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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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