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jacket/cover - click for larger view My heart is boundless : writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's mother
edited by Eve LaPlante.
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A descendant of Louisa May Alcott shares personal letters, recipes, and journal entries by the writer's mother, Abigail, to demonstrate the inspiration she had on her daughters and on the creation of the famous character, Marmee.
2012; 250 p.; isbn:1476702802 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view I never intended to be brave : a woman's bicycle journey through southern Africa
by Heather Andersen
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2011; 211 p.; isbn:9781935766261 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Richard Burton diaries
edited by Chris Williams.
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The personal diaries of the renowned actor and glamorous celebrity describe his life from 1939 to 1983 and his struggles with his weight, drinking, and jealousy when other men looked at the love of his life, Elizabeth Taylor.
2012; 693 p.; isbn:0300180101 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view François Fénelon : a biography--the apostle of pure love
Peter J. Gorday.
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2012; 255 p.; isbn:1557258015 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The good girl's guide to getting lost : a memoir of three continents, two friends, and one unexpected adventure
Rachel Friedman.
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2011; 287 p.; isbn:038534337X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Some girls, some hats, and Hitler : a true love story rediscovered
Trudi Kanter.
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A true story of a Jewish Austrian hat designer who rescued herself and the businessman she loved during the 1938 Nazi invasion, seeking safety amid the horrors of World War II Europe.
1984; 258 p.; isbn:145168830X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view John Keats : a new life
Nicholas Roe.
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Offers a biography of the nineteenth century poet, offering insights into the details of his early life in London, the torments that affected him, and the imaginative sources of his works.
2012; 446 p.; isbn:0300124651 More Information

image not found Young Thurgood : the making of a Supreme Court Justice
by Larry S. Gibson.
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The only biography of Thurgood Marshall endorsed by his immediate family covers his life from his upbringing to his landmark work with the NAACP and his appointment as the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court.
2012; 413 p.; isbn:1616145714 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography
Alan Forrest
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From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend. Drawing on original research and his own distinguished background in French history, Forrest demonstrates that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as their creation
2012; 403 p.; isbn:9781250009036 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The insurgents : David Petraeus and the plot to change the American way of war
Fred Kaplan.
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2013; 418 p.; isbn:1451642636 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Washington : the indispensable man
James Thomas Flexner
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2012; 435 p.; isbn:9781402778216 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Open heart
Elie Wiesel ; translated by Marion Wiesel
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In this unforgettable book, the award-winning writer, during his recovery after a life-threatening heart surgery, reflected on his many losses and accomplishments, and on all that remained to be done, sharing his aspirations for his writings and his hope that he made the world a better place
2012; 79 p.; isbn:9780307961846 More Information

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