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  • The Lives Of Lucian Freud - The Restless...

    Feaver, William
    (10547998)

    The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British...

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  • Istanbul (Deluxe Edition) - Memories And The...

    Pamuk, Orhan
    (9940686)

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than 200 added illustrations and a new introduction. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul...

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  • The Invention Of Nature - Alexander Von...

    Wulf,Andrea
    (10131288)

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world--and in the process created modern environmentalism. NATIONAL BEST...

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  • Anthony Powell - Dancing To The Music Of Time

    Spurling,Hilary
    (10085112)

    The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse: A Life, now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell--the critic, editor, and novelist known as 'the English Proust'-- that, at the same time, takes us deep...

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  • Endurance - A Year In Space, A Lifetime Of...

    KELLY,SCOTT
    (9909470)

    NATIONAL BEST SELLER A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran...

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  • Gratitude

    Sacks,Oliver
    (9269594)

    My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an...

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  • Mama's Boy - A Story From Our Americas

    Black,Dustin Lance
    (10391624)

    This heartfelt, deeply personal memoir explores how a celebrated filmmaker and activist and his conservative Mormon mother built bridges across today's great divides--and how our stories hold the power to heal. Dustin Lance Black wrote the...

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  • M Train

    Patti Smith
    (8891295)

    M Train is a journey through eighteen 'stations.' It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel,...

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  • Reporter - A Memoir

    HERSH,SEYMOUR M
    (9939696)

    'Reporter is just wonderful. Truly a great life, and what shines out of the book, amid the low cunning and tireless legwork, is Hersh's warmth and humanity. This book is essential reading for every journalist and aspiring journalist the world over.'...

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  • Hitler - Ascent, 1889-1939

    Ullrich,Volker
    (10131263)

    A New York Times 2016 Notable Book A major new biography--an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil. 'Ullrich reveals Hitler to have been an eminently practical politician--and frighteningly so....

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  • Working

    Caro,Robert A.
    (10526300)

    From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books For the...

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  • L.E.L. - The Lost Life And Scandalous Death...

    Miller, Lucasta
    (10272565)

    A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron; she changed English poetry; her novels, short stories, and criticism, like Byron though in a woman's voice, explored the dark...

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  • Black Is The Body - Stories Of My...

    Bernard,Emily
    (10239165)

    An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting...

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - A Life

    De Hart,Jane Sherron
    (10221910)

    The first full life--private, public, legal, philosophical--of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader...

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  • Young Benjamin Franklin - The Birth Of...

    Bunker,Nick
    (10085124)

    In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success. From his early career as a printer and journalist to his scientific work and his role as a founder...

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  • The Best Cook In The World - Tales From My...

    Bragg,Rick
    (9939363)

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including...

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  • Absolutely On Music

    Murakami, Haruki; Haruki Murakami; Ozawa,Seiji
    (9399277)

    A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep....

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  • In Other Words

    Lahiri,Jhumpa; Goldstein, Ann
    (9273263)

    In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first...

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  • Young Stalin

    Montefiore, Simon Sebag; Sebag Montefiore,Simon
    (2607362)

    Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who...

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  • Three Cups Of Deceit

    Krakauer, John
    (3534773)

    Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this...

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  • Foursome - Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe...

    Burke,Carolyn
    (10272527)

    A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century...

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  • I Will Be Complete - A Memoir

    Gold,Glen David
    (10239282)

    From the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother. Glen David Gold was raised rich, briefly,...

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  • Inheritance - A Memoir Of Genealogy,...

    Shapiro,Dani
    (10222505)

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.' --Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist--'a writer of rare talent'...

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  • Possessed By Memory - The Inward Light Of...

    Bloom,Harold
    (10220146)

    In arguably his most personal and lasting book, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than eighty texts by canonical authors-- texts he has had by heart since childhood. Gone are the...

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  • The Impostor - A True Story

    Cercas, Javier
    (10116576)

    Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize For decades, Enric Marco was revered as a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, a crusader for justice, and a Holocaust survivor. But in May 2005, at the height of his renown, he was exposed as a fraud:...

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  • Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World

    Guha,Ramachandra
    (10084875)

    The second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in world history. This...

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  • Building Art - The Life And Work Of Frank...

    Goldberger,Paul
    (9963054)

    From Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and...

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  • Time Pieces - A Dublin Memoir

    Banville,John
    (9940685)

    From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin. As much about the...

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  • Autumn In Venice - Ernest Hemingway And His...

    Di Robilant,Andrea
    (9939906)

    The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there--a vivacious eighteen-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete...

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  • I Am, I Am, I Am - Seventeen Brushes With...

    O'Farrell,Maggie
    (9939781)

    'I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O'Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book.'--Ann Patchett An extraordinary...

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  • Balancing Acts - Behind The Scenes At...

    Hytner,Nicholas
    (9939758)

    From the Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning former director of London's National Theatre--this is a fascinating, candid, eloquent memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, and working closely with some of the...

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  • Hoover - An Extraordinary Life In...

    Whyte,Kenneth
    (9939697)

    'An exemplary biography--exhaustively researched, fair-minded and easy to read. It can nestle on the same shelf as David McCullough's Truman, a high compliment indeed.' --The Wall Street JournalThe definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the...

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  • My American Dream - A Life Of Love, Family,...

    Bastianich,Lidia Matticchio
    (9939455)

    From the best-selling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur--a heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto. Lidia's story begins with her...

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  • Air Traffic - A Memoir Of Ambition And...

    Pardlo,Gregory
    (9939454)

    From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, addiction, and ambition. Gregory Pardlo's father was a brilliant and charismatic man--a leading labor organizer who presided over a...

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  • Lab Girl

    Jahren, Hope
    (9342747)

    Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty-years-old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the...

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  • Free Ride

    Levine, Robert
    (3678040)

    How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track....

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  • Jane Austen, Secret Radical

    Kelly,Helena
    (9732158)

    A brilliant, illuminating reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen that makes clear how Austen has been misread for the past two centuries and that shows us how she intended her books to be read, revealing, as well, how subversive and...

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  • The Killing Of Crazy Horse

    Powers,Thomas
    (3439967)

    He was the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century. His victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was the worst defeat inflicted on the frontier Army. And the death of Crazy Horse in federal custody has remained a...

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  • Firebrand And The First Lady

    Patricia Bell-Scott
    (9395701)

    Longlisted for the National Book AwardA groundbreaking book—two decades in the works—that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her...

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  • Duty - Memoirs Of A Secretary At War

    Gates,Robert Michael
    (6744892)

    From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White...

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  • Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

    Secrest,Meryle
    (7757904)

    Her style was a social revolution through clothing--luxurious, eccentric, ironic, sexy; synonymous with fashion innovation and chicesse. She was audacious; her fashions were inspired from the whimsical to the most practical--from a Venetian cape of...

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  • Custer's Trials - A Life On The Frontier Of A...

    Stiles,T. J.
    (9426715)

    Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for HistoryIn this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical...

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  • Empire Of Self

    Parini,Jay
    (9399422)

    ReviewPraise for Jay Parini’s Empire of Self“A lucid, bracing, and candid book that is likely to become the definitive Vidal biography.” —Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs“A fine biography.” —Wall Street Journal“Wholly readable. Parini is a...

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  • At Home

    Bryson, Bill
    (3163270)

    From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are...

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