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Arlington: A Color Guide to America's Most Famous Cemetery

James Gindlesperger · John F. Blair, Publisher
Pages: 242
Format: Paperback

This book tells the stories of 250 different people buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Each entry is accompanied by a color photograph and GPS coordinate to aid in location. The entries are about battlefield heroes, people who survived the war to achieve major accomplishments, the well-known...
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Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness

Jessie Close · Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

At a young age, Jessie Close struggled with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder in her early twenties, but she was not properly diagnosed until the age of fifty. Jessie and her three siblings, including actress Glenn Close, spent many years in the Moral Re-Armament...
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A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy's Gift to Medical Science

Sarah Gray · HarperOne
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A donor mother's powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research.When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas was diagnosed...
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They're playing our song : a memoir

Carole Bayer Sager · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkly funny story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her fascinating (and sometimes calamitous) relationships to her collaborations with some of the greatest composers and musical...
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Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

BRUCE HANDY · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful - and totally original - ramble through classic children's literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy. "Consistently intelligent and funny ... The book succeeds wonderfully." - The New York Times Book Review...
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Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art

Judith E Stein · Farrar
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the first advocates of pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The founder and director of the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty-Seventh Street, the witty, poetry-loving art lover became a legend of the avant-garde,...
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Biography of Chiang Kai-shek: Lastest Complete Edition

bu lai dong .ke luo ze · International Culture Publishing Corporation
Format: Book

Chiang Kai-shek is one decisive figure in morden Chinese history who has exerted great influence on the direction of Chinese history Historians favor in researching on his life characters and thinkings The book by famous American biographer and historian Bryan He forwards an objective and in-depth...
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The Mommy Group: Freaking Out, Finding Friends, and Surviving the Happiest Time of Our Lives

Elizabeth Isadora Gold · Atria Paperback
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

"If you only read one parenting book this year, make it The Mommy Group...This book is incisive, insightful, and downright delightful. I did not mean for that to rhyme" (Adam Mansbach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*ck to Sleep) In 2010, seven women met in Brooklyn,...
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Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence

Ross Mathews · Grand Central Publishing; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood,...
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Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

Randy Roberts · Basic Books
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam - a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult - saw the potential...
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Dani Shapiro · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.What makes us who we are?...
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Please Enjoy Your Happiness

Paul Brinkley-Rogers · Touchstone
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

"The most romantic memoir you're likely to read in a lifetime." - Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Here's to Us An evocative memoir. A beautiful journey to half a century and half a world away. An ageless love story.Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent...
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How to murder your life : a memoir

Cat Marnell · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 374

"From Cat Marnell, 'New York's enfant terrible' (The Telegraph) , a candid and darkly humorous memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs. At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty...
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My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew

Abigail Pogrebin · Fig Tree Books LLC
Pages: 225
Format: Print book

The much-dissected Pew Research Center study of 2013, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans," revealed that most U.S. Jews locate their Jewishness in their ancestry and culture -- not in religion. Abigail Pogrebin wondered if perhaps that's because we haven't all looked at religion...
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Guantánamo Diary

Mohamedou Ould Slahi · Little, Brown
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime....
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