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Black lotus : a woman's search for racial identity

Sil Lai Abrams · Karen Hunter Publishing/Gallery Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A unique and exquisitely wrought story of one multiracial woman's journey to discover and embrace herself in a family that sought to deny her black heritage, Sil Lai Abrams shares her story in Black Lotus: A Woman's Search for Racial Identity - an account that will undoubtedly ignite conversation...
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Getting Real

Gretchen Carlson · Viking
Format: Hardcover

A candid, funny memoir from the charismatic FOX News channel anchor and Miss America Pageant winner Celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways for women (and men) about what it means to strive for and find success in the real...
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An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir

Phyllis Chesler · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked on an adventure that has lasted for more than a half-century. In 1961, when she arrived...
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Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life

James Cannon · University of Michigan Press
Format: Hardcover

Not since Harry Truman succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt twenty-nine years earlier had the American people known so little about a man who had stepped forward from obscurity to take the oath of office as President of the United States. from Chapter 4 This is a comprehensive narrative account...
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Angelic Music: The Story of Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica

Corey Mead · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A jewel of musical history - the story of Ben Franklin's favorite invention, the glass armonica - including the composers who wrote for it (Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, among others) ; Dr. Mesmer who used it to hypnotize; Marie Antoinette and the women who popularized it; its decline...
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Flyover Lives: A Memoir

Diane Johnson · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"Smart . . . perceptive . . . Flyover Lives is a memoir of the Midwest sure to charm readers." - Maureen Corrigan, NPRFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Le Divorce, a dazzling meditation on the mysteries of the "wispy but material" family ghosts who shape...
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The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

John W. Dean · Viking
Pages: 746
Format: Hardcover

Based on Nixon's overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we've come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA's...
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Fighting Blind: A Green Beret's Story of Extraordinary Courage

Iván Castro · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper's post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro's life as well....
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Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find

John Batchelor · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In what will be the definitive biography of Alfred Lord Tennyson, an enthralling new study of the major poet of the Victorian era. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria's favorite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. His ascendancy was neither the triumph of pure...
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The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee · Penguin Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan - known as the Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme...
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The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

Dee Williams · Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA)
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Dee Williams's life changed in an instant, with a near-death experience in the aisle of her local grocery store. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, she was all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people...
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha · Dutton Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

Edward P Kohn · Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group,
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president - a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly shaped Roosevelt's identity, historian Edward P. Kohn...
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Pets at the White House: 50 Years of Presidents and Their Pets

Jennifer B. Pickens · Fife and Drum Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Pets at the White House provides a spectacular view into one of the most historic homes in the world and all of its four-legged, beaked, and pawed inhabitants from ponies, puppies, and cats to parakeets, sheep, and even an alligator. Interest in presidential pets has risen with the importance,...
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Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

Randall Balmer · Basic Books
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are today seen as inseparable. But when Jimmy Carter, a Democrat and a born-again Christian, won the presidency in 1976, he owed his victory in part to American evangelicals, who responded to his open religiosity and his rejection of the moral...
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