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Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life
Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life

Eric Burns · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A fresh and sensitive examination of Eleanor Roosevelt -- one of the most remarkable Americans in history -- and the tortured father who would inspire and shape her future leadership and advocacy. Eleanor Roosevelt is viewed as one of the most pioneering women in American history. But she was also...
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Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm
Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm

Gene Logsdon · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

For more than four decades, the self-described "contrary farmer" and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation -- young people who are moving back to the land...
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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

Per J Andersson · ONEWorld Publications
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"A romance, a travelogue, and a cultural critique ... filled with sumptuous prose. [PK's] determination is more than enough to keep readers enthralled." -- Publishers Weekly "This book will appeal to the optimistic, the romantic, and the armchair traveler. This is a story...
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Aging Gracefully: Portraits of People Over 100
Aging Gracefully: Portraits of People Over 100

Karsten Thormaehlen · Chronicle Books
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

Fall in love with 52 wise, healthy, and joyful 100-year-olds in this celebratory and uplifting art book. A beautiful and fascinating exploration of what it is like to be over 100 years old, Aging Gracefully invites readers to look into the face of a century of life experience with portraits...
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This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer
This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

Richard Holmes · Pantheon
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

From the award-winning author of The Age of Wonder and Falling Upwards, a luminous meditation on the art of biography that fuses the author's own story as a biographer with a history of the genre that reveals how it succeeds in telling both fiction and fact. In this chronicle of his lifelong...
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Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A Nichols · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch...
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The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

David Bellos · Farrar
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of the world's most popular novelPutting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full...
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The 1997 Masters: My Story
The 1997 Masters: My Story

Tiger Woods · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course. In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't...
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My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew

Abigail Pogrebin · Fig Tree Books LLC
Pages: 225
Format: Print book

The much-dissected Pew Research Center study of 2013, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans," revealed that most U.S. Jews locate their Jewishness in their ancestry and culture -- not in religion. Abigail Pogrebin wondered if perhaps that's because we haven't all looked at religion...
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Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy
Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

Elizabeth Winder · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A city, a movie star, and one magical year.In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane's engines rev she breathes a sigh of relief, lights a cigarette...
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