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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

Karin Roffman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The first biography of an American masterThe Songs We Know Best, the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery -- the winner of nearly every major American literary award -- reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made...
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Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

David G MacCullough · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 445
Format: Hardcover

Examines the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age ten to twenty-seven, focusing on the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood
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James K. Polk: The American Presidents Series: The 11th President, 1845-1849 (American Presidents (Times))

John Seigenthaler · Times Books; 1st edition
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracyJames K. Polk was a shrewd and decisive commander in chief, the youngest president elected to guide the still-young nation, who served as Speaker of the House and governor...
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Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life

LAURA THOMPSON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world, Agatha Christie. It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 289
Format: Paperback

Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters.Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird...
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Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater

Frank Bruni · Penguin Press
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

The New York Times restaurant critic's heartbreaking and hilarious account of how he learned to love food just enough after decades of wrestling with his weight Frank Bruni was born round. Round as in stout, chubby, and hungry, always and endlessly hungry. He grew up in a big, loud...
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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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Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America

Enrique Krauze · Harper
Format: Hardcover

An epicintellectual history of Latin America by one of the region’s most prominentthinkersInhis first book to appear in English since Mexico: Biography in Power, awork which the Wall Street Journal calls “the standard history ofpostcolonial Mexico,” prize-winning author...
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Zachary Taylor: The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849-1850

John S D Eisenhower · Times Books
Pages: 167
Format: Print book

The rough-hewn general who rose to the nation's highest office, and whose presidency witnessed the first political skirmishes that would lead to the Civil WarZachary Taylor was a soldier's soldier, a man who lived up to his nickname, "Old Rough and Ready." Having risen...
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Life

Keith Richards · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 564
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards.With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.Now, at last,...
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Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

Anne Nelson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust.Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite...
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Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success

Michael D'Antonio · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In the summer of 2015, as he vaulted to the lead among the many GOP candidates for president, Donald Trump was the only one dogged by questions about his true intentions. This most famous American businessman had played the role of provocateur so often that pundits, reporters, and voters...
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The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir

JONATHAN SANTLOFER · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A moving, page-turning chronicle of a husband's loss and the story of a loving, modern marriage"This is deeply moving ... beautifully written and modulated, with a dollop of droll, black humor. It is such an achievement, like running uphill against a strong wind."--Joyce Carol...
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Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers

Adriana Trigiani · Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

As devoted readers of Adriana Trigiani's New York Times bestselling novels know, this "seemingly effortless storyteller" (Boston Globe) frequently draws inspiration from her own family history, in particular from the lives of her two remarkable grandmothers, Lucia Spada Bonicelli...
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Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

Nell Irvin Painter · Counterpoint
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Old in Art School is a glorious achievement -- bighearted and critical, insightful and entertaining. This book is a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives." -- Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow "I was used to juggling...
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