Biography & History


Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump

Author: Kate Andersen Brower

ISBN: 9780062668974

After serving the highest office of American government, five men - Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama - became members of the world's most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover...

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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

Author: Madeleine Albright

ISBN: 9780062802255

Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants - reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.In 2001, when Madeleine...

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My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

Author: Bakari Sellers

ISBN: 9780062917454

What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America's forgotten black working-class men and women.Part memoir, part historical and...

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This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman

Author: Ilhan Omar

ISBN: 9780062954213

An intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer Ilhan Omar - the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women, elected to Congress.Ilhan Omar was only eight years old when war broke out in Somalia. The youngest of seven children, her mother had died while...

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Whatever It Took: An American Paratrooper's Extraordinary Memoir of Escape, Survival, and Heroism in the Last Days of World War II

Author: Henry Langrehr

ISBN: 9780063027428

Published to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, an unforgettable never-before-told first-person account of World War II: the true story of an American paratrooper who survived D-Day, was captured and imprisoned in a Nazi work camp, and made a daring escape to freedom. Now at 95, one of the...

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The Hungover Games: A True Story

Author: Sophie Heawood

ISBN: 9780316499064

This "funny, dark, and true" (Caitlin Moran) memoir is Bridget Jones's Diary for the Fleabag generation: What happens when you have an unplanned baby on your own in your mid-thirties before you've worked out how to look after yourself, let alone a child? This is the story of one woman's...

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Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Author: Arthur J. Magida

ISBN: 9780393635188

The captivating story of the valiant Noor Inayat Khan, daughter of an Indian Sufi mystic and unlikely World War II heroine.Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s Paris, Noor Inayat Khan was an introspective musician and writer, dedicated to her family and to her father's spiritual values of harmony, beauty...

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Author: Mira Jacob

ISBN: 9780399589065

A "beautiful and eye-opening" (Jacqueline Woodson) , "hilarious and heart-rending" (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing.NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Chicago Tribune * The New...

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It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage

Author: Arlan Hamilton

ISBN: 9780593136416

From a black, gay woman who broke into the boys' club of Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding your voice, working your way into any room you want to be in, and achieving your own dreams. In 2015, Arlan Hamilton was on food stamps and sleeping on the...

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Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt

Author: Steven Johnson

ISBN: 9780735211605

The New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Map and How We Got to Now returns with the story of a pirate who changed the world Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now and then, someone strikes...

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Empty: A Memoir

Author: Susan Burton

ISBN: 9780812992847

An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge-eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still."A smart, brave gift to the world. Bravo!" - Mary Karr, author of The Art of Memoir and The Liar's ClubFor almost thirty years, Susan Burton hid her obsession...

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O America: Discovery in a New Land

Author: William Least Heat-Moon

ISBN: 9780826222046

As word of the discovery of gold in northern California spreads, an English physician, Nathaniel Trennant, accepts an offer to serve as doctor on a ship carrying immigrants to America. Alongside some two hundred emigres from northern Europe is a contingent of wealthy British people who call themselves not immigrants...

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24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid

Author: Willie Mays

ISBN: 9781250230423

The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir."It's because of giants like Willie that someone like me could even think about running for President." -- President Barack ObamaWidely regarded as the greatest all-around player...

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Hollywood Park: A Memoir

Author: Mikel Jollett

ISBN: 9781250621566

"Mikel Jollett, the front man of indie band Airborne Toxic Event, chronicles his tumultuous life. Jollett was born into one of the country's most infamous cults and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction and emotional abuse. What comes through the pages is a story of fierce love and...

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Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

Author: Larry Tye

ISBN: 9781328959720

In the long history of American demagogues, from Huey Long to Donald Trump, never has one man caused so much damage in such a short time as Senator Joseph McCarthy. We still use “McCarthyism” to stand for outrageous charges of guilt by association, a weapon of polarizing slander. From 195...

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Historic Tales of Meigs County, Ohio

Author: Jordan D. Pickens

ISBN: 9781467144254

Organized in 1819, Meigs County rests in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio along the beautiful Ohio River. The land's deep reservoirs of coal and salt provided early residents work in mines and in shipping the goods via steamboat and railroad. Local communities also nurtured talented scholars like James McHenry...

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Incomparable

Author: Brie Bella

ISBN: 9781501191916

A raw, honest, and revealing co-memoir by Brie and Nikki Bella: twin sisters, WWE Hall of Fame inductees, and stars of the hit E! shows Total Bellas and Total Divas.As twins, the Bellas have always competed. Legend has it that Nikki drop-kicked Brie in the womb so that she could...

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The Year 1000: When Globalization Began

Author: Hansen, Valerie

ISBN: 9781501194108

From celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen, a groundbreaking work of history showing that bold explorations and daring trade missions connected all of the world's great civilizations for the first time at the end of the first millennium. In history myth often abides. It was long assumed that the centuries immediately...

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The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II

Author: Katherine Sharp Landdeck

ISBN: 9781524762810

The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II - only to be forgotten by the country they served When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At twenty-two, Fort had escaped Nashville's...

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Restored Ohio: History Brought Back to Life

Author: Glenn Morris

ISBN: 9781634991216

History is one of the most important subjects that ties people and communities in any given geographic area together by a common thread. When buildings and structures from earlier times are still physically around to see, it makes remembering and appreciating the past much easier. It's also more fun to...

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The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television

Author: Koren Shadmi

ISBN: 9781643375717

A illustrated biographical tale that follows Hollywood revolutionary Rod Serling's rise to fame in the Golden Age of Television, and his descent into his own personal Twilight Zone.We recognize Rod Serling as our sharply dressed, cigarette-smoking tour guide of The Twilight Zone, but the entertainment business once regarded him as...

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The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump

Author: Mary Jordan

ISBN: 9781982113407

This revelatory biography of Melania Trump from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan depicts a first lady who is far more influential in the White House than most people realize.Based on interviews with more than one hundred people in five countries, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story...

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Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir

Author: Alan Gaff

ISBN: 9781982132392

The lost memoir from baseball icon Lou Gehrig--a major historical discovery, published for the first time as a book, with "color commentary" from historian Alan Gaff. In 1927, the legendary Lou Gehrig sat down to write the remarkable story of his life and career. He was at his peak, fresh...

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Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the 116 Days that Changed the World

Author: Chris Wallace

ISBN: 9781982143343

From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the secret meetings and events across the globe during the 116 days leading up to the world's first use of the atomic bomb in wartime - the American attack on Hiroshima on...

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