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A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

Susan Ottaway · Little, Brown and Company; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War. When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few suspected that the quiet little old lady was a decorated WWII war hero. Volunteering...
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Mid-Life Ex-Wife: A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances

STELLA GREY · Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey's heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. "The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, 'tell me I'll never be out there...
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The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-and the

Sheila Weller · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

"Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists." --Vanity FairFor decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women - Diane Sawyer,...
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Children of Las Vegas: True Stories of Growing up in the World's Playground

Timothy O'Grady · Random House UK
Pages: 166
Format: Hardcover

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas . . . right? But what happens to the people who have to grow up there? Children of Las Vegas tells 10 of their stories: tales of overdoses, desert shoot-outs, suicides, casinos, desert air, and broken dreams. They include the son of a casino owner whose...
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Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir

Jill Bialosky · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Bialosky's erudite and instructive approach to poetry [is] itself a refreshing tonic." - Chicago Tribune "Wisdom and deep compassion...make [Bialosky's book] a tremendous asset both to readers and other writers." - The Washington Post An unconventional and inventive...
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The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster

SARAH KRASNOSTEIN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes...
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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

Myra MacPherson · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs...
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Sunshine State: Essays

Sarah Gerard · Harper Perennial
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Rising literary star and Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award finalist Sarah Gerard uses her experiences growing up along Florida's gulf coast to illuminate the struggles of modern human survival - physical, emotional, environmental - through a collection of essays exploring intimacy,...
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Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

Sandeep Jauhar · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1 edition
Format: Print book

In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability...
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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement - the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till - "and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren't often enough asked to do with history:...
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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Sam Quinones · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 384
Format: eBook

In fascinating detail, Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin -- the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, 2 to 3 times purer...
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Caitlin Doughty · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 254
Format: Hardcover

A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession.Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty -- a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre -- took a job at a crematory,...
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American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton

Joan Barthel · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father...
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Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The acclaimed, award-winning historian - "America's new past master" (Chicago Tribune) - examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal.Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt's spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect...
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