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Keggie Carew · Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs...
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Madame President
Madame President

Helene Cooper · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished...
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Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ
Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ

Jimmy Settle · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"That Others May Live" is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska's 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured and freezing in the Alaskan wilderness or saving wounded Rangers and SEALS...
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The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl: Adventures in Life and Love in the Heart of Dixie
The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl: Adventures in Life and Love in the Heart of Dixie

Jaime Primak Sullivan · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Jaime Primak Sullivan, outspoken star of Bravo TV's Jersey Belle, offers no-nonsense Southern-spun advice for navigating life and love with her signature charismatic Jersey charm in this winning fish-out-of-water tale.Jamie Primak Sullivan, a Jersey-bred, tough-as-nails PR maven - and unlikely...
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Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me
Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me

Ally Hilfiger · Center Street
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Ally was at a breaking point when she woke up in a psych ward at the age of eighteen. She couldn't put a sentence together, let alone take a shower, eat a meal, or pick up a phone. What had gone wrong? In recent years, she had produced a feature film, a popular reality show for a major...
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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography
The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

Edmund Gordon · Oxford University Press
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastical and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range.Her life was as vigorously modern...
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The Oliver Stone Experience
The Oliver Stone Experience

Matt Zoller Seitz · Abrams
Pages: 479
Format: Print book

Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective - an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone...
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Indestructible: One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII
Indestructible: One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII

John R Bruning · Hachette Books
Pages: 523
Format: Print book

In this remarkable WWII story by New York Times bestselling author John R. Bruning, a renegade American pilot fights against all odds to rescue his family--imprisoned by the Japanese--and revolutionizes modern warfare along the way.From the knife fights and smuggling runs of his youth to his fiery...
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Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII
Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII

Scott Miller · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

This is the secret and suspenseful account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of Germans conspiring to assassinate Hitler and negotiate surrender to bring about the end of World War II before the Soviet's advance.Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent...
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Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy
Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

Elizabeth Winder · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A city, a movie star, and one magical year.In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane's engines rev she breathes a sigh of relief, lights a cigarette...
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