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Born Trump: Inside America's First Family

EMILY JANE FOX · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

As a writer at Vanity Fair covering the Trump family, Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's children. She's developed a personal relationship with Ivanka and has cultivated sources close to Eric, Donald Jr., and Tiffany. She has scoured...
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Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

JAMIE BERNSTEIN · Harper
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir The composer of On the Town and West Side Story, chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, television...
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Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Joe Jackson · Farrar
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the worldBlack Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews,...
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Cesar Millan's Lessons From the Pack: Ten Inspiring Ways Dogs Enrich Our Lives

Cesar Millan · National Geographic
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In this inspiring book, best-selling author and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he's trained over the years....
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Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live

Leon Logothetis · Univ Of Hawai'I Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Part travel memoir, part self-help book, Live, Love, Explore is a guide to finding meaning and adventure in your everyday life and discovering the road you were always meant to walkLeon Logothetis's life was well plotted out for him. He was to do well in school, go to university, get a job in finance,...
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Orphan Train to Kansas

DONNA NORDMARK AVILES · Wasteland Press
Pages: 166
Format: Paperback

"A terrific contribution to the literature on orphan trains from the descendant of a train rider." CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE, Author NY Times Bestseller, ORPHAN TRAINHolding tight to one another, vowing never to be separated, Oliver and Edward board the Orphan Train, headed west...
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How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Building a Happy Marriage

JO PIAZZA · Harmony
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it.At age thirty-four, Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and was engaged three months later. But before long, Jo found herself riddled...
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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Bret Baier · William Morrow
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

"THE BEST BOOK ON EISENHOWER TO APPEAR IN A VERY LONG TIME"*: BRET BAIER'S "RIVETING ACCOUNT"† OF IKE'S FINAL MISSION IS "A LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT"‡ THAT IS "DESTINED TO TAKE ITS PLACE AS ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY"§January...
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Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier

MARK C ADAMS · Dutton
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition.In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska:...
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The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir

Anne Fadiman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In The Wine Lover's Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines -- with all her characteristic wit and feeling -- her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.An appreciation of wine -- along with a plummy upper-crust...
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Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History

CAMILLE T DUNGY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A 2018 Colorado Book Award Finalist As a working mother and poet-lecturer, Camille Dungy's livelihood depended on travel. She crisscrossed America and beyond with her daughter in tow, history shadowing their steps, always intensely aware...
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Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most Wanted Drug Lord

COLE MERRELL · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A blend of Manhunt, Killing Pablo, and Zero Dark Thirty, Cole Merrell and Douglas Century's sensational investigative high-tech thriller - soon to be a major motion picture from Sony - chronicles a riveting chapter in the twentieth-century drug wars: the exclusive inside story of the American...
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Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years

Nicholas Frankel · Harvard University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Nicholas Frankel presents a new and revisionary account of Wilde's final years, spent in poverty and exile on the European continent following his release from an English prison for the crime of "gross indecency" between men. Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years challenges the prevailing,...
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A Handful of Happiness: How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart

MASSIMO VACCHETTA · Rodale Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A feel-good memior of a man and his hedgehog Massimo Vacchetta, an Italian veterinarian specializing in large animals, is recently divorced and feeling heartbroken and depressed -- until the day that someone brings an orphaned baby hedgehog into his clinic. As the tiny hedgehog cries and whimpers,...
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Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival

Joan Lunden · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this brave and deeply personal memoir, one of America's most beloved journalists, mother, and New York Times bestselling author speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it's had on her life.When...
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