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  • The Long Accomplishment - A Memoir Of Hope...

    Moody, Rick
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    Rick Moody, the award-winning author of The Ice Storm, shares the harrowing true story of the first year of his second marriage--an eventful month-by-month account--in The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Struggle and Hope in MatrimonyAt this story's...

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  • Me

    John,Elton
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    In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the upcoming film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most...

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  • Robin

    Itzkoff,Dave
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    From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in...

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  • Recovery - Freedom From Our Addictions

    Brand,Russell
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    A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery'This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain...

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  • Paul Mccartney: Many Years From Now (em...

    Miles,Barry; MILES,BARRY
    (556633)

    An authorized portrait of one of the world's most famous musicians draws on exclusive interviews and access to personal archives to chronicle his private life and successful career

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  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Jenkins,Roy; Neustadt,Richard E.; Schlesinger,Arthur Meier
    (1019302)

    A profile of FDR discusses his personality in light of his flexible political skills, management of the mobilization of the American industrial and military effort, and ability to foster loyalty in those around him.

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  • John Quincy Adams

    Remini,Robert V.; Schlesinger,Arthur Meier
    (591804)

    A portrait of the early nineteenth-century president documents his career with the House of Representatives, efforts to create a consolidated national government, role as a diplomat, contributions to foreign policy, and antislavery campaigns.

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  • Madeleine Albright

    Dobbs,Michael
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    A portrait of the U.S. Secretary of State chronicles her early life as the child of Czech-Jewish parents, her role in the women's movement, and her rise to power in Washington.

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  • Wounds of Passion

    Hooks,Bell
    (556637)

    A powerful memoir tells how one woman writer found her own voice while creating a personal love relationship based on feminist thinking and reflects on the impact of birth control and the women's movement on society. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

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  • The Many Lives Of Marilyn Monroe

    Churchwell,Sarah
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    Evaluates the actress's numerous roles from sex symbol and innocent to crafty manipulator and dumb blonde, drawing on published sources to consider the plausibility of disputed facts while considering how her life reflected shifting cultural...

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  • Roger Daltrey: Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite -...

    DALTREY,ROGER
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    The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.'It's taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did...

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  • Uncommon People - The Rise And Fall Of The...

    Hepworth,David
    (9963356)

    Named one of the best music books of 2017 by The Wall Street JournalAn elegy to the age of the Rock Star, featuring Chuck Berry, Elvis, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, and more, uncommon people whose lives were transformed by rock and who, in turn, shaped...

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  • The Vanity Fair Diaries

    Brown,Tina
    (9937862)

    Named one of the best books of 2017 by Time, People, Amazon.com, The Guardian, Paste Magazine, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, & VogueTina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity...

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  • Fatal Purity

    Scurr,Ruth
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    A compelling biography of a key figure of the French Revolution captures the paradoxical life of Maximilien Robespierre, from his beginnings as a provincial lawyer, to his rise to power as a revolutionary leader, to his eventual end on the guillotine...

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  • Unbeaten - Rocky Marciano's Fight For...

    Stanton,Mike
    (9963440)

    From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat...

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  • My Life With Bob - Flawed Heroine Keeps Book...

    Paul,Pamela; Paul,Pamela
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    People Pick - O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now - Vanity Fair Hot Type - Glamour New Book You're Guaranteed to Love This Summer - LitHub.com Best Book about Books - Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This Summer -Seattle Times Book for Summer Reading -...

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  • Catch a Fire

    White,Timothy
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    Traces the life of Marley, looks at his music and its impact on people throughout the world, and discusses the reggae music business, the social history of modern Jamaica, and the origins of the Rastafarian religion. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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  • James Madison

    Wills,Garry
    (616670)

    Chronicles the life and career of the fourth American president from his work constructing the U.S. Constitution, his years in the legislature, his two presidential terms, and his later role as elder statesman.

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  • Woodrow Wilson

    Brands,H. W.; Schlesinger,Arthur Meier
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    Offers an account of the administration of Woodrow Wilson, detailing Wilson's unusual route to the White House, his campaign against corporate interests, his influential shaping of American foreign policy, and his political successes and failures.

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  • Killing Kennedy - The End Of Camelot

    O'Reilly, Meg
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    In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. Along the way he acquires a...

  • Happiness - A Memoir - The Crooked Little...

    Harpham,Heather
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    Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their...

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  • The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll

    Nathan,Jean
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    Traces the life of the author of the children's classic, 'The Lonely Doll,' recounts her work in modeling and photography, the loss of her brother in childhood, her ill-fated marriage plans, and the influence of her controlling mother.

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Wicker,Tom; Schlesinger,Arthur Meier
    (599112)

    The presidency of the American military hero-turned-politician is reexamined without the distortions of 1950s nostalgia to reveal a deeply flawed administration beset by McCarthyism, civil rights disturbances, and Cold War 'brinksmanship.' 25,000...

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  • Saint-Exupery

    Schiff,Stacy
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    The definitive biography of an impoverished aristocrat from one of France's oldest families, Saint-Exupéry, best known for a career of daring flights over the Sahara, the Pyrenees, and Patagonia and for his creation of the classic story The Little...

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  • Sir Walter Raleigh

    Trevelyan,Raleigh
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    A direct descendant of the legendary courtier and author of The Fortress offers an insightful new portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh, describing his accomplishments as an explorer, diplomat, soldier, pirate, and poet; his skill at negotiating the...

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  • The Tristan Chord

    Magee,Bryan
    (869427)

    A provocative portrait of the master of musical innovation and theatrical brilliance, whose devotees have ranged from Proust to Hitler, delves into the many influences, intellectual pursuits, and philosophical foundations behind his art, revealing...

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  • Bill Clinton - The American Presidents Series...

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    Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most talented politicians of his age, but he inspired enmity of such...

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  • The Right Answer - How We Can Unify Our...

    Delaney,John
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    The first declared candidate for president in 2020 delivers a passionate call for bipartisan action, entrepreneurial innovation, and a renewed commitment to the American ideaThe son of a union electrician and grandson of an immigrant, John K. Delaney...

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  • Invisible - The Forgotten Story Of The Black...

    Carter,Stephen L
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    The bestselling author delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother's extraordinary life She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a...

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  • My Life, My Love, My Legacy

    King,Coretta Scott; Reynolds,Barbara
    (9996926)

    Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPRThe New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceThe Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017USA Today, 'New and Noteworthy'Read it Forward, Favorite Reads of January 2017A Parade Magazine Pick'This book is distinctly...

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  • Thick as Thieves

    Geng,Steve
    (2096246)

    'Geng's memoir . . . does much to restore integrity to the genre of the addict memoir as presented in classics by William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jerry Stahl.'--The New York Times Book ReviewSteve Geng--thief, addict, committed member...

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  • My Name Is Iran

    Ardalan,Davar
    (2096240)

    'Ardalan's testimony to the feminist spirit of the pioneering women in her family, and in the face of centuries-long strictures against the advancement of women, is a supreme achievement.'--Publishers WeeklyDrawing on her remarkable personal history,...

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  • The Unheard

    Swiller,Josh
    (2096174)

    A young man's quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving world leads to a remarkable sojourn in a remote African village that pulsates with beauty and violence These are hearing aids. They take the sounds of the world and amplify them.' Josh...

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  • Flash - The Making Of Weegee The Famous

    Bonanos,Christopher
    (9963439)

    The first comprehensive biography of Weegee--photographer, 'psychic,' ultimate New Yorker--from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that...

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  • Homeward Bound - The Life Of Paul Simon

    Carlin,Peter Ames
    (9940597)

    A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames CarlinTo have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored...

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  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Auchincloss,Louis; Schlesinger, Arthur Meier
    (578338)

    An intimate and in-depth biography of the first president of the 20th century delves into the life of and the myths behind this great leader, from his early involvement in the politics of New York City to his presidency, revealing a man of...

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  • His Oldest Friend

    Kleinfield,Sonny
    (938263)

    Provides a portrait of a friendship that spans generations, between Margaret Oliver, a ninety-year-old wheelchair-bound resident of a Manhattan nursing home, and Elvis Checo, a poor Hispanic teenage volunteer.

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  • Washington's General

    Golway,Terry
    (242830)

    Profiles the Revolutionary War hero as a self-educated military genius who renounced his Quaker upbringing to join the Rhode Island militia in 1774, describing the daring exploits that placed him at the head of the southern campaign, during which he...

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  • Ansel Adams

    Alinder,Mary Street
    (498285)

    Traces the life and career of Ansel Adams, including his early years in San Francisco, his relationship with the Native Americans of Yosemite, and the influences on his photography and painting of western landscapes

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  • The Guardians

    Kabaservice, Geoffrey
    (287952)

    The role of Yale president Kingman Brewster in shaping modern liberalism is reconstructed in this compelling portrait of a political mentor who shaped the consciousness of Kennedy adviser McGeorge Bundy, Attorney General Elliot Richardson, New York...

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  • My Beautiful Loss of Faith Story

    Sweeney, Julia
    (992822)

    The successful actress, writer, and former star of Saturday Night Live describes her lifelong search for love and family, her loss of faith, and her re-creation of a home with the help of an adopted child. Reader's Guide available.

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  • The Weight Of It

    Wilensky,Amy
    (287956)

    An affecting memoir of two sisters, one fat and one skinny, probes the differences that separated them as their weight differential increased and offers an inspiring portrait of transformation. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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  • Not by Accident

    Dunn,Samantha
    (694816)

    An insightful, moving, and amusing memoir follows the author as she recovers from a life-threating accident, forcing her to examine her life, which has been fraught with carelessness, risk-taking, and injuries, and confronts the problems that lurk...

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  • Portraits: 9/11/01

    Vários Autores
    (893001)

    Presents portraits of the people whose lives were lost in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center as published in 'The New York Times,' including four hundred additional portraits published since February 2002.

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