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The American: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

KHIZR KHAN · Random House
Pages: 271
Format: Book

This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family's pursuit of the American dream. "Khan's aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands." -
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An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew

Annejet van der Zijl · AmazonCrossing
Pages: 234
Format: Book

The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age.
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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

Ryan H. Walsh · Penguin Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations...
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Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking

Jens Andersen · Yale University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Book

The first English‑language biography of Astrid Lindgren provides a moving and revealing portrait of the beloved Scandinavian literary icon whose adventures of Pippi Longstocking have influenced generations of young readers all over the world.
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Billy Joel: America's Piano Man

Joshua S. Duchan · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 200
Format: Book

Despite his tremendous success, Billy Joel's gifts as a composer and commentator on American life are long overdue for a thorough investigation. In Billy Joel: America's Piano Man, music historian Joshua S. Duchan looks at the career and music of this remarkable singer-songwriter.
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Change of Seasons: A Memoir

John Oates · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Book

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock 'n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own.
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The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

Lauren Markham · Crown
Pages: 320
Format: Book

The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California - fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong.  
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Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder · She Writes Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

On the day that she decided to marry a widower -- also a long-time friend -- Betsy Graziani Fasbinder knew that she wasn't only gaining a husband, she was inheriting a son.
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H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil

Adam Selzer · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 472
Format: Book

America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer.
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Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer · Anchor
Pages: 207
Format: Paperback

In April a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt McKinley His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless He had given in savings to charity abandoned his car and most of his possessions burned all the cash in his wallet...
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Robin

Dave Itzkoff · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 544
Format: Book

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
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Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star

Tab Hunter · Algonquin Books; 1ST edition
Pages: 408
Format: Book

Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets "discovered by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the picture of innocence and trust and need.
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Unwifeable: A Memoir

Mandy Stadtmiller · Gallery Books
Pages: 320
Format: Book

From the popular, "fresh, funny, and highly readable" (Bustle) dating columnist for New York magazine and the New York Post comes a whirlwind memoir recounting countless failed romances and blackout nights.
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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That are Funny, Complicated, and True

Gabrielle Union · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced." - Lena Dunham, Lenny Letter In the spirit of Amy Poehler's Yes Please, Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays.
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