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Getting life - an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace - a memoir Getting life - an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace - a memoir

"On August 13, 1986 ... Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed--and the Williamson County Sheriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on [him] ... Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed ... It would take twenty-five years--and thousands of hours of effort on the part of Michael's lawyers, including the team at the New York-based

Jul 17, 2014
The eternal Nazi - from Mauthausen to Cairo, the relentless pursuit of SS doctor Aribert Heim The eternal Nazi - from Mauthausen to Cairo, the relentless pursuit of SS doctor Aribert Heim

"The compelling story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, whose decades-long flight from justice turned a mid-level SS officer and concentration camp doctor into the most wanted Nazi war criminal in the world Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a horrifying mark on the memories of survivors. According to their testimony, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. He performed surgeries on otherwise healthy peo

Jul 17, 2014
It's a wild life - how my life became a zoo It's a wild life - how my life became a zoo

Jul 17, 2014
Neil Armstrong - a life of flight Neil Armstrong - a life of flight

"To date, everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the full cooperation of the Armstrong family, Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Much has already been written about Armstrong and the major playe

Jul 17, 2014
My family and other hazards - a memoir My family and other hazards - a memoir

"When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Naturally, there are bumps along the way. In [her memoir], Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one

Jul 17, 2014
A very principled boy - the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior A very principled boy - the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior

Jul 24, 2014
Unstill life - a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction Unstill life - a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction

"Weaving her family narrative into the larger story of twentieth-century art and culture, Selz paints [a] ... portrait of her charismatic father--the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and director of his own art museum in California]-- ... the generation of modern artists he championed, and the daughter whose life he shaped"--Dust jacket flap.

Jul 24, 2014
My two Italies My two Italies

"A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. From his Calabrian father's time as a military internee in Nazi Germany--where he had a love affair with

Jul 24, 2014
When grief calls forth the healing - a memoir of losing a twin When grief calls forth the healing - a memoir of losing a twin

In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of then-governor of New York State Nelson A. Rockefeller, mysteriously disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea. Amid the glare of international public interest, the governor, along with his daughter Mary, Michael's twin, set off on a futile search, only to return empty handed and empty hearted. What followed were Mary's twenty-seven-year repression of her grief and an unconscious denial of her twin's death, which haunted her relationships and con

Jul 24, 2014