Biography & History


Book Cover: A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

Author: ELIZABETH WEIN

ISBN: 9780062453013

The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II - from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name VerityIn the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to...

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Book Cover: The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz

The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz

Author: Jack Fairweather

ISBN: 9780062561411

"Superbly written and breathtakingly researched, The Volunteer smuggles us into Auschwitz and shows us - as if watching a movie - the story of a Polish agent who infiltrated the infamous camp, organized a rebellion, and then snuck back out. We are squarely confronted with the other human truth: ordinary...

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Book Cover: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

Author: David Browne

ISBN: 9780306903281

"In what is the most comprehensive biography of the group to date, Browne compiles a fun and fast-paced music history.... an authoritative chronicle." --Publishers WeeklyThe first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne Even in...

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Book Cover: Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Author: Tom O'Neill

ISBN: 9780316477550

What really happened in 1969?Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight months pregnant. With no mercy and seemingly no motive, the Manson Family followed their leader's every order-their crimes lit a flame of paranoia...

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Book Cover: The Washington War: FDR's Inner Circle and the Politics of Power That Won World War II

The Washington War: FDR's Inner Circle and the Politics of Power That Won World War II

Author: JAMES LACEY

ISBN: 9780345547583

A Team of Rivals for World War II - the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington, D.C., to secure ultimate victory on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. The Washington War is the story of how the...

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Book Cover: Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir

Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir

Author: Cherríe Moraga

ISBN: 9780374219666

From the celebrated editor of This Bridge Called My Back, Cherríe Moraga charts her own coming-of-age alongside her mother's decline, and also tells the larger story of the Mexican American diaspora.Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out...

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Book Cover: K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

Author: Tyler Kepner

ISBN: 9780385541015

From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of todayThe baseball is an amazing plaything...

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Book Cover: The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation

Author: Rich Cohen

ISBN: 9780399589928

Was he New York City's last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, port by port - for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire.Handsome and charismatic, Albert Hicks had long been known in...

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Book Cover: The Sixth Man: A Memoir

The Sixth Man: A Memoir

Author: Andre Iguodala

ISBN: 9780525533986

The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors.Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors' third NBA championship in the last four years, his game has never been stronger. Off the...

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Book Cover: Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

Author: Elliot Ackerman

ISBN: 9780525559962

From a decorated Marine war veteran and National Book Award Finalist, an astonishing reckoning with the nature of combat and the human cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria."War hath determined us ..." - John Milton, Paradise LostToward the beginning of Places and Names, Elliot Ackerman sits in...

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Book Cover: Renegade Women in Film and TV

Renegade Women in Film and TV

Author: Elizabeth Weitzman

ISBN: 9780525574545

A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry. Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno...

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Book Cover: Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor's Struggle for Home in Rural America

Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor's Struggle for Home in Rural America

Author: Ayaz Virji M.D.

ISBN: 9780525577201

A powerful true story about a Muslim doctor's service to a small town and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear.In 2013, Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to a town of 1,400 in Minnesota, feeling called to address...

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Book Cover: The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

Author: Jon Gertner

ISBN: 9780812996623

A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet that covers it is...

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Book Cover: Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

Author: Liza Picard

ISBN: 9781324002291

The Middle Ages re-created through the cast of pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.Among the surviving records of fourteenth-century England, Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry is the most vivid. Chaucer wrote about everyday people outside the walls of the English court -- men and women who spent days at the pedal of a...

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Book Cover: Leaders Who Changed History

Leaders Who Changed History

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

ISBN: 9781465480330

Explore the lives of more than 85 of the world's most transformational and influential leaders in politics, business, religion, humanitarianism, and the military with this innovative and boldly graphic book.Comprehensive in its scope and depth, and fully illustrated, Leaders Who Changed History profiles leaders from inspirational to insidious, those who...

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Book Cover: WWE SmackDown 20 Years and Counting

WWE SmackDown 20 Years and Counting

Author: Dean Miller

ISBN: 9781465483607

Relive the greatest moments, biggest superstar debuts, and key matches of WWE SmackDownThis action-packed anniversary edition covers 20 years of WWE's popular blue brand-SmackDown. Spectacular full-color photographs from WWE's own archive capture the most unforgettable moments, both in the ring and behind the scenes.Key matches are explored in depth: relive...

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Book Cover: Definitely Hispanic: Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us

Definitely Hispanic: Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us

Author: LeJuan James

ISBN: 9781501194207

Perfect for fans of Fresh Off the Boat's situational humor and Jane the Virgin's celebration of Latinidad, Definitely Hispanic is a collection of introspective memoiristic essays by social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US.LeJuan James loves being Hispanic. But growing up in...

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Book Cover: Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon

Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon

Author: Ash Carter

ISBN: 9781524743918

The twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The D.O.D. employs millions of Americans...

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Book Cover: Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force

Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force

Author: Dan Schilling

ISBN: 9781538729656

The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms.In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,000-foot peak of...

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Book Cover: Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher

Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher

Author: David Cone

ISBN: 9781538748848

Met and Yankee All-Star pitcher David Cone shares lessons from the World Series and beyond in this essential memoir for baseball fans everywhere. "There was a sense about him and an aura about him. Even when he was in trouble, he carried himself like a pitcher who said, 'I'm the...

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Book Cover: The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel―A Retelling for Our Times

The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel―A Retelling for Our Times

Author: James Hawes

ISBN: 9781615195695

An internationally bestselling, fresh, and entertaining take on the 2,000-year history of Germany - a country at the heart of the West's survival As the West grapples with the rise of populism, some cite Germany as one of the last global powers capable of restoring Europe's fading glory and upholding...

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Book Cover: Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman's Firsthand Account of WWII

Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman's Firsthand Account of WWII

Author: Philip Handleman

ISBN: 9781621579519

Only 14 of the approximately 1,000 Tuskegee Airmen-the famed black aviators who fought in World War II-are still living today. This is the remarkable first-person account of one of those 14 men, Lt. Colonel Harry T. Stewart, Jr, who flew 43 combat missions in Italy - including one legendary mission...

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Book Cover: Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution

Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution

Author: Youssef Daoudi

ISBN: 9781626724341

"Read this invigorating graphic narrative, then -- quickly, before the spell breaks! -- play one of Monk's records." -- Saul Williams She is Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter, a free-spirited baroness of the Rothschild family. He is Thelonious Sphere Monk, a musical genius fighting against the whims of his troubled...

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Book Cover: Saturday's Child: A Daughter's Memoir

Saturday's Child: A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Deborah Burns

ISBN: 9781631525476

"Devilishly sharp ... a masterful balance of psychological excavation and sumptuous description." -- Kirkus ReviewsAn only child, Deborah Burns grew up in prim 1950s America in the shadow of her beautiful, unconventional, rule-breaking mother, Dorothy -- a red-haired beauty who looked like Rita Hayworth and skirted norms with a style...

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