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Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed

Peter S. Eardley · Continuum
Pages: 156
Format: Paperback

Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his impressive and coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his magisterial Summa Theologiae is a hugely important, and enduring, text in the history...
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There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative

Stacey Dash · Regnery Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Stacey Dash didn't have the ideal American childhood. Growing up in the South Bronx, her friends were the hustlers, hookers, and gang members who struggled in the face of futility, who sold drugs instead of living on food stamps, who settled matters with fists, knives, and guns because...
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Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante

Larry Mcshane · Kensington Pub Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Full of astonishment . . . a kind of dark wonder." --Pete HamillThis is the story of Vincent Louis Gigante, the Genovese Family crime overlord who ruled a sprawling criminal empire for a quarter century with an iron--and deadly--fist. Vinnie "Chin" Gigante displayed...
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Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself: A Memoir

Eileen Rockefeller · Blue Rider Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A pioneering philanthropist and daughter of American royalty reveals what it was like to grow up in one of the world’s most famous families.   The great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Eileen Rockefeller learned in childhood that while wealth and fame could open any door,...
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America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress

John Young Cole · GILES
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read...
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The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

Turney Duff · Crown Business; 5.5.2013 edition
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerThe Buy Side by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements A remarkable writing debut filled with indelible...
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Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

Michael Smith · Oneworld Publications
Format: Book

Mr. Smith, in illuminating this unforgettable figure, brings his own considerable scholarship in the field to the story, in addition to access to new archives. - The Wall Street Journal Shackleton has finally received the literary treatment his legendary life deserves. - Booklist An extraordinary...
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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon

Rosa Brooks · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 438
Format: Print book

A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security....
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In Trump We Trust: How He Outsmarted the Politicians, the "Elites," and the Media

Ann Coulter · Sentinel
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Donald Trump isn't a politician -- he's a one man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution. The three biggest news stories...
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After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter

Gwendolyn Knapp · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant new voice ups the self-deprecating memoir ante with tragicomic tales of her dysfunctional life in swampland Florida and America's Big Easy A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco Queen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis-of-the-day LISTSERV; and Betty, the middle-aged...
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The Distance Between Us: A Memoir

Reyna Grande · Atria Books
Pages: 325
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning novelist and sought-after public speaker, an eye-opening memoir about life before and after illegally emigrating from Mexico to the United States.Mago pointed to a spot on the dirt floor and reminded me that my umbilical cord was buried there. "That way,"...
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Amanda Lindhout · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace...
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Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer

Una LaMarche · Plume
Format: Print book

In between highbrow and lowbrow, there's Unabrow. "Take the cast of 'Bridesmaids,' add a dash of pre-pubescent Eugene Levy, and you have the humor stylings of Una LaMarche."-- Ann Imig, founder of Listen to Your Mother As a girl, Una LaMarche was as smart as she was awkward....
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