Biography & History


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Author: Erik Larson

ISBN: 9780385348713

On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to...

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Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany

Author: Andrew Maraniss

ISBN: 9780525514633

*"Rivaling the nonfiction works of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat....Even readers who don't appreciate sports will find this story a page-turner." --School Library Connection (starred review) "An insightful, gripping account of basketball and bias." --Kirkus ReviewsFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Strong...

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Ayoade On Top

Author: Richard Ayoade

ISBN: 9780571339136

At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow.In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most "insubstantial" people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and...

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A Seat at the Table: The Courage to Care About Trafficking Victims

Author: Celia Williamson

ISBN: 9780578559698

A SEAT AT THE TABLE is part memoir, part educational, and part instructional. Having been born and raised in a poor urban community in Toledo, Ohio, Celia Williamson was at risk in every way to become a trafficked youth. Having seen two of her friends trafficked and one killed, Celia...

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You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

Author: Alexis Coe

ISBN: 9780735224100

"Alexis Coe energetically dusts off an old-boys genre to present a life in full, without sentiment or whitewashing. It's a public service, and it's also a lot of fun." --Irin Carmon, New York Times bestselling co-author of Notorious RBGAlexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he is...

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Worn on This Day: The Clothes That Made History

Author: Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

ISBN: 9780762493579

This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time.Beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st, Worn On This Day looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries, offering capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding...

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When Reagan Sent In the Marines: The Invasion of Lebanon

Author: Patrick J. Sloyan

ISBN: 9781250113917

"In this formidable narrative, the prize-winning and super honest reporter, Patrick Sloyan, adds the depth of a scholar's context to produce a gripping reminder of why we should never forget history. He makes readers feel like they were eye witnesses." -- Ralph NaderFrom a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported on...

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Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Author: Jerry Mitchell

ISBN: 9781451645132

An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases - decades after they had gotten away with murder.On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers. The killings, in what would become known...

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A Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis

Author: Francoise Frenkel

ISBN: 9781501199844

WINNER OF THE JQ-WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE "A beautiful and important book" (The Independent) in the tradition of rediscovered works like Suite Française and The Nazi Officer's Wife, the prize-winning memoir of a fearless Jewish bookseller on a harrowing fight for survival across Nazi-occupied Europe. In 1921, Françoise Frenkel - a...

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

Author: Nicholas Jubber

ISBN: 9781529374346

'The prose is colourful and vigorous ... Jubber's journeying has indeed been epic, in scale and in ambition. In this thoughtful travelogue he has woven together colourful ancient and modern threads into a European tapestry that combines the sombre and the sparkling' Spectator'A genuine epic' WanderlustAward-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber...

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Space Exploration―A History in 100 Objects

Author: Sten Odenwald

ISBN: 9781615196142

This is no ordinary space book. Within the pages of this eclectic pop-history, scientist and educator Sten Odenwald at NASA examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From Sputnik to Skylab and Galileo's telescope to the Curiosity rover, some objects are...

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I'll Show You

Author: Derrick Rose

ISBN: 9781629376424

In 2012, Derrick Rose was on top of the world.After growing up in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. The point guard known to his family as "Pooh" was a phenom, winning the Rookie...

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Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends

Author: Wiederhorn, Jon

ISBN: 9781635766493

From the author of the celebrated classic Louder Than Hell comes an oral history of the badass Heavy Metal lifestyle -- the debauchery, demolition, and headbanging dedication -- featuring metalhead musicians from Black Sabbath and Judas Priest to Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot to Disturbed, Megadeth, Throwdown and more. In...

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Dare Wright And The Lonely Doll

Author: Brook Ashley

ISBN: 9781733431200

A poignant and revealing biography of Dare Wright, the beautiful and enigmatic photographer and author of The Lonely Doll children's book series, illustrated with over five hundred photographs.Written by Brook Ashley, Dare Wright's godchild and heir to her estate, the biography reveals the source of Dare Wright's family trauma, her...

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Once More To The Rodeo: A Memoir

Author: Calvin Hennick

ISBN: 9781888889970

A memoir about fatherhood, family, and what it means to be a man in America.Winner of Pushcart's 2019 Editor's Book AwardFive years into fatherhood, Calvin Hennick is plagued by self-doubt and full of questions. How can he teach his son to be a man, when his own father figures abandoned...

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The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

Author: David M. Rubenstein

ISBN: 9781982120252

Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians.In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they've come to so intimately know...

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The Impossible First

Author: Colin O'Brady

ISBN: 9781982133115

Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir recounts his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident and his gripping 932-mile crossing of the landmass of Antarctica solo, unsupported, and human powered - the first to accomplish this extraordinary feat. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone and...

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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever

Author: Nick de Semlyen

ISBN: 9781984826640

Featuring comedy legends Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy, and covering fan favorites such as Animal House, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters, the behind-the-scenes story of the iconic funnymen who ruled '80s Hollywood and the beloved films that made them starsWild and Crazy Guys opens...

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