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  • I Am Not Your Negro

    Baldwin, James; Peck,Raoul
    (9421313)

    Nominated for the Academy Award for Best DocumentaryTo compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin’s published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays,...

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  • Find A Way

    Diana Nyad
    (9396935)

    Hillary Clinton said that'Find a Way'would stay with her through the general election: When you re facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of box jellyfishes. And nearly anything else...

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

    Bragg, Rick
    (10537268)

    A New York Times bestseller Part cookbook, part memoir, The Best Cook in the World is Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg's loving tribute to the South, his family and, especially, to his extraordinary mother. Here are irresistible stories and recipes...

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  • Autumn In Venice

    Di Robilant,Andrea
    (10535785)

    In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called 'absolutely god-damned wonderful.' A year shy of his fiftieth birthday, Hemingway hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade when...

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  • The Impostor - A True Story

    Cercas,Javier
    (10535227)

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

    O'Farrell,Maggie
    (10534952)

    On seventeen occasions, Maggie O'Farrell has stared death in the face--and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, she shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life: The childhood illness that left her...

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  • Reporter - A Memoir

    HERSH,SEYMOUR M
    (10533995)

    '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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  • Lab Girl

    Jahren, Hope
    (9429480)

    National Best SellerNamed One of TIME magazine’s '100 Most Influential People'An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see...

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  • Wild - From Lost To Found On The Pacific...

    Strayed, Cheryl
    (4917437)

    At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her...

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  • Hitler - Ascent, 1889-1939

    Ullrich,Volker
    (9938099)

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography A New York Times bestseller, this major new biography of Hitler puts an emphasis on the man himself: his personality, his temperament, and his beliefs. Volker Ullrich's Hitler, the first in a...

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  • Jane Austen, The Secret Radical

    Kelly,Helena
    (10239320)

    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 Stranger In The Woods - The Extraordinary...

    Finkel, Michael
    (9938100)

    A National Geographic Best Book of the Year National Bestseller Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it--but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine...

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

    KELLY,SCOTT
    (10462459)

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes...

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  • Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar

    Vallejo,Virginia
    (9938093)

    Now a major motion picture! Pablo Escobar was one of the most terrifying criminal minds of the last century. In the decade before his death in 1993, he reigned as the head of a multinational cocaine industry and brought the Colombian state to its...

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  • Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles...

    Davidson, Robyn
    (7757944)

    I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back. So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with...

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  • Lenin - The Man, The Dictator, And The Master...

    Sebestyen,Victor
    (10383885)

    Victor Sebestyen's riveting biography of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin--the first major biography in English in nearly two decades--is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century but also a...

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  • Letters To Vera

    Nabokov,Vladimir
    (9938095)

    No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer is quite as beguiling as that of Vladimir Nabokov's to Véra Slonim. She shared his delight at the enchantment of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the best and...

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  • Small Memories

    Saramago,José
    (3094673)

    Small Memories

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  • Nine Lives

    Dalrymple,William
    (3535352)

    From the author of The Last Mughal, an enlightening book that explores with remarkable compassion and expansive insight nine varieties of religious devotion in India today. In portraits of people we might otherwise never know William Dalrymple...

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  • The Devil In The White City - Murder, Magic,...

    LARSON,ERIK
    (915936)

    The story of two men's obsessions with the Chicago World's Fair, one its architect, the other a murderer. 'The Devil in the White City' draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life...

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  • At The Strangers' Gate - Arrivals In New York

    Gopnik,Adam
    (10258153)

    From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, first arrived in 1980, New York City...

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  • Robert Lowell, Setting The River On Fire - A...

    Jamison,Kay Redfield
    (10127250)

    A Pulitzer Prize Finalist In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind brings a fresh perspective to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell. In his poetry,...

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  • Holy Warriors

    (3095023)

    Holy Warriors

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  • What Is the What

    Eggers,Dave
    (1993525)

    “Told with humor, humanity, and bottomless compassion for his subject. . . . It is impossible to read this book and not be humbled, enlightened, transformed.” —Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite RunnerThe introduction, discussion questions,...

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  • Hoover - A Biography

    Whyte,Kenneth
    (10452650)

    '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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  • The Shadow In The Garden - A Biographer's...

    Atlas,James
    (10393738)

    The biographer--so often in the shadows, kibitzing, casting doubt, proving facts--comes to the stage in this funny, poignant, endearing tale of how writers' lives get documented. James Atlas, the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore...

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  • Mayhem

    Rausing,Sigrid
    (10277177)

    A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family. In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The couple had struggled with drug addiction for...

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  • All God's Dangers - The Life Of Nate Shaw

    Rosengarten,Theodore
    (10257669)

    Nate Shaw's father was born under slavery. Nate Shaw was born into a bondage that was only a little gentler. At the age of nine, he was picking cotton for thirty-five cents an hour. At the age of forty-seven, he faced down a crowd of white deputies...

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  • On The Move - A Life

    Sacks,Oliver
    (10131278)

    A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, BookPage, Slate, Men's Journal When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: 'Sacks will go far, if he...

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  • Love And Trouble - A Midlife Reckoning

    Dederer,Claire
    (10104179)

    At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak. In this exuberant memoir, she reflects on two periods in her life uncannily similar in their emotional intensity: her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of unruly...

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  • Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

    Vecsey,George; Lynn,Loretta
    (9963063)

    Loretta Lynn's classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry. Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was...

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  • The House Of Memory - Reflections On Youth...

    Freely,John
    (9944462)

    In this funny and tender memoir, John Freely reflects on a remarkable life. Splitting his early childhood between the U.S. and Ireland inspired in Freely a lifelong desire to see the world and its inhabitants. At age six he settled in Brooklyn, where...

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  • Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

    Douglass,Frederick
    (9938119)

    A new Vintage Classics edition of the abolitionist leader's classic autobiography. This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Frederick...

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

    Goldberger,Paul
    (9938118)

    Here, from Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger, is the first full-fledged critical biography of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. Goldberger follows Gehry from his humble origins--the son of working-class...

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  • Other People - Takes & Mistakes

    Shields,David
    (9938115)

    Other People is something of a revelation: seventy-plus essays that form neither a miscellany nor a memoir but an intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness. Can one person know another person? How do we live...

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  • His Final Battle - The Last Months Of...

    Lelyveld, Joseph
    (9938105)

    A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Foreign Affairs, Bloomberg In March 1944, as World War II raged and America's next presidential election loomed, Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with congestive heart failure....

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  • This Long Pursuit - Reflections Of A Romantic...

    Holmes,Richard
    (9938097)

    Richard Holmes's luminous meditation on the art of biography explores the fascinating relationship between fact and fiction through his own personal experience as a biographer. Ranging widely over art, science, and poetry, Holmes describes a...

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  • Being Wagner - The Story Of The Most...

    Callow,Simon
    (9938094)

    Simon Callow, the celebrated author of Orson Welles, delivers a dazzling, swift, and accessible biography of the musical titan Richard Wagner and his profoundly problematic legacy--a fresh take for seasoned acolytes and the perfect introduction for...

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  • 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory

    Mortimer, Ian
    (3095025)

    1415: Henry V's Year of Glory

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  • Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That...

    Daum,Meghan
    (3535335)

    In this laugh-out-loud personal journey, acclaimed author Meghan Daum explores the perils and pleasures of believing that only a house can make you whole. From her teenage apartment fantasies and her mother’s decorating manias to her own “hidden...

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  • La Ciudad Del Crimen

    Bowden,Charles
    (3535325)

    En La ciudad del crimen Charles Bowden presenta una crónica devastadora de una urbe en pleno colapso. El libro comienza en enero de 2008, cuando una lista escrita a mano aparece en el monumento a los policías caídos en Juárez. En ella, bajo la...

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  • An Island In Time

    Mak,Geert
    (3094754)

    An Island In Time

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  • Mandela

    Sampson, Anthony
    (639255)

    A biography of the South African leader by a long-time acquaintance draws on personal letters, documents, and interviews with hundreds of people to chronicle his rise from imprisoned victim of apartheid to South Africa's president.

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  • Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

    Sandberg, Sheryl
    (7757947)

    Lean In--Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power--grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled....

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