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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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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

Julie M Fenster · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration - and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast...
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The Pilgrim: Soldier. Hostage. Survivor.

Colin Maclachlan · HarperCollins Publishers
Format: eBook

WITH FOREWORD BY ANDY MCNABI was naked, handcuffed, and blindfolded.All around me, the voices of my captors shouted continuously in my ear - a stream of Arabic I couldn't understand. It became an endless mantra as I struggled to work out what had gone wrong - what had happened that landed...
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Being Elvis

Ray Connolly · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

On the fortieth anniversary of Elvis Presley's death comes this rocking biography of an iconic artist who fundamentally transformed American culture.Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic...
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Fatal Jealousy: The True Story of a Doomed Romance, a Singular Obsession, and a Quadruple Murder

Colin McEvoy · St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 277
Format: Paperback

OUT OF CONTROLJune 26, 2010. A Pennsylvania State Trooper, heading home from work, witnesses a car speeding and crashing into trees. Stopping to help, he finds that the driver, Michael Ballard, is alive--and drenched in blood. When asked what happened, the man answers: "I just killed...
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Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac: Interviews and Encounters

Sean Egan · Chicago Review Press Incorporated
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Fleetwood Mac was a triumph from the beginning - their first album was the UK's bestselling album of 1968. After some low points - when founder Peter Green left, some fans felt that the band continuing was sacrilege - Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined, and the band's 1977...
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The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones

Rich Kienzle · Dey Street Books, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In the vein of the classic Johnny Cash: The Life, this groundbreaking work explores the wild life and extraordinary musical career of "the definitive country singer of the last half century" (New York Times) , who influenced, among others, Bob Dylan, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris,...
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The road to little dribbling : adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson · Random House Audio
Format: Audiobook

A loving and hilarious - if occasionally spiky - valentine to Bill Bryson's adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land....
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The Lost Mandate of Heaven: The American Betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam

Geoffrey D T Shaw · Ignatius Press
Pages: 314
Format: Print book

Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven", a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. This devout Roman Catholic leader never lost this mandate in the eyes of his people; rather,...
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Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon

Kelley French · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A micro-preemie fights for survival in this extraordinary and gorgeously told memoir by her parents, both award-winning journalists. Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head...
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A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse

Richard B Pelzer · Warner Books
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

This is a story about how one little boy found the courage to survive years of physical abuse-and how the human spirit can triumph over the most severe circumstances.
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Sole Survivor: The Inspiring True Story of Coming Face to Face with the Infamous Railroad Killer

Holly Dunn · Diversion Publishing
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback

A memoir of hope, healing, and survival, sure to resonate with fans of Jaycee Dugard's A Stolen Life and Elizabeth Smart's My Story. On August 28, 1997, just as she was starting her junior year at the University of Kentucky, Holly Dunn and her boyfriend, Chris Maier, were walking...
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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

"Writing about yourself is a funny business ... But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this." - Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street...
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A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations

Juliet Nicolson · Farrar
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable womenAll families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation...
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A Prince among Dogs: And Other Stories of the Dogs We Love

Callie Smith Grant · Fleming H. Revell
Pages: 190
Format: Paperback

Pets are such a big part of so many of our lives. As any pet lover knows, a wagging tail or a tender purr can soothe the soul after a hard day. And sometimes, the presence of dogs and cats in our lives can do even more. In these delightful books, Callie Smith Grant collects stories that...
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