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jacket/cover - click for larger view Nancy : the story of Lady Astor
Adrian Fort
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2012; 378 p.; isbn:9780312599034 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The real Jane Austen : a life in small things
Paula Byrne
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2013; 380 p.; isbn:9780061999093 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The environmental justice : William O. Douglas and American conservation
Adam M. Sowards.
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2009; 198 p.; isbn:0870715674 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Bombing Hitler : the story of the man who almost assassinated the Fuhrer
Hellmut G. Haasis ; translated by William Odom.
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2012; 226 p.; isbn:1616087412 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Autobiography, Poor Richard, and later writings : letters from London, 1757-1775, Paris, 1776-1785, Philadelphia, 1785-1790, Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758, The autobiography
Benjamin Franklin.
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Collects Benjamin Franklin's best-known writings, both personal and public, arranged by period and place, and includes scholarly notes.
1997; 816 p.; isbn:1883011531 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Bend, not break : a life in two worlds
Ping Fu with MeiMei Fox.
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Traces the author's rise from a survivor of China's Cultural Revolution to an "Inc. Magazine" Entrepreneur of the Year and proud U.S. citizen, describing the circumstances that led to her exile and the visionary leadership style that enabled her remarkable career.
2013; 276 p.; isbn:1591845521 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Seeds of fiction : Graham Greene's adventures in Haiti and Central America, 1954-1983
Bernard Diederich
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In 1965, Graham Greene joined journalist Bernard Diederich in the Dominican Republic to embark on a tour of its border with Haiti, then ruled by 'Papa Doc' Duvalier. They were accompanied by an activist priest, Jean-Claude Bajeux. This new biography finally illuminates a pivotal episode in Greene's life and career
2012; 315 p.; isbn:9780720614886 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Remembering Whitney : a mother's story of life, loss, and the night the music stopped
Cissy Houston with Lisa Dickey ; with a foreword by Dionne Warwick
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The Grammy Award-winning American soul and gospel singer and mother of Whitney Houston reflects on her daughter's life, the events that led up to her death and the aftermath of a senseless tragedy
2013; 297 p.; isbn:9780062238399 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view My share of the task : a memoir
Stanley McChrystal.
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A candid memoir by the four-star general discusses his early service years, contributions as a commander in Afghanistan, and relationships with heads of state and unpredictable enemies.
2013; 452 p.; isbn:1591844754 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The inventor and the tycoon : a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures
Edward Ball
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A riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads
2013; 447 p.; isbn:9780385525756 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The backyard parables : lessons on gardening, and life
Margaret Roach.
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"A memoir by the author of And I Shall Have Some Peace There about how Margaret Roach's surrender to gardening saved her life" --Provided by the publisher
2013; 258 p.; isbn:1455501980 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view My beloved world
Sonia Sotomayor.
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"An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronxhousing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination ...
2013; 315 p.; isbn:0307594882 More Information

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