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Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into Action; a Memoir by David Fajgenbaum
An award-winning doctor and former college athlete recounts his battle with a rare health disorder that compelled his work with world-class scientists to find a cure, describing how he became a driven advocate for patients with under-researched diseases.
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The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
The Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.N. Ambassador traces her journey from an Irish immigrant to a human rights activist, sharing insights into her career as a war correspondent and her influential views on foreign policy.
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The Enigma of Clarence Thomas by Corey Robin
A revisionist analysis of the controversial Supreme Court Justice examines Thomas's opinions against a backdrop of his autobiographical and political writings, revealing his pessimist beliefs about the absolute racism of white people and the impossibility of progress.
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Eyes to the Wind: A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance by Ady Barkan
A first book by the social justice advocate behind the Local Progress network examines his life with ALS and how his diagnosis gave him profound new understandings about the importance of equality and human rights.
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A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany by Peter Finn
The co-author of The Zhivago Affair traces the experiences of the American heiress who joined the OSS and was captured behind enemy lines in 1944 before orchestrating her daring escape from the Nazis into Switzerland.
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High School by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin
Award-winning identical twin music artists Tegan and Sara share the coming-of-age story of their high school years, detailing how their early relationships, family tragedies and high expectations shaped their rise to celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons.
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I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s by Peter McGough
The longtime artistic collaborator with David McDermott describes his experiences of growing up gay in 1950s suburbia, his multimedia endeavors in the thriving East Village art scene of the 1980s and '90s and his decades of living with AIDS.
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The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: Innovation, Money, and Politics by Eleanor Randolph
The veteran New York Times journalist presents a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist and former New York City Mayor, covering such topics as his modest Jewish upbringing, Harvard education and creation of the lucrative Bloomberg machine.
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Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austin
A literary diversity activist draws on her personal experiences as an African-American adoptive mother to reveal the virtual absence of Black representation in today's parenting culture and the challenges that diverse families encounter from the adoption community.
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The Nature of Life and Death: Every Body Leaves a Trace by Patricia Wiltshire
A leading forensic ecologist blends science writing with true-crime narrative in an tour of the lesser-known interface between crime and nature, drawing on her decades as a college professor and expert consultant for the UK police.
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Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-love by Jonathan Van Ness
The style-expert star of Queer Eye shares deeply personal stories from his Midwestern childhood, revealing how he channeled his passions and setbacks into the positive energy that shaped his signature brand.
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Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal by Renia Spiegel
A first English-language translation of teen holocaust victim Renia Spiegel's secret journal chronicles her witness to the Nazi invasion of Poland, her Jewish family's forced relocation to the Przemsyl ghetto and her attempt to go into hiding.
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A Republic, If You Can Keep It by Neil Gorsuch
A collection of personal reflections, speeches and essays by the Supreme Court Justice explains the aspects and protections of the Constitution, the role of the judge in constitutional order and the vital responsibility of individuals in supporting a healthy republic.
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Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser
The award-winning author of Why This World chronicles the life story of the 20th-century activist and intellectual, sharing insights into Sontag's private life and indelible influence on modern politics, feminism and gender diversity.
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The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor by Arthur Kleinman
A memoir by an eminent Harvard psychiatrist recounts his experiences while caring for his wife after her diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer's, discussing his firsthand discoveries about the urgent necessity of care and why it is at risk in today's world.
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Summertime: George Gershwin's Life in Music by Richard Crawford
A portrait of the legendary American composer draws extensively from his letters and other firsthand sources to explore how his music bridged popular-classical divides, his achievements in multiple venues and his early death at the beginning of his Hollywood endeavors.
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Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius by Rakim
A memoir and writing handbook by the acclaimed hip-hop artist shares insights into his creative process, from his multisyllabic rhymes to the internal rhythms of his music, while sharing personal stories from his Long Island childhood.
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To Feel the Music: A Songwriter's Mission to Save High-quality Audio by Neil Young
The iconic music artist and an award-winning tech journalist reveal how today's convenient but compressed digital music has significantly compromised how music was intended to be heard, describing the mission of the Neil Young Archives to provide high-resolution, top-quality music.
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The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care by Anne Boyer
The award-winning author of Garments Against Women presents a meditation on pain and economics that draws on her experiences as a single parent with a catastrophic illness to explore emerging ideas about mortality and the gendered politics of healthcare.
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The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri
The award-winning author of Refuge draws on first-person testimonies in an urgent portrait of the refugee crisis that reveals how it happened and the harmful ways that Western governments respond to the inhumane conditions refugees endure.
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