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A man for all markets - from Las Vegas to Wall Street, how I beat the dealer and the market A man for all markets - from Las Vegas to Wall Street, how I beat the dealer and the market

Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

Jan 20, 2017
Bill Clinton - the American presidents Bill Clinton - the American presidents

Jan 20, 2017
Dorothy Day - the world will be saved by beauty - an intimate portrait of my grandmother Dorothy Day - the world will be saved by beauty - an intimate portrait of my grandmother

Jan 20, 2017
Everything that remains - a memoir by the Minimalists Everything that remains - a memoir by the Minimalists

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism ... and everything started to change. In the pursuit of looking for s

Jan 19, 2017
Heartbreak - the political memoir of a feminist militant Heartbreak - the political memoir of a feminist militant

Jan 19, 2017
My life, my love, my legacy My life, my love, my legacy

"The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends. Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed

Jan 17, 2017
No wall too high - one man's daring escape from Mao's darkest prison No wall too high - one man's daring escape from Mao's darkest prison

"Originally published in Hong Kong, Xu Hongci's remarkable memoir recounts his life from childhood through his final prison break. After discovering his story in a Hong Kong library, the journalist Erling Hoh tracked down the original manuscript and complied this condensed translation, which includes background on this turbulent period, an epilogue that follows Xu Hongci up to his dealth, and Xu Hongci's own drawings and maps. Both a historical narrative and an exhilarating prison break thriller

Jan 14, 2017
Rebel raider - the life of General John Hunt Morgan Rebel raider - the life of General John Hunt Morgan

Jan 18, 2017
Saving Delaney - from surrogacy to family Saving Delaney - from surrogacy to family

Jan 19, 2017
The mistress of Paris - the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret The mistress of Paris - the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret

"Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamorous existence hid a dark secret: she was no Comtesse. She was born into abject poverty, raised on a squalid Paris backstreet; the lowest of the low. Yet she transformed herself into an enchantress who possess

Jan 20, 2017
The reluctant shaman - a woman's first encounters with the unseen spirits of the earth The reluctant shaman - a woman's first encounters with the unseen spirits of the earth

Jan 19, 2017
Too hot to handle - the journey of a soul Too hot to handle - the journey of a soul

"Too Hot to Handle" is an inspirational tale which begins as an historically rich, humorous, factual account of one woman's physical and spiritual battle with corporate giants and governments to save the planet. Along the path, it becomes the journey of a lifetime to discover the answers to the great mysteries of life--Who are we? Why are we here?--Amazon.com

Jan 14, 2017