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After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet by Julie Dobrow
Describes the lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, who transcribed, edited and promoted the posthumous work of Emily Dickinson despite growing legal issues and a scandalous affair between their families.
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All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
A Korean adoptee who grew up with a white family in Oregon discusses her journey to find her identity as an Asian American woman and a writer after becoming curious about her true origins.
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Back in the Game: The Majority Whip's Remarkable Fight for His Life by Steve Scalise
Presents the story of how a massive political assassination at baseball practice for Republican members of Congress was narrowly avoided, and how the majority whip who was injured fought his way back to the House.
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
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Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: the War Years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddins
In a much-anticipated follow-up to the universally acclaimed first volume of a comprehensive Bing Crosby biography, an NBCC Winner and preeminent cultural critic focuses on Crosby's most memorable period, the war years and the origin story of White Christmas.
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Bobby: My Story in Pictures by Bobby Orr & Vern Stenlund
Through words and never-before-seen photographs, the hockey legend describes his life, delving behind the statistics, trophies and championships to paint a portrait, not only of a teammate, but also of a son, brother, husband and father.
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Churchill: Walking With Destiny by Andrew Roberts
The best-selling author of The Storm of War draws on extensive new materials, from private letters to war cabinet meetings, in a revisionist portrait of the iconic war leader that discusses Churchill's motivations and unwavering faith in the British Empire.
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Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Christine O'Brien
In this heart-wrenching memoir, the author, the daughter of an Academy Award-winning film producer, recounts a life spent struggling with food, telling the story of her own cravings and her painful, yet ultimately satisfying, journey to find balance.
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A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time by Rob Scheer with Jon Sternfeld
The founder of Comfort Cases, an organization that makes life better for thousands of foster children, shares his own experiences in foster care and how he was able to chart his own path and achieve his wildest dreams.
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Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World: 1914-1948 by Ramachandra Guha
Presents the second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India.
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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome by Venki Ramakrishnan
The co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 discusses the medical and scientific importance of the ribosome, a molecular machine that actually forces DNA into action, turning genetic code into functioning proteins that create life.
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Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came to Dominate the NFL in the '80s by Bob Glauber
Explains how three football legends—Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Parcells— won eight Super Bowls during the 1980s and changed football forever.
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In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum
Describes the life and tragic death of the accomplished war correspondent, who lost an eye reporting in Sri Lanka during its civil war, interviewed Gaddafi twice, and covered conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo and Zimbabwe in her fearless and iconoclastic style.
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
A richly illustrated edition of Patti Smith's classic memoir incorporates new material and previously unpublished photographs into the story of her artistic collaboration with Robert Mapplethorpe in the heyday of early 1970s New York City.
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Keeping at It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government by Paul Volcker & Christine Harper
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve, who has worked in the U.S. Federal Government for almost 30 years, using wit, humor and down-to-earth erudition, discusses the changes that have taken place in American life, government and the economy since World War II.
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Late-life Love: A Memoir by Susan Gubar
An acclaimed writer contemplates and celebrates her relationship with her husband describes how she learned to confront and deal with the many obstacles faced by senior couples including retirement, adult children, sexuality and memory issues.
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Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey by Ziauddin Yousafzai with Louise Carpenter. Foreword by Malala Yousafzai.
Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, traces his journey from an unconfident stammering little boy living in a mud hut in Pakistan to a man who has broken with tradition and proven there are many faces of feminism.
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Let's Go, So We Can Get Back: A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy
The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for this work with the bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music and the people that have inspired him.
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The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005 by Zachary Leader
The second volume of the biography of the storied author describes how he expanded his collection of awards in his later years and continued to lead a dramatic, volatile love life, fathering his fourth child at age 81.
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The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century by Mark Lamster
Lifts the veil on architect Philip Johnson's controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man.
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The Ravenmaster: My Life With the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife
Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife describes his years of service to the Queen, which include caring for the infamous ravens of the Tower of London, painting a vivid and intimate portrait of these intelligent, unusual and often misunderstood birds.
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Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton by Philip Norman
From the best-selling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a rock legend whose life story is as remarkable as his music, which transformed the sound of a generation.
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Why Religion?: A Personal Story by Elaine Pagels
The author of The Gnostic Gospels draws on personal experiences and the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists and historians to illuminate the enduring capacity of faith in explaining and meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
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The World According to Tom Hanks: The Life, the Obsessions, the Good Deeds of America's Most Decent Guy by Gavin Edwards
Through extensive research and interviews, the best-selling author of The Tao of Bill Murray provides insight into the optimism and integrity in both the personal life and career of actor Tom Hanks.
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