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The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Karl Jacoby · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park,...
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Jeanne Devereaux, Prima Ballerina of Vaudeville and Broadway: "She Ran Between the Raindrops"

Kathleen M Lesko · McFarland
Pages: 270
Format: Paperback

International vaudeville star and Broadway prima ballerina Jeanne Devereaux performed for millions across America and Europe from age eleven until her retirement at forty. A headliner at Radio City Music Hall, she led a large group of performers on one of the first USO Camp Shows tours...
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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

Sujatha Gidla · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Ants Among Elephants is an arresting, affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir. It is quite possibly the most striking work of non-fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer." -- The EconomistA...
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Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and

Melissa Francis · Weinstein Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Lessons from the Prairie delivers one belly laugh after another as Melissa tees up an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to tackling life's toughest challenges, and making your life happier." - Megyn KellyFor fans of the beloved TV show Little House on the Prairie, a self-help...
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Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

Jeffrey Gettleman · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize - winning New York Times journalist, comes a memoir about finding love and finding a calling in one of the most violent yet most beautiful places in the world.A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past...
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Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir

STEVE RUSHIN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A wild and bittersweet memoir of a classic '70s childhoodIt's a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons...
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The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives

Jesse Eisinger · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, a blistering account of corporate greed and impunity, and the reckless, often anemic response from the Department of Justice.Why were no bankers put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem to commit wrongdoing...
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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

NINA RIGGS · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An exquisite memoir about how to live - and love - every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air."We are breathless, but we love the days. They...
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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold....
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