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The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba

Patrick J Sloyan · St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

Beneath the myths of Camelot lies the truth of the presidency of John F. Kennedy.Patrick J. Sloyan, a young wire-service reporter during the Kennedy administration, revisits the last year of JFK's presidency to reveal a ruthless politician.As the president prepared for his 1964 reelection...
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In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

KAREN KARBO · National Geographic Society
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine,...
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Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success

Pierre Johnson, M.D. · Uplifting Visions
Pages: 187
Format: Paperback

Pulse of Perseverance is the honest, deeply personal tale of three young black men's refusal to succumb to failure and how, together, they overcame daunting odds to take their place among the just five percent of U.S. doctors who are black. Through writing as passionate as it is relatable,...
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Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior

Annie Lobert · Worthy Publishing
Format: Print book

Read the harrowing account of a high class call girl in the clutches of the sex trafficking industry.Annie Lobert was not so different from most girls, growing up in a small town and experiencing common struggles with friends, school, and boys. But her home was filled with turmoil, and at nine...
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The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist

Anthony M. Amore · Pegasus Crime
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist.In the world of crime, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively...
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Dancing with the Octopus: A Memoir of a Crime

Debora Harding · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

One Omaha winter day in November 1978, when Debora Harding was just fourteen, she was abducted at knifepoint from a church parking lot. She was thrown into a van, assaulted, held for ransom, and then left to die as an ice storm descended over the city.Debora survived. She identified her attacker...
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Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

Brian Jay Jones · Dutton
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over...
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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir

Jeannie Vanasco · Tin House Books
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

"It's hard to overstate the importance of this gorgeous, harrowing, heartbreaking book, which tackles sexual violence and its aftermath while also articulating the singular pain of knowing -- or loving, or caring for, or having a history with -- one's rapist. Vanasco is whip-smart...

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Hero's Loop: Stories of Boating and Adventure

Mike Liles · AuthorHouse
Format: Book

Hero's Loop is a book about the fun and adventure of boating. It begins with circumstances that lead a young boy to love and own boats. His love for boats influences him as an adult to work on old boats as a hobby and enjoy the sight of seeing an old boat turn into a jewel. This book...
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The Lives of Robert Ryan

J.R. Jones · Wesleyan
Format: Hardcover

The Lives of Robert Ryan provides an inside look at the gifted, complex, intensely private man whom Martin Scorsese called “one of the greatest actors in the history of American film.” The son of a Chicago construction executive with strong ties to the Democratic machine,...
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