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Plenty Ladylike: A Memoir

Claire McCaskill · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The female senator from Missouri shares her inspiring story of embracing her ambition, surviving sexist slings, making a family, losing a husband, outsmarting her enemies - and finding joy along the way.Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, but not at a time that welcomed women...
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Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

James McGrath Morris · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris brings into focus the riveting life of one of the most significant yet least known figures of the civil rights era - pioneering journalist Ethel Payne, the "First Lady of the Black Press" - elevating her to her rightful place in history...
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Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIIIs right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured Henrys divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of Anne Boleyn,...
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Guantánamo Diary

Mohamedou Ould Slahi · Little, Brown
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime....
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My Journey with Maya

Tavis Smiley · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A remarkable story of friendship, love, and courageWhen Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley met in 1986, he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, they shared an unlikely, special bond. Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often,...
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Lucky dog : how being a veterinarian saved my life

Sarah Boston · Anansi
Format:  eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

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The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House

DANIEL MARK EPSTEIN · BALLANTINE
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of a founding father, his illegitimate son, and the tragedy of their conflict during the American Revolution - from the acclaimed author of The Lincolns. Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America's founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness - even his grandfatherly...
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Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business

Gene Simmons · It Books
Format: Paperback

Me, Inc. features a black simulated-leather cover with gold foil stamping and a black ribbon bookmark.The fact that KISS is one of the most successful rock bands in the world is no accident. From the beginning Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley had a clear-cut vision of what they wanted to do and how they...
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The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

H W Brands · Doubleday
Pages: 437
Format: Print book

Click Here For the Autographed Copy From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height...
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The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion

Tim Crothers · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The "astonishing" (The New York Times Book Review) and "inspirational" (Shelf Awareness) true story of Phiona Mutesi - a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda - soon to be a major motion picture starring David Oyelowo and Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o.One...
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A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service

Robert Michael Gates · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 239
Format: Print book

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms...
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Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet

Jonathan Schneer · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill's reputation as one of the great...
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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

Doug J Swanson · Viking
Pages: 355
Format: Book

The astonishing story of Benny Binion - a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's...
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The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America's Greatest Political Family

William J Mann · Harpercollins
Pages: 640
Format: Print book

The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America's greatest and most influential families - the Roosevelts - exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries with his signature cinematic...
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Girl in the Dark: A Memoir

Anna Lyndsey · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light. Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light...
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