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The Mighty Franks: A Memoir

MICHAEL FRANK · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A psychologically acute memoir about an unusual and eccentric Hollywood family."My feeling for Mike is something out of the ordinary," Michael Frank overhears his aunt say to his mother when he is a boy. "I wish he were mine."Michael's childless Auntie Hankie and Uncle...
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The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story

Serhii Plokhy · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

"From one of the foremost historians of the former Soviet Union, a nonfiction spy thriller about a KGB assassin whose defection to the West changed the face of Cold War espionage" In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany. After spilling his secrets...
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Jo Malone: My Story

Jo Malone · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Known around the world for her eponymous brand of fragrances and now her brand-new venture Jo Loves (soon to debut in the US) , Jo Malone tells the remarkable and inspiring story of her rise from humble beginnings to beloved business success.Jo Malone began her international fragrance...
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Walking With The Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

John Lewis · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Forty years ago, a teenaged boy named John Lewis stepped off a cotton farm in Alabama and into the epicenter of the struggle for civil rights in America. The ideals of nonviolence which guided that critical time of American history established him as one of the movement's most charismatic...
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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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Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner

Franny Moyle · Penguin Books
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

The life of one of Western art's most admired and misunderstood painters J.M.W. Turner is one of the most important figures in Western art, and his visionary work paved the way for a revolution in landscape painting. Over the course of his lifetime, Turner strove to liberate painting...
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Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression

David Leite · Dey Street Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The stunning and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite's Culinaria - a candid, courageous, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness, and sexual identity.Born into a family of Azorean immigrants, David Leite...
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This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

Richard Holmes · Pantheon
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

From the award-winning author of The Age of Wonder and Falling Upwards, a luminous meditation on the art of biography that fuses the author's own story as a biographer with a history of the genre that reveals how it succeeds in telling both fiction and fact. In this chronicle of his lifelong...
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Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story

Steven M D Hatch · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 303
Format: Hardcover

Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished...
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Lincoln's Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac

Stephen W Sears · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 866
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals...
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Born Both: An Intersex Life

Hida Viloria · Hachette Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From Hida Viloria, writer and intersex activist, a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of life, love, and gender identity as an intact intersex person, as well as a call to action for justice for intersex people. Hida Viloria was raised as a girl but discovered early on that he/r...
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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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Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life

Sarah Kaminsky · Doppelhouse Pr
Pages: 230
Format: Print book

Best-selling author Sarah Kaminsky takes readers through her father Adolfo Kaminsky's perilous and thrilling life as an expert forger for the French Resistance, the FLN, and numerous other freedom movements of the 20th century. Based on interviews and his recollections, the book reads...
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Madame President

Helene Cooper · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished...
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Japanese Notebooks: A Journey to the Empire of Signs

IGORT. · CHRONICLE
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

Japan is a place of special fascination for the acclaimed international comics creator Igort, who has visited and lived there more than 20 times, and worked in the country's manga industry for more than a decade. In this masterful new book - part graphic memoir, part cultural meditation...
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