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Fastpitch - the untold history of softball and the women who made the game by Westly, Erica, author.

Fastpitch - the untold history of softball and the women who made the game

"A history of fastpitch softball from its beginnings as an industrial worker's game to an Olympic sport with millions of fans traces the larger-than-life stories of the women and men who popularized it, profiling some of its most famous athletes in a chronicle complemented by 16 pages of vintage photos,"--NoveList.

Jun 20, 2016
The butler's child - an autobiography by Steel, Lewis M., 1937- author.

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
Broken but unbowed - the fight to fix a broken America by Abbott, Greg, author.

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
The bogey man - a month on the PGA tour by Plimpton, George. author.

The bogey man - a month on the PGA tour

Jun 20, 2016
The art of money - a life-changing guide to financial happiness by Tessler, Bari, author.

The art of money - a life-changing guide to financial happiness

Jun 20, 2016
An abbreviated life - a memoir by Leve, Ariel, 1968- author.

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
"Unsinkable" - the full story of RMS Titanic by Butler, Daniel Allen.

"Unsinkable" - the full story of RMS Titanic

"This is a history 'of the disaster and aftermath, drawing on first-person accounts and solid secondary sources.'" Libr J.

Jun 20, 2016
Falling - a daughter, a father, and a journey back by Cooper, Elisha.

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
Every little step - my story by Brown, Bobby (Vocalist), author.

Every little step - my story

Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past thirty years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip hop, as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career--especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel--garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top ten list, as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards. But Brown put

Jun 20, 2016
The eternal party - understanding my dad, Larry Hagman, the TV star America loved to hate by Hagman, Kristina, author.

The eternal party - understanding my dad, Larry Hagman, the TV star America loved to hate

"When you have a very famous father, like mine, everyone thinks they know him. My Dad, Larry Hagman, portrayed the storied, ruthless oilman JR on the TV series Dallas. He was the man everyone loved to hate, but he had a personal reputation of being a nice guy who fully subscribed to his motto: Have Fun, Don't Worry, Be Happy. Dad had a famous parent too, Mary Martin, known from many roles on Broadway, most memorably as Peter Pan. Off-stage she was a kind, elegant woman, who maintained the down h

Jun 20, 2016
Ego is the enemy by Holiday, Ryan, author.

Ego is the enemy

Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet

Jun 20, 2016
In the darkroom by Faludi, Susan, author.

In the darkroom

""In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things--obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness." So begins Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry

Jun 20, 2016
If you're so smart, why aren't you happy? by Raghunathan, Raj, author.

If you're so smart, why aren't you happy?

"Fifteen years after getting his MBA, Raj Raghunathan spent some time with his old classmates. He noticed that though they'd all done well, there didn't appear to be much correlation between their academic success and career success. What Raghunathan found even more curious was the even smaller correlation between career success and what he calls life success. The greater the career success, the more unhappy, out of shape, harried, and distracted his friends were."--Book jacket.

Jun 20, 2016
If you can keep it - the forgotten promise of American liberty by Metaxas, Eric, author.

If you can keep it - the forgotten promise of American liberty

Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgo

Jun 20, 2016
Louis D. Brandeis - American prophet by Rosen, Jeffrey, 1964- author.

Louis D. Brandeis - American prophet

Jun 20, 2016
Wake up to hope - devotionals by Osteen, Joel, author.

Wake up to hope - devotionals

Jun 20, 2016
Invisible man, got the whole world watching - a young black man's education by Smith, Mychal Denzel, 1986- author.

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
Live fast die hot by Mollen, Jenny, 1979- author.

Live fast die hot

"A collection of comedic essays about the author's life as a reluctant adult"--

Jun 20, 2016
The latter days - a memoir by Freeman, Judith, 1946- author.

The latter days - a memoir

"When Judith Freeman was 22, she was working in the cookware department of the Mormon church-owned department store in the town in Utah where she grew up. She was living in her parents' house with her four year old son, who had already endured two heart surgeries, and she was in the process of divorcing her husband, whom she married at the age of 17. She had abandoned Mormonism, the faith into which she was born, and she was having an affair with her son's surgeon, who was married with three chi

Jun 20, 2016
Life moves pretty fast - the lessons we learned from eighties movies (and why we don't learn them from movies anymore) by Freeman, Hadley, author.

Life moves pretty fast - the lessons we learned from eighties movies (and why we don't learn them from movies anymore)

"From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever--featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics"--

Jun 20, 2016