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Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War

Todd Brewster · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincolns presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War. On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves....
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Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate

Diane Fanning · St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

When news broke of three-year-old Caylee Anthony's disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2008, there was a huge outpouring of sympathy across the nation. The search for Caylee made front-page headlines. But there was one huge question mark hanging over the case: the girl's...
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How's Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey

David Gregory · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Join former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory as he probes various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life's most important questions: who do we want to be and what do we believe? While David was covering the White House, he had the unusual...
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Pioneer founders of Indiana

Society of Indiana Pioneers. · Society of Indiana Pioneers
Pages: 428

"From 2010 to 2015 over five hundred Indiana pioneer ancestors were nominated for The Society of Indiana Pioneers project Pioneer Founders of Indiana. The purpose of the program was to offer the descendants of pioneer founders the opportunity to share and preserve, for future generations,...
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M Train

Patti Smith · Vintage
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

National Bestseller From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as "a roadmap to my life." M Train begins...
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Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Claire Harman · Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. ©2015
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Bronte from a tragic figure into a modern heroine. Charlotte Bronte famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and siblings whose astonishing...
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Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Ron Suskind · Hyperion Books
Pages: 358
Format: Hardcover

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia....
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Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

Randy Roberts · Basic Books
Pages: 392
Format: Print book

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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Billy Joel

Fred Schruers · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legendIn Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island...
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Madame President

Helene Cooper · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished...
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American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Ronald C White · Random House
Pages: 826
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals - and most misunderstood presidents In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the "Trinity of Great American...
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The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789

Joseph J Ellis · Alfred A. Knopf
Format:  Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats

"The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph...
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