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Mindhunter by John E Douglas

Mindhunter

John E Douglas

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Dear life by Rachel Clarke

Dear life

Rachel Clarke

eAudiobook

Every day Dr Rachel Clarke tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives. Rachel's training was put to the test when her beloved father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of h...

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Victory in the kitchen by Annie (Food historian) Gray

Victory in the kitchen

Annie (Food historian) Gray

eAudiobook

Victory in the Kitchen is a culinary biography: a life lived through food, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. While Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and...

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A delayed life by Dita Kraus

A delayed life

Dita Kraus

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz. Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the twentieth and early twenty-fi...

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The Room Where It Happened by John R. Bolton

The Room Where It Happened

John R. Bolton

eAudiobook

John Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump for 519 days. A seasoned public servant who had previously worked for Presidents Reagan, Bush #41, and Bush #43, Bolton brought to the administration thirty years of experience...

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These fevered days by Martha Ackmann

These fevered days

Martha Ackmann

eAudiobook

On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, All things are ready and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely at home (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinsons interior...

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Little books on audio. Volume one by Mark Scott

Little books on audio. Volume one

Mark Scott

eAudiobook

The 'On' series - little books on big ideas - pairs Australia's leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life. This collection includes: On Us by Mark Scott: Stop. Listen. Step outside the echo chamber. On Father by John...

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Odetta by Ian Zack

Odetta

Ian Zack

eAudiobook

The first in-depth biography of the legendary singer and "Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," who combatted racism and prejudice through her music.Odetta channeled her anger and despair into some of the most powerful folk music the world has ever he...

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A higher calling by Harold Earls

A higher calling

Harold Earls

eAudiobook

The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world....

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The book of Rosy by Rosayra Pablo Cruz

The book of Rosy

Rosayra Pablo Cruz

eAudiobook

"Offers hope in the face of desperate odds" - ELLE Magazine, ELLE's Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020"[D]isturbing and unforgettable memoir...This wrenching story brings to vivid life the plight of the many families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border."...

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Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Unbowed

Wangari Maathai

eAudiobook

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Wangari Maathai has been fighting for environmental responsibility and democracy in her native Kenya for over 35 years. Unbowed recounts the incredible journey that culminated in her appointment to Parliament in...

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Janis by Holly George-Warren

Janis

Holly George-Warren

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Still by Emma Hansen

Still

Emma Hansen

eAudiobook

A moving, candid account of one woman's experience with stillbirth. Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and six days pregnant when she feels her baby go quiet inside of her. At the hospital, her worst fears are confirmed: doctors explain that her baby has died, and...

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American animals by Eric Borsuk

American animals

Eric Borsuk

eAudiobook

Warren, Spencer, and Eric are childhood friends. Disillusioned with freshman year of college and determined to escape from their mundane Middle-American existences, the three hatch a plan to steal millions of dollars worth of artwork and rare manuscripts...

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An improbable life by Trevor McDonald

An improbable life

Trevor McDonald

eAudiobook

Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man and he has led an improbable life. Now, in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals....

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What I know for sure by Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure

Oprah Winfrey

eAudiobook

"After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one...

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The art of her deal by Mary Jordan

The art of her deal

Mary Jordan

eAudiobook

This revelatory biography of Melania Trump from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan depicts a first lady who is far more influential in the White House than most people realize.Based on interviews with more than one hundred people...

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Hell and other destinations by Madeleine Korbel Albright

Hell and other destinations

Madeleine Korbel Albright

eAudiobook

"In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. 'I don't want to be remembered,' she answered. 'I am still here and have much more I intend to do....

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The eighty-dollar champion by Elizabeth Letts

The eighty-dollar champion

Elizabeth Letts

eAudiobook

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. November 1958: the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Into the rarefied atmosphere of wealth and tradition comes the most unlikely of horses--a drab white former plow horse named Snowman--and his...

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Exodus by Deborah Feldman

Exodus

Deborah Feldman

eAudiobook

Feldman, who at the age of twenty-three packed up her young son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots in Brooklyn, explores the United States and Europe and, as a result of her travels, redefines her sense of identity...

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Cleopatra by Duane  W. Roller

Cleopatra

Duane W. Roller

eAudiobook

Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous - yet more poorly understood - than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal...

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Your own kind of girl by Clare Bowditch

Your own kind of girl

Clare Bowditch

eAudiobook

This is the story I promised myself, aged twenty-one, that I would one day be brave enough - and well enough - to write. Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has t...

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I love the bones of you by Christopher Eccleston

I love the bones of you

Christopher Eccleston

eAudiobook

Be it as Nicky Hutchinson in Our Friends in the North, Maurice in The A Word, or his reinvention of Doctor Who, one man, in life and death, has accompanied Christopher Eccleston every step of the way - his father Ronnie. In I Love the Bones of You, E...

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The school of restoration by Alice Achan

The school of restoration

Alice Achan

eAudiobook

Alice Achan was just 13 when the Lord's Resistance Army first terrorised her village in northern Uganda in 1987. She spent five years on the run from the brutal LRA and then cared for her young nieces after their mother died of AIDS, losing them one by...

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Gods and demons by Deborah Cassrels

Gods and demons

Deborah Cassrels

eAudiobook

In 2006, journalist Deborah Cassrels embarked n a personal odyssey to the Indonesian island of Bali. She was quickly enchanted by everything that most tourists find - it's beauty, easy lifestyle, exotic culture, stunning beaches and striking landscapes....

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Is this anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Is this anything?

Jerry Seinfeld

eAudiobook

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub "Catch a Rising Star" as a twenty-one-year-old student in autumn of 1975, Je...

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Ted Templeman by Ted Templeman

Ted Templeman

Ted Templeman

eAudiobook

Crafting smash hits with Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Nicolette Larson, and Van Morrison, legendary music producer Ted Templeman changed the course of rock history This autobiography (as told to Greg Renoff) recounts Templeman's remarkable life from...

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For all who hunger by Emily M. D. Scott

For all who hunger

Emily M. D. Scott

eAudiobook

Emily Scott never planned on becoming a pastor. But when she started a church for misfits that met over dinner in Brooklyn, she discovered an unlikely calling--and an antidote to modern loneliness. "I absolutely devoured this exquisitely written...

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Enemy of all mankind by Steven Johnson

Enemy of all mankind

Steven Johnson

eAudiobook

The New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Map and How We Got to Now returns with the story of a pirate who changed the world Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now...

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My four seasons in France by Janine Marsh

My four seasons in France

Janine Marsh

eAudiobook

A little over ten years ago, Janine Marsh and her husband gave up their careers in London to chase the good life in the countryside of northern France. Having overcome the obstacles of starting to renovate her dream home-an ancient, dilapidated barn-...

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Recovering by Richie Sadlier

Recovering

Richie Sadlier

eAudiobook

When a career-ending injury saw former Ireland and Millwall striker Richie Sadlier retire from football at age 24, his life spiralled out of control. Without structure or a sense of purpose, fuelled by a dependency on alcohol, he spent years running from...

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One bright moon by Andrew Kwong

One bright moon

Andrew Kwong

eAudiobook

Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's New China. Yet he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would...

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Velocity by Mandy Sayer

Velocity

Mandy Sayer

eAudiobook

Velocity tells the moving, painful but often hilarious story of Mandy Sayer's childhood and adolescence, a life lived on the edges - of society, of poverty, of certainty, of love. Filled with beautifully realised descriptions of life seen through a c...

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Atomic spy by Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

Atomic spy

Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

eAudiobook

"Nancy Greenspan dives into the mysteries of the Klaus Fuchs espionage case and emerges with a classic Cold War biography of intrigue and torn loyalties. Atomic Spy is a mesmerizing morality tale, told with fresh sources and empathy."--Kai Bird, author...

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You're not special by Meghan Rienks

You're not special

Meghan Rienks

eAudiobook

In her first-ever (sort of) memoir, the beloved actor and YouTube sensation gets personal about everything from mental health to drunken debaucheries. As an only child raised in a town of less than 8,000 people and without a Starbucks in sight, Meghan...

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24 by Willie Mays

24

Willie Mays

eAudiobook

The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir. "Even if, like me, you thought you had pretty much read and heard all there was to read and...

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Recollections of my non-existence by Rebecca Solnit

Recollections of my non-existence

Rebecca Solnit

eAudiobook

In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled her,...

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Galileo by Mario Livio

Galileo

Mario Livio

eAudiobook

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. "We really need this story now, because we're living...

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Norma Jean by Fred Lawrence Guiles

Norma Jean

Fred Lawrence Guiles

eAudiobook

What you may have known about Marilyn Monroe before was only the tip of the iceberg. For twenty years, the men and women who knew Marilyn best saw what they knew suppressed because certain important people were still living and the tenor of the times...

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Fourteen by Shannon Molloy

Fourteen

Shannon Molloy

eAudiobook

Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay...

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Free thinker by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Free thinker

Kimberly A. Hamlin

eAudiobook

When Ohio newspapers published the story of Alice Chenoweth's affair with a married man, she changed her name to Helen Hamilton Gardener, moved to New York, and devoted her life to championing women's rights and decrying the sexual double standard. She...

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A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away.... by Paul Hirsch

A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away....

Paul Hirsch

eAudiobook

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years by Paul Hirsch, a film editor who worked on more than forty features.Starting with his work on Carrie, Hirsch gi...

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Women of means by Marlene Wagman-Geller

Women of means

Marlene Wagman-Geller

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Before we was we by author Madness (Musical group)

Before we was we

author Madness (Musical group)

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. Shortlisted for the Best Ensemble Narration Award at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020. This audiobook is Madness' story in their own words - with each band member featuring as a narrator. In their own words they each...

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The beautiful ones

The beautiful ones

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words - featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.Prince was a musical genius, one of...

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Kobe Bryant by Steve (Writer on basketball) James

Kobe Bryant

Steve (Writer on basketball) James

eAudiobook

"Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts." -Kobe "The Black Mamba" BryantAs the youngest NBA and All-Star game player, the youngest to reach 10,000, 20,000 and 30,000 points and ranked third in NBA's all-time scoring and p...

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All I ever wanted by Kathy Valentine

All I ever wanted

Kathy Valentine

eAudiobook

At twenty-one, Kathy Valentine was at the Whisky in Los Angeles when she met a guitarist from a fledgling band called the Go-Go's--and the band needed a bassist. The Go-Go's became the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play instruments...

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Long walk out of the woods by Adam B. Hill

Long walk out of the woods

Adam B. Hill

eAudiobook

A physician shares the darkest depths of his depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, and the important lessons he learned through years of personal recovery.Pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician Dr. Adam B. Hill suffered despair and...

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Hustle harder, hustle smarter by Curtis Jackson

Hustle harder, hustle smarter

Curtis Jackson

eAudiobook

For the first time, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback--from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable's highest-paid executive--in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times bes...

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What we carry by Maya Lang

What we carry

Maya Lang

eAudiobook

If our family stories shape us, what happens when we learn those stories were never true? Who do we become when we shed our illusions about the past? Maya Shanbhag Lang grew up idolizing her brilliant mother, an accomplished physician who immigrated to...

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All boys aren't blue by George M. Johnson

All boys aren't blue

George M. Johnson

eAudiobook

This program is read by the author.In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked...

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Crumpy's campfire companion by Barry Crump

Crumpy's campfire companion

Barry Crump

eAudiobook

Crumpy's Campfire Companion is the entertaining third part of a trilogy on The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man. In this collection of yarns, the river, the road, the ridge and the rogue all come alive in Crump's unique humorous style. The yarns reveal...

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Pelosi by Molly Ball

Pelosi

Molly Ball

eAudiobook

An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball. She's the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness...

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Dylan by Dennis McDougal

Dylan

Dennis McDougal

eAudiobook

Bob Dylan is an internationally bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and an Oscar winner for Things Have Changed. His career is stronger and more influential than ever. How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose...

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Autism in heels by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Autism in heels

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

eAudiobook

This intimate memoir reveals the woman inside one of autism's most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, she exposes...

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Nothing general about it by Maurice Benard

Nothing general about it

Maurice Benard

eAudiobook

"This shocking true story is General Hospital on anabolic steroids."--Mehmet Oz, M.D., Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz ShowThe Emmy Award-winning star of General Hospital chronicles his astonishing and emotional life journey in this powerful me...

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Open house by Jane Christmas

Open house

Jane Christmas

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Such a pretty girl by Nadina LaSpina

Such a pretty girl

Nadina LaSpina

eAudiobook

This is Nadina LaSpina's story--from her early years in her native Sicily, where she contracts polio as a baby, a fact that makes her the object of well-meaning pity and the target of messages of hopelessness, to her adolescence and youth in America,...

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Unbroken by Madeleine Black

Unbroken

Madeleine Black

eAudiobook

Living in a state of shock and self-loathing, it took her years of struggle to confront the buried memories of that first attack and begin to undo the damage it wrought, as men continued to take advantage of her fragility in the worst possible way. Yet,...

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The Toni Morrison book club by Juda Bennett

The Toni Morrison book club

Juda Bennett

eAudiobook

In this startling group memoir, four friends--black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American-born--use Toni Morrison's novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in...

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The women with silver wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

The women with silver wings

Katherine Sharp Landdeck

eAudiobook

"With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, women pilots went aloft to serve their nation. . . . A soaring tale in which, at long last, these daring World War II pilots gain the credit they deserve."--Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling...

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Sigh, gone by Phuc Tran

Sigh, gone

Phuc Tran

eAudiobook

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon,...

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My wife said you may want to marry me by Jason Rosenthal

My wife said you may want to marry me

Jason Rosenthal

eAudiobook

An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband's life without her in a Modern Love column...

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All blood runs red by Phil Keith

All blood runs red

Phil Keith

eAudiobook

The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer Eugene...

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Shame on me by Tessa McWatt

Shame on me

Tessa McWatt

eAudiobook

Interrogating our ideas of race through the lens of her own multi-racial identity, critically acclaimed novelist Tessa McWatt turns her eye on herself, her body and this world in a powerful new work of non-fiction.Tessa McWatt has been called Susie W...

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Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot

Life with Picasso

Françoise Gilot

eAudiobook

Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young ...

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Houdini by Adam Begley

Houdini

Adam Begley

eAudiobook

From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, an exuberant biography of the world's greatest escape artist. In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie...

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Return to the Reich by Eric Lichtblau

Return to the Reich

Eric Lichtblau

eAudiobook

The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines.Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his...

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Miss Aluminum by Susanna Moore

Miss Aluminum

Susanna Moore

eAudiobook

In 1963 after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Susanna Moore leaves her home in Hawai'i with no money, no belongings, and no prospects to live with her Irish grandmother in Philadelphia. She soon receives four trunks of expensive clothes from...

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A patriot's calling by Dan Rooney

A patriot's calling

Dan Rooney

eAudiobook

A decorated fighter pilot and PGA professional tells the story of his life and service--to both his nation and others--in this remarkable memoir that is a stirring record of faith, patriotism, family, philanthropy, and golf.What does it mean to be a ...

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Code talker by Chester Nez

Code talker

Chester Nez

eAudiobook

The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.His name wasn't Chester Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language,...

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Heart country by Kerry McGinnis

Heart country

Kerry McGinnis

eAudiobook

After seven tough years of droving, Kerry McGinnis yearns for a proper home. When her irascible but lovable father buys a property in Queensland's Gulf Country, it seems she might have found one, but not everything goes smoothly. In their struggle to...

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Dreamtime Alice by Mandy Sayer

Dreamtime Alice

Mandy Sayer

eAudiobook

I danced and danced because the neon light across the road had just blinked on, because it was the middle of spring, because I was twenty-one, because my father was playing beside me ... In this vivid, seductive, gorgeously written memoir, Mandy Sayer...

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Mistresses by Linda Porter

Mistresses

Linda Porter

eAudiobook

According to the great diarist, John Evelyn, Charles II was 'addicted to women', and throughout his long reign a great many succumbed to his charms. Clever, urbane and handsome, Charles presided over a hedonistic court, in which licence and licentiou...

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The sword and the shield by Peniel E. Joseph

The sword and the shield

Peniel E. Joseph

eAudiobook

This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represen...

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Me & Patsy, kickin' up dust by Loretta Lynn

Me & Patsy, kickin' up dust

Loretta Lynn

eAudiobook

Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust shares the never-before-told story of the remarkable relationship between legendary country queen Patsy Cline and country music icon Loretta Lynn.Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends--country icons and sisters of...

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Amazon woman by Darcy Gaechter

Amazon woman

Darcy Gaechter

eAudiobook

Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, this narrative shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they've imagined.This 14...

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Wham! George & me by Andrew Ridgeley

Wham! George & me

Andrew Ridgeley

eAudiobook

For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley - one half of one of the most famous bands in the world - tells the inside story of Wham! and his life-long friendship with George Michael. It is 1975, Watford, and two teenagers, George and Andrew, meet for the first...

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Condé Nast by Susan Ronald

Condé Nast

Susan Ronald

eAudiobook

The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph HearstCondé Nast's life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines. Moving to...

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House of Glass by Hadley Freeman

House of Glass

Hadley Freeman

eAudiobook

The Sunday Times bestseller 'An utterly engrossing book' Nigella Lawson 'Remarkable and gripping' Edmund de Waal 'A near-perfect study of Jewish identity in the 20th century ... I don't hesitate to call it a masterpiece' Telegraph After her grandmother...

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Learning by heart by Tony Wagner

Learning by heart

Tony Wagner

eAudiobook

"A page turner. With candor and clarity, Tony Wagner tells the story of his remarkable life and, in so doing, tells the story of our education system."-Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO, Character Lab, and New York Times bestselling author of GritOne...

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Invisible heroes of World War II by Jerry Borrowman

Invisible heroes of World War II

Jerry Borrowman

eAudiobook

Invisible Heroes of World War II documents ten fascinating true stories of a diverse group of soldiers and noncombatants from all over the world, including African Americans, women, and Native Americans, who fought with the Allies during World War II....

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Olympic pride, American prejudice by Deborah Riley Draper

Olympic pride, American prejudice

Deborah Riley Draper

eAudiobook

Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.Set against the turbulent ...

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At the center of all beauty by Fenton Johnson

At the center of all beauty

Fenton Johnson

eAudiobook

A profound meditation on accepting and celebrating one's solitude. Solitude is the inspirational core for many writers, artists, and thinkers. Alone with our thoughts, we can make discoveries that matter not only to us but to others. To be solitary is...

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Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers by Brian Kilmeade

Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers

Brian Kilmeade

eAudiobook

The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments...

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Head on--Ian Botham by Ian Botham

Head on--Ian Botham

Ian Botham

eAudiobook

In his miraculous early career, he broke all the records: the fastest ever all-rounder to achieve the magical test doubles of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets, 2,000 runs and 200 wickets, and 3,000 runs and 300 wickets. He scored a century and took five wickets...

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The splendid and the vile by Erik Larson

The splendid and the vile

Erik Larson

eAudiobook

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had alr...

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Riding the waves by Jane McDonald

Riding the waves

Jane McDonald

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audio edition of Crest of a Wave by Jane McDonald. Jane McDonald may be a BAFTA-winning TV star and platinum-selling artist, but she'll never forget her Northern roots, and she's as much known for her Yorkshire charm and humour as...

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The upside of being down by Jen Gotch

The upside of being down

Jen Gotch

eAudiobook

An entertaining, humorous, and inspirational memoir by the founder and chief creative officer of the multimillion-dollar lifestyle brand ban.do, who "has become a hero among women (and likely some men too) who struggle with mental health (Forbes)." A...

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House lessons by Erica Bauermeister

House lessons

Erica Bauermeister

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Have you ever fallen in love against all odds? Discover what happens when a house has its own lessons to teach in this moving and insightful memoir that ultimately shows us how to make our homes (and lives) better. In this mesmerizing memoir-in-essays,...

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Half broke by Ginger Gaffney

Half broke

Ginger Gaffney

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At the start of this remarkable story of recovery, healing, and redemption, Ginger Gaffney answers a call to help retrain the troubled horses at an alternative prison ranch in New Mexico, a facility run entirely by the prisoners. The horses are scave...

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The adventurer's son by Roman Dial

The adventurer's son

Roman Dial

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"A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out."--Jon KrakauerIn the tradition of Into the Wild comes an instant classic of outdoor literature, a riveting work of uncommon depth. I'm planning on doing 4 days in the jungle. . ....

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Babes in the wood by Peter James

Babes in the wood

Peter James

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On 9 October 1986, nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway went out to play on their Brighton estate. They would never return home; their bodies discovered the next day concealed in a local park. This devastating crime rocked the country. With...

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After the count by Stephanie Convery

After the count

Stephanie Convery

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When Sydney boxer Davey Browne died in 2015 after being knocked out in the final round of a title fight that he was about to win, boxing once again came under intense public scrutiny. For journalist Stephanie Convery, the story of that fatal fight ra...

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When heaven calls by Matt Fraser

When heaven calls

Matt Fraser

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America's top psychic medium reflects on his life of speaking to Spirit and the lessons he's learned along the way--from both the living and the dead.People who are not in the habit of talking with the dead have a hard time imagining what Matt Fraser's...

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Natalie Wood by Suzanne Finstad

Natalie Wood

Suzanne Finstad

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe definitive biography of a vulnerable and talented actress, now with explosive new chapters and insider details of her tragic death, the cover-ups, and the reopened investigation. An ID Book Club Selection"Impressive, dist...

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Hollywood's Eve by Lili Anolik

Hollywood's Eve

Lili Anolik

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"Written by one of Vanity Fair's rising stars, Hollywood's Eve is a pulp propulsive account of the birth, adolescence, and adulthood of 20th-century Hollywood through the vivid and unashamed life of Los Angeles-born glamour girl, bohemian, artist, mu...

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Will the circle be unbroken? by Sean Dietrich

Will the circle be unbroken?

Sean Dietrich

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From celebrated storyteller "Sean of the South" comes an unforgettable memoir of love, loss, the friction of family memories, and the unlikely hope that you're gonna be alright.Sean Dietrich was twelve years old when he scattered his father's ashes from...

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The Watergate girl by Jill Wine-Banks

The Watergate girl

Jill Wine-Banks

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It was a time, much like today, when Americans feared for the future of their democracy, and women stood up for equal treatment. At the crossroads of the Watergate scandal and the women's movement was a young lawyer named Jill Wine Volner (as she was...

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Unbreakable by Thom Shea

Unbreakable

Thom Shea

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Fear makes us stronger and we become Unbreakable. As the President of The Kings of Retribution MC, Jake Delane has dedicated his life to his family and watched his Club flourish. Seeing his brothers find strong women to stand at their sides unearthed...

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