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jacket/cover - click for larger view Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend
Tom Clavin and Danny Peary.
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"The son of an Indiana coal miner, Gil grew up playing baseball to forget the woes of the Great Depression. With the important lessons he learned in those years--to always be honest and never to resort to self-pity--he turned his love for baseball into an unforgettable career as the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman who helped lead the team to six ...
2012; 403 p.; isbn:045123586X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Paris : a love story
Kati Marton
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In this remarkably honest memoir, award-winning journalist and distinguished author Marton narrates an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss
2012; 199 p.; isbn:9781451691542 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Portrait of a novel : Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece
Michael Gorra.
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2012; 385 p.; isbn:0871404087 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view "A rich spot of earth" : Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello
Peter J. Hatch ; foreword by Alice Waters.
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Traces the history of Jefferson's vegetable garden, which has been painstakingly restored by the author, from the artichokes and asparagus first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years.
2012; 263 p.; isbn:0300171145 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Rory, Rory hallelujah
Frank Worrall
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2011; 1 v.; isbn:9781843587521 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Marilyn & me : a photographer's memories
Lawrence Schiller.
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A personal account by the author recounts his early days as a photojournalist and his friendship with Marilyn Monroe on the sets of "Let's Make Love" and the unfinished "Something's Got to Give."
2012; 114 p.; isbn:0385536674 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Outcasts united : a refugee soccer team, an American town
Warren St. John
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Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones--from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston's streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and ...
2009; 307 p.; isbn:9780385522038 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
Rachel L. Swarns.
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A family history traces the compelling story of Michelle Obama's ancestors, covering a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations that bears witness to the changes in the nation.
2012; 391 p.; isbn:0061999865 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Paterno
Joe Posnanski.
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A biography of the legendary college football coach, written with the cooperation of the subject and his family, traces his distinguished career over sixty-two football seasons and his enduring legacy.
2012; 402 p.; isbn:1451657498 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Floyd Patterson : the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion
W. K. Stratton.
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Documents the inspiring story of the civil rights activist, Olympic gold medalist, and history's youngest World Heavyweight Champion, placing his career against a backdrop of boxing's golden age while analyzing misunderstood aspects of his character.
2012; 269 p.; isbn:0151014302 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Sinatra Club : my life inside the New York mafia/ Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty.
Polisi, Salvatore, 1945-
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An insider's account of the downfall of the New York mob profiles organized crime at the height of its influence while recounting the author's participation in several lucrative heists and relating his decision to become a federal informant.
2012; 386 p.; isbn:1451642873 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Babe : the legend comes to life
Robert W. Creamer.
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Portrays the struggles and achievements of baseball's most colorful hero
1992; 443 p.; isbn:1439504806 More Information

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