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Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin--Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient

Daniel M. Cohen · Berkley
Format: Hardcover

From a World War II concentration camp to the Korean War to the White House, this is the incredible story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin, the only Holocaust survivor ever to receive a Medal of Honor...In 1944, a thirteen-year-old Hungarian boy named Tibor Rubin was captured by the Nazis...
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One of These Things First

Steven S Gaines · Delphinium Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

One of These Things First is a wry and poignant reminiscence of a 15 year old gay Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early sixties, and his unexpected trajectory from a life behind a rack of dresses in his grandmother's bra and girdle store, to Manhattan's fabled Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic,...
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Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim

Justin Gifford · Doubleday Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The first and definitive biography of one of America's bestselling, notorious, and influential writers of the twentieth century: Iceberg Slim, né Robert Beck, author of the multimillion-copy memoir Pimp and such equally popular novels as Trick Baby and Mama Black Widow. From a career...
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Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Elaine Scarry · Farrar
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Shakespeare's sonnets are indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English. They also may be the most often argued-over sequence of love poems in any language to date. But what is it that continues to elude us? While it is in part the spellbinding incantations,...
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Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War

Amanda Vaill · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 436
Format: Print book

A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil WarMadrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe -- a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century" -- six people meet and find their...
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Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse

Roberta Dolan · She Writes Press; New edition
Format: Print book

Breaking the silence about sexual abuse is vital -- but it's only the first step. What happens next? For most survivors, the wounds left by such abuse are often left to fester, slowly destroying their lives. Say It Out Loud -- a unique blend of memoir and how-to -- exposes the emotional...
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave:

Frederick Douglass · Library of America; Reissue edition
Format: Print book

One of the greatest works of American autobiography, in a definitive Library of America text Published seven years after his escape from slavery, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave 1845 is a powerful account of the cruelty and oppression of the Maryland plantation...
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Between Gods: A Memoir

Alison Pick · Harper Perennial,
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Profound, honest, and masterfully written - Between Gods forces us to reexamine our beliefs and the extent to which they define us.Growing up in a tight-knit Christian family, Alison Pick went to church regularly. But as a teenager, she discovered a remarkable family secret: her paternal...
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The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

Martin Dugard · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history's greatest adventures - and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown:...
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Worlds Apart: A Memoir

David Plante · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A rich companion to the first volume of David Plante's memoir, Becoming a Londoner, Worlds Apart explores worlds of experience drawn from the millions of words Plante has put to the page in his diaries over the last fifty years. This new volume doesn't follow sequentially from the first--rather...
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Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Linda Tirado · Putnam
Pages: 195
Format: Book

One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 - Esquire"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would...
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At the Point of a Cutlass: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton

Gregory N. Flemming · Foredge
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Based on a rare manuscript from 1725, At the Point of a Cutlass uncovers the amazing voyage of Philip Ashton -- a nineteen-year old fisherman who was captured by pirates, escaped on an uninhabited Caribbean island, and then miraculously arrived back home three years later to tell his incredible...
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See How Much You Love Me: A Troubled Teen, His Devoted Parents, and a Cold-Blooded Killing

Amber Hunt · St. Martin's True Crime
Format: Book

"I KILLED MY PARENTS."Seventeen-year-old Tyler Hadley posted an invitation on Facebook: party at my crib tonight. But this was no ordinary house party in the Florida suburbs; it was a grisly crime scene. Later that night, Tyler revealed to his best friend, Michael, that he'd...
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Tiger Woman on Wall Street: Winning Business Strategies from Shanghai to New York and Back

Junheng Li · McGraw-Hill
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

"For investors who are feeling tipsy at 'The Red Party,' Tiger Woman on Wall Street is a much-needed sobering up."--Forbes.com Junheng Li was the perfect Chinese tiger daughter, but from childhood on, she dreamed about America and working on Wall Street. Born in Shanghai,...
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