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jacket/cover - click for larger view Astor orphan : a memoir
Alexandra Aldrich
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Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family's Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan
259 p; isbn:9780062207937 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view My way : an autobiography
by Paul Anka with David Dalton.
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2013; 371 p.; isbn:0312381042 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Animal : the bloody rise and fall of the mob's most feared assassin
Casey Sherman.
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2013; 251 p.; isbn:1555538223 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Bolivar : American liberator
Marie Arana.
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2013; 603 p.; isbn:1439110190 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Carrie and me : a mother-daughter love story
Carol Burnett.
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2013; 205 p.; isbn:1476706417 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Shadow warrior : William Egan Colby and the CIA
Randall B. Woods.
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2013; 546 p.; isbn:0465021948 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier
Bob Thompson.
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Traces the author's visits to key areas in the life of Davy Crockett, including the legendary frontiersman's Tennessee River Valley home and the Alamo site in Texas, exploring Crockett's true life and enduring cultural influence.
375 p; isbn:0307720896 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder
Charles Graeber.
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2013; 307 p.; isbn:0446505293 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Living and dying in Brick City : an E.R. doctor returns home
Sampson Davis with Lisa Frazier Page.
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Presents a narrative exploration of the health-care crisis in inner-city communities as drawn from the author's experiences as an emergency room resident in the Newark community where he grew up, in an account that illuminates the complicated human realities behind the statistics.
2013; 241 p.; isbn:1400069947 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Brothers Emanuel : a memoir of an American family
Ezekiel Emanuel.
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A portrait of the dynamic Emanuel brothers cites their achievements in medicine, politics, and Hollywood, offering insight into the family history, unique upbringing, and social atmosphere that influenced their lives.
2013; 274 p.; isbn:1400069033 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The man who saw a ghost : the life and work of Henry Fonda
by Devin McKinney.
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Evaluates the complex life of the stage and screen icon, discussing his service during World War II, his heralded accomplishments in such productions as "The Grapes of Wrath" and "On Golden Pond," and his tragedy-marked marriages.
2013; 701 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm; isbn:1410456226 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Where the peacocks sing : a palace, a prince, and the search for home
Alison Singh Gee.
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An international journalist meets, falls in love, and marries an Indian journalist who also happens to be a landed prince with a run-down palace in need of serious repair.
2013; 279 p; isbn:0312378785 More Information

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