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Obama : the call of history

Peter Baker · HARRY N ABRAMS
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Peter Baker's authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama's achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself,...
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One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Rosemary Ashton · Yale University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Great Stink" together While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled...
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Papi: My Story

David Ortiz · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game's greatest, most clutch sluggers and beloved personalities David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped...
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

Ben Blum · Doubleday
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight...
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Real American: A Memoir

JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America.Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly...
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The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria

Jonathan Alpeyrie · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013.Capturing history was Jonathan...
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Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War

THOMAS J BRENNAN · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and soulsWar tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant...
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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

STEPHEN KOTKIN · Penguin Press
Pages: 976
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history When we left Stalin at the end of Stalin: Paradoxes...
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Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary

WALTER STAHR · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

Walter Stahr, award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Seward, tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union.Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln,...
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Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier, and Healthier in the Great Outdoors

Eva Shockey · Convergent Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An acclaimed bow hunter who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man's game, Eva Shockey is a TV and social media phenomenon at the forefront of a new wave of women and girls who are passionate about outdoor sports. Eva Shockey grew up expecting to be a dancer like her glamorous...
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