of an Austrian Jewish writer's flight, persecution, and clandestine life in wartime France.As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's foremost artists, and was an important literary journalist....
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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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Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Philippe R Girard · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. Born into bondage in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti) , the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to secure his freedom and establish...
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The Last Rescue: How Faith and Love Saved a Navy SEAL Sniper

Joel Kilpatrick · Thomas Nelson
Format: Hardcover

In the aftermath of war, a Navy SEAL finds faith, hope, and love. Howard Wasdin, author of SEAL Team Six Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper twenty-two weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, survived the firestorm made famous in Black Hawk Down only to return to a world without...
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Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California

Gregory Orfalea · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junípero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West In the year 1749, at the age of thirty-six, Junípero Serra left his position...
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There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll

Lisa Robinson · Riverhead Hardcover; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insiders behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music--including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem,...
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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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I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50

Annabelle Gurwitch · Blue Rider Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an Effort, a book of essays so wickedly funny it may make you forget your last birthday. Not one to shy away from the grisly realities of middle age, the slyly subversive O, The Oprah Magazine Gurwitch confronts the various...
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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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American General: The Life and Times of William Tecumseh Sherman

John S.D. Eisenhower · NAL Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

From respected historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as "the first modern general."...
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Even This I Get to Experience

Norman Lear · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"This is, flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written ... An absolute treasure." --Booklist (STARRED)In my ninety-plus years I've lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced,...
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Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits

Kevin Roose · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Becoming a young Wall Street banker is like pledging the world's most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity. Every year, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money-- as well...
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Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

Marcus Baram · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Best known for his polemic The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence and his biting observant lyrics in such singles as The Bottle and Johannesburg provide a time capsule...
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The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America's Greatest Political Family

William J Mann · Harpercollins
Pages: 640
Format: Print book

The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America's greatest and most influential families - the Roosevelts - exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries with his signature cinematic...
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Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity

David M. Friedman · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Print book

The story of Oscar Wildes landmark 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous.On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde, a twenty-seven-year-old geniusat least by his own reckoningarrived in New York. The Dublin-born Oxford man had made such a spectacle...
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J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist

Thomas Beller · New Harvest; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

J.D. Salinger published his first story in The New Yorker at age twenty-nine. Three years later came The Catcher in The Rye, a novel that has sold more than sixty-five million copies and achieved mythic status since its publication in 1951. Subsequent books introduced a new type in contemporary...
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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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Black Prophetic Fire

Cornel West · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies In an accessible conversational format Cornel West with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders Frederick...
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Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War

Amanda Vaill · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 436
Format: Print book

A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil WarMadrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe -- a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century" -- six people meet and find their...
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Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything

Jane Hawking · Alma Books
Pages: 487
Format: Print book

Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and the author of the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time, which has sold more than 25 million copies. In this compelling memoir, his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their...
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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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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard · Doubleday
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime...
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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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Abraham Lincoln, His Story in His Own Words

Abraham Lincoln · Doubleday
Pages: 117
Format: Hardcover

Two autobiographical campaign sketches and excerpts from his letters and speeches provide a narrative of the Great Emancipator's life and presidency, from his Kentucky birth to three days before his assassination.
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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite.Sally Ride made history as the first American...
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Chinese Rules: Mao's Dog, Deng's Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons from the Front Lines in China

Tim Clissold · Harper
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking adventure story—part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio—that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China.In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China...
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Stronger

Jeff Bauman · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAALThe New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27-year-old Boston Marathon bombing survivor. When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs,...
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George Marshall: A Biography

Debi Unger · Harper; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

A major historical biography of George C. Marshall—the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War, the Secretary of State who oversaw the successful rebuilding of post-war Europe, and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize—and the first to offer a complete picture of his life.While...
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Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee · Ecco
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at thirty-three, based on the author's viral Buzzfeed essayChristine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on New Year's Eve 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world - quite literally - upside down. By New Year's Day, she was unable to form...
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Eleanor and hick : the love affair that shaped a first lady

Susan Quinn · Penguin Press
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok - a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American historyIn 1932, as her husband...
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Hurricane Street

Ron Kovic · Akashic Books
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

"Hurricane Street...[is] another raw expose on the cost of war. The book, which he calls a prequel, drills deep into the 17-day drama of a 1974 sit-in and hunger strike staged by Kovic and a band of fellow wounded veterans who took the federal building on Wilshire Boulevard by storm...The...
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Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Cofounder of Amway: A Memoir

Rich DeVos · Howard Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this definitive autobiography, Rich DeVos reflects on work, faith, family, and the core values he’s held on to, from his humble, Christian upbringing through his enormous success as cofounder of one of the world’s largest businesses: Amway. A prominent businessman, self-made...
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All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

Geraldine DeRuiter · PublicAffairs
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of the container (like a normal person) , instead decides to travel the world, inevitably...
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The Hostage's Daughter: A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East

Sulome Anderson · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In this gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis, a journalist and daughter of one of the world's most famous hostages, Terry Anderson, takes an intimate look at her father's captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the ensuing political firestorm on both her family and the United...
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The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana

Tony Dokoupil · Random House Inc
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Blow and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Last Pirate is a vivid, haunting and often hilarious memoir recounting the life of Big Tony, a family man who joined the biggest pot ring of the Reagan era and exploded his life in the process. Three decades later, his son came...
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No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken · Natl Book Network
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

No Experience Necessary is Chef Norman Van Aken's joyride of a memoir. In it he spans twenty-plus years and nearly as many jobs - including the fateful job advertisement in the local paper for a short-order cook with "no experience necessary."Long considered a culinary renegade...
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Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

Caitlin Shetterly · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 341
Format: Print book

A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary...
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Fī al-barārī : riwāyah = Wild

Cheryl Strayed
Pages: 406

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Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder

Leah Carroll · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

Like James Ellroy's, My Dark Places, DOWN CITY is a gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island is sure to take a place next Mary Karr's portrayal of her childhood in East Texas and David Simon's gritty Baltimore. Leah Carroll's mother,...
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Look at You Now: My Journey from Shame to Strength

Liz Pryor · Random House
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

For readers of Orange Is the New Black and The Glass Castle, a riveting memoir about a lifelong secret and a girl finding strength in the most unlikely place In 1979, Liz Pryor is a seventeen-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year...
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Michael Jordan: The Life

Roland Lazenby · Little, Brown and Company; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth...
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The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

Peter McGraw · Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Pages: 239
Format: Paperback

Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist "shed fascinating light on what makes us laugh and why" (New York Post) .Two guys. Nineteen experiments. Five continents. 91,000 miles. The Humor Code follows the madcap adventures and oddball...
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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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