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The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero

James S Robbins · Regnery History
Format: Hardcover

The Real Custer takes a good hard look at the life and storied military career of George Armstrong Custer—from cutting his teeth at Bull Run in the Civil War, to his famous and untimely death at Little Bighorn in the Indian Wars. Author James Robbins demonstrates that Custer, having graduated...
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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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The Toltec Art of Life and Death: A Story of Discovery

Miguel Ruiz · HarperElixir, 2015.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A HarperElixir BookThe beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of the phenomenal New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements takes readers on a mystical Toltec-inspired personal journey, introducing us to a deeper level of spiritual teaching and awareness.In 2002,...
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The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir

Betsy Lerner · Harperwave
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life.After a lifetime defining herself in contrast...
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The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince

Mayte Garcia · Hachette Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAt the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons. In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired...
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Morgue: A Life in Death

Vincent Dimaio · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 268
Format: Print book

Forensic science is booming. TV dramas, books and movies have made morgues cool. Complex technology and intricate research can take curdled blood, bone shards, and flakes of skin and turn them into justice. And Vincent Di Maio, MD, son of a famous New York City medical examiner, is one of the lions...
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The Woman I Wanted to Be

Diane von Furstenberg · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business: “It’s so good, you’ll want to take notes” (People).Diane...
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Avedon: Something Personal

Norma Stevens · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 688
Format: Hardcover

A intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who "helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture" (The New York Times) by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson.
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The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time

Jonathan Kozol · Crown
Format: Hardcover

A Library Journal Best Book of 2015National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation's poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally...
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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 of Command, long-listed...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised

David Farmer · Oxford University Press; 5 Revised edition
Format: Paperback

Praised as splendid The Economist and the kind of book that gives hagiography a good name The Times, this entertaining and authoritative dictionary breathes life into its subjects and is as browsable as it is informative. First published in 1978, the Oxford Dictionary of Saints offers more...
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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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9 1/2 Narrow: My Life in Shoes

Patricia Morrisroe · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A funny, poignant coming-of-age memoir told through the shoes that she wore. From baby booties to orthopedic brogues (and all the high and low heels in between) shoes mark important rites of passage, reminding us of both the good and bad times: the road not taken, the prince that got away,...
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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 half-century....
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