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A house full of daughters - a memoir of seven generations A house full of daughters - a memoir of seven generations

Jun 20, 2016
All but normal - life on Victory Road All but normal - life on Victory Road

Jun 26, 2016
An abbreviated life - a memoir An abbreviated life - a memoir

"The author describes how she endured as the only child of an unstable poet for a mother and a beloved but largely absent father and explores the consequences of a psychologically harrowing childhood as she seeks refuge from the past and recovers what was lost,"--NoveList.

Jun 20, 2016
Broken but unbowed - the fight to fix a broken America Broken but unbowed - the fight to fix a broken America

"The Republican governor of Texas describes the devastating accident that caused his paralysis, his achievements as Texas' longest-serving attorney general and his bold plan to restore America to international prominence through Constitutional improvements and leadership,"--NoveList.

Jun 20, 2016
Douglas MacArthur - American warrior Douglas MacArthur - American warrior

"The Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Gandhi & Churchill goes beyond the mythologies of the World War II general to illuminate his strengths and weaknesses, placing his career against a backdrop of history while discussing how he shaped his character to meet national needs,"--NoveList.

Jun 20, 2016
Eight bullets - one woman's story of surviving anti-gay violence Eight bullets - one woman's story of surviving anti-gay violence

"In May 1988 a horrific shooting attack left 28-year-old Rebecca Wight dead. Her partner, Claudia Brenner, was seriously wounded. In this profoundly personal, emotionally riveting, politically energizing account of the murder and its aftermath, the author writes about her path to recovery and activism"--Jacket.

Jun 24, 2016
Falling - a daughter, a father, and a journey back Falling - a daughter, a father, and a journey back

"The award-winning children's book author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter's illness in this frank, moving, and beautiful memoir. Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe's midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes.

Jun 20, 2016
Into the lion's mouth - the true story of Dusko Popov - World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond Into the lion's mouth - the true story of Dusko Popov - World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond

A biography of Dusko Popov, who, as "an operative for the Abwehr, SD, MI5, MI6, and FBI during World War II ... seduced countless women--including agents on both sides--spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining his cover as a Yugoslav diplomat"--Amazon.com.

Jun 26, 2016
Invisible man, got the whole world watching - a young black man's education Invisible man, got the whole world watching - a young black man's education

"A prominent journalist and contributing writer to The Nation magazine describes his education and the experiences of black masculinity against a backdrop of the Obama administration, the death of Trayvon Martin, the career of LeBron James and other pivotal influences that have shaped race relations in today's America,"--NoveList.

Jun 20, 2016
Is you okay? Is you okay?

"A fun, inspiring memoir from "the Queen of YouTube" about her journey from anonymity in Florida to massive popularity on the Internet, filled with the unlikeliest of stories that are as poignant as they are hilarious "Is you okay? Is you good? Cuz I want to know!" Eager to entertain, dedicated to making people laugh, comedian and video superstar GloZell Green is game for any challenge, no matter how silly, gross, or absurd. Her crazy video stunts have propelled her into the ranks of legendary f

Jun 26, 2016
It's not okay It's not okay

"Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it's like to live out a love story--and its collapse--in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not"--

Jun 26, 2016
Lament for a son Lament for a son

A loving father explores with honesty and intensity all facets of his grief at the death of his 25-year-old son.

Jun 24, 2016
Living with a dead language - my romance with Latin Living with a dead language - my romance with Latin

adapted from book jacket.

Jun 20, 2016
Louis D. Brandeis - American prophet Louis D. Brandeis - American prophet

Jun 20, 2016
Make a break for it! - unleashing the power of personal and spiritual growth Make a break for it! - unleashing the power of personal and spiritual growth

Jun 20, 2016
My father & Atticus Finch - a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama My father & Atticus Finch - a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama

"As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories--when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck reconstructs his father's role in State of Alabama vs. Charles White, Alias, a trial that was much publicized when Harper Lee was twelve years old"--Dust jacket flap.

Jun 26, 2016
Tango - my childhood, backwards and in high heels Tango - my childhood, backwards and in high heels

In this humorous coming-of-age tale, Bond raises issues about LGBTQ adolescence, parenting trans/queer children, and bullying.

Jun 26, 2016
The butler's child - an autobiography The butler's child - an autobiography

"The Butler's Child is the personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer. Lewis explores why he, a privileged white man, devoted his life to seeking racial progress in often uncomprehending or hostile courts. In fact, after writing a feature for The New York Times Magazine entitled "Nine Men in Black Who Think White," Lewis was fired from the NAACP and the entire legal staff resigned in support of him. Lewis

Jun 20, 2016
The day the president was shot - the Secret Service, the FBI, a would-be killer, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan The day the president was shot - the Secret Service, the FBI, a would-be killer, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

A chronicle of the events leading up to the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. Includes a discussion of the aftermath and provides biographical information on the former president.

Jun 24, 2016
The king's bed - sex and power in the court of Charles II The king's bed - sex and power in the court of Charles II

To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom. Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect on gaining and keeping the company of women, from the lowest sections of society such as the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de KeĀ“rouaille

Jun 26, 2016
The pug list - a ridiculous little dog, a family who lost everything, and how they all found their way home The pug list - a ridiculous little dog, a family who lost everything, and how they all found their way home

Jun 26, 2016
The strange career of William Ellis - the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire The strange career of William Ellis - the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire

Jun 26, 2016
Threading my prayer rug - one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim Threading my prayer rug - one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

"This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on religion and culture. Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of an arranged marriage in Pakistan that would become a love match lasting forty years, Threading My Prayer Rug is the story of many journeys: from Pakistan to America, from which her husband-to-be returned to wed and collect her while he completed his medical residency; from masters candidate to young bride and mother; from secular Muslim in an

Jun 26, 2016
Through the valley - my captivity in Vietnam Through the valley - my captivity in Vietnam

"Through the Valley is the captivating memoir of the last U.S. Army soldier taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. A narrative of courage, hope, and survival, Through the Valley is more than just a war story. It also portrays the thrill and horror of combat, the fear and anxiety of captivity, and the stories of friendships forged and friends lost."--Provided by publisher.

Jun 26, 2016
Tomas Young's war Tomas Young's war

The tragic yet life affirming story of a paralyzed Iraq War veteran who spent his last ten years battling heroically with his injuries, while courageously speaking against America's wars. Wilkerson puts the reader alongside Young as he suffers frustration and humiliation, attempting to reenter society and resume as normal an existence as possible. Balancing his precarious health with his drive to speak out for veterans care and against the war, Young's life serves as a powerful testament to the

Jun 20, 2016
William Tecumseh Sherman - in the service of my country - a life William Tecumseh Sherman - in the service of my country - a life

"A major new biography of one of Americas most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West

Jun 26, 2016
You don't lose 'til you quit trying - lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient You don't lose 'til you quit trying - lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient

Jun 20, 2016