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jacket/cover - click for larger view There was a country : a personal history of Biafra
Chinua Achebe.
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2012; 333 p.; isbn:1594204829 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view History of my life
Giacomo Casanova ; first translated into English in accordance with the original French manuscript by William R. Trask ; abridged by Peter Washington ; with an introduction by John Julius Norwich.
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The colorful memoirs of the legendary eighteenth-century lover recall not only his amorous exploits, but also his diverse careers as a gambler, businessman, diplomat, entertainer, politician, con artist, and world traveler.
2007; 1429 p.; isbn:0307265579 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Clintons : their story in photographs
created by David Elliot Cohen ; foreword by Chris Matthews.
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A visual biography of the political power couple provides insight into their youth and college careers, entry into politics, professional relationship, and troubled but enduring marriage.
2012; 224 p.; isbn:140278788X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Not young, still restless : a memoir
Jeanne Cooper.
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The eighty-two-year-old actress, best known for her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on the daytime soap opera "The Young and the Restless" for the past thirty-eight years, shares her life before, during, and away from the CBS soundstage.
2012; 212 p.; isbn:0062117742 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Timothy Egan.
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"Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the NativeAmerican nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating ...
2012; 370 p.; isbn:0618969020 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Darwin : portrait of a genius
Paul Johnson.
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2012; 164 p.; isbn:0670025712 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Life after death
Damien Echols.
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A West Memphis Three member's account of his eighteen-year death row incarceration discusses the justice system flaws that led to his conviction, the abuses he suffered in prison, and the trio's vindication in 2011.
2012; 399 p.; isbn:0399160205 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view What's in the Queen's handbag : (and other Royal secrets)
Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton
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2007; 141 p.; isbn:9781846241949 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain
Stephen Taylor.
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2012; 354 p.; isbn:0393071642 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Custer survivor : the end of a myth, the beginning of a legend
John Koster
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Was Frank Finkel a survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Koster presents evidence that he believes supports Finkel's claim to have been the Second Sergeant of C Company, and chronicles Finkel's escape, ordeals, and the subsequent years of his successful life
2010; 220 p.; isbn:9781933909035 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The secret race : inside the hidden world of the Tour de France : doping, cover-ups, and winning at all costs
Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle.
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A once top-ranked cyclist chronicles his downfall after testing positive for doping after winning gold at the 2004 Olympics while also addressing the practice's pervasiveness in the sport and his relationship with Lance Armstrong.
2012; 290 p.; isbn:0345530411 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat
Dan Hampton.
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One of the most decorated F-16 pilots in American history, who was one of the "Wild Weasels"--a select cadre of gutsy fighters who flew into hostile territory first to draw enemy fire--shares gripping stories of rescue missions and combat.
2012; 337 p.; isbn:0062130358 More Information

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