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  • Frank Whittle And The Invention Of The Jet

    Nahum, Andrew
    (10550019)

    The story of the jet engine has everything: genius, tragedy, heroism, a world war, the individual vs. the state, and an idea that would change the world. Frank Whittle always maintained that he was held back by a lack of government support. At the...

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  • The Tragic Secret Life Of Jayne Mansfield

    Strait, Raymond
    (10549968)

    Having spent ten years as Jayne Mansfield's press secretary, Raymond Strait knows intimately both the public image and the private person that were Jayne Mansfield. Sitting through hundreds of hours of interviews and private conversations--not only...

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  • Turing And The Universal Machine - The Making...

    Agar, Jon
    (10549940)

    The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An...

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  • The French Exception - Emmanuel Macron - The...

    Plowright, Adam
    (10549950)

    THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF EMMANUEL MACRON IN ENGLISH From total unknown to one of Europe's most powerful men in just a few years, at 39, France's youngest leader since Napoleon is intent on conquering the world stage. But what lies beneath the facade of...

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  • Isaac Camacho - An American Hero

    Waugh, Billy
    (10549844)

    The astonishing true story of POW escapee Isaac Camacho. In this exciting first-person recounting, Camacho fights with grit and courage to overcome his impossible circumstances as a POW in the Vietnam War. Shackled, worked like an animal, and...

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  • Female Serial Killers: Up Close And Personal...

    Berry-dee,Christopher
    (10549815)

    Hear from Detectives, Ex-Husbands, Victims and Lady Killers Themselves to Understand Why They Snapped 'Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face that I wear for I wear a thousand masks; masks that I'm afraid to take off and none of them are...

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  • George Washington - Military Genius

    Palmer, Dave Richard
    (10549829)

    George Washington's military strategy has been called bumbling at worst and brilliant at best. So which is it? Was George Washington a strategic genius or just lucky? So asks Dave R. Palmer in his new book, George Washington's Military Genius. An...

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  • The Chief Justiceship Of William Howard Taft,...

    Lurie,Jonathan
    (10549799)

    In The Chief Justiceship of William Howard Taft, 1921-1930, Jonathan Lurie offers a comprehensive examination of the Supreme Court tenure of the only person to have held the offices of president of the United States and chief justice of the United...

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

    Moody, Rick
    (10549785)

    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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  • Becoming Leonardo - An Exploded View Of The...

    Lankford, Mike
    (10549764)

    'I found Mr. Lankford's writing thought-provoking and Mr. Isaacson's thought-stifling. Mr.Lankford proposes a great many insights...With immediacy and grace, Becoming Leonardo starts on a high note and gets better to the very end.'--WALL STREET...

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  • Psychopaths: Up Close And Personal - Inside...

    Berry-dee,Christopher
    (10549739)

    PEEK INSIDE THE MINDS OF THE MOST DISTURBING MURDERERS Hear from doctors, lawyers, relatives, and psychopaths themselves to see what makes killers tick. 'I have a nut ball...he's a real one-off...He's got a woman's breast in his jacket pocket, for...

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  • A Train Through Time - A Life, Real And...

    Farnsworth,Elizabeth
    (10549695)

    'It has been a long time since I read a book so moving, plainspoken, and beautiful.' --Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Moonglow How much of our memory is constructed by imagination? And how does memory shape our lives? As a...

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  • In Pieces

    Field,Sally
    (10549653)

    In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and New York Times Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time -- about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful...

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  • Transformation Of A Black Man - Live To Play...

    MacK,Charlie
    (10549623)

    'This book is a brutally honest, tell all story about the Transformation of Black Man, it's a good read for folks with the commonality of the 'Black Experience.'

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  • Monument Man - The Life And Art Of Daniel...

    Holzer,Harold
    (10549610)

    The artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) is America's best-known sculptor of public monuments Monument Man is the first...

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  • The Presidents - Noted Historians Rank...

    Lamb,Brian; Swain,Susan
    (10549597)

    The complete rankings of our best -- and worst -- presidents, based on C-SPAN's much-cited Historians Surveys of Presidential Leadership. Over a period of decades, C-SPAN has surveyed leading historians on the best and worst of America's presidents...

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  • No Walls And The Recurring Dream

    DIFRANCO, ANI
    (10549331)

    In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship,...

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  • The Last Interview - Conversations With...

    Levi, Primo
    (10549263)

    At the start of 1987, Primo Levi took part in a remarkable series of conversations about his early life with a friend and fellow writer, Giovanni Tesio. This book is the result of those meetings, originally intended to be the basis for an authorized...

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  • Ellen Browning Scripps - New Money And...

    McClain, Molly
    (10549232)

    Molly McClain tells the remarkable story of Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932), an American newspaperwoman, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, and social reformer. She used her fortune to support women's education, the labor movement, and public...

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  • Life With Lacan

    Millot, Catherine
    (10549208)

    'There was a time when I felt that I had grasped Lacan's essential being from within - that I had gained, as it were, an apperception of his relation to the world, a mysterious access to that intimate place from which sprang his relation to people...

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  • The Last Interview - Conversations With...

    Levi, Primo
    (10549203)

    At the start of 1987, Primo Levi took part in a remarkable series of conversations about his early life with a friend and fellow writer, Giovanni Tesio. This book is the result of those meetings, originally intended to be the basis for an authorized...

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  • Professor At Large - The Cornell Years

    Cleese, John
    (10549182)

    And now for something completely different. Professor at Large features beloved English comedian and actor John Cleese in the role of Ivy League professor at Cornell University. His almost twenty years as professor-at-large has led to many talks,...

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  • The Age Of Eisenhower - America And The World...

    Hitchcock, William I
    (10549084)

    A New York Times bestseller, this is the 'outstanding' (The Atlantic), insightful, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower's presidency. Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of...

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  • The World Of Maria Gaetana Agnesi,...

    Mazzotti,Massimo
    (10549027)

    She is best known for her curve, the witch of Agnesi, which appears in almost all high school and undergraduate math books. She was a child prodigy who frequented the salon circuit, discussing mathematics, philosophy, history, and music in multiple...

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  • Streamliner - Raymond Loewy And Image-Making...

    Wall, John
    (10548990)

    Born in Paris in 1893 and trained as an engineer, Raymond Loewy revolutionized twentieth-century American industrial design. Combining salesmanship and media savvy, he created bright, smooth, and colorful logos for major corporations that included...

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  • River Of Fire - My Spiritual Journey

    Prejean, Helen
    (10548934)

    In this revelatory, intimate memoir from the author of Dead Man Walking, the nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic...

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  • Eisenhower - Becoming The Leader Of The Free...

    Galambos, Louis
    (10548908)

    In this engaging, fast-paced biography, Louis Galambos follows the career of Dwight D. 'Ike' Eisenhower, offering new insight into this singular man who guided America toward consensus at home and a peaceful victory in the Cold War.The long-time...

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

    Carter, Stephen L
    (10548860)

    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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  • The Music Of Lord Berners (1883-1950) - The...

    Jones,Bryony
    (10548680)

    This title was first published in 2003. Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, the 14th Baron Berners, was a well-known figure in his day. Labelled by the national press as 'the versatile peer', he was a composer, writer, painter and great socialite. His musical...

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  • Etienne Decroux

    Leabhart,Thomas
    (10548602)

    Etienne Decroux is the primary creator of Corporeal Mime and one of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, known for his ground-breaking use of the body as the principal means of expression on stage. This second edition combines: an...

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  • The Life Of Percy Bysshe Shelley - A Critical...

    Worthen,John
    (10548369)

    Drawing especially on the many scholarly discoveries of recent years, this biography examines the life - and death ‒ of one of the greatest Romantic poets. Based on sceptical historical investigation and featuring an in-depth look at Shelley's...

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  • The Trouble With Men - Reflections On Sex,...

    Shields, David
    (10548308)

    David Shields's The Trouble with Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power is an immersion into the perils, limits, and possibilities of human intimacy. All at once a love letter to his wife, a nervy reckoning with his own fallibility,...

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  • Sustainability - A Love Story

    Walker,Nicole
    (10548298)

    In Sustainability: A Love Story, Nicole Walker questions what it means to live sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon. After all, who wants to listen to a short, blond woman who is mostly a hypocrite anyway-who eats cows,...

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  • A New Orleans Voudou Priestess - The Legend...

    Long, Carolyn Morrow
    (10548292)

    Legendary for an unusual combination of spiritual power, beauty, charisma, showmanship, intimidation, and shrewd business sense, Marie Leveau also was known for her kindness and charity, nursing yellow fever victims and ministering to condemned...

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  • Afterglow (a Dog Memoir)

    Myles,Eileen
    (10548255)

    Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work 'set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match' (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a...

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  • Long Shot

    Ghuran,Azad
    (10548244)

    In 2002, at the age of nineteen, Azad, a young Kurdish man, was conscripted into Iran's army and forced to fight against his own people. Refusing to go to war against his fellow Kurds, Azad deserted and smuggled himself to the United Kingdom, where...

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  • Evil Eyes

    Mitchell, Corey
    (10548196)

    More victims than Bundy . . . In Houston, Texas, on a Sunday morning in spring, Coral Eugene Watts trapped two young women in their apartment. Only hours before, he'd killed another woman by drowning her in her bathtub. As Watts attempted to do the...

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  • The Moralist - Woodrow Wilson And The World...

    O'Toole,Patricia
    (10548123)

    Acclaimed author Patricia O'Toole's 'superb' (The New York Times) account of Woodrow Wilson, one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents. A 'gripping' (USA TODAY) biography, The Moralist is 'an essential contribution...

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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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  • The Life And Art Of Felrath Hines - From Dark...

    Perry,Rachel Berenson
    (10547769)

    Felrath Hines (1913-1993), the first African American man to become a professional conservator for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, was born and raised in the segregated Midwest. Leaving their home in the South, Hines's parents migrated to...

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  • Maze Of Words

    Lee, Grace
    (10547763)

    The original stories were published on the ABC open website site with photos. However, the site changed the way writers told stories so I decided to make a book of my words. All the stories are mine and talk about events that happened throughout my...

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  • And Now We Have Everything - On Motherhood...

    O'connell ,Meaghan
    (10547807)

    Selected as One of the Best Books of the Year by: National Public Radio, Esquire, Bustle, Refinery29, Thrillist, Electric Literature, Powell's, Autostraddle, BookRiot, Women.com'Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with...

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  • Isabella D'Este - A Renaissance Princess

    Shaw, Christine
    (10547835)

    Isabella d'Este, Marchioness of Mantua (1474-1539), is one of the most studied figures of Renaissance Italy, as an epitome of Renaissance court culture and as a woman having an unusually prominent role in the politics of her day. This biography...

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  • Wherever You Go, There They Are - Stories...

    Gurwitch, Annabelle
    (10547922)

    A hilarious new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast of epically dysfunctional relatives, she secretly prayed that it was all a terrible mistake....

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