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My Life, My Love, My Legacy
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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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
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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Daring: My Passages: A Memoir
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 Jane Austen Writers' Club: Inspiration and Advice from the World's Best-loved Novelist
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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What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir
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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Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
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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Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors
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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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
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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The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light
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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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America
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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Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism
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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The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir
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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Good mourning
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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Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide
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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Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto
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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