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Matilda  by Catherine Hanley

Matilda

Catherine Hanley

Book

A life of Matilda-empress, skilled military leader, and one of the greatest figures of the English Middle Ages. Matilda was a daughter, wife, and mother. But she was also empress, heir to the English crown-the first woman ever to hold the position-and...

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From scratch  by Tembi Locke

From scratch

Tembi Locke

Book

It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro's traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple...

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I know an artist  by Susie Hodge

I know an artist

Susie Hodge

Book

This is a collection of 84 illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between the worlds most famous artists. Whether through teaching, as in the case of Paul Klee and Anni Albers; a mutual muse, as seen in the flowers of Georgia O...

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Roald Amundsen's sled dogs  by Mary R. Tahan

Roald Amundsen's sled dogs

Mary R. Tahan

Book

This book is an analytical account of how Roald Amundsen used sledge dogs to discover the South Pole in 1911, and is the first to name and identify all 116 Polar dogs who were part of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912. The book traces the...

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Lightning sky  by R. C. George

Lightning sky

R. C. George

Book

A U.S. fighter pilot captured by the enemy. A father determined to rescue his son. One of the most remarkable and moving true stories of faith and perseverance to come out of World War II. On October 6, 1944, twenty-year-old Army Air Corps Second Lie...

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Every tool's a hammer  by Adam Savage

Every tool's a hammer

Adam Savage

Book

Adam Savage is a maker. From Chewbacca’s bandolier to a thousand-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of spectacular projects as a special effects artist and the co-host of MythBusters. Adam is also an educator, passionate about instilling the principles...

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From the ground up  by Howard Schultz

From the ground up

Howard Schultz

Book

From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today--as viewed through the intimate lens of one man's life and work. What do we owe...

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The real Wallis Simpson  by Anna Pasternak

The real Wallis Simpson

Anna Pasternak

Book

Wallis Simpson is known as the woman at the center of the most scandalous love affair of the 20th century, but in this surprising new biography, bestselling author Anna Pasternak redeems a women wronged by history with new information revealed by those...

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No happy endings  by Nora McInerny

No happy endings

Nora McInerny

Book

Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. For McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. Today remarried and mother of four children, her new circumstances bring her....

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Billion dollar whale  by Tom (Wall Street Journal reporter) Wright

Billion dollar whale

Tom (Wall Street Journal reporter) ...

Book

An epic true-tale of hubris and greed from two Pulitzer-finalist Wall Street Journal reporters, Billion dollar whale reveals how a young social climber pulled off one of the biggest financial heists in history--right under the nose of the global fina...

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Riding the elephant  by Craig Ferguson

Riding the elephant

Craig Ferguson

Book

Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. Here, readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the unique and twisted Scottish American. Some of the...

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The face pressed against a window  by Tim Waterstone

The face pressed against a window

Tim Waterstone

Book

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one bookshop in 1982. In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the childhood experiences that led him to become an entrepreneur...

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The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin  by Jonathan (Jonathan P.) Phillips

The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin

Jonathan (Jonathan P.) Phillips

Book

When Saladin recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, returning the Holy City to Islamic rule for the first time in almost ninety years, he sent shockwaves throughout Christian Europe and the Muslim Near East that reverberate today. It was th...

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Freedom's detective  by Charles Lane

Freedom's detective

Charles Lane

Book

Chronicles the story of the Reconstruction-era Secret Service and its battle against the KKK's effort to suppress the emancipated African-American vote, sharing particular insights into the career of controversial Secret Service chief, Hiram C. Whitley....

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Save me the plums  by Ruth Reichl

Save me the plums

Ruth Reichl

Book

When Condé Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America's oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone's boss. Yet Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired...

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Never a lovely so real  by Colin Asher

Never a lovely so real

Colin Asher

Book

This definitive biography reclaims Nelson Algren as a towering literary figure and exposes how his radical politics sabotaged his career. For a time, Nelson Algren (1909-1981) was America's most famous author. Millions bought his books; The Man with the...

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Heavy  by Kiese Laymon

Heavy

Kiese Laymon

Book

"With charged intellect and piercing candor, provocative essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon shares his experiences of growing up with racial prejudice and violence both within his own family and in the culture at large. Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer....

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The cut out girl  by Bart Van Es

The cut out girl

Bart Van Es

Book

"The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents. Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago,...

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历史的缝隙处  by 张冠生

历史的缝隙处

张冠生

Book

本书是一部记录普通中国人生活的口述史,汇集了港商,中医,考古学家,学者,摄影爱好者,农民,修鞋匠,证券商,年画师等身份的中国人的口述记录.作者深受社会学家费孝通先生的影响,看重平民历史,留心小人物的史料,希望在大历史的缝隙里找到个人生命的痕迹.书中这些身份迥异的口述人,多数很普通.因为普通,一般历史叙述容易忽略他们,成了'沉默的大多数'.这些口述文字,有意请他们回来,听他们发声.

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费雯丽  by Kendra Bean

费雯丽

Kendra Bean

Book

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Insomnia by Marina Benjamin

Insomnia

Marina Benjamin

Large Print

Marina Benjamin's Insomnia is part memoir and part philosophical inquiry into a condition that is on the rise and that can grant us insights into the workings of our unconscious minds. An intense and lyrical personal narrative, it treats insomnia as ...

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Papunya  by Geoffrey Bardon

Papunya

Geoffrey Bardon

Book

Papunya- A Place Made After the Story is a first-hand account of the Papunya Tula artists and their internationally significant works emanating from the central Western Desert.

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For valour  by Craig Blanch

For valour

Craig Blanch

Book

For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Corp...

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The making of Donald Trump  by David Cay Johnston

The making of Donald Trump

David Cay Johnston

Book

Award-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston has spent thirty years chronicling Donald Trump for the country's leading newspapers, primarily with The New York Times. Now he takes readers from the origins of the Trump family fortune-his.....

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Stalin's scribe  by Brian J. Boeck

Stalin's scribe

Brian J. Boeck

Book

Mikhail Sholokhov is one of the most contested recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature. As a young man, Sholokhov's epic novel, Quiet Don, became an unprecedented overnight success. Stalin's Scribe is the first biography of a man who was once one...

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And the rest is yours  by George Szego

And the rest is yours

George Szego

Book

His ninetieth year just behind him, former psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor George Szego reflects on the mysteries of grief, loss and desire. "Sentenced to life" by the Nazis at the age of sixteen, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor George would go on to...

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A woman of no importance  by Sonia Purnell

A woman of no importance

Sonia Purnell

Book

The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia...

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Working  by Robert A. Caro

Working

Robert A. Caro

Book

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the....

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Where the hornbeam grows  by Beth Lynch

Where the hornbeam grows

Beth Lynch

Book

What do you do when you find yourself living as a stranger? When Beth Lynch moved to Switzerland, she quickly realised that the sheer will to connect with people would not guarantee a happy relocation. Out of place and lonely, Beth knows that she needs...

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The grit in the pearl  by Lyndsy Spence

The grit in the pearl

Lyndsy Spence

Book

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll’s life was one of complexity and controversy. Born Ethel Margaret Whigham, the only child of a Scottish self-made millionaire and a beautiful high-society woman, her childhood was rich and splendid but empty. She was a daddy’s...

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Seeking Allah, finding Jesus  by Nabeel Qureshi

Seeking Allah, finding Jesus

Nabeel Qureshi

Book

Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, and shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God -- and of the peace he eventually...

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The hard stuff  by Wayne Kramer

The hard stuff

Wayne Kramer

Book

In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable. Led by legendar...

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Vincent Van Gogh  by Rosalind Ormiston

Vincent Van Gogh

Rosalind Ormiston

Book

A gorgeous new edition with the cover printed on silver. Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the world's greatest painters, his work having had a huge and far-reaching influence on 20th-century art as well as remaining visually and emotionally powerful...

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American boys  by Soraya Zaman

American boys

Soraya Zaman

Book

American Boys is a book of portraits capturing the trans-masculine community across the United States. The young Americans featured in these pages are united through their proud embrace of gender identity. Both tender and exciting these portraits are...

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I could tell you stories  by Patricia Hampl

I could tell you stories

Patricia Hampl

Book

In this timely gathering, Patricia Hampl, one of our most elegant practitioners, "weaves personal stories and grand ideas into shimmering bolts of prose" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) as she explores the autobiographical writing that has enchanted or be...

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The book of pride  by Mason Funk

The book of pride

Mason Funk

Book

Captures the true story of the LGBTQ civil rights movement from the 1960s to the present through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the revolution and made it happen. The testimonies in...

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Introducing Wittgenstein  by John M. Heaton

Introducing Wittgenstein

John M. Heaton

Book

Ludwig Wittgenstein lodges in popular imagination as the modern Socrates, the master of enigmatic logic, the fascinating and attractive icon of modernism. But what did Wittgenstein really say? In Introducing Wittgenstein we meet a strange man, the ri...

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Made in Scotland by Billy Connolly

Made in Scotland

Billy Connolly

Large Print

"All roads lead back home. Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he's never been far from his homeland. Made in Scotland is Billy's unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that...

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The escape artists by Neal Bascomb

The escape artists

Neal Bascomb

Large Print

The story of three downed British airmen who mastermind an elaborate, rollicking escape from a WWI German POW camp.

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The league of wives by Heath Hardage Lee

The league of wives

Heath Hardage Lee

Large Print

The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington and Hanoi to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On 12 February, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force...

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Labour of love by Shannon Garner

Labour of love

Shannon Garner

eAudiobook

Shannon Garner met and married the man of her dreams, had two gorgeous children and lived an idyllic life on the New South Wales coast. So why did she decide one day to pursue altruistic surrogacy? And what made her choose a gay male couple from Sydney?...

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The only way is up  by Donald McIntyre

The only way is up

Donald McIntyre

Book

"Until the age of twenty, Donald McIntyre hoped to play for the All Blacks, and was on his way to acheiving that aim. As a young man, however, he acknowledged his exceptional voice and opted for a career in singing. After leaving New Zealand and arriving...

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Destined to live by Sabina Wolanski

Destined to live

Sabina Wolanski

eBook

In her diary, along with innocent adolescent longings, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, the murder of her beloved family and the startling story of her own survival. Leaving Europe after the war, Sabina forged a new life...

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With just one suitcase by Cheryl Koenig

With just one suitcase

Cheryl Koenig

eBook

Spanning two continents and three generations of two families whose lives unexpectedly intersect in their adopted country, this book beautifully captures the loss and dislocation wrought by war; and the struggles and challenges of starting anew in an...

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Mrs. Morhard and the boys by Ruth Hanford Morhard

Mrs. Morhard and the boys

Ruth Hanford Morhard

Large Print

"As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard's daughter-in-law recounts...

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The man in the willows  by Matthew Dennison

The man in the willows

Matthew Dennison

Large Print

"A moving biography of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic The Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral life that inspired it"--

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I am the Central Park jogger by Trisha Meili

I am the Central Park jogger

Trisha Meili

eBook

The woman dubbed in the headlines "the Central Park Jogger," who was raped and brutally beaten in 1989 while jogging in New York's Central Park, recounts her assault and recovery and describes how the event changed her life.

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Listen up! by Mark Howard

Listen up!

Mark Howard

eBook

"An album-by-album account of working with iconic artists such as Anthony Kiedis, Michael Stipe, Gord Downie, and Bono, from a leader in the field. Mark Howard, a record producer/engineer/mixer and a trailblazer in the industry, will take you through...

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A life beyond reason by Chris Gabbard

A life beyond reason

Chris Gabbard

eAudiobook

For readers of When Bad Things Happen to Good People and When Breath Becomes Air, the story of how one father's Kafka-esque foray into the bowels of American medicine forced him to reexamine his own values and the purpose of human life.Before becoming...

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Stalin's scribe by Brian J. Boeck

Stalin's scribe

Brian J. Boeck

eAudiobook

A masterful and definitive biography of one of the most misunderstood and controversial writers in Russian literatureMikhail Sholokhov is arguable one of the most contentious recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature. As a young man, Sholokhov's epic...

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The sharp end of life by Dierdre Wolownick

The sharp end of life

Dierdre Wolownick

eAudiobook

Wife and mother. Teacher and musician. Marathoner and rock climber. At sixty-six, Dierdre Wolownick-Honnold became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan in Yosemite--and in The Sharp End of Life: A Mother's Story, she shares her intimate journey, revealing...

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Aly's fight by Aly (Alyssa Page) Taylor

Aly's fight

Aly (Alyssa Page) Taylor

eAudiobook

Aly's Fight is a beautiful story about a tenacious young couple who chose to face devastating news with a spirit of hope and to look for blessings the Lord sends them in good times and in bad times.

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War story by Steven (Steven V.) Elliott

War story

Steven (Steven V.) Elliott

eAudiobook

Every soldier has a war story.Steven Elliott's opens with the death of American hero Pat Tillman by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan-when Army Ranger Elliott pulled the trigger, believing he and his fellow soldiers were firing on the enemy.Tormented by...

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The world of cycling according to G by Geraint Thomas

The world of cycling according to G

Geraint Thomas

eAudiobook

Like no other cycling book, from no other rider.Sit back or saddle up as double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas gives you a warts and all insight into the life of a pro cyclist. Along the way he reveals cycling's cla...

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Big Sur and the oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller

Big Sur and the oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

Henry Miller

eAudiobook

First published in 1957, this book tells the story of Henry Miller's life on the Big Sur, a section of the California coast where he lived for fifteen years.

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Just ride by Ty Hopkins

Just ride

Ty Hopkins

eAudiobook

The Tour Divide was an incredible adventure that offered the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. In the end, the race boiled down to one simple task: just ride.

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Dispatches from the heart  by Ed Innerarity

Dispatches from the heart

Ed Innerarity

Book

Then Ed asked me, "So, David, what happens if the new heart doesn't start?" Well, the new heart started, and the story goes on. Ed is eternally grateful to his donor and the family of his donor. But the best part of the story is the story itself. Ed ...

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Badass mums

Badass mums

Book

Everything for the child to the dutiful housewife juggling chores, mothers have always been expected to put themselves last. But it's time to bust open the myths and shine a light on the badass women who are defying gender stereotypes and creating their...

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Bruce Rickard

Bruce Rickard

Book

Bruce Rickard was one of the most significant Australian architects of the twentieth century. A key member of the Sydney School, his practice spanned 60 years and he produced some of the most notable and recognisable houses of the period. In Bruce Rickard:...

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Shortest way home  by Pete Buttigieg

Shortest way home

Pete Buttigieg

Book

Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown...

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Maybe you should talk to someone  by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

Book

As a therapist, Lori knows a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss, and how change and loss travel together. She knows how affirming it feels to blame the outside world for her frustrations, to deny ownership of whatever role she...

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The honey bus  by Meredith May

The honey bus

Meredith May

Book

Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus...

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Hollywood godfather  by Gianni Russo

Hollywood godfather

Gianni Russo

Book

The rollicking adventures of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history....

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The fabulous Bouvier sisters  by Sam Kashner

The fabulous Bouvier sisters

Sam Kashner

Book

"When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackie’s thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members,...

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Daughters of the Sun  by Ira Mukhoty

Daughters of the Sun

Ira Mukhoty

Book

In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next...

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Apples, etc.  by Gathie Falk

Apples, etc.

Gathie Falk

Book

Gathie Falk is one of Canada's most heralded visual artists: she has won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize; she has been honoured with the...

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Wait for me!  by Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish Devonshire

Wait for me!

Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish...

Book

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir,...

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Ernesto by Andrew Feldman

Ernesto

Andrew Feldman

eBook

"Ernest Hemingway first visited Cuba in 1928, and the experience would change the course of his entire life. He settled in Cojimar--a tiny fishing village east of Havana--in 1940, and came to think of himself as Cuban. What he discovered there, a new...

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The naked truth by Leslie Morgan

The naked truth

Leslie Morgan

eBook

"A formidable, addictive storyteller, Morgan provides a highly stimulating story of a midlife education in the messiness of modern sex and love. A steamy, liberating tale of self-exploration and self-love that encourages readers to 'revel in your sex...

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Proof of war  by Joseph Bell McBride

Proof of war

Joseph Bell McBride

Book

"Joseph Bell McBride photographed the Gallipoli campaign. This book reproduces his original photo album featuring 172 photographs of New Zealanders at war. This is what the Gallipoli campaign looked like through the eyes of one young man. These are the...

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Alain Prost  by Maurice Hamilton

Alain Prost

Maurice Hamilton

Book

Four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion Alain Prost is one of the best racing drivers of all time. Having discovered karting at the age of 14 during a family holiday, Prost progressed through motor sport's junior ranks, winning the French and European...

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Michael Tippett  by Oliver Soden

Michael Tippett

Oliver Soden

Book

The music of the British composer Michael Tippett--including the oratorio A Child of Our Time, five operas, and four symphonies--is among the most visionary of the twentieth century. But little has been written about his extraordinary life. In this.....

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Stages  by Reg Livermore

Stages

Reg Livermore

Book

Reg Livermore has received three lifetime achievement awards in the last three years he hopes they aren't trying to tell him something. Now on the eve of his eightieth birthday, one of Australia's most acclaimed stage actors looks back on some of the...

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Nicholas Hilliard  by Elizabeth Goldring

Nicholas Hilliard

Elizabeth Goldring

Book

This illustrated biography follows Nicholas Hilliard's long and remarkable life (c. 1547-1619) from the West Country to the heart of the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts. It showcases new archival research and stunning images, many reproduced in color...

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The complete Michael Jackson  by Chris Roberts

The complete Michael Jackson

Chris Roberts

Book

"There has never been another entertainer like Michael Jackson. Over a glittering career that spanned five decades, the King of Pop gave the world some of the most exhilarating and unforgettable music every produced, and left behind a creative legacy...

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How to be a footballer  by Peter Crouch

How to be a footballer

Peter Crouch

Book

"Ever wanted to know what it is really like being a Premiership footballer? Here is the ultimate guide from the much loved every-man of English football, Peter Crouch. Towering at 6ft 7inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having ...

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The lives and times of the great composers  by Michael Steen

The lives and times of the great composers

Michael Steen

Book

"Michael Steen's "Great Composers" was originally published in 2003. A lifetime's work and almost 1000 pages long, it has since become 'the' reference point and key read on the biographical backgrounds to classical music's biggest names. Authoritative...

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Mines minerals & mosasaurs  by George Allen

Mines minerals & mosasaurs

George Allen

Book

"George Allen has been an avid rock hound - a hunter and gatherer of gemstones and minerals - for more than 55 years. His knowledge of New Zealand minerals and where they can be found is a treasure find for every like-minded rock hound, and for the g...

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Bush runner by Mark Bourrie

Bush runner

Mark Bourrie

eBook

"The book is a biography of eccentric French fur trader Pierre Radisson, a man who helped shape the events of his time. Radisson spent his life trying to be an important part of the rather bizarre European beaver hat trade, but was stymied all his life....

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Day nine by Amanda Munday

Day nine

Amanda Munday

eBook

"A harrowing memoir about a woman's struggle with postpartum depression. Nine days after the birth of her daughter, Amanda was involuntarily admitted to a Toronto psychiatric ward for postpartum depression (PPD). The typical hold-and-release process in...

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Scholars of mayhem by Daniel (Daniel C.) Guiet

Scholars of mayhem

Daniel (Daniel C.) Guiet

eAudiobook

The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a 4-person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D-Day.When...

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Up jumped the devil  by Bruce M. Conforth

Up jumped the devil

Bruce M. Conforth

Book

Robert Johnson’s recordings, made in 1936 and 1937, have profoundly influenced generations of singers, guitarists, and songwriters. Yet until now, his short life—he was murdered at the age of 27—has been poorly documented. Gayle Dean Wardlow has been...

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Where are they buried?  by Tod Benoit

Where are they buried?

Tod Benoit

Book

Where Are They Buried? has directed legions of fervent fans and multitudes of the morbidly curious to the graves, monuments, memorials, and tombstones of the nearly 500 celebrities and antiheroes included in the book. By far the most complete and...

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The photographer at sixteen  by George Szirtes

The photographer at sixteen

George Szirtes

Book

When you run the film backwards the figure in the pool emerges and lands neatly back on the diving board while the water beneath her heals. So, if we run life backwards, we move from its the end to its very beginning. In July 1975, George Szirtes' mo...

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Kevin Sheedy  by Kevin Sheedy

Kevin Sheedy

Kevin Sheedy

Book

Kevin Sheedy is the biggest figure in Australia's biggest sport, and has played and coached more games than anyone else in the history of Australian rules. This illustrated autobiography comes on the 50th anniversary of his first senior game, and is ...

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The story of Jim  by James Fellows

The story of Jim

James Fellows

Book

Each year, thousands of visitors and tourists descend on The Royal Hospital Chelsea, echoing a common question. 'Who are these old soldiers who, after completing their service with the army, merge back into civilian life, only to suddenly re-emerge again...

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Horizon  by Barry Holstun Lopez

Horizon

Barry Holstun Lopez

Book

From the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams and Of Wolves and Men, an epic, revelatory work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped an extraordinary life. Taking us...

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Robert Menzies  by Troy Bramston

Robert Menzies

Troy Bramston

Book

Robert Menzies claimed the prime ministership in 1939 and led the nation during the early years of the war, but resigned two years later when he lost the confidence of his party. His political career seemed over, and yet he staged one of the great comebacks...

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The spy and the traitor  by Ben Macintyre

The spy and the traitor

Ben Macintyre

Book

"Like his father before him, Oleg Gordievsky was a faithful servant of the KGB and upholder of Soviet ideals. He was admired by colleagues for his dogged work ethic, and—while some resented his shrewdness and air of sophistication—the remarkable....

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The years  by Annie Ernaux

The years

Annie Ernaux

Book

"Available in English for the first time, the latest astonishing, bestselling, and award-winning book by Annie Ernaux. The Years is a personal narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present -- even....

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俾斯麦  by Christoph Nonn

俾斯麦

Christoph Nonn

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天气预报  by Peter Moore

天气预报

Peter Moore

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唐伯虎画传  by 陈书良

唐伯虎画传

陈书良

Book

Tang was an eccentric.

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双面女间谍的爱情与谎言  by Deborah McDonald

双面女间谍的爱情与谎言

Deborah McDonald

Book

Spy, adventurer, charismatic seductress and mistress of two of the century's greatest writers, the Russian aristocrat Baroness Moura Budberg was born in 1892 to indulgence, pleasure and selfishness. But after she met the British diplomat and secret a...

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A fish in the water by Mario Vargas Llosa

A fish in the water

Mario Vargas Llosa

eBook

Mario Vargas Llosa's A Fish in the Water is a twofold book: a memoir of one of Latin America's most celebrated witers, beginning with his birth in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru; and the story of his organization of the reform movement which culminated in his...

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In love with the world by Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur

In love with the world

Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur

eBook

"One of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I've ever read - beautifully written, thoroughly engaging, so clear, so honest, so courageous and full of wisdom... This book has the potential to change the reader's life forever." George Sau...

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Angel of Death by Leigh S. L. Straw

Angel of Death

Leigh S. L. Straw

eBook

The newspapers called her 'Australia's most beautiful bad woman' and she was deadly to know... This is the story of 'Pretty' Dulcie Markham, a key figure of the underworld of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, who, according to one crime reporter, 'saw ...

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A long country road by Sylvia Mulholland

A long country road

Sylvia Mulholland

eBook

Many times life makes many twists and turns that are both unexpected and sometimes difficult to understand. But the most amazing thing is that there is a big picture that we cannot always see, and there is One who has planned the big picture, and who...

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A wander in vetland by John Hicks

A wander in vetland

John Hicks

eBook

John Hicks is an English trained vet who has spent much of his working life in rural New Zealand. On one level A Wander in Vetland is an insider's look at his changing profession. Hicks's entertaining anecdotes mark a fond farewell to "Herriotism": the...

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Tupaia by Joan Druett

Tupaia

Joan Druett

eBook

He was an expert navigator who drew a chart of the Pacific encompassing 2,500 miles and locating nearly 100 islands totally unknown to Europeans. This man was also a translator, an artist, a high priest, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician....

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A toppled Labor giant by Morris Graham

A toppled Labor giant

Morris Graham

eBook

Arthur Hill Griffith (1862-1946) was a rare species: a noteworthy Minister of the Crown in an Australian state parliament. He has immortality of a kind in the Riverina city named after him and since 1997 in the name Griffith-Hack, giving a firm of pa...

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Prison hulk to redemption by Gerard Charles Wilson

Prison hulk to redemption

Gerard Charles Wilson

eBook

A Journey through Colonial History with the AncestorsThe author's ancestors in Australia all came from the British Isles. Two came on the First Fleet in 1788 and none came later than the 1830s, or were less than great-great-grandparents. In the direct...

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Soldiers in different armies by Brenda Inglis-Powell

Soldiers in different armies

Brenda Inglis-Powell

eBook

Family history research has been one of Brenda's passions for the past twenty years. Finding the diaries of Albert Moore in the War Memorial was a particularly exciting find. As a result she wanted to tell the story of ordinary people who lived extra...

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BTS by Adrian Besley

BTS

Adrian Besley

eBook

Endlich ist sie da - die langersehnte Biografie über BTS! Sie haben Fans auf der ganzen Welt und unzählige internationale Awards gewonnen: BTS sind aus der Musikszene einfach nicht mehr wegzudenken! Ihre unverwechselbare Mischung aus Pop und Hip-Hop,...

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Oh! What an outback show! by Les Pickering

Oh! What an outback show!

Les Pickering

eBook

Born in 1942, Les Joseph Pickering left school at age 14 years to work on his father's property, 'Mittagong Station' in North West Queensland. No helicopters, quad bikes, satellite phones or huge road trains then.Here are his true tales of swimming s...

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Connecting the dots by H. W. (Harry William) Arthurs

Connecting the dots

H. W. (Harry William) Arthurs

eBook

"Harry W. Arthurs is a name held in high esteem by labour lawyers and academics throughout the world. Although many are familiar with Arthurs's contributions and accomplishments, few are acquainted with the man himself, or how he came to be one of the...

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Roland G. Henin by Susan Crowther

Roland G. Henin

Susan Crowther

eBook

A fascinating insider's look at the life and legacy of America's greatest culinary mentor.

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The senator next door by Amy Klobuchar

The senator next door

Amy Klobuchar

eAudiobook

One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracy. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism...

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Red notice by Bill Browder

Red notice

Bill Browder

eAudiobook

"November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry o...

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KISS and make-up by Gene Simmons

KISS and make-up

Gene Simmons

eAudiobook

The God of Thunder reads KISS AND MAKE-UP his New York Times Bestselling Autobiography more insight from the Demon-Including the making of destroyer and the truth behind the greatest rock band in the world. Gene Simmons co-founded KISS thirty years ago...

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Untied by Meredith Baxter

Untied

Meredith Baxter

eAudiobook

Meredith Baxter, who starred in the hit NBC sitcom Family Ties, tells all in this personal memoir, from her television career to her tumultuous marriages and battle with breast cancer.

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The Narnian by Alan Jacobs

The Narnian

Alan Jacobs

eAudiobook

The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil - these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world?...

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The gift of Jazzy by Cindy Heller. Adams

The gift of Jazzy

Cindy Heller. Adams

eAudiobook

After the New York post's Cindy Adams lost her beloved husband, Joey, the last thing on her mind was finding a companion. But that's exactly what she got when a visitor arrived with a surprise: a Yorkshire terrier named Jazzy. This is the true story of...

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The kid stays in the picture by Robert Evans

The kid stays in the picture

Robert Evans

eAudiobook

The kid stays in the picture by Hollywood giant and legendary "bad boy" Robert Evans is an intimate and fascinating account of his rise, fall and rise again in show business. The only actor to ever run a studio, Evans took Paramount from the basement...

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Blood letters by Xi Lian

Blood letters

Xi Lian

eAudiobook

The staggering story of the most influential Chinese political dissident of the Mao era, a devout Christian who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the regimeBlood Letters tells the astonishing tale of Lin Zhao, a Chinese poet and journalist arrested...

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May I have your attention please? by James Corden

May I have your attention please?

James Corden

eAudiobook

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister's christening, ...

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Ike's mystery man by Peter Shinkle

Ike's mystery man

Peter Shinkle

eAudiobook

This exhilarating Cold War narrative takes listeners from top-secret Cabinet Room meetings to exclusive social clubs, and into the pages of a powerful man's intimate diary. Ike's Mystery Man brings a new dimension to our understanding of the inner-workings...

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Mrs. Kennedy and me by Clint Hill

Mrs. Kennedy and me

Clint Hill

eAudiobook

From 1960 to 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Telling his story for the first time, Hill recounts Mrs. Kennedy's unfailing grace, intelligence, and spirit during times both joyful and tragic--from...

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Hungry heart by Jennifer Weiner

Hungry heart

Jennifer Weiner

eAudiobook

No matter what was happening in Jennifer Weiner's life--whether good, bad, or very, very ugly--her mother, Fran, would say the same thing: it's all material. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the biggest names in popular fiction"...

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The innovators by Walter Isaacson

The innovators

Walter Isaacson

eAudiobook

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's biographical story of the pioneers of the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation...

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Murphy's law by Jack Murphy

Murphy's law

Jack Murphy

eAudiobook

For fans of the New York Times bestsellers The Last Punisher and Lone Survivor, a heart-pounding military memoir from a former Army Ranger sniper and Special Operations weapon sergeant-turned-journalist about the incredible highs and devastating lows...

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Please, mister postman by Alan Johnson

Please, mister postman

Alan Johnson

eAudiobook

In July 1969, while the Rolling Stones played a free concert in Hyde Park, Alan Johnson and his young family left West London to start a new life. The Britwell Estate in Slough, apparently notorious among the locals, in fact came as a blessed relief after...

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The pastor's wife by Sabina Wurmbrand

The pastor's wife

Sabina Wurmbrand

eAudiobook

In 1949, when Soviet propaganda was asserting that free Christian worship was being tolerated behind the Iron Curtain, the Communists arrested Pastor Richard Wurmbrand in Romania for secret Christian activities. The Pastor's Wife is Sabina Wurmbrand's...

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Home by Julie Andrews

Home

Julie Andrews

eAudiobook

Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.In Home: A Memoir of My Early Years,...

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Pain, parties, work by Elizabeth Winder

Pain, parties, work

Elizabeth Winder

eAudiobook

In May of 1953, a twenty-one-year-old Plath arrived in New York City, the guest editor of Mademoiselle's annual College Issue. She lived at the Barbizon Hotel, attended the ballet, went to a Yankees game, and danced at the West Side Tennis Club. She ...

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How to be a Muslim by Haroon Moghul

How to be a Muslim

Haroon Moghul

eAudiobook

A young Muslim leader's memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identityHaroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University's Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on...

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Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui

Listen to the Squawking Chicken

Elaine Lui

eAudiobook

If Jenny Lawson was Chinese and wrote a Chinese mother-daughter book and punched Amy Chua in the stomach. As the 800,000+ U.S. fans of Elaine Lui's site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine's life. She pulls no punc...

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A stolen life by Jaycee Lee Dugard

A stolen life

Jaycee Lee Dugard

eAudiobook

This memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard chronicles her kidnapping and the 18 years she was kept prisoner, then sexually and mentally abused. Jaycee was taken when she was 11 years old.

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Prague winter by Madeleine Albright

Prague winter

Madeleine Albright

eAudiobook

Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia-the country where she was born-the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of co...

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Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight

Frederick Douglass

David W. Blight

eAudiobook

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young...

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Smart ass by Margaret (Geologist) Winslow

Smart ass

Margaret (Geologist) Winslow

eAudiobook

Margaret Winslow tells of her unexpected work with Caleb the donkey and what she learned from him.

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First by Evan Thomas

First

Evan Thomas

eAudiobook

The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O'Connor's archives--by the New York Times bestselling author ...

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Perfectly imperfect by Lee Woodruff

Perfectly imperfect

Lee Woodruff

eAudiobook

You can tell a woman's whole life story from the possessions in her jewelry box. Like reading a palm, you can trace the points where her life has intersected with memorable events, people, places, and loves. You can speculate on the essence of her pe...

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Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas

Dear America

Jose Antonio Vargas

eAudiobook

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called "the most famous undocumented immigrant in America," tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms."This is not a book about the politics...

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An unlikely journey by Julián Castro

An unlikely journey

Julián Castro

eAudiobook

The keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, tells his remarkable and inspiring life story. In the spirit of a young Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father, comes a candid ...

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David Jason, my life by David Jason

David Jason, my life

David Jason

eAudiobook

David Jason: My Life, now available as an unabridged audiobook. National Book Awards Autobiography of the Year 2013. Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and...

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Transition by Chaz Bono

Transition

Chaz Bono

eAudiobook

The adult child of Sonny Bono and Cher tells the story of the long road to discover the gender he truly identified with and his life-changing decision to have a sex-change operation.

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Feeding my mother by Jann Arden

Feeding my mother

Jann Arden

eAudiobook

Jann Arden moved in to a house just across the way from her parents in rural Alberta to be close to them but also so they could be her refuge from the demands of the music business and a performing career. Funny how time works. Since her dad died in 2015,...

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Retablos by Octavio Solis

Retablos

Octavio Solis

eAudiobook

Living in El Paso, just a mile from the Rio Grande, Octavio is a skinny brown kid on the border, riding his bike out into the desert, growing up among those who live there and those passing through on their way north. Rituals of childhood and rites of...

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Lay the favorite by Beth Raymer

Lay the favorite

Beth Raymer

eAudiobook

An eye-popping and hilarious joyride through the underworld of sports betting Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas in 2001, hoping to land a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the big casinos. In the meantime, she lived in a $17-a-night motel with her dog,...

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Evel by Leigh Montville

Evel

Leigh Montville

eAudiobook

From New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon--and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world...

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Mickey Cohen by Tere. aut Tereba

Mickey Cohen

Tere. aut Tereba

eAudiobook

Mickey Cohen: The Life and Times of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster is a seductive, premium-octane blend of true crime and Hollywood lore that spins around a wildly eccentric mob boss. When Bugsy Siegel was executed, ruthless Mickey Cohen, a former pro boxer...

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Green hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

Green hills of Africa

Ernest Hemingway

eAudiobook

The rugged beauty of Africa as experienced through the eyes of Hemingway His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game...

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The lady in the tower by Alison Weir

The lady in the tower

Alison Weir

eAudiobook

"The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, in 1536 was unprecedented in English history and never before has there been a book devoted entirely to her fall. But here Alison Weir has reassessed the evidence and created...

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The threat by Andrew (Andrew George) McCabe

The threat

Andrew (Andrew George) McCabe

eAudiobook

This program is read by the author.On March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director...

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Forever and ever, amen by Randy Travis

Forever and ever, amen

Randy Travis

eAudiobook

The long-awaited, deeply personal story of one of American music's greatest icons, a remarkable tale of the utmost heights of fame and success, the deepest lows of life's sorrows, and a miraculous return from the brink of death--told as only Randy Tr...

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Terror in Ypsilanti by Gregory A. Fournier

Terror in Ypsilanti

Gregory A. Fournier

eAudiobook

Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, before the term serial killer was coined, a predatory killer stalked the campuses of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan seeking prey until he made the arrogant mistake of killing his last...

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Darkest hour by S. C. Pike

Darkest hour

S. C. Pike

eAudiobook

S.C. Pike presents the true life story of notorious Mafia hitman for the Gotti and Cambino crime family in New York in the eighties and nineties.

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The stranger beside me by Ann Rule

The stranger beside me

Ann Rule

eAudiobook

The author tells the story of serial killer, Ted Bundy. The writer kept in touch with the murderer throughout the investigation, learning about his demonic double life.

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Rise by Cara Brookins

Rise

Cara Brookins

eAudiobook

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional...

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High hopes by Ronnie Corbett

High hopes

Ronnie Corbett

eAudiobook

A true great of British comedy, Ronald 'Ronnie' Corbett, is hailed as one of the finest comedians of his generation. Son of an Edinburgh baker, Ronnie rose to fame as one half of the infamous Two Ronnies alongside Ronnie Barker. Known for his versati...

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Places I stopped on the way home by Meg Fee

Places I stopped on the way home

Meg Fee

eAudiobook

Sometimes I think of how I will describe New York to my children. I will tell them that the city was in so many ways, and for such a long time, the best and worst thing about my life. That it was a sort of perpetual question in pursuit of an answer. And...

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Sisters of the East End by Helen Batten

Sisters of the East End

Helen Batten

eAudiobook

Born into a happy working-class North London family, Katie is determined to 'do something' with her life. Working in the impoverished East End in the 1950s, she meets the Sisters of St John the Divine - a community of nuns dedicated to nursing and mi...

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Witness to the storm by Werner T. Angress

Witness to the storm

Werner T. Angress

eAudiobook

On June 6, 1944, Werner T. Angress parachuted down from a C-47 into German-occupied France with the 82nd Airborne Division. Nine days later, he was captured behind enemy lines and, concealing his identity as a German-born Jew, became a prisoner of wa...

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Kindred souls by Edna P. (Edna Perkel) Gurewitsch

Kindred souls

Edna P. (Edna Perkel) Gurewitsch

eAudiobook

For fifteen years, Eleanor Roosevelt and her handsome doctor, David Gurewitsch, were friends, traveling, entertaining, and eventually buying a townhouse together in Manhattan. Their friendship has always intrigued historians, but not much is known about...

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Panzer ace by Richard Rosen

Panzer ace

Richard Rosen

eAudiobook

Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to listen to and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the...

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Diary of a drag queen by Crystal Rasmussen

Diary of a drag queen

Crystal Rasmussen

eAudiobook

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Diary of a Drag Queen, written and read by Crystal Rasmussen. Life's a drag... 'Stories like the one where you shagged a 79-year-old builder and knocked over his sister's ashes while feeding him a Viagra....

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We carry Kevan by Kevan Chandler

We carry Kevan

Kevan Chandler

eAudiobook

A story about friendships and commitment to one another so incredible you wouldn't believe it if it wasn't true. Kevan is just one of the guys. It's impossible to know him and not become a little more excited about life. He is an inspiring man permeated...

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Elton John by David Buckley

Elton John

David Buckley

eAudiobook

Elton John is as much loved for his outrageous personality and witty outspokenness as for his music. Such shamelessness and sheer silliness rivals anything uttered by punk rockers, yet it is so typically Elton: honest and intemperate. Tragedy and hea...

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England's forgotten past  by Richard Tames

England's forgotten past

Richard Tames

Book

Richard Tames, the well-known popularizer of English history, offers an entertaining exploration of the bits of English history that have been sidelined, lost or somehow overlooked. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read and often humorous style, Tames...

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Fifty things that aren't my fault  by Cathy Guisewite

Fifty things that aren't my fault

Cathy Guisewite

Book

From the iconic creator of the "Cathy" comic strip comes a collection of funny, warm, and wise essays in the style of Nora Ephron and Erma Bombeck, centered around the particular challenge of caring for aging parents and growing children, all while trying...

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Pine Gap  by David Rosenberg

Pine Gap

David Rosenberg

Book

In 1966, Australia and the US signed a treaty that allowed the establishment of a jointly run satellite tracking station, just south of Alice Springs. For more than forty years it has operated in a shroud of secrecy and been the target of much public...

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Lady first  by Amy S. Greenberg

Lady first

Amy S. Greenberg

Book

While the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman in Washington, D.C. Yet while history remembers the women of the convention, it has all but...

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Life will be the death of me  by Chelsea Handler

Life will be the death of me

Chelsea Handler

Book

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in LA in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then, Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough...

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An impeccable spy  by Owen Matthews

An impeccable spy

Owen Matthews

Book

The thrilling true story of Richard Sorge – the man John le Carré called 'the spy to end spies', and whose actions turned the tide of the Second World War. Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku...

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The spy who came in from the Co-op  by David (Historian of intelligence and international relations) author. Burke

The spy who came in from the Co-op

David (Historian of intelligence and...

Book

"On September 11th 1999 The Times newspaper carried the front page article 'Revealed: the quiet woman who betrayed Britain for 40 years. The spy who came in from the Co-op.' Melita Norwood, the last of the atomic spies, had finally been run to ground....

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