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All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

Mark Griffin · Harper
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age.Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the '50s...
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Brad Meltzer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence...
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Queen of the World: Elizabeth II: Sovereign and Stateswoman

Robert Hardman · Pegasus Books
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Written by renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, and with privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household, this is a brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it.On today's world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from...
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Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece

Camille Laurens · Other Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

This absorbing, heartfelt work tells the story of the real dancer behind Degas's now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century bohemian life of Paris.She is famous throughout the world, but how many know her name? You can admire her figure in Washington, Paris,...
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Never Grow Up

Jackie Chan · Gallery Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A candid, thrilling memoir from one of the most recognizable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world.Everyone knows Jackie Chan. Whether it's from Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid, or Kung Fu Panda, Jackie is admired by generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic...
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Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Kelly Corrigan · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place "Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth...
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The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores

Diana Marcum · Little A
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean Islands of the Atlantic Ocean.Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her - and her career is stalled - when...
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Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Richard Munson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print Length

Tesla's inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history....
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Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

Kayleen Schaefer · Dutton
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Text Me has the thrills and laughs of a romantic comedy, but with an inverted message: 'There just isn't only one love story in our lives,' Schaefer writes. If you're lucky, friends will be the protagonists in these multiple love stories. It's high time that we start...
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Then They Came for Me: Martin Niemöller, the Pastor Who Defied the Nazis

Matthew D Hockenos · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Communist..." Few today recognize the name Martin Niemoller, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for Me, Matthew Hockenos traces Niemoller's evolution from a Nazi supporter...
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