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Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found

Jennifer Lauck · Atria
Pages: 406
Format: Hardcover

The author describes growing up in Carson City, Nevada, during the 1970s, the shattering effects of tragedy--loss, loneliness, mistreatment--on her family, and her own indomitable will to survive.
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Adnan's Story: Murder, Justice, and the Case that Captivated a Nation

Rabia Chaudry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 410
Format: Print book

*Now a New York Times bestseller*

Serial told Only Part of the Story ...

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed...

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs · Picador
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated...
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The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home

Sally Mott Freeman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 588
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history - and save one of their own.

They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter...
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I Hate Everyone, Except You

Clinton Kelly · Gallery Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly pens a hilariously candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult.

Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller....
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Dimestore: A Writer's Life

Lee Smith · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.

Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth...
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In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

Amy Gary · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

For decades children and their parents around the world have cuddled together to read Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. While the lulling words of these stories have formed nighttime rituals for millions, few know that these classic works were part of a publishing revolution led by Margaret...
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Cheaper by the Dozen

Frank B Gilbreth · Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages: 207
Format: Paperback

What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids...

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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

SHERYL SANDBERG · Knopf
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times Best Seller

From Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's...
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James Madison (The American Presidents Series)

Garry Wills · Times Books; 1st edition
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father.Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look at the life of James Madison, from his rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation of the Articles of Confederation and the first...
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White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters

Mary Pflum Peterson · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In this riveting, poignant memoir of three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them - television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle to rescue her mother, a former nun, from compulsive hoarding.

As a successful...

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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Jonathan Alter · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With...
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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...
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Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered

Ruth Kluger · The Feminist Press at CUNY; 1st English-language Ed edition
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Swept up as a child in the events of Nazi-era Europe, Ruth Klüger saw her family's comfortable Vienna existence undermined and destroyed. By age eleven she had been deported, along with her mother to Theresienstadt, the first in a series of concentration camps which would become...
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Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things

Amy Dickinson · Hachette Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In STRANGERS TEND TO TELL ME THINGS--her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville--America's most popular advice columnist, "Ask Amy," shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love.

By peeling back the curtain...
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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

Anderson Cooper · Harper; First Edition edition
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's leading reporters comes a deeply personal, extraordinarily powerful look at the most volatile crises he has witnessed around the world, from New Orleans to Baghdad and beyond. "Dispatches from the Edge of the World" is a book that gives us a rare up-close...
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Alexander the Great: the Hunt For a New Past

Paul Cartledge · Overlook Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Paul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC) , king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military...
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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Ruth Franklin · Liveright
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016
A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016
A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
An NPR 2016's Great Read
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The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

H W Brands · Doubleday
Pages: 437
Format: Print book

Click Here For the Autographed Copy From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height...
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Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History

Geoffrey Clive · Macmillan
Pages: 233
Format: Book

On a summer night when she was five years old, Helene Stapinski watched out her kitchen window as her Grandpa Beansie was carted off to jail for the last time. Beansie (so nicknamed because he had stolen a crate of beans as a child) had spent the better part of that day in the Majestic...
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Perfect in Memory: A Son's Tribute to His Mother

Rick D Niece · Five Star Publications
Pages: 226
Format: Print book

Perfect in Memory: A Son's Tribute to His Mother is the third and final volume in Rick D. Niece's award-winning Fanfare for a Hometown series. Shared from the perspective of an adult son looking back with loving nostalgia on how his spirited, nurturing mother shaped his life, Niece's...
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Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder

Ann Rule · Dutton Adult
Pages: 487
Format: Hardcover

Documents the case of Diane Downs, a young mother from Oregon, who was convicted of shooting her three children after a violent, bitter divorce and an obsessive romance with a married man who did not want children
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The Last American Man

Elizabeth Gilbert · Viking Penguin
Pages: 271
Format: Hardcover

By the time Eustace Conway was seven years old, he could throw a knife accurately enought to nail a chipmink to a treeee. By the time he was ten, he could hit a running squirrel at fifty feet with a bow and arrow. This amazing man, at seventeen, moved out of his family's home and headed...
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Gather Together in My Name

Maya Angelou · Random House
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves.
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American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy

Gould, Lewis L. · Routledge
Pages: 468
Format: Print book

This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the living First Ladies and updated bibliographies for each entry, as well as a portrait...
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How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

Rod Dreher · Regan Arts, 2015.
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

The opening lines of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri launched Rod Dreher on a journey that rescued him from exile and saved his life. Dreher found that the medieval poem offered him a surprisingly practical way of solving modern problems.Following the death of his little sister and the publication...
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Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs

Johnny Walker · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 285
Format: Hardcover

In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs' most trusted translator - a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community - tells his inspiring story for the first time.As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American...
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The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher · Penguin Publishing Group
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 *A New York...
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Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

Michael Sims · Bloomsbury
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle...
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Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

Elizabeth Vargas · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic, " to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt · Norton
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration." -- Dan Cryer, Newsday Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard,...
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The Mayflower Murderer and Other Forgotten Firsts in American History

Peter F. Stevens · William Morrow & Co; 1st edition
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Twenty-five stories of firsts in America resurrect the men and women--forgers, humorists, poets, inventors, abolitionists, and the like--who have been unjustly robbed of their historical due for their early contributions to a young nation. 35,000 first printing.
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South and West: From a Notebook

JOAN DIDION · Knopf
Pages: 126
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer.

Joan Didion has always kept...
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Don't Blink: What the Little Boy Nobody Expected to Live Is Teaching the World about Life

Brandon Buell · Tyndale House Publishers
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Not long into their pregnancy, Brandon and Brittany Buell were given the heartbreaking news that their son, whom they had already named Jaxon, had a rare condition called Microhydranencephaly (meaning that he was missing part of his skull and most of his brain) , and that he would likely...
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James Buchanan: The American Presidents Series: The 15th President, 1857-1861

Jean H. Baker · Times Books
Pages: 172
Format: Print book

A provocative reconsideration of a presidency on the brink of Civil War

Almost no president was as well trained and well prepared for the office as James Buchanan. He had served in the Pennsylvania state legislature, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate; he was Secretary of State...

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God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

Mike Huckabee · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller from a presidential candidate for the 2016 election!In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York...
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It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir

Gloria Vanderbilt · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Not surprisingly, it takes an older woman to write a great kiss-and-tell memoir—who else would have enough lovers under her belt? Vanderbilt opens with an appetizer of schoolgirl sex with a chum from Miss Porter's School in the 1930s and then regales readers with a star-studded...
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The Voyages of Captain James Cook: The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages

James Cook · Voyageur Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals.This is history's greatest adventure story. In 1766, the Royal Society chose prodigal mapmaker and navigator James Cook to lead a South Pacific...
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1932

Blanche Wiesen Cook · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, Blanche Wiesen Cook's Eleanor Roosevelt presents an unprecedented portrait of the towering female figure of the twentieth century. The second volume plunges into the White House years and the Great Depression,...
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In Cold Blood

Truman Capote · Random House
Pages: 343
Format: Hardcover

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent...
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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...
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Books for Living

Will Schwalbe · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.


Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something...
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Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he's cooking, it's for family...

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Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago

Anna Pasternak · Ecco
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya - the true tragedy behind the timeless classic

When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared...

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Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

Caitlin Shetterly · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 341
Format: Print book

A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary...
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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

John Le Carr · Viking
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

"Recounted with the storytelling élan of a master raconteur - by turns dramatic and funny, charming, tart and melancholy." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

The New York Times bestselling memoir from John le Carré, the legendary author of Tinker,...
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Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Marc N Peyser · Nan A. Talese / Doubleday
Pages: 332
Format: Print book

A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century.

When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant...
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Ohio Biographical Dictionary, 2nd Edition

Editorial Staff · Somerset Publishers
Pages: 1027
Format: Print book

This two volume set contains hundreds of biographies on people from Ohio that are important to the history of the Buckeye state.
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Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File

John Edgar Wideman · Scribner
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

An award-winning writer traces the life of the father of iconic Civil Rights martyr Emmett Till - a man who was executed by the Army ten years before Emmett's murder. An evocative and personal exploration of individual and collective memory in America by one of the most formidable Black...
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Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth · Penguin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

A symbol of the strength of African-American women, and a champion of the rights of all women, Sojourner Truth was an illiterate former slave in New York State who transformed herself into a vastly powerful orator. Dictating to a neighbor, she began her celebrated life story, in which she chronicles...
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Hillary's America

Dinesh D'Souza · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

Dinesh D'Souza has a warning: We are on the brink of losing our country forever. After eight years of Obama, four years -- or possibly eight years -- of Hillary Clinton as president of the United States would so utterly transform America as to make it unrecognizable. No more will America...
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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Mark Sundeen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

The radical search for the simple life in today's America.

On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night,...
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The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion

Keith Skinner · Carroll & Graf Publishers
Pages: 692
Format: Hardcover

At last, the true story of Jack the Ripper - a copiously illustrated and officially documented reconstruction of the infamous Whitechapel Murders. This singular encyclopedic work offers the ultimate in Ripper research. Solidly researched and profusely illustrated, collated from all the known...
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How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Edward Jay Epst · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important.

After details of American...
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Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man

Vincent Carretta · University of Georgia Press
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

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Filthy Rich

James Patterson · Little
Pages: 15
Format: Print book


A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world's most popular thriller writer.

Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed...
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My Own Words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 - a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture.

My Own Words...
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Born on the Fourth of July

Ron Kovic · Akashic Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"A great, courageous fellow, a man of deep moral convictions and an uncompromising disposition." - John Kerry on Ron Kovic"As relevant as ever, this book is an education. Ron is a true American, and his great heart and hard-won wisdom shine through these pages." - Oliver...
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Defiance: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Anne Barnard

STEPHEN TAYLOR · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant and unconventional figure, Anne Barnard lived a life that might have been the outline of a novel by her contemporary, Jane Austen, or by Edith Wharton.

She was born in Scotland in 1772, lived at the heart of Georgian society, and yet defined herself by defiance of convention....

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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

Oliver W Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Book

From his earliest days, Oliver Sacks, the distinguished neurologist who is also one of the most remarkable storytellers of our time, was irresistibly drawn to understanding the natural world. Born into a large family of doctors, metallurgists, chemists, physicists, and teachers, his curiosity...
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Based on a true story

Norm Macdonald · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, SNL veteran, and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time.   As this book's title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life - more or less - from his origins on a farm...
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A Strong West Wind: A Memoir

Gail Caldwell · Random House; Stated First Edition edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place A Strong West Wind begins in the s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandlea place of both boredom and beauty...
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American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing

Lou Michel · Regan Books
Pages: 426
Format: Hardcover

At 9:02 A.M. on April 19, 1995, in the largest terrorist act ever perpetrated on American soil, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed by the explosion of a homemade truck bomb. One hundred and sixty-eight people -- including nineteen children -- were...
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Elizabeth Gilbert · Viking
Pages: 334
Format: Hardcover

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly...
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American Civil War Biographies: 2

Kevin Hillstrom · U*X*L
Format: Hardcover

American Civil War: Biographies (two volumes) presents the life stories of sixty individuals who played a part in the Civil War-such as Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Philip Sheridan-as well as individuals who made key contributions but who aren't often recognized,...
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Theodore Rex

Edmund Morris · Random House
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex is a sequel to Edmund Morris's classic bestseller The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It begins by following the new President (still the youngest in American history) as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take...
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Let Me Go

Helga Schneider · Walker & Company; First American Edition edition
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary memoir, praised across Europe, of a daughter's final encounter with her mother, a former SS guard at Auschwitz. In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneider's mother abandoned her, her younger brother, and her father. Thirty years later-- when she saw her mother again for the first...
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A Life in Parts

Bryan Cranston · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir - both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft - from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history's most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.

Bryan Cranston landed his first role...
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Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best

Nancy Nelson · William Morrow & Co; 1st edition
Pages: 411
Format: Hardcover

Engaging, warm chronological memoir of Cary Grant, assembled from his own words and those of friends and fellow actors by Nelson, who represented Grant on the lecture circuit during his last years. This is a big, solid Grant biography that towers above recent books that show the actor...
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Truman

David McCullough · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 1120
Format: Book

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America's beloved and distinguished historian.The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest...
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Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders

Beverly Lowry · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed...
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Churchill: A Biography

Roy Jenkins · Farrar
Pages: 1002
Format: Book

A brilliant new life of Britain's greatest modern prime ministerWinston Churchill is an icon of modern history, but even though he was at the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years, he might be remembered only as a minor player in the drama of British government had it not been...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin · Recorded Books LLC
Pages: 916
Format: Audiobook

This Book of the Month Club main selection by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin paints a compelling and comprehensive picture of Abraham Lincoln's uncanny ability to convert personal and political foes and strengthen his presidency. Displaying Lincoln's disarming political...
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The Basketball Diaries

Jim Carroll · Penguin Books
Pages: 210
Format: Paperback

The original classic story about growing up with drugs and sex and about learning to survive on the streets of New York--once again in print. An urban classic of coming of age.
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A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Teacher, His Class, and Their Unforgettable Journey

Michael E Kersjes · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 276
Format: Book

Besides being a football coach at his Michigan High School, MikeKersjes taught special education classes, dealing with children whose disabilities included Tourette syndrome, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, eating disorders and a variety of emotional problems.One autumn Kersjes got the outlandish...
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DEATH AT THE PRIORY - Sex Love and Murder in Victorian England - The Death of Charles Bravo

James Ruddick · Atlantic Monthly Press; Second Printing edition
Format: Book

In 1875 the beautiful widow Florence Ricardo married the handsome and successful young attorney Charles Bravo, hoping to escape the scandals of her past. But Bravo proved to be a brutal and conniving man, and the marriage was far from happy. Then one night he suddenly collapsed, and three...
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Alexander the Great : journey to the end of the earth

Norman F Cantor · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 180
Format: Hardcover

Chronicles the life of Macedonian emperor Alexander the Great, examining his accomplishments, his relationships with his parents, his bisexuality, his view of himself in relation to the Greek and Egyptian gods, and the ethos of the age in which he lived.
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Theodore Roosevelt: A Life

Nathan Miller · William Morrow & Co; 1st edition
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive biography of Teddy Roosevelt covers the twenty-sixth president's life, from his sickly childhood, to San Juan Hill, to his ""Big Stick"" diplomacy and ""Square Deal"" domestic policies. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo....
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Hurricane Street

Ron Kovic · Akashic Books
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

"Hurricane Street...[is] another raw expose on the cost of war. The book, which he calls a prequel, drills deep into the 17-day drama of a 1974 sit-in and hunger strike staged by Kovic and a band of fellow wounded veterans who took the federal building on Wilshire Boulevard...
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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi · Random House
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life...
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Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times

The New York Times Staff · Times Books/Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 558
Format: Print book

Poignant and personal remembrances, celebrating the lives of the World Trade Center victims.Few aspects of The New York Times's coverage of September 11 and of all that has followed have attracted as much comment as "Portraits of Grief." A page or two buried deep in the B section...
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Asylum: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna Through Wartime France

Moriz Scheyer · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A recently discovered account of an Austrian Jewish writer's flight, persecution, and clandestine life in wartime France.As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's foremost artists, and was an important literary journalist....
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Custer and the Little Bighorn: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery

Jim Donovan · Voyageur Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and his famed U.S. Seventh Cavalry attacked an encampment of Lakota and Cheyenne Indians. By the close of the day, the Battle of the Little Bighorn was over and Civil War hero Custer was dead, along with more than 200 of his men. It was a shocking,...
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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana

Haven Kimmel · Doubleday
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965 in Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir,...
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Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

Tilar J Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Format: Print book

A New York Post Best Book of 2016

One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of Fall 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler - the "female...
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From The Farm To The Frontline: Eric's Story

Judith Toth Bigham · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 97
Format: Paperback

Memories of a precious son's youth chronicled in a journal and mirrored in stark contrast by letters received from him during his tour-of-duty in Iraq in 2003-2004.
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Cary Grant - A Biography

Marc Eliot · Harmony; 1st edition
Pages: 435
Format: Hardcover

“Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.” —Cary GrantHe is Hollywood’s most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904, in the seaport village...
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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education

Mychal Denzel Smith · Nation Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black...
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Eudora Welty: A Biography

Suzanne Marrs · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Eudora Welty's works are treasures of American literature. When her first short-story collection was published in 1941, it heralded the arrival of a genuinely original writer who over the decades wrote hugely popular novels, novellas, essays, and a memoir, One Writer's Beginnings,...
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Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy

Fawaz A Gerges · Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A civil war is being waged among jihadists for the soul of Islam. While all Islamist radicals may share a vision of a purified and unified ummah, or Muslim community, few agree over how to bring it about. Ultra-militant wings, such as Al Qaeda, dominate our thoughts and headlines, for they...
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Ulysses S. Grant

Michael Korda · EminLives; First edition
Format: Hardcover

One of the first two volumes in Harper's Eminent Lives series, Korda brings his acclaimed storytelling talents to the life of Ulysses S. Grant – a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs...
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Elizabeth

J Randy Taraborrelli · Warner Books
Pages: 548
Format: Print book

For more than six decades she has been part of our lives. An American icon, Elizabeth Taylor has been surrounded by fame and notoriety since childhood. Now acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli looks past the tabloid version of Elizabeth's life to the person she really is -- and how she evolved...
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James Monroe: The American Presidents Series: The 5th President, 1817-1825

Gary Hart · Times Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The former senator and presidential candidate offers a provocative new assessment of the first national security presidentJames Monroe is remembered today primarily for two things for being the last of the Virginia Dynasty—following George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison—and...
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Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

Lawrence Goldstone · Ballantine Books,
Pages: 428
Format: Print book

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation. The feud between this nation's great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss,...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marshall Frady · Penguin Group
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

As a young journalist in the South in the 1960s, Marshall Frady walked the hot sidewalks, sat in crowded churches and courtrooms, and interviewed prominent civil rights leaders. Now the critically acclaimed biographer joins the bestselling Penguin Lives series to profile the man whose...
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Speaking My Mind

Ronald Reagan · Simon and Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Book

Chosen and annotated by the president himself, these speeches collect his concerns, his political philosophy, the triumphs, and the challenges, of his eight years in office.
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Autobiography of a Face

Lucy Grealy · Harper Perennial
Pages: 236
Format: Paperback

"I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact...

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The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

Joseph Marshall · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who - with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership - fought...
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Brave Men

Ernie Pyle · Bison Books
Pages: 513
Format: Paperback

Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle’s on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys...
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Founding Brothers : the Revolutionary Generation

Joseph J Ellis · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 288
Format:  Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Includes material on John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
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Lennon Revealed

Larry Kane · Running Press; Har/DVD edition
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

John Lennon-working class hero, rebel with a cause, citizen of the world. He would have been 65 this year. A quarter of a century after his death, the questions remain: what was John Lennon really like, what drove him to the heights of creativity and the depths of despair, and why do his music...
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The Wounded Spirit

Frank Peretti · Thomas Nelson; First Printing edition
Pages: 220
Format: Hardcover

If you've ever been there,you've never forgotten. The feeling is as haunting and familiar as the smellof a junior high school locker room.It's the feeling of being undersized … or oversized … or klutzy … or less than beautiful. Of being a nerd … or a geek...
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Night

Elie Wiesel · Bantam Books
Pages: 109
Format: Paperback

Night -- A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family...the death of his innocence...and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary Of Anne Frank, Night...
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The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

Sy Montgomery · Ballantine Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I amfrom The Good Good PigA naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable...
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Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

Sarah Gristwood · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule - whether they were on the throne or behind the scenes, women held unprecedented power for more than a hundred years. From Isabella of Castile, her daughter Katherine of Aragon, and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici,...
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American Civil War Biographies

Kevin and Hillstrom Laurie Collier & Baker Lawrence W. Editor Hillstrom · Gale Group
Format: Hardcover] by Hillstrom, Kevin

This volume details the lives of significant players from the Civil War period. It offers profiles of soldiers and civilians, including Thomas Nast, Harriet Tubman, and Jeb Stuart.
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Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943

Nigel Hamilton · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

In the next installment of the "splendid memoir Roosevelt didn't get to write" (New York Times) , Nigel Hamilton tells the astonishing story of FDR's year-long, defining battle with Churchill, as the war raged in Africa and Italy.

Nigel Hamilton's Mantle...
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Night

Elie Wiesel · Hill and Wang
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent...

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Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

Michael Kranish · Scribner
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who - despite broad skepticism - could be the next president of the United States.

Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life...
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Testimony

Robbie Robertson · Crown
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

On the 40th anniversary of The Band's legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last...
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Rise: How a House Built a Family

Cara Brookins · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you'll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable.

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn...

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A Girl Named Zippy

Haven Kimmel · Doubleday
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir,...
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Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

Elizabeth Brown Pryor · Viking
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled with the challenges of leadership in an unruly democracy

An awkward first meeting with U.S. Army officers, on the eve of the Civil War. A conversation on the White House portico with a young cavalry...
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Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

Claire Dunne · Morning Light Press
Pages: 258
Format: Paperback

Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul is a spiritual biography of one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, a man whose ideas revolutionized modern psychology. Through over 150 full-color and black and white illustrations, including rare photographs and never-before-seen...
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Truman

David McCullough · Touchstone Book
Pages: 1120
Format: Paperback

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America's beloved and distinguished historian.

The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest...
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Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History

Richie Unterberger · Voyageur Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

This is the first-ever complete, illustrated history of Fleetwood Mac, the legendary band that has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.From this British-American band's blues origins in the 1960s to its pop superstardom in the 1970s and 1980s to its 2015 reunion, Fleetwood...
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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

Mark Bowden · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Killing Pablo is the story of the fifteen-month manhunt for Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose escape from his lavish, mansionlike jail drove a nation to the brink of chaos. In a gripping, up-close account, acclaimed journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed...
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

Ben Blum · Doubleday
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"A gloriously good writer...Ranger Games is both surprising and moving...A memorable, novelistic account." - Jennifer Senior, New York Times

Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other

Alex Blum...
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Die Young with Me: A Memoir

Rob Rufus · Touchstone Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In the tradition of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes the incredibly moving true story of a teenager diagnosed with cancer and how music was the one thing that helped him get through his darkest days.

Punk's not dead in rural...
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In the Wake of the Butcher : Cleveland's Torso Murders (Ohio)

James Jessen Badal · Kent State University Press
Pages: 255
Format: Paperback

On September 5, 1934, Frank LaGassie made a gruesome discovery. Partially buried was the lower half of a woman's torso, legs amputated at the knees. This "Lady of the Lake," as she was dubbed by the police and the press, was the first in a terrifying series of decapitation...
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