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jacket/cover - click for larger view Lifesaving lessons : notes from an accidental mother
Linda Greenlaw.
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"Famed swordfish boat captain Linda Greenlaw faces her greatest battle with nature--a newly adopted teenage daughter. Linda Greenlaw isn't a woman who shies away from a challenge--a nationally renowned swordfish boat captain made famous in the film The Perfect Storm, Greenlaw is also a bestselling author and a television celebrity. Through hard ...
2013; 260 p.; isbn:0670025178 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view I, Rhoda
by Valerie Harper.
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A memoir by the actress best known for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda" traces her childhood in the New York metropolitan area, her relationships with fellow celebrities, and her recent battle with lung cancer.
2013; 308 p.; isbn:1451699468 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Here I am : the story of Tim Hetherington, war photographer
Alan Huffman.
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Traces the life and career of the photojournalist who was killed by a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War, examining how his achievements reflected the realities of twenty-first-century war reporting.
2013; 250 p.; isbn:0802120903 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Beyond belief : my secret life inside Scientology and my harrowing escape
Jenna Miscavige Hill with Lisa Pulitzer.
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The niece of the Church of Scientology's commander-in-chief reveals the strange and disturbing details of her childhood, piercing the veil of secrecy that has shrouded this religion and exposing the inner workings of Scientology's celebrity culture.
2013; 404 p.; isbn:0062248472 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Hopper : a journey into the American dream
Tom Folsom
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A wild journey through Dennis Hopper's many lives as one of America's most unconventional actors who staged one of the greatest Hollywood comebacks of all time
2013; 305 p.; isbn:9780062206947 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The great agnostic : Robert Ingersoll and American freethought
Susan Jacoby.
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Profiles the nineteenth-century orator known as "the Great Agnostic," who spoke out on reason, secularism, and separation of church and state, and explores his place in the American intellectual tradition.
2013; 246 p.; isbn:0300137257 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view A small town near Auschwitz : ordinary Nazis and the Holcaust
Mary Fulbrook.
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Presents a profile of the principal civilian administrator of Będzin, Poland and his role in enforcing Nazi policies towards Jews, along with insights into the conflicting memories of the Holocaust.
2012; 421 p.; isbn:0199603308 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The baroness : the search for Nica, the rebellious Rothschild
by Hannah Rothschild.
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A biography of the author's great-aunt, jazz patroness Nica de Koenigswarter, draws on family records to examine the traditions that shaped her youth, her marriage to Baron Jules de Koenigswarter, and her role in supporting the New York jazz world.
2013; 285 p.; isbn:0307961982 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Days that I'll remember : spending time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Jonathan Cott.
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A decades-long friend of John Lennon and Yoko Ono presents an intimate account of the couple's relationship that reveals the profoundly positive influence of Ono on Lennon and the ways they inspired each other creatively before the latter's death.
2013; 242 p.; isbn:0385536372 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view C. S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet
Alister McGrath.
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2013; 431 p.; isbn:1414339356 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Karl Marx : a nineteenth-century life
Jonathan Sperber
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648 p; isbn:9780871404671 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Rita Moreno : a memoir
Rita Moreno.
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"In this luminous memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from impoverished Puerto Rican girl to Hollywood legend--and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys. Born Rosita Dolores Alverio inthe idyll of Puerto Rico, Moreno, at age five, embarked on a harrowing sea voyage with her mother ...
2013; 288 p.; isbn:0451416376 More Information

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