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Summertime: George Gershwin's Life in Music

Crawford, Richard · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

The life of a beloved American composer reflected through his music, writings, and letters.New York City native and gifted pianist George Gershwin blossomed as an accompanist before his talent as a songwriter opened the way to Broadway, where he fashioned his own brand of American music....
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The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China's Most Explosive Martial Art

Little, John · Skyhorse
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical...
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The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Tough, Paul · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a devastatingly powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States Does college work? Does it provide real opportunity for young people who want to improve themselves and their prospects? Or is it simply...
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The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

Hillary Rodham Clinton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them - women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your...
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A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany

Peter Finn · Pantheon
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress who joined the OSS and became the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner on the Western front - until her escape from Nazi Germany....
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Lives Reclaimed: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany

Roseman, Mark · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the celebrated historian of Nazi Germany, the story of a remarkable but completely unsung group that risked everything to help the most vulnerableIn the early 1920s amidst the upheaval of Weimar Germany, a small group of peaceable idealists began to meet, practicing a quiet, communal...
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A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Deparle, Jason · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The definitive chronicle of our new age of global migration, told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.When Jason DeParle moved in with Tita Comodas and her family in the Manila slums thirty years...
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Time Song: Journeys in Search of a Submerged Land

Blackburn, Julia · Pantheon
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of the memoir The Three of Us, a lyrical exploration--part travelogue and part history--of Doggerland, the area beneath the North Sea which, until 6,000 years ago, was home to a rich ecosystem and human settlement.Shortly after her husband's death, Julia...
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The King's War: The Friendship of George VI and Lionel Logue During World War II

Conradi, Peter · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Following the New York Times bestselling The King's Speech, this eagerly anticipated sequel takes King George VI and his confidant and speech therapist Lionel Logue into the darkest days of World War II. The broadcast that George VI made to the British nation on the outbreak of war in September...
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NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Sports League

Joe Horrigan · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame comes a sweeping and lively history of the National Football League, timed to coincide with the NFL's 100th anniversary season. "I can think of no one better qualified - or more enthusiastic - to chronicle the National...
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