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The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams

Phyllis Lee Levin · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A patriot by birth, John Quincy Adams's destiny was foreordained. He was not only "The Greatest Traveler of His Age," but his country's most gifted linguist and most experienced diplomat. John Quincy's world encompassed the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the early...
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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 WarsLet...
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The Story: A Reporter's Journey

Judith Miller · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Star reporter for the New York Times, the world's most powerful newspaper; foreign correspondent in some of the most dangerous fields; Pulitzer winner; longest jailed correspondent for protecting her sources, Judith Miller is highly respected and controversial. In this memoir, she turns...
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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

Caroline Moorehead · Harper; First U.S. First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first time.Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains...
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Born with Teeth: A Memoir

Kate Mulgrew · Little, Brown and Company,
Pages: 306
Format: Large Print Hardcover

Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences...
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The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

Martin Dugard · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of historys most famous explorerswith infusions of insight and enthusiasm Publishers Weekly, starred review. In 1856, two intrepid adventurers,...
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A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction

Patrick J. Kennedy · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 422
Format: Print book

**A New York Times Bestseller**Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private...
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After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye

Jan Gaye · Amistad Pr
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A riveting cautionary tale about the ecstasy and dangers of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by all - and a searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.After her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin...
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Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Luke Dittrich · Random House
Pages: 440
Format: Print book

"Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King"* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered our understanding of how memory works - and whose treatment raises deeply...
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