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The Young T. E. Lawrence

Anthony Sattin · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An intimate biography of the years that turned T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.Lawrence of Arabia's heroism during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend. But T. E. Lawrence’s...
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Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was: An Oral History

Arlene Alda · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." -President Bill Clinton"Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." -Barbara WaltersA touching and provocative collection of memories that evoke the history of one of America's...
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88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

Robert L. Grenier · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The First American-Afghan War, a CIA war, was approved by President George W. Bush and directed by the author, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad. Forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani intelligence, Grenier launched the "southern...
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Both Sides of the Line: The True Story of a Life-Changing Football Mentor Who Became a Longtime Target of America's Most Wanted

Kevin Kelly · Bancroft Press
Pages: 301
Format: Print book

High school players in a working class neighborhood of the 1970s gain desperately needed structure and guidance from Jack Clyde Dempsey, a scrappy, charismatic coach who seems like nothing more than a football geek. But Coach also happens to be the toughest guy on the streets of Boston,...
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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir

Lev Golinkin · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600,...
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Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Brian McGinty · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

In the early hours of May 6, 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge -- the first railroad bridge ever to span...

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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits?Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More

Paul Hirsch · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas's Star Wars and The...
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Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

Richard Zoglin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.

The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal...
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The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer — The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb

James Kunetka · Regnery History
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Two ambitious men. One historic mission.With a blinding flash in the New Mexico desert in the summer of 1945, the world was changed forever. The bomb that ushered in the atomic age was the product of one of history's most improbable partnerships. The General and the Genius reveals how two extraordinary...
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My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew

Abigail Pogrebin · Fig Tree Books LLC
Pages: 225
Format: Print book

The much-dissected Pew Research Center study of 2013, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans," revealed that most U.S. Jews locate their Jewishness in their ancestry and culture -- not in religion. Abigail Pogrebin wondered if perhaps that's because we haven't all looked at religion...
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Where the Lost Dogs Go: A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion

Susannah Charleson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From a New York Times best-selling author, an important and heartfelt exploration into the world of lost dogs and the power of reunion

One in six dogs go missing at some point in their lives, leaving bereft owners to search high and low, hang missing posters, check shelters,...
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Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

LENORA CHU · Harper
Pages: 347
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice; Real Simple Best of the Month; Library Journal Editors' Pick

In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular...

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The Curse of Beauty: The Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

James Bone · Regan Arts
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A riveting, scandal-filled biography of the most famous nude model in America, Audrey Munson (1891-1996) whose beauty brought her extraordinary success and great tragedy.This is a book about a naked woman, once the most famous nude in America. It is a story of the extraordinary success...
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The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics

WILLIAM J COOPER · Liveright
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father?

Long relegated to the sidelines of history as the hyperintellectual son of John and Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) , has never basked in the historical...

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Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

Jonathan Bate · Harper, 2015.
Pages: 672
Format: Print book

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of fishing and beasts in brooding landscapes.With an equal gift for poetry and prose,...
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