Biography & History


Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal

Author: Richard Gallagher M.D.

ISBN: 9780062876478

The world's leading psychiatric authority on demonic possession delves into the hidden world of exorcisms and his own transformation from cynic to believer over the course of his twenty-five-year career.Successful New York psychiatrist Richard Gallagher was skeptical yet intrigued when a hard-nosed, no-nonsense Catholic priest asked him to examine a...

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Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son

Author: Homeira Qaderi

ISBN: 9780062970312

An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother's unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.In the days before Homeira Qaderi gave birth to her son, Siawash, the road to the hospital in Kabul would often be barricaded because of the frequent suicide explosions. With the...

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The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty

Author: Leonard A. Lauder

ISBN: 9780062990945

In his much-anticipated memoir, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies Leonard A. Lauder shares the business and life lessons he learned as well as the adventures he had while helping transform the mom-and-pop business his mother founded in...

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The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War

Author: John "Chick" Donohue

ISBN: 9780062995469

"Chickie takes us thousands of miles on a hilarious quest laced with sorrow, but never dull. You will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story." - Malachy McCourtSoon to be a major motion picture written and directed by Peter Farrelly, who won...

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Modern Warriors: Real Stories from Real Heroes

Author: Pete Hegseth

ISBN: 9780063046542

Collects real stories from American military heroes.

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Saving Stalin: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Cost of Allied Victory in Europe

Author: John Kelly

ISBN: 9780306902772

In the summer of 1941, Harry Hopkins, Franklin Roosevelt's trusted advisor, arrived in Moscow to assess whether the US should send aid to Russia as it had to Britain. And unofficially he was there to determine whether Josef Stalin -- the man who had starved four million Ukrainians to death...

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Soul Full of Coal Dust: The True Story of an Epic Battle for Justice

Author: CHRIS HAMBY

ISBN: 9780316299473

In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the terrifying resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining communities who refuse to back downDecades have passed since black lung disease was considered a national disgrace and...

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The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography

Author: Hilary Holladay

ISBN: 9780385541503

.Adrienne Rich was the female face of American poetry for decades. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has more than stood the test of time, and the life of the woman behind the words is equally impressive. Motivated by personal revelations, Rich transformed herself from a traditional, Radcliffe-educated lyric poet and married...

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The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State

Author: Declan Walsh

ISBN: 9780393249910

The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints an arresting, up-close portrait of a fractured country.Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times's most distinguished international correspondents. His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade captures the sweep of this strange, wondrous, and benighted country through the...

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How Did I Get Here?: A Memoir

Author: Bruce McCall

ISBN: 9780399172281

Beloved for his strikingly original and wickedly perceptive New Yorker covers, as well as his many Shouts and Murmurs, Bruce is a rare double threat as an artist and writer. Self-taught in both disciplines, his artistic world has captured the imagination of a loyal fan base that includes no less...

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The Erratics: A Memoir

Author: Vicki Laveau-Harvie

ISBN: 9780525658610

"...a searing, brilliantly-written memoir about a destructive and cunning mother; reads like a novel..." --Margaret Atwood via Twitter In this award-winning memoir, two sisters reckon with the decline and death of their outlandishly tyrannical mother and with the care of their psychologically terrorized father, all relayed with dark humor and...

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Love In Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938, The Graphic Novel

Author: J M Dupont

ISBN: 9780571328833

From 'Crossroads Blues' to 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Hellhound on My Trail' to 'Come On In My Kitchen', Robert Johnson wrote some of the most enduring and formative songs of the original blues era, songs that would go on to help shape the birth of rock 'n' roll in the 1960s...

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Greenlights

Author: Matthew McConaughey

ISBN: 9780593139134

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out...

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Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy

Author: Stephen Wertheim

ISBN: 9780674248663

For most of its history, the United States avoided making political and military commitments that would entangle it in European-style power politics. Then, suddenly, it conceived a new role for itself as the world's armed superpower -- and never looked back. In Tomorrow, the World, Stephen Wertheim traces America's transformation...

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Katrina: A History, 1915–2015

Author: Andy Horowitz

ISBN: 9780674971714

The definitive history of Katrina: an epic of citymaking, revealing how engineers and oil executives, politicians and musicians, and neighbors black and white built New Orleans, then watched it sink under the weight of their competing ambitions.Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, but the decisions...

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The Riddle of the Rosetta: How an English Polymath and a French Polyglot Discovered the Meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author: Jed Z. Buchwald

ISBN: 9780691200903

In 1799, a French Army officer was rebuilding the defenses of a fort on the banks of the Nile when he discovered an ancient stele fragment bearing a decree inscribed in three different scripts. So begins one of the most familiar tales in Egyptology -- that of the Rosetta Stone...

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All The Young Men

Author: Ruth Coker Burks

ISBN: 9780802157249

In 1986, 26-year old Ruth visits a friend at the hospital when she notices that the door to one of the hospital rooms is painted red. She witnesses nurses drawing straws to see who would tend to the patient inside, all of them reluctant to enter the room. Out of...

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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Author: Heumann, Judith

ISBN: 9780807019290

One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn't built for all of us and of one woman's...

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I Came As a Shadow: An Autobiography

Author: John Thompson

ISBN: 9781250619358

John Thompson was never just a basketball coach and I Came As A Shadow is categorically not just a basketball autobiography.After three decades at the center of race and sports in America, the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship makes the private public at last. Chockful of...

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Beyond Valor: A World War II Story of Extraordinary Heroism, Sacrificial Love, and a Race against Time

Author: Jon Erwin

ISBN: 9781400216833

Beyond Valor is one soldier's extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion."Amazing...A thrilling and poignant story of patriotism that all Americans can be stirred, moved, and encouraged by." -- Gary SiniseOn April 12, 1945, a fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan. Their mission was simple: stop World...

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Life with the Afterlife: 13 Truths I Learned about Ghosts

Author: Amy Bruni

ISBN: 9781538754146

Amy Bruni, co-star of Kindred Spirits and one of the world's leading paranormal investigators, has learned a lot about ghosts over her years of research and first-hand experience. Now, in Life with the Afterlife, she shares the insight she has gleaned and how it has shaped her unique approach to...

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Ruin and Renewal: Civilizing Europe After World War II

Author: Paul Betts

ISBN: 9781541672468

In 1945, Europe lay in ruins. Some fifty million people were dead, and millions more languished in physical and moral disarray. The devastation of World War II was unprecedented in character as well as in scale. Unlike the First World War, the second blurred the line between soldier and civilian...

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Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo

Author: Teasel Muir-Harmony

ISBN: 9781541699878

Since July 1969, Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon has represented the pinnacle of American space exploration and a grand scientific achievement. Yet, as Smithsonian curator Teasel Muir-Harmony argues in Operation Moonglow, its primary purpose wasn't advancing science. Rather, it was part of a political strategy to build a...

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A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir

Author: Diakite, Jason

ISBN: 9781542016704

World-renowned hip-hop artist Jason "Timbuktu" Diakit 's vivid and intimate journey through his own and his family's history--from South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden.Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakit grew up between worlds--part Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate cultural and racial...

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Jew

Author: Matt Greene

ISBN: 9781542023443

What does it mean to be Jew(ish) in 2020? Caught between tradition and modernity, between a Jewish family and a non-Jewish son, Matt Greene ponders the big questions concerning identity, religion, family and Seinfeld.When his son was born to a non-Jewish mother, Matt began to consider the upbringing he'd put...

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Love Is Free. Guac Is Extra.: How Vulnerability, Empowerment, and Curiosity Built an Unstoppable Team

Author: Monty Moran

ISBN: 9781544515953

Imagine you're one of 75,000 people working in a huge company, and the CEO wants to talk to you, one-on-one, to get to know and understand you. That's what did 20,000 times as he built the extraordinary culture that took Chipotle Mexican Grill from a regional burrito chain to a...

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The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War

Author: Jonathan Daniel Wells

ISBN: 9781568587523

Although slavery was outlawed in the northern states in 1827, the illegal slave trade continued in the one place modern readers would least expect, the streets and ports of America's great northern metropolis: New York City. In The Kidnapping Club, historian Jonathan Daniel Wells takes readers to a rapidly changing...

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God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World

Author: Alan Mikhail

ISBN: 9781631492396

An explosive global history that redefines the historical origins of the modern world through the life of Sultan Selim I and his Ottoman Empire.Long neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the height of their authority in...

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American Axe: The Tool That Shaped a Continent

Author: Brett McLeod

ISBN: 9781635861396

From bronze axes of the Viking conquests to the American homesteader's felling axe, this is a tool that has shaped human history like few others. American Axe pays tribute to this iconic instrument of settlement and industry, with rich history, stunning photography, and profiles of the most collectible vintage axes...

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Clare of Assisi: Gentle Warrior

Author: Wendy Murray

ISBN: 9781640601833

Clare of Assisi is generally known as "the female friend" of Saint Francis of Assisi and for centuries her legacy has remained obscured by his shadow. Yet Clare's life and story ought to shine in its own light and on its own terms (her name, after all, means "light") ...

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Friends and Enemies: A Life in Vogue, Prison, & Park Avenue

Author: Barbara Amiel

ISBN: 9781643135601

Shockingly honest, richly detailed, and pulling no punches, Friends and Enemies traverses the highs and lows of Barbara Amiel's storied life in journalism and high society.From her early childhood in London during the Blitz to emigrating to North America and her rise to the top rungs of journalism; to her...

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Freedom Summer For Young People: The Violent Season that Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Author: Bruce Watson

ISBN: 9781644210109

In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called "Freedom Summer." But on...

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Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort

Author: Raffi Berg

ISBN: 9781785786006

THE TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE NETFLIX FILM THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT. In the early 1980s on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury holiday resort opened for business. Catering for divers, it attracted guests from around the world. Little did the holidaymakers know that the...

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Come Home, Indio: A Memoir

Author: Jim Terry

ISBN: 9781951491048

A brutally honest but charming look at the pain of childhood and the alienation and anxiety of early adulthood. In his memoir, we are invited to walk through the life of the author, Jim Terry, as he struggles to find security and comfort in an often hostile environment. Between the...

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NO ANGELS: The Short Life And Brutal Death Of Brandaline Rose Duvall

Author: Steve Jackson

ISBN: 9781952225307

fourteen-year-old Brandy DuVall waited at a bus stop in the Denver area for a ride back to her grandparents' home after spending the evening at a friend's home. She was wearing a bright-red Chicago Bulls jersey bearing the number of her favorite player, Michael Jordan. that attracted the five...

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Brazen: Be a Voice, Not an Echo

Author: Sean Feucht

ISBN: 9781952421075

I couldn't shake the anxiety and nervous tension. After seven months of pouring my heart, soul and guts into something so demanding and so intense, this was the moment of truth. We were one of the most watched Congressional campaigns in America and everyone "knew" Super Tuesday was just a...

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