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Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Paul Stanley · HarperOne
Format: Kindle Edition

-- is a colorful portrait of a man and the band he helped create, define, and sustain--made larger than life in artfully told stories that are shocking, funny, inspirational, and honest.
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Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

George Anastasia · Dey Street Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster - "one of the most respected crime reporters in the country" (60 Minutes) - comes the sure to be headline-making inside story of the Gotti and Gambino families, told from the unique viewpoint...
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And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

Richard Engel · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 241
Format: Print book

When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo...
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017The New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceUSA Today, "New and Noteworthy""This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture." -- New York...
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Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited

Samantha Futerman · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover

Imagine one day opening Facebook and reading a message from a stranger that says, "I think we might be twins ... don't freak out ... "It all began when design student Anaïs Bordier viewed a YouTube video and saw her own face staring back. After some research, Anaïs found...
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Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001

Michael Tomasky · Times Books
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

The president of larger-than-life ambitions and appetites whose term defined America at the close of the twentieth centuryBill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most...
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Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss

Frances Stroh · Harpercollins
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Rich Cohen's Sweet and Low and Sean Wilsey's Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist's struggle to find her way out of the ruins.Frances Stroh's earliest memories are ones of great...
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In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Diane Guerrero · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents...
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Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

Mariel Hemingway · Regan Arts
Format: Hardcover

A moving, compelling memoir about growing up and escaping the tragic legacy of mental illness, suicide, addiction, and depression in one of America's most famous families: the Hemingways.She opens her eyes. The room is dark. She hears yelling, smashed plates, and wishes it was all a terrible...
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The War at Home: A Wife's Search for Peace

Rachel Starnes · Penguin Books
Pages: 245
Format: Print book

When she fell in love with her brother's best friend, Rachel Starnes had no idea she was about to repeat a painful family pattern - marrying a man who leaves regularly and for long stretches to work a dangerous job far from home. Through constant relocations, separations, and the crippling...
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Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son

Penny Junor · Grand Central Publishing; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful...
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Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

David Ritz · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassinationMartin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times...
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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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Trials of Passion: Crimes Committed in the Name of Love and Madness

Lisa Appignanesi · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Using sensational crimes committed in America, Britain, and France, this dramatic narrative takes madness and passion into the courts and puts these provocative themes on trial. A journey into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel, and their trial by daylight and doctors....
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American Huckster: How Chuck Blazer Got Rich From-and Sold Out-the Most Powerful Fiefdom in World Sports

Mary Papenfuss · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The first inside account of the international soccer scandal that rocked the world and the American at its center - the incredible story of how a stay-at-home New York soccer dad illegally made millions off the world's most powerful and corrupt sports organization and became an unlikely...
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I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir

James Webb · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 388
Format: Hardcover

James Webb, author of Fields of Fire, the classic novel of the Vietnam War - former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described "military brat" - has written an extraordinary memoir of his early...
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The Plots Against Hitler

Danny Orbach · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. A year later, all parties but the Nazis had been outlawed, freedom of the press was but a memory, and Hitler's dominance...
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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books

Andy Miller · Harper Perennial
Pages: 338
Format: Paperback

An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) - a true story about reading that reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for books.Nearing his fortieth birthday, author...
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Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

Kathleen DuVal · Random House
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society Over the last decade, award-winning historian Kathleen DuVal has revitalized the study of early America's...
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You'll Grow Out of It

Jessi Klein · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

PEOPLE'S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR! ONE OF NEW YORK TIMES' NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016!INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein...
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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Format: Print book

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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13th Boy: A Memoir of Education & Abuse

Stephen Fife · Cune
Format: Hardcover

When parents send their children to school, they are trusting teachers and administrators with their most precious treasure. Sad to say, that trust is betrayed all too often. What can we say when well-known, elite and very expensive private schools promise an education that sharpens the mind,...
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Stephen Crane: A Life of Fire

Paul Sorrentino · Belknap Press
Pages: 494
Format: Hardcover

With the exception of Poe, no American writer has proven as challenging to biographers as the author of The Red Badge of Courage. Stephen Crane's short, compact life -- "a life of fire," he called it -- continues to be surrounded by myths and half-truths, distortions and outright...
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Stories I tell myself : growing up with Hunter S. Thompson

Juan F Thompson · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

Hunter S. Thompson, "smart hillbilly," boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class)...
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When Fraser Met Billy: An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power of Animal Connections

Louise Booth · Atria Books
Format: Print book

In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother's touching, true account of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy's life.Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed of having a child. But when their son Fraser was born, Louise immediately...
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The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood

Kevin Powell · Atria Books
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

In the spirit of Piri Thomas's Down These Mean Streets and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, this powerful memoir by writer and activist Kevin Powell vividly recounts the horrific poverty of his youth, his struggles to overcome a legacy of anger, violence, and self-hatred,...
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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Allen · Random House Inc
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circleHillary Clinton's surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent...
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Mark Twain's Notebooks: Journals, Letters, Observations, Wit, Wisdom, and Doodles

Carlo De Vito · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Print book

This original and insightful collection combines Mark Twain's journal writings with his rarely seen sketches and doodles to create a fascinating, and often hilarious, record of the thoughts, ideas, and observations of the father of American literature. A national treasure and a cultural...
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Dangerous Odds: My Secret Life Inside an Illegal Billion Dollar Sports Betting Operation

Marisa Lankester · Cappuccino Books Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Soon to be a WARNER BROS. movie starring MARGOT ROBBIE Wolf of Wall Street, Focus, produced by Film 360 Game of Thrones. DANGEROUS ODDS - a True Crime Thriller Memoire -  is the explosive, never been told, behind the scenes look into the world of illegal sports betting, revealed by an insider,...
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Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom's Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front

Elaine Lowry Brye · PublicAffairs
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

When you enlist in the United States military, you don't just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own.No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an "Army brat" turned military wife and the mother of four officers - one each in the Army,...
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The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

Austin Reed · Random House,
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer - recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars - sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in America. In 2009, scholars at Yale University came across a startling manuscript:...
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Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne

Christopher Andersen · Gallery Books
Pages: 341
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The #1 New York Times bestselling author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Died takes a compulsively readable look into the relationships and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton.One has been famous longer than anyone on the planet...
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Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine

Daniel Halper · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

Weekly Standard editor Daniel Halper provides a meticulously researched account of the brilliant calculations, secret deals, and occasionally treacherous maneuverings that led to the Clintons return to political prominence.In the twelve years since the Clintons left the White House, they...
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Girl in Glass: How My "Distressed Baby" Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles

Deanna Fei · Bloomsbury
Pages: 314
Format: Print book

Deanna Fei was just five-and-a-half months pregnant when she inexplicably went into labor. Minutes later, she met her tiny baby who clung to life support inside a glass box. Fei was forced to confront terrifying questions: How to be the mother of a child she could lose at any moment....
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Daring: My Passages: A Memoir

Gail Sheehy · William Morrow; Hardcover Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking girl journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern...
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The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood

Belle Boggs · Graywolf Press
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

A brilliant exploration of the natural, medical, psychological, and political facets of fertilityWhen Belle Boggs's "The Art of Waiting" was published in Orion in 2012, it went viral, leading to republication in Harper's Magazine, an interview on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, and a spot...
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Cosby: His Life and Times

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds...
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Legend: A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines

Eric Blehm · Crown
Format: Kindle Edition

The unforgettable account and courageous actions of the U.S. Army's 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines. In Legend, acclaimed bestselling author Eric Blehm takes...
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I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies

Danny Aiello · Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

Beloved stage and screen actor Danny Aiello's big-hearted memoir reveals a man of passion, integrity, and guts - and lays bare one of the most unlikely success stories ever told.Danny Aiello admits that he backed into his acting career by mistake. That's easy to see when you begin...
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Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.

David L Chappell · Random House
Pages: 249
Format: Hardcover

The author of A Stone of Hope, called "one of the three or four most important books on the civil rights movement" by The Atlantic Monthly, turns his attention to the years after Martin Luther King's assassination - and provides a sweeping history of the struggle to keep the civil...
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Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders

Brady Carlson · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

An entertaining exploration into the death stories of our nation's greatest leaders -- and the wild ways we choose to remember and memorialize them.To public radio host and reporter Brady Carlson, the weighty responsibilities of being president never end. As Carlson sees it, the dead presidents...
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Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose

Candace Cameron Bure · B & H Publishing Group
Pages: 226
Format: Paperback

"How do you do it all?"That's the question that wife, mom, actress, and best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure is often asked. And it's a question that women everywhere are asking themselves as we seek to balance all of our roles, responsibilities, and opportunities.So,...
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Billy Joel

Fred Schruers · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legendIn Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island...
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Born to Be King: Prince Charles on Planet Windsor

Catherine Mayer · Henry Holt and Co.; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A provocative, surprising, and utterly fresh portrait of Charles, Prince of WalesHe is one of the world's most fascinating and least understood figures: now sixty-six, Prince Charles has spent his entire life preparing to be king while insisting on being his own man. In this brilliant...
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Bettyville: A Memoir

George Hodgman · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom." - Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club"The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George...
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The Jane Austen Writers' Club: Inspiration and Advice from the World's Best-loved Novelist

Rebecca Smith · Bloomsbury
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Pretty much anything anyone needs to know about writing can be learned from Jane Austen. While creative writing manuals tend to use examples from twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers, The Jane Austen Writers' Club is the first to look at the methods and devices used by the world's...
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Truevine : a strange and troubling tale of two brothers in jim crow america

Beth Macy · Little
Pages: 420
Format: Print book

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia....
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Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally

Bob Zmuda · BenBella Books
Format: Hardcover

For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation.Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse...
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Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

Mel Ayton · Regnery History
Format: Book

In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history.But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton...
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Motherland: Growing Up With the Holocaust

Rita Goldberg · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

"I am the child of a woman who survived the Holocaust not by the skin of her teeth but heroically," writes Rita Goldberg. In a deeply moving second-generation Holocaust memoir, Goldberg introduces the extraordinary story of Hilde Jacobsthal, a close friend of Anne Frank's...
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The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop

Steve Osborne · Doubleday Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"How ya doin?" With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people through the legendary storytelling outfit The Moth (and over a million times on their website) with his hilarious, profane, and touching...
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The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero

James S Robbins · Regnery History
Format: Hardcover

The Real Custer takes a good hard look at the life and storied military career of George Armstrong Custer—from cutting his teeth at Bull Run in the Civil War, to his famous and untimely death at Little Bighorn in the Indian Wars. Author James Robbins demonstrates that Custer, having graduated...
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The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

Blake Bailey · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 254
Format: Hardcover

A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist 'Autobiography' The renowned biographer's unforgettable portrait of a family in ruins - his own. Meet the Baileys: Burck, a prosperous lawyer once voted the American Legion's "Citizen of the Year" in his tiny hometown...
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18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad

Nathaniel Crosby · Dey Street Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life. With a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus."Bing Crosby was a great ambassador for our game, as well...
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Footsteps in the Snow

Charles Lachman · Berkley
Format: Book

NOW A LIFETIME MOVIE CHANNEL DOCUMENTARYIt was a shocking true crime that left two families shattered, and became the coldest case in U.S. history.Who really killed little Maria? The question fueled a real-life nightmare in Sycamore, Illinois...1957. Sycamore, Illinois. Christmas was three...
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Bella's Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation

Rick Santorum · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Rick and Karen Santorum's inspiring story of life with Bella, their special-needs youngest child Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world they were given the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. The full story of life...
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Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder

Amy Butcher · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful and unforgettable memoir, award-winning writer Amy Butcher examines the shattering consequences of failing a friend when she felt he needed one most. Four weeks before their college graduation, twenty-one-year-old Kevin Schaeffer walked Amy Butcher to her home in their...
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What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir

Abigail Thomas · Scribner
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In her bestselling and beloved memoir A Three Dog Life, Abigail Thomas wrote about the tragic loss of her husband. In What Comes Next and How to Like It, she writes about aging, family, creativity, tragedy, friendship, and the richness of life. And it is exhilarating.What comes next? What...
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Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James

Rick James · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

Best known for his song "Super Freak," hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz in this posthumously published, wildly entertaining, and profound expression...
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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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When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up

Jamie Janosz · Moody Publishers; New Edition edition
Format: eBook

When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up is the story of eight women called to serve God and who, in doing so, changed the world. They lived at the turn-of-the-century, rubbing shoulders with the well-known men of their time like John Rockefeller, Marshall Field, and Dwight...
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Pat and Dick: The Nixons, An Intimate Portrait of a Marriage

Will Swift · Threshold Editions
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Shortlisted for the 2015 Plutarch Award for Best Biography, "the most humanizing portrait of the Nixons we're likely to have" (Douglas Brinkley) is a sweeping depiction of the turbulent fifty-three-year marriage of Richard and Pat Nixon.When Americans remember the controversial...
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Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs

Scott McEwen · Center Street
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, EYES ON TARGET is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi...
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Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace

Michael Morton · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

He spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son, and his freedom. This is the story of how Michael Morton finally got justice—and a second chance at life. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went...
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The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War

Rohini Mohan · Verso
Format: Hardcover

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians and killed more than 40,000. More than a million had been displaced by the conflict,...
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Hitler's Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe's Treasures

Susan Ronald · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. Gurlitt became known as a man who never was - he didn't...
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Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest

Cyrus Copeland · Blue Rider Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial for his life in a Revolutionary Court.As a young boy living in Tehran in 1979,...
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Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!

Nicholas Carlson · Twelve
Format: Hardcover

When Yahoo hired Google executive Mayer to be its CEO in 2012 employees rejoiced. They put posters on the walls throughout Yahoo's California headquarters. On them there was Mayer's face and one word: HOPE. But one year later, Mayer sat in front of those same employees in a huge...
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Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation

Judith Mackrell · Farrar Straus & Giroux
Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex - all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness of the Great War and stride into the future in one deft, stylized gesture. The women...
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You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age

Robert J. Wagner · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

The legendary actor and bestselling author of Pieces of My Heart offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood's golden ageFor millions of movie lovers, no era in the history of Hollywood is more beloved than the period from the 1930s through the 1950s, the golden age of the studio system. Not only...
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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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Isabella: The Warrior Queen

Kirstin Downey · Nan A. Talese; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in historyBorn at a time when Christianity...
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Known and Strange Things: Essays

Teju Cole · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A transcendent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief Teju Cole is the rare writer whose work can stir conversation among opinion makers and become a viral sensation with the general public. Cole's debut essay collection is sure...
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Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice

John A. Nagl · Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most important army officers of his generation, a memoir of the revolution in warfare he helped lead, in combat and in Washington When John Nagl was an army tank commander in the first Gulf War of 1991, fresh out of West Point and Oxford, he could already see that...
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Gray Work: Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy

Jamie Smith · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The first ever, first-person story of Americas private, paramilitary contractors at work around the world-from a man who performed these missions himself and has decades of stories to tell. This is a fascinating tale-and potentially the first-to describe the work of American contractors,...
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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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Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou · Random House
Format: Hardcover

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing. Through a long and prolific...
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Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary

Geoffrey Cowan · W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Pages: 404
Format: Print book

"Cowan has brought to life a fascinating part of TR's story usually left out of the history books. He tells it with verve and suspense, warts and all, his insights deepened by his own impressive background as a democracy activist." -- Adam Hochschild, author of To End All WarsLet...
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Churchill and Empire: A Portrait of an Imperialist

Lawrence James · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An illuminating and often surprising new biography of Churchill, focusing on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. One of our finest narrative historians, Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, one focusing solely on his relationship...
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An American Cardinal: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Christina Boyle · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The most powerful Roman Catholic leader in the United States had humble beginnings. Timothy Michael Dolan was born in Maplewood, Missouri in 1950. From an early age, those around him knew that he would become a priest. Through college and seminary, his power and spirituality grew. He was formally...
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Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors

Gustav Niebuhr · HarperOne
Format: Book

In the tradition of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals comes Gustav Niebuhr's compelling history of Abraham Lincoln's decision in 1862 to spare the lives of 265 condemned Sioux men, and the Episcopal bishop who was his moral compass, helping guide the president's conscience.More...
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Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse

Roberta Dolan · She Writes Press; New edition
Format: Print book

Breaking the silence about sexual abuse is vital -- but it's only the first step. What happens next? For most survivors, the wounds left by such abuse are often left to fester, slowly destroying their lives. Say It Out Loud -- a unique blend of memoir and how-to -- exposes the emotional...
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The Autumn Balloon

Kenny Porpora · Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Every autumn, Kenny Porpora would watch his heartbroken mother scribble messages on balloons and release them into the sky above Long Island, one for each family member they'd lost to addiction. As the number of balloons grew, his mother fell deeper into alcoholism, drinking away her sorrows...
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The Huntress: The Adventures, Escapades, and Triumphs of Alicia Patterson: Aviatrix, Sportswoman, Journalist, Publisher

Alice Arlen · Pantheon
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman and intrepid adventurer, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the twentieth century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer...
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Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter

Barbara Leaming · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father's acknowledged "favorite of all the children" and her brother Jack's "psychological twin." She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically...
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Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel

Nicolaia Rips · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise - a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents" (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author) , Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old's darkly funny, big-hearted memoir about growing...
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True Love

Jennifer Lopez · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In Jennifer Lopez's first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her life's most defining periods - the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person...
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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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Your best destiny : becoming the person you were created to be

Wintley Phipps · Tyndale Momentum, an Imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Format: eBook

When you imagine what it would take for your life to be truly great - for you to become your best, most fulfilled self - do you dream of something more than what you have now? More money . . . more attention . . . more significance? What you may be missing is the one thing that actually...
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Washington's Circle: The Creation of the President

David S. Heidler · Random House
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

History enthusiasts and admirers of Team of Rivals will rejoice in this magisterial account of the extraordinary Americans who served the nation's first chief executive: Together, they created the presidency for a country disgusted by crowns and the people who would wear them. In 1789,...
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House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash

John Carter Cash · Insight Editions
Pages: 150
Format: Print book

In this insightful biography, John Carter Cash paints a very personal portrait of his father's rich inner life, exploring Johnny Cash's creative spirit, his fundamentally loving nature, and his inspiring persistence. A record of a deep and ongoing conversation between father and son,...
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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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Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

Elizabeth Vargas · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic, " to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which...
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I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star

Judy Greer · Anchor
Format: Book

You know Judy Greer, right? Maybe from The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, Carrie, Arrested Development, or The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, you already feel like she’s your friend. In her first book of essays, I Don’t Know What You Know...
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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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The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth

Stephen Singular · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

On July 20, 2012, twelve people were killed and fifty-eight wounded at a mass shooting in a movie theater in Colorado. In 1999, thirteen kids at Columbine High School were murdered by their peers. In 2012, twenty children and seven adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. Thirty-two...
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Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War

John McCain · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 364
Format: Hardcover

John McCain's evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services...
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The Fixer: The Notorious Life of a Front-Page Bail Bondsman

Ira Judelson · Touchstone; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From New York’s foremost bail bondsman with “over $30 million on the street” comes the story of a modern-day “fixer” who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York.With...
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Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter

Maria Venegas · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Editors' Choice bookThe haunting story of a daughter's struggle to confront her father's turbulent-and often violent-legacyAfter a fourteen-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico from the United States to visit her father, who is living in the old hacienda...
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When the Balls Drop

Brad Garrett · Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

A refreshingly candid and wickedly funny look at life's second half from Everybody Loves Raymond TV sitcom star and three-time Emmy Award-winning comic Brad Garrett.In this no-holds-barred book of comedic and personal essays, Brad Garrett divulges his hilarious - and irreverently honest...
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Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning at Life

Dru Joyce II · Zondervan
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

As the coach of one of high school basketball's greatest programs, Coach Dru Joyce has been mentor and motivator to some of the nation's best young players, including basketball legend LeBron James. Despite having virtually no experience in the sport, in less than ten years Dru went...
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The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light

Carlos Santana · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition, First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

The intimate and long-awaited autobiography of a legendIn 1967 in San Francisco, just a few weeks after the Summer of Love, a young Mexican guitarist took the stage at the Fillmore Auditorium and played a blistering solo that announced the arrival of a prodigious musical talent. Two years...
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American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal

Taya Kyle · William Morrow
Format: eBook

The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle shares their private story an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legendIn early 2013, Taya Kyle and her husband...
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You Will Not Have My Hate

Antoine Leiris · Penguin Press
Pages: 129
Format: Print book

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate." On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris's wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending...
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Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

Harold Holzer · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From his earliest days, Lincoln spoke to the public directly through the press. When war broke out and the nation was tearing itself apart, Lincoln authorized the most widespread censorship in the nation's history, closing down papers that were "disloyal" and even jailing...
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Not Dead Yet

Phil Collins · Crown Archetype
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Phil Collins pulls no punches - about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that's inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles' legendary film A Hard Day's...
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An Iranian Metamorphosis

Mana Neyestani · Uncivilized Books
Format: Print book

Can a children’s cartoon cause riots?One of Mana Neyestani’s cartoons sparked riots, shuttered the newspaper he worked for, and landed the cartoonist and his editor in solitary confinement inside of Iran's notorious prison system. But that’s not the whole story. Neyestani...
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The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France

Seth Meyerowitz · Berkley Caliber
Pages: 299
Format: Print book

For fans of Unbroken, the remarkable, untold story of World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom. Bronx-born top turret-gunner...
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Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Claire Harman · Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. ©2015
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Bronte from a tragic figure into a modern heroine. Charlotte Bronte famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and siblings whose astonishing...
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Bespotted: My Family's Love Affair with Thirty-Eight Dalmatians

Linda Gray Sexton · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

The Sexton family's long love affair with the Dalmatian began in Linda's childhood. There, on a snowy morning in the family home just outside Boston, LInda heard a whimpering coming from the basement. She discovered their first family dog giving birth to a litter. Witnessing the intimate...
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Think Big: Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism

Jennifer Arnold MD · Howard Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Bestselling authors and stars of TLC's The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face.Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have faced some big challenges in their lives. On the way to becoming a preeminent...
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A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend

Bob Drury · Rodale Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded...
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Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire

Shane White · St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

In the middle decades of the nineteenth century Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a well-known figure on Wall Street. Cornelius Vanderbilt, America's first tycoon, came to respect, grudgingly, his one-time opponent. The day after Vanderbilt's death on January 4, 1877, an almost full-page...
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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Mark Sundeen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound...
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Undercover brother.

Eddie Huang · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 218
Format: Print book

"Fresh Off the Boat was Huang's story of growing up in his wild family as a first-generation Chinese-American in the comically hostile world of suburban America; a rejection of the typical narrative of assimilation, it was a rallying cry for cultural integrity. But as he entered adulthood...
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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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The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

Laura Auricchio · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, who, at age nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington; a biography that looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance...
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Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Ron Suskind · Hyperion Books
Pages: 358
Format: Hardcover

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia....
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Machiavelli: A Portrait

Christopher Celenza · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

Machiavellianused to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitilessis never meant as a compliment. But the man whose name became shorthand for all that is ugly in politics was more engaging and nuanced than his reputation suggests. Christopher S. Celenzas Machiavelli...
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The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love"

Flora Fraser · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country - and of the struggle for independence that he led The Washingtons' long union begins in colonial Virginia in 1759, when George Washington woos and weds Martha Dandridge Parke Custis, a pretty, charming, and very...
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The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir

Sheila E. · Pocket Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the Grammy-nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who is world renowned for her contributions throughout the music industry, a moving memoir about the healing power of music and spiritual growth inspired by five decades of life and love on the stage.She was born Sheila Escovedo...
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Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris · Crown Pub
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the "u" back in "aUtobiography"? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!...
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Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring

Peter Duffy · Scribner; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told tale of the German-American who spearheaded a covert mission to infiltrate New York's Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II - the most successful counterespionage operation in US history.From the time Adolf Hitler came into power in 1933, German...
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Good mourning

Elizabeth Meyer · Gallery Books, 2015.
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

"In this funny, insightful memoir, a young socialite risks social suicide when she takes a job at a legendary funeral chapel on New York City{u2019}s Upper East Side. Good Mourning offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous funeral homes in the country--where not even...
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President Me: The America That's in My Head

Adam Carolla · !t
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better America free from big issues like big government down to small problems like hotel alarm clock placement. Running on an anti-narcissism platform, President Carolla calls for a return to the values of an earlier time when...
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90 Church: Inside America's Notorious First Narcotics Squad

Dean Unkefer · Picador USA
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

MAD MEN MEETS THE WIRE IN THIS GRIPPING TRUE-CRIME MEMOIR BY A FORMER AGENT AT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS IN 1960s NEW YORKBefore Nixon famously declared a "war on drugs," there was the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. New York City in the mid-1960s: The war in Vietnam...
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Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir

Various · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, bestselling books of our time In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible,...
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Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

Michael B Oren · Random House
Pages: 412
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMichael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States - a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East - provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special relationship between...
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Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator

Oleg V. Khlevniuk · Yale University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk's estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly...
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Company confessions : the cia, secrecy and memoir writing

Christopher R Moran · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"A fascinating, readable work. -Robert Wallace, coauthor of" Spycraft "and" The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception"Spies are supposed to keep quiet, never betraying their agents or discussing their operations. Somehow, this doesn t apply to the CIA, whose...
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Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man

Thomas Page McBee · City Lights Publishers
Format: Book

"Thomas Page McBee's Man Alive hurtled through my life. I read it in a matter of hours. It's a confession, it's a poem, it's a time warp, it's a brilliant work of art. I bow down to McBee - his humility, his sense of humor, his insightfulness, his structural deftness,...
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Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

Tilar J Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Format: Print book

A New York Post Best Book of 2016 One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of Fall 2016 From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler - the "female Oskar Schindler" - who took staggering...
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Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales

Ali Wentworth · Harper
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The actress, comedian, media darling, and New York Times bestselling author picks up where she left off in Ali in Wonderland, dissecting modern life - and this time, on a mission of self-improvement - in a series of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes.Moved by a particularly inspirational tweet...
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