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A life everlasting - the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science A life everlasting - the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science

"A donor mother's powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research. When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided she wanted his death--and life--to have meaning. In the weeks before she gave birth to her twin sons in 2010, she arranged to donate Thomas's orga

Sep 29, 2016
A woman on the edge of time - a son investigates his trailblazing mother's young suicide A woman on the edge of time - a son investigates his trailblazing mother's young suicide

Sep 23, 2016
American hero - the true story of Tommy Hitchcock - sports star, war hero, and champion of the war-winning P-51 Mustang American hero - the true story of Tommy Hitchcock - sports star, war hero, and champion of the war-winning P-51 Mustang

Sep 29, 2016
Eleanor and Hick - the love affair that shaped a First Lady Eleanor and Hick - the love affair that shaped a First Lady

Sep 29, 2016
Everything is possible - finding the faith and courage to follow your dreams Everything is possible - finding the faith and courage to follow your dreams

Sep 23, 2016
How to make a spaceship - a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight How to make a spaceship - a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight

"Alone in a spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did, he would make history as the world's first commercial astronaut. The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world's lar

Sep 26, 2016
Karl Marx - greatness and illusion Karl Marx - greatness and illusion

As much a portrait of his time as a biography of the man, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion returns the author of Das Kapital to his nineteenth-century world, before twentieth-century inventions transformed him into Communism's patriarch and fierce lawgiver. Gareth Stedman Jones depicts an era dominated by extraordinary challenges and new notions about God, human capacities, empires, and political systems--and, above all, the shape of the future. In the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, a Eur

Sep 29, 2016
Lincoln's greatest journey - sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865 Lincoln's greatest journey - sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865

Sep 29, 2016
Marrow - a love story Marrow - a love story

"The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant--one the donor and one the recipient--begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love. A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about w

Sep 29, 2016
Riley unlikely - with simple, child-like faith, amazing things can happen Riley unlikely - with simple, child-like faith, amazing things can happen

"The inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millenial, raising money to build a complete learning complex in Kibwezi, Kenya for those who have nothing,"--NoveList.

Sep 23, 2016
Semisweet - an orpnah's journey through the school the Hersheys built Semisweet - an orpnah's journey through the school the Hersheys built

In a riveting and haunting account, O'Brien tells a universal story about the vulnerability of needy children, describes the madness that consumed his beloved brother, explores the cruelty of bullies - both young and old - exposes the corrupting influence of money, and shows how the Milton Hershey School continues its sacred mission of saving thousands of America's neediest children.

Sep 29, 2016
The fortress - a love story The fortress - a love story

Trussoni believed she controlled the narration of her life. But from their first kiss she was spellbound by Nikolai, a novelist from Bulgaria, sharing a love of jazz and books and travel, passions that intensify their whirlwind romance. Eight years later, hopeful to renew their marriage, they move to the south of France, to a picturesque medieval village in the Languedoc, where they buy a thirteenth-century stone fortress. It is here she finds the strength to overcome her illusions, and start ag

Sep 29, 2016
The leper spy - the story of an unlikely hero of World War II The leper spy - the story of an unlikely hero of World War II

"In 1944, as World War II raged in the Pacific, a young, vivacious Filipino woman with leprosy named Josefina Guerrero was swept up in the underground guerrilla movement in Manila. The convent-educated girl who loved reading poetry and listening to Chopin and Beethoven became one of the most reliable and courageous spies for the United States in the Pacific Theater, putting her life at risk for no reward but to help the Americans oust the Japanese occupiers from her homeland. She stalked through

Sep 29, 2016
The startup game - inside the partnership between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs The startup game - inside the partnership between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs

Bill Draper examines the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, discusses how to evaluate innovative ideas and the role of political leadership in creating opportunity, and provides real-life examples.

Sep 29, 2016
The true history of the elephant man - the definitive account of the tragic and extraordinary life of Joseph Carey Merrick The true history of the elephant man - the definitive account of the tragic and extraordinary life of Joseph Carey Merrick

Sep 23, 2016