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Bella's Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation

Rick Santorum · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Rick and Karen Santorum's inspiring story of life with Bella, their special-needs youngest child Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world they were given the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. The full story of life...
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American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Ronald C White · Random House
Pages: 826
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals - and most misunderstood presidents In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the "Trinity of Great American...
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Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip

Joel Selvin · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A tell-all biography of the epic in-fighting of the Grateful Dead in the years following band leader Jerry Garcia's death in 1995The Grateful Dead rose to greatness under the inspired leadership of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but the band very nearly died along with him. When Garcia passed...
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Killings

Calvin Trillin · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

True stories of sudden death in the classic collection by a master of American journalism "Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings,...
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The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution

Virginia DeJohn Anderson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring back to the beleaguered Continental Army general,...
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My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love, and Die

Kevin Toolis · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Death is a whisper in the Anglo-Saxon world. But on a remote island off the coast of Ireland's County Mayo, it has a louder voice. Along with reports of incoming Atlantic storms, the local radio runs a daily roll of ordinary deaths. And the islanders go in great numbers, often with young...
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The Killing Kind

M. William Phelps · Kensington
Format: Hardcover

She was seventeen years old, a beautiful girl with a Hollywood smile and luminous brown eyes. Sprawled in a culvert just off the gravel road like an abandoned doll, she wore only toe socks, a sweatshirt, and a necklace. She was not the killer's first victim. Nor would she be his last.The...
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The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

Greg Mitchell · Crown
Pages: 382
Format: Print book

A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture, and even death to liberate friends, lovers,...
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Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal

Greg Renoff · ECW Press
Pages: 372
Format: Paperback

A vivid and energetic history of Van Halen's legendary early yearsAfter years of playing gigs everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen - led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen - had the songs, the swagger, and the talent...
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The Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir of Coming to America

MOHAMMED AL SAMAWI · William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A young man's moving story of love, war, and hope in which he recounts his harrowing escape from fanaticism and a brutal civil war in Yemen with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West.Born in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen,...
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Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake

Leo Damrosch · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

William Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmatic figure to contemporary readers despite his near canonical status. Out of a wounding sense of alienation and dividedness he created a profoundly original symbolic language, in which words and images unite in a unique interpretation...
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Death Need Not Be Fatal

MALACHY MCCOURT · Center Street
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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Once a Cop: My Journey from Former Crack Dealer to the Highest Ranks of the NYPD

Corey Pegues · Atria Books, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

New Jack City meets Serpico in this provocative memoir of a crack dealer-turned-decorated NYPD officer - a timely reflection on the complex relationship between the police and the communities they are meant to protect.Corey Pegues has lived on both sides of the law. At the height of the 1980s...
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They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall

John P. Riordan · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

Published for the fortieth anniversary of the final days of the Vietnam War, this is the suspenseful and moving tale of how John Riordan, an assistant manager of Citibanks Saigon branch, devised a daring plan to save 106 Vietnamese from the dangers of the Communist takeover. Riordanwho...
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Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance

Daisy Hay · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First American Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Deep in the archives of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford lies a tattered scrap of paper with newlyweds scribbles on it. It is a table listing the qualities of a couple. One column reads Often says what he does not think, He does not show his feelings, He is a Genius and the other...
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