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jacket/cover - click for larger view The butler : a witness to history
Wil Haygood.
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Details the life of Eugene Allen, an African American White House butler who watched some of the most important events in America's history firsthand as he served eight presidents.
2013; 96 p; isbn:1476752990 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Etched in sand : a true story of five siblings who survived an unspeakable childhood on Long Island
Regina Calcaterra.
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A tenacious lawyer, state official, and activist recounts her childhood in foster homes and on the streets with her four siblings, revealing a life of horrible abuse in the shadows between Manhattan and the Hamptons.
306 p; isbn:0062218832 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune
Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
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"When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed a property listing for a grand estate that had been unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled into one of the most surprising American stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Empty Mansions is a rich tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence, ...
2013; 456 p.; isbn:0345534522 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Still foolin' 'em : where I've been, where I'm going, and where the hell are my keys?
Billy Crystal
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"Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like "Buying the Plot" and "Nodding Off," Crystal not only catalogues ...
2013; 272 p; isbn:9780805098204 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist
Richard Dawkins
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Famous for his radical new vision of Darwinism, Richard Dawkins paints a colorful, richly textured canvas of his early life from innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist
2013; 308 p; isbn:9780062225795 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The assassination of the archduke : Sarajevo 1914 and the romance that changed the world
Greg King and Sue Woolmans.
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Draws on unpublished letters and rare primary sources to trace the story of the tragic romance and brutal assassination that led to World War I, exploring rumors of Serbian complicity, conspiracy, and official negligence that doomed the Archduke and his family.
2013; 384 p.; isbn:1250000165 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view My brief history
Stephen Hawking.
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127 p.; isbn:0345535286 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Daughter of empire : my life as a Mountbatten
Lady Pamela Hicks.
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2013; 240 p.; isbn:1476733813 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The reason I jump : the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism
Naoki Higashida ; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell.
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A journey into the mind of a remarkable thirteen-year-old Japanese boy with severe autism shares firsthand insights into a variety of experiences associated with the disorder, from behavioral traits and misconceptions to perceptions about the world.
135 p; isbn:0812994868 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Under the eagle : Samuel Holiday, Navajo code talker
Samuel Holiday and Robert S. McPherson
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2013; 266 p; isbn:9780806143897 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Slow getting up : a story of NFL survival from the bottom of the pile
Nate Jackson.
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From scouting combines to game-day routines, an account of ordinary life in the NFL brings to light the story of hundreds of expendable players whose lives, unlike those of their superstar colleagues, aren't captured in high-definition.
243 p; isbn:0062108026 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view To be a friend is fatal : the fight to save the Iraqis America left behind
Kirk W. Johnson
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2013; 338 p.; isbn:9781476710488 More Information

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