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jacket/cover - click for larger view The art of men (I prefer mine al dente)
Kirstie Alley.
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A candid memoir about the actress's life and relationships includes coverage of her film and television work, her achievements as a weight-loss spokesperson, and the influence of L. Ron Hubbard on her beliefs.
2012; 283 p.; isbn:1451673582 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view American lady : the life of Susan Mary Alsop
Caroline de Margerie ; translated by Christopher Murray.
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2012; 232 p.; isbn:0670025747 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Beckham : both feet on the ground
David Beckham with Tom Watt
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Describes the soccer star's disadvantaged East End London childhood, placement at Manchester United at the age of fourteen, successes in his first ten years of professional soccer, marriage to former Posh Spice, and his roles as a celebrity and father
2003; 386 p.; isbn:0060570938 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Life is a gift : the zen of Bennett
Tony Bennett ; foreword by Mitch Albom
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2012; 271 p.; isbn:9780062207289 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Life is a gift : the zen of Bennett
Tony Bennett ; foreword by Mitch Albom
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The entertainment icon presents an array of stories that capture humorous and inspirational moments from his sixty-year career, and shares the wisdom he has gained from his own experiences and from the people he met along the way
2012; 250 p.; isbn:9780062207067 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Cézanne : a life
Alex Danchev.
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An assessment of the life and work of Paul Cézanne offers insight into his views about an artist's role and his self-doubt about his own capabilities, demonstrating how his beliefs revolutionized the ways subsequent artists would see and depict the world.
2012; 488 p; isbn:0307377075 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The last lion : Winston Spencer Churchil : defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
by William Manchester.
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The noted biographer-historian continues his life of Winston Churchill, focusing here on the years of Churchill's political exile and his increasingly forceful opposition to Hitler's Germany
2012; 1182 p.; isbn:0316547700 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Makeup to breakup : my life in and out of Kiss
Peter Criss with Larry "Ratso" Sloman.
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A founding member of the iconic rock-and-roll band describes his Brooklyn youth in the mid-twentieth century, his insights into the band from the perspective of his sparks-emitting drum riser, and his struggles with drug abuse, depression, and cancer.
2012; 365 p; isbn:1451620829 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Custer
Larry McMurtry.
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2012; 178 p.; isbn:1451626207 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Charles Dickens in love
Robert Garnett
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An intimate and engaging portrait of the great author and the women he loved: Ellen Ternan, Maria Beadnell, and Mary Scott Hogarth
2012; 440 p.; isbn:9781605983950 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
edited by William Shawcross.
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Drawn from the wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle, this collection of letters, written by Queen Elizabeth from her earliest childhood to the end of her life, reveals the real woman behind the public face.
2012; 464 p.; isbn:0374185220 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Among the islands
Tim Flannery
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A scientist credited with discovering more species than Darwin recounts the first major trips of his career, several expeditions to often remote Pacific islands where he found amazing animals, harsh weather, strange local taboos, and dense jungle
2011; 246 p.; isbn:9780802120403 More Information

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