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The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee's Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World

Gulwali Passarlay · HarperOne
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival - of a twelve-year-old boy's traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West - that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time."To risk my life had to mean something....
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Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith: In London, Washington and Moscow

Charles Moore · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

In June 1983 Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's parliamentary majority in British electoral history. Over the next four years, as Charles Moore relates in this central volume of his uniquely authoritative biography, Britain's first woman prime minister changed...

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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 Wars

Let...

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Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter

Diana Athill · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

A luminous, wise, and joyful insight into what really matters at the end of a long life, from the beloved author of the award-winning Somewhere Towards the End.

What will you remember if you live to be 100?

Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere...

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Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times

Al Roker · New American Library
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

Life lessons from New York Times bestselling author and Today show personality Al Roker and his wife, globetrotting ABC news journalist Deborah Roberts.

Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have sixteen Emmy Awards between them. They have covered everything from the Olympics...
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The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth

Karen Branan · Atria Books
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

"In the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912--written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them. Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county...
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A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back

Kevin Hazzard · Scribner, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.

In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from...
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NYPD Green: A Memoir

Luke Waters · Touchstone, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In this gritty, sometimes hilarious, but always brutally honest memoir, Irish immigrant and retired NYPD homicide detective Luke Waters shares the darker and harder side of the police force that "will make you sit up, stay up, and keep reading" (Edward Conlon, author of Blue Blood)...
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The Only Pirate at the Party

Lindsey Stirling · Gallery Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with the energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box.

A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey Stirling is the epitome...
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Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II

Niall Barr · Pegasus Books, 2015.
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

An authoritative and dramatic behind-the-scenes history of 'the Atlantic Alliance' during World War II.

The Anglo-American relationship from 1941-1945 proved to be the most effective military alliance in history. Yet there were also constant tensions and disagreements that threatened...
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