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Jason Molina  by Erin Osmon

Jason Molina

Erin Osmon

"Erin Osmon presents a detailed, human account of the Rust Belt–born musician Jason Molina--a visionary, prolific, and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his devoted fans. The songwriting giant behind the...

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Eddie Jones  by Mike Colman

Eddie Jones

Mike Colman

"From his school days playing alongside the legendary Ella brother, to his time as Wallaby coach, to his masterminding of Japan's jaw-dropping victory over South Africa in the 2015 World Cup and his key role in England's rugby resurgence, Eddie Jones...

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Perched like doves  by G. (Greta) Barnes

Perched like doves

G. (Greta) Barnes

"Perched Like Doves follows the experience of a student nurse as she takes on hospital life at St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts) in a bygone age when nurses still wore traditional uniforms and pretty caps; the senior doctors were always addressed as 'sir'...

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Suleiman the Magnificent  by André Clot

Suleiman the Magnificent

André Clot

"Suleiman's reign as Sultan marked the apogee of Ottoman power. His empire held dominion over three continents, and, populated by more than thirty million inhabitants, prospered under a well-directed and authoritarian economy. In this celebrated book...

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The book of Daniel  by Jeff Apter

The book of Daniel

Jeff Apter

"When Silverchair shuddered suddenly to a halt in 2011, there was no swansong, no farewell tour, just a brief statement and then they were gone. Three teenagers from Newcastle had taken the world by storm. Over their stratospheric career, Daniel John...

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Buffy Sainte-Marie  by Andrea Warner

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Andrea Warner

"A powerful, intimate look at the life and music of a beloved folk icon and activist, folk hero, songwriter icon, living legend. In this, Sainte-Marie's first and only authorized biography, music critic Andrea Warner draws from more than sixty hours ...

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Dear Dudley  by Barbra Paskin

Dear Dudley

Barbra Paskin

"Barbra Paskin was the late Dudley Moore's official biographer, having known him well for many years. In this latest book, she provides an affectionate celebration of this extraordinary comic and musical talent, perhaps the best-loved major star of his...

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Undaunted  by Jackie Speier


Jackie Speier

"An inspiring and powerful memoir of surviving the Jonestown massacre and becoming a fearless voice against injustice and inequality by California congresswoman Jackie Speier. Jackie Speier was 28 when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan's delegation to ...

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The white moth  by Camilla Calhoun

The white moth

Camilla Calhoun

"The White Moth is an intimate, riveting portrait of life at a farm villa in Tuscany, from the challenging times of fascism and foreign occupation in the 1940s to the idyllic farm-to-table times in the 1970s. A generational saga of longing, loss and....

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The white darkness  by David Grann

The white darkness

David Grann

"Henry Worsley spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the 19-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those exp...

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Two kisses for Maddy  by Matthew Logelin

Two kisses for Maddy

Matthew Logelin

"Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz's pregnancy was rocky,...

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Puppies, lambs, bunnies & motorcycles  by Dwight B. Hinkel

Puppies, lambs, bunnies & motorcycles

Dwight B. Hinkel

"'After reading Modern Motorcycle Mechanics by J.B. Nicholson multiple times, I had spent countless hours rebuilding the engine, painting, creating various cables for the clutch, throttle, choke, spark advance, and front brake. I was now ready for the...

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Hindsight  by Sheryl Recinos


Sheryl Recinos

"Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood is a gripping memoir of the teenage years of Sheryl Recinos, MD. She reflects on the journey that changed her life when she was a teen in her debut book. She chronicles her dysfunctional upbringing...

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Tales from the day  by Wayne D. McFarland

Tales from the day

Wayne D. McFarland

"Yeah, this is a memoir of sorts, if shark fishing in one's underwear, roping a bear, getting drunk with your Grandfather, or losing ten grand at the Hollywood Sign is a memoir. The Day Johnny Cash Hit On My Wife is on the roster as well, for the only...

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His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle by the Beagle Guy

His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle

the Beagle Guy

"From writer and producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Mike Brumm and publishing veteran Camille March comes the "rebarkable" story of Duchess Meghan Markle's rescue beagle, Guy, chronicling his journey from a Kentucky kill shelter to Kensin...

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Memoirs of a born free by author Malaika wa Azania

Memoirs of a born free

author Malaika wa Azania

Apartheid isn't over-so Malaika Wa Azania boldly argues in Memoirs of a Born Free, her account of growing up black in modern-day South Africa. Malaika was born in late 1991, as the white minority government was on its way out, making her a "Born Free"-the...

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Northern wildflower by Catherine Lafferty

Northern wildflower

Catherine Lafferty

"This is the story of how a young northern girl picked herself up out of the rough and polished herself off like the diamond that she is in the land of the midnight sun. Northern Wildflower is the beautifully written and powerful memoir of Catherine ...

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The sisters of Battle Road by Jim Maloney

The sisters of Battle Road

Jim Maloney

In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives wo...

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When women ruled the world by Kara Cooney

When women ruled the world

Kara Cooney

Explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these...

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A world on edge by Daniel Schönpflug

A world on edge

Daniel Schönpflug

A World on Edge reveals Europe in 1918, left in ruins by World War I. But with the end of hostilities, a radical new start seems not only possible, but essential, even unavoidable. Unorthodox ideas light up the age like the comets that have recently ...

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Welcome home by Lucia Berlin

Welcome home

Lucia Berlin

Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico....

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Defying limits by Dave (Dafydd Rhys) Williams

Defying limits

Dave (Dafydd Rhys) Williams

"An inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living life to the fullest, from Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada's most accomplished astronauts... In Defying Limits, Dave shares the events that have defined his ...

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Mad, bad, dangerous to know by Colm Tóibín

Mad, bad, dangerous to know

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín begins his incisive, revelatory Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know with a walk through the Dublin streets where he went to university--a wide-eyed boy from the country--and where three Irish literary giants also came of age: Wilde, Yeats, and Jo...

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You can't win by Jack Black

You can't win

Jack Black

""A superb piece of autobiography."" - Carl Sandburg. A major influence on William S. Burroughs and other Beat writers, this memoir by a drifter and small-time criminal recaptures a hobo world of hopping trains, burglaries, prison, and drug addiction...

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Full disclosure by Stormy Daniels

Full disclosure

Stormy Daniels

She was already well-known in some circles before March 6, 2018, but that's probably the first time you heard the name Stormy Daniels. That's the day she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before ...

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Anzac sniper by Roland Perry

Anzac sniper

Roland Perry

'Stan Savige had been on Gallipoli for just two weeks, in the trenches firing at Turks less than 20 metres away. But Sniper's Ridge was a different proposition. Killing took on another dimension. In the flurry of trench warfare, a soldier would rarely...

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I am dynamite! by Sue Prideaux

I am dynamite!

Sue Prideaux

Friedrich Nietzsche's work blasted the foundation of western thinking. The death of God, the Übermensch and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers. Nietzsche himself thought...

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Johnathan Thurston by Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Thurston

He is Johnathan Thurston. JT, one of the greats, simply the best. His status as one of the greats of rugby league cannot be questioned - an Australian international, Queensland State of Origin and Indigenous All Stars representative. In 2015, he became...

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The anti-cool girl by Rosie Waterland

The anti-cool girl

Rosie Waterland

Rosie Waterland has never been cool. Growing up in housing commission, Rosie was cursed with a near-perfect, beautiful older sister who dressed like Mariah Carey on a Best & Less budget while Rosie was still struggling with various toilet mishaps. She...

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Serendipity by design  by Raymond Boyce

Serendipity by design

Raymond Boyce

"Raymond Boyce set the benchmark for New Zealand's theatrical staging in the 1950s-60s. His career has spanned over 50 years as a stage and costume designer for playhouses, opera and ballet. His work is exceptional, and his talent gives visual expression...

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Car marques  by Simon Heptinstall

Car marques

Simon Heptinstall

" 'Car Marques' is an illustrated guide to iconic automobile badges of the last 120 years. This unique book examines over 90 marques from around the world, with annotated diagrams and detailed information about their origins and the concepts behind t...

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You'll never walk  by Andy Grant

You'll never walk

Andy Grant

When Andy Grant's eyes blinked open from a 10-day coma in February 2009 he was alone in a hospital bed in Birmingham. He had a broken sternum, a broken leg, a broken elbow and shrapnel lodged in both forearms. He had a severed femoral artery, nerve damage...

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Mad Jack Percival  by James H. Ellis

Mad Jack Percival

James H. Ellis

"The colorful Captain John "Mad Jack" Percival was a legend in his time. Known as a seaman of uncommon ability and fearlessness, he led such an extraordinary life that he drew the attention of the famous novelists Hawthorne, Melville, and Michener. The...

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Easy for you to say  by 1965- author. Stuttering John

Easy for you to say

1965- author. Stuttering John

"Easy For You To Say is "Stuttering" John Melendez's memoir of his childhood being bullied in school for his stutter; his years as an on-air personality with The Howard Stern Show; and his subsequent ten-year career as a writer and on-air announcer for...

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Behind the scenes at the Ballets Russes  by Mikhail Meĭlakh

Behind the scenes at the Ballets Russes

Mikhail Meĭlakh

"The Ballets Russes was perhaps the most iconic, yet at the same time mysterious, ballet company of the twentieth century. Inspired by the unique vision of their founder Sergei Diaghilev, the company gained a large international following. In the mid...

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Garden of my ancestors  by Bridget Hilton-Barber

Garden of my ancestors

Bridget Hilton-Barber

"Sex, drug and gardening. That’s the spirit of the bestselling Garden of My Ancestors, now in its fourth edition. This is a powerful story about a family farm set in the misty mountain reaches of Limpopo province, the African tale of a wild and wonde...

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Lincoln  by David J. Kent


David J. Kent

"Abraham Lincoln was an unlikely candidate for president, to put it mildly. Raised in a series of humble cabins on the frontier and mostly self-taught, the gangly farmer and shopkeeper had little in common with the Founding Fathers, with one exception:...

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John Marshall  by Richard Brookhiser

John Marshall

Richard Brookhiser

"In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth chief justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Supreme Court,...

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The joke man  by Jackie Martling

The joke man

Jackie Martling

"For the first time, Jackie The Joke Man Martling opens up about his life as a cast member and head writer for the comedy powerhouse The Howard Stern Show. In The Joke Man: Bow to Stern, Jackie tells of his beginnings as a working comedian and writer...

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About face  by David H. Hackworth

About face

David H. Hackworth

"Spanning 40 years of American military history, Hackworth's autobiography tells of his enlisting in the Army at fifteen; driving tanks in war-ravaged Europe; fighting with the famous 27th Wolfhound Regiment in Korea; leading troops as the youngest f...

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Just kids  by Patti Smith

Just kids

Patti Smith

"Patti's Smith's exquisite prose is generously illustrated in this full-color edition of her classic coming-of-age memoir, Just Kids. New York locations vividly come to life where, as young artists, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe met and fell in...

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The mamba mentality  by Kobe Bryant

The mamba mentality

Kobe Bryant

The NBA great nicknamed "The Black Mamba" shares his knowledge and understanding of basketball, outlining his detailed approach to preparing both physically and mentally to succeed at the game and revealing the core of his "Mamba mentality."

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This is what hell looks like  by Stuart Allan Streinberg

This is what hell looks like

Stuart Allan Streinberg

"From 1967-1971, Stuart Steinberg served in the U.S. Army as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist. In January 1968, he was sent to Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, where chemical and biological weaponry was stockpiled, staying there until July 19...

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Damaged goods  by Oliver Shah

Damaged goods

Oliver Shah

"In this jaw-dropping expose, Oliver Shah uncovers the truth behind one of Britain's biggest business scandals, following Sir Philip Green's journey to the big time, the wild excesses of his heyday and his dramatic demise." --publisher's web site, vi...

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Able  by Dylan Alcott


Dylan Alcott

"The incredible life of an astonishing athlete Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always...

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Diary of a toe rag  by Steve Riches

Diary of a toe rag

Steve Riches

"More than 28,000 innocent people murdered, homes reduced to rubble. Time to escape from bombed-out London to a land of greenery and opportunity, brand-new houses, social harmony and who knows what? No one did, back then. Oh, and a bit of routine sex...

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Ed Sheeran  by Sean Smith

Ed Sheeran

Sean Smith

"Ed Sheeran has conquered the musical world. Avoiding flashy showmanship and fleeting fashion, he has let his talent do the talking. His moving and uplifting songs forge a lasting connection with the millions of people around the world who love his m...

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And the piano came too!  by Kara Nelson

And the piano came too!

Kara Nelson

"The youngest of four, I had two sisters: Emily was eleven, Mollie (christened Mary) was ten, and brother Tom was six when I arrived. Mother told me that I was born at home, and when Tom came home from school she asked what he thought she had in bed with...

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Soldier, priest, and god  by F. S. Naiden

Soldier, priest, and god

F. S. Naiden

"Whatever we may think of Alexander-whether Great or only lucky, a civilizer or a sociopath-most people do not regard him as a religious leader. And yet religion permeated all aspects of his career. When he used religion astutely, he and his army prospered....

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First comes marriage  by Huda Al-Marashi

First comes marriage

Huda Al-Marashi

"When Huda meets Hadi, the boy she will ultimately marry, she is six years old. Both are the American-born children of Iraqi immigrants, who grew up on opposite ends of California. Hadi considers Huda his childhood sweetheart, the first and only girl...

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Selectively lawless  by Asa Dunnington

Selectively lawless

Asa Dunnington

In the early 20th century, money, power, and reputation were king. With outlaws such as Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson roaming the streets, it was a lawless time, with lawless individuals taking their fates and fortunes into their own hands. Emmett...

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The spiritual vixen's guide to an unapologetic life  by Maureen Muldoon

The spiritual vixen's guide to an unapologetic life

Maureen Muldoon

This story begins with an ending: the day Maureen Muldoon realized the devastating fact that her husband was having an affair--and leaving her for Miss Universe. Miss freaking Universe! How does this even happen? An intimate examination of Muldoon's ...

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Design & style  by Carolyne Roehm

Design & style

Carolyne Roehm

"Universal experiences come together with vibrant examples and exclusive photos of Roehm's work in fashion, flowers, table design, and interiors to create a unique celebration of the power of beauty. Carolyne Roehm's bestselling books have been a source...

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This too will pass  by Richard (Mental health campaigner) Martin

This too will pass

Richard (Mental health campaigner) ...

"By all markers, Richard's life was a success: he was happily married, a great father, and lived a fulfilling life, professionally and personally. But the pressures of a highflying legal career, his increasing social commitments, and family illness all...

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It just occurred to me...  by Humphrey Lyttelton

It just occurred to me...

Humphrey Lyttelton

"The legendary band leader and jazz trumpeter, broadcaster and humorist looks back at his extraordinarily rich and varied life and the many colourful characters he has known and played with - from Duke Ellington to Louis Armstrong. He also recalls his...

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The cryotron files  by Iain Dey

The cryotron files

Iain Dey

Dudley Buck was a brilliant scientist who developed or invented several early pieces of now-common technology (e.g. microchips, flash drives)in the 1950s. Like his Nobel-winning colleagues, he might have benefitted from them greatly, had he not died aged...

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The world of The Rock  by Steve Pantaleo

The world of The Rock

Steve Pantaleo

"Celebrate the impressive career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with this comprehensive visual guide, which chronicles every step from his explosive WWE debut match to his full-blown Superstar status. Dubbed "The Great One," for more than 20 years The Rock...

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Oliver Jeffers  by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

"Artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and hi...

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Last man standing  by Gabrielle McDonald

Last man standing

Gabrielle McDonald

"Tall young pilot Geoffrey Rothwell flew Wellingtons and Short Stirlings in WWII; and anyone who knows anything about that task will understand the significance of the fact that he completed more than 60 bombing missions. But the story doesn't end there:...

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I might regret this  by Abbi Jacobson

I might regret this

Abbi Jacobson

"From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew. When Abbi Jacobson announced to friends and acqua...

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Hitler's executioner  by Helmut Ortner

Hitler's executioner

Helmut Ortner

"Though little known, the name of the judge Roland Freisler is inextricably linked to the judiciary in Nazi Germany. As well as serving as the State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice, he was the notorious president of the People s Court , a ...

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Henry I by Edmund King

Henry I

Edmund King

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Let's go! by Joe Milliken

Let's go!

Joe Milliken

Benjamin Orr was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and bassist for the platinum-selling rock band The Cars. This first biography of Orr draws together interviews with over 120 of his family members, friends, and music associates, as well as many...

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Madonna by Lucy O'Brien


Lucy O'Brien

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From the corner of the oval office by Beck Dorey-Stein

From the corner of the oval office

Beck Dorey-Stein

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. For five years, Beck was a part of the elite team of men and women who accompanied th...

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The cut out girl by Bart Van Es

The cut out girl

Bart Van Es

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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Goneville by Nick Bollinger


Nick Bollinger

"Goneville is at once a coming-of-age memoir and an intimate look at the evolving music scene in 1970s New Zealand. It show how this music intersected - sometimes violently - with the prevailing culture, in which real men played rugby, not rock. Nick...

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The Fry chronicles by Stephen Fry

The Fry chronicles

Stephen Fry

The popular actor, comedian, and writer traces his unlikely Cambridge education, his relationships with such contemporaries as Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson, and his hedonistic rise to stardom.

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Imprudent king by Geoffrey Parker

Imprudent king

Geoffrey Parker

Drawing upon extensive research and a recent archival discovery, Geoffrey Parker examines the life of Philip II.

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Warrior  by Simon Mannering


Simon Mannering

"Simon Mannering is one of elite sport's great enigmas. Since 2005 he has been a regular fixture in the Warriors and Kiwis rugby league teams and has captained both sides. He is, in short, the ultimate warrior, who will always put the good of the team...

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Rock-and-roll woman  by Meredith Ochs

Rock-and-roll woman

Meredith Ochs

"Celebrate the women who rock, with this fully illustrated tribute to 50 iconic female musicians and bands. Award-winning radio personality Meredith Ochs takes an insightful look at 50 rock icons who indelibly shook up the music scene, whether solo or...

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In extremis  by Lindsey Hilsum

In extremis

Lindsey Hilsum

"Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. She reported from the most dangerous places in the world, going in further and staying longer than anyone else. Like her hero, the legendary ...

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Bill Duke  by Bill Duke

Bill Duke

Bill Duke

"This is the memoir of Bill Duke, one of the first--and few--African Americans to direct for both television and feature films. Duke recalls his childhood, the importance of his family and mentors, and the challenges he faced as an African American--to...

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Dick Carter  by Dick (Yacht designer) Carter

Dick Carter

Dick (Yacht designer) Carter

"Dick Carter, the enfant terrible of ocean racing the in 1960s and 1970s suddenly disappeared from sailboat racing is 1975. Many of his colleagues thought he had died. Dick Carter has now reemerged with the definitive autobiography of sailboat racing...

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We're shiftin'  by Richard Pottinger

We're shiftin'

Richard Pottinger

"Born in 1943, Richard Pottinger grew up in and around the small rural villages near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. His engaging childhood reminiscences reveal the charm of living a simple country life within a small and friendly community, but also t...

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Eagle hawk girl  by Liz Low

Eagle hawk girl

Liz Low

"In the 1950s, Eaglehawk boys had fun. I wanted to get out of the house and play with them like a boy. This meant taking risks: playing on the old mine poppet heads, climbing rooftops and roaming around on my bike. I was aware of the danger of 'men'....

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Don't panic by Neil Gaiman

Don't panic

Neil Gaiman

Told in the same fanciful, irreverent style as the Hitchhiker trilogy, with scraps of scripts, letters and comments from Adams, Don't Panic is the perfect companion to one of the most successful series in publishing history.

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Whatever happened to Peggy Sue?  by Peggy Sue Gerron

Whatever happened to Peggy Sue?

Peggy Sue Gerron

"In 1957 'Peggy Sue' by newcomer Buddy Holly and The Crickets, rose to #3 on the charts, quickly generating a gold record. Sung by hundreds of artists from Connie Francis to John Lennon, it would become a classic. By 2015 it positioned music legend Buddy...

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Born for life  by Julie Watson

Born for life

Julie Watson

"Nothing could prepare Julie for the experience of living and working in the heart of Africa. This memoir takes you on Julie’s journey to Kalene Mission Hospital in Zambia, where she worked as a midwife for five months caring for African women and their...

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The wine lover's daughter  by Anne Fadiman

The wine lover's daughter

Anne Fadiman

"In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines―with all her characteristic wit and feeling―her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of w...

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Why religion?  by Elaine H. Pagels

Why religion?

Elaine H. Pagels

Dealing with unimaginable loss-- the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband-- Pages began to reflect on the persistence and nature of belief. Here she illuminates how, for better and worse, religious traditions...

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The spy who was left behind  by Michael Pullara

The spy who was left behind

Michael Pullara

"On August 8, 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Within hours, police had a suspect--a vodka-soaked village bumpkin named Anzor Sharmaidze....

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Answering 911 by Caroline Burau

Answering 911

Caroline Burau

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Shelter by Sarah Stonich


Sarah Stonich

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La meva història by Michelle Obama

La meva història

Michelle Obama

El llibre de memòries íntim, poderós i inspirador de l'ex-primera dama dels Estats Units. Protagonista d'una vida plena i d'èxit, Michelle Obama ha esdevingut una de les dones més icòniques i captivadores de la nostra era. Com a primera dama dels Estats...

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Keeping watch by Kathryn A. (Kathryn Albertson) Sletto

Keeping watch

Kathryn A. (Kathryn Albertson) Slet...

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The dog says how by Kevin Kling

The dog says how

Kevin Kling

A collection of autobiographical stories, popular storyteller and NPR commentator Kevin Kling deftly weaves pitch-perfect scenes of childhood antics and adulthood absurdities with themes of overcoming tragedy, forging lifelong friendships, and living...

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The Elephant to Hollywood  by Michael Caine

The Elephant to Hollywood

Michael Caine

"It's been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite - born with rickets in London's poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle - to the bright lights of Hollywood. With a glittering career spanning more than five decades and starring roles which have earned him...

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Sister of darkness  by R. H. Stavis

Sister of darkness

R. H. Stavis

"The world’s only non-denominational exorcist tells her astonishing true story: a riveting chronicle of wrestling entities from infected souls, showing how pain and trauma opens us to attachment from forces that drain our energy and can even destroy ...

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Flight risk  by Stephanie (Physician) Green

Flight risk

Stephanie (Physician) Green

"For over a decade, Stephanie Green was a doctor on-call for one of the world's busiest airports, confronting dramatic, bizarre and sometimes heart-breaking situations. During her 24-hour shifts at Heathrow, Dr Green had to be ready for anything: from...

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Forever herself  by Kerry L. Stevens

Forever herself

Kerry L. Stevens

"A strong woman embraces life on her own terms. Berthella Stevens is shaped by childhood adversity in an impoverished, fatherless home during the Great Depression. As an unconventional adult ahead of her time, she's inspired by natural living, flower...

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Knowing why

Knowing why

This anthology includes essays from a diverse group of adult-diagnosed autistic people. Our essays reflect the value of knowing why—why we are different from so many other people, why it can be so hard to do things others can take for granted,...

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Crave  by Christine Scherick O'Brien


Christine Scherick O'Brien

"In her memoir, Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing, Christine O'Brien tells the story of her own cravings. It's a story of growing up in a family with a successful, but explosive father, a beautiful, but damaged, mother and three brothers in New York...

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Stay hungry  by Sebastian Maniscalco

Stay hungry

Sebastian Maniscalco

"This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco's career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success. At 24, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved...

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Whatever it takes  by John Reid

Whatever it takes

John Reid

Pacific Films was founded on the belief that without locally made feature films, a country imperils its very identity. Led by its idiosyncratic producer John O'Shea, the story of Pacific Films begins at the emergence of a New Zealand national cinema in...

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Voice in the wild  by Laurie Sarkadi

Voice in the wild

Laurie Sarkadi

"After plans to live in Africa shatter, young journalist Laurie Sarkadi moves to the Subarctic city of Yellowknife seeking wilderness and adventure. She covers the changing socio-political worlds of Dene and Inuit in the late '80s--catching glimpses of...

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